UK Gambling Licensing and Betting Law - Online Betting UK.
The ban, which will apply to all online and offline gambling products with the exception of non-remote lotteries, will provide a significant layer of additional protection to vulnerable people. UKAT’s Managing Director, Eytan Alexander, is in recovery from a gambling addiction and spoke about this decision and why it will help current and future gamblers.
Gambling Commission: The Gambling Commission, sometimes referred to as the UK Gambling Commission, is an executive non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for regulating gambling and supervising gaming law in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland). Its remit covers arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries, as well as remote.
Remote gambling is when people participate by remote communication, for example via the Internet, telephone, television or radio. This term only applies to arrangements where participants obtain their lottery tickets electronically (a lottery in which tickets are sold at kiosks, but in which the results are available only via the Internet, is not a form of remote gambling).
In the case of non-remote gambling (i.e. where remote communication is not used by those participating in the gambling), then the offence will apply if anything done in the course of the provision of the facilities for gambling is done in Great Britain.
Gambling activities that are regulated by the UKGC include: arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gambling software, machines, lottery and remote gambling. They give licences under the following categories: Personal Licence; Non-Remote Operating Licence; Remote Operating Licence.
Section 332: Territorial application: non-remote advertising. Section 333: Territorial application: remote advertising. Part 17: Legality and Enforcement of Gambling Contracts. Section 334: Repeal of provisions preventing enforcement. Section 335: Enforceability of gambling contracts. Section 336: Power of Gambling Commission to void bet.
Remote gambling is permitted throughout the country, although it is not yet codified in a regulation at the national level; however, some states have already passed a remote gambling regulation. The most common form of remote gambling offered in Nigeria is sports betting, which is also conducted through mobile gaming (via telecommunications networks) and the internet.