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Stephen Ketteley

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Name: Stephen Ketteley
Date registered: April 16, 2013

Latest posts

  1. UK: Government shows its hand in the ongoing debate around society lotteries — September 14, 2015
  2. Australia: Review of interactive gambling laws announced — September 7, 2015
  3. Poland: Amendments to the Polish Gambling Act coming into force on 3 September — August 25, 2015
  4. Australia: comprehensive study considers the interplay between gambling and social media — August 5, 2015
  5. US: patents in iGaming — July 28, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. British gambling regulation is changing – are you getting ready? — 3 comments
  2. UK: OFT publishes results of freemium study — 3 comments
  3. UK: Communications watch-dog releases detailed analysis of gambling advertising on TV — 1 comment
  4. Privacy: DLA Piper publishes the 3rd edition of Data Protection Laws of the World — 1 comment
  5. Global: The arrival of anti-social — 1 comment

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DLA Piper’s Technology Sector – Start-up Pack for UK businesses

DLA Piper’s Technology Sector initiative is a collaboration between lawyers with experience in intellectual property, corporate, employment and commercial matters.

A product of the initiative is a desire to provide assistance and support to early stage start-ups who are looking to establish their business on a more formal basis. One of the best ways we can demonstrate this desire it to provide early stage businesses with access to our expertise.

DLA Piper has produced a suite of standard documents, tailored to the needs of the start-up community. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: DCMS publishes its findings on the interplay between “lotteries” and “betting”

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Government department responsible for the oversight of the gambling industry has published a report following a recent Committee hearing. This follows the Call for Information late last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Webinar: Legal developments in video games and content for children

DLA Piper’s Media and Entertainment team are producing a webinar looking at the legal developments in video games and content for children. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Government confirms its intentions to wrap its arms around crypto-currency

 In his Budget speech delivered in 17 March, the Chancellor confirmed the Government’s plans with regard to crypto-currency, with detailed contained within a published Treasury document. Read the rest of this entry »

DLA Piper’s London gaming team is hiring

DLA Piper’s gambling team is consistently ranked as one of the premier advisers to the global industry, as evidenced by first-tier rankings in Chambers and Legal 500 directories. Our lawyers understand the way the industry works – we are trusted key advisors and our clients benefit from our deep industry knowledge and experience, and from our creative, solution-oriented and responsive approach. We offer the benefits of a global business law firm, with a network of experience extending across the world.

Our London team works closely with the firm’s gambling advisers across the DLA Piper network. The team now seeks to hire a technically strong attorney with between four and eight years’ pqe or equivalent, gained at a private practice firm or in-house company known for its expertise in this area.

We wish to build on the firm’s practice and now seek a candidate to help drive the practice forward. The right candidate will have a terrific opportunity to help develop our business further and cement DLA Piper’s position as the market leader. Our practice tends to focus on remote gambling so an understanding of that side of the marker would be particularly interesting.

If you think this might be for you, then contact stephen.ketteley@dlapiper.com (or call +44 7884 475 825).

Ireland: new legislation heralds the regulation of remote betting

The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013 cleared its final hurdle in the Irish Parliament yesterday (5 March). It is now referred to the President for signature, which is likely to happen before the end of March. Read the rest of this entry »

Portugal: new gambling laws approved

By Nuno Azevedo Neves, Partner, ABBC & Associados, Lisbon

Further to the recent developments and discussion on the online gambling and gambling related activities legal framework, the Council of Ministers approved, on 26 February 2015, new gambling regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Parliamentary summary of fixed odds betting terminals published

A House of Commons Library Standard Note has been published setting out information on fixed odds betting terminals, which are electronic machines, sited in betting shops, containing a variety of games, including roulette. Read the rest of this entry »

GB: Gambling Commission consults on “assurance statements” for large operators

The Gambling Commission has published a consulation document aimed at gathering views on the recently announced proposal to require large operators to provide an annual “assurance statement” to the Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Global – Intellectual Property and Technology laws around the world

As part of its Going Global series, DLA Piper has published a guide designed to outline crucial aspects of IPT laws in 29 jurisdictions that are particularly relevant to businesses seeking to expand their operations globally. Read the rest of this entry »

GB: Commission publishes summary of latest LCCP changes

Following the publication of the updated LCCP last week, the Commission has just published a summary of the changes.

The summary can be viewed here.

GB: Gambling Commission closes the book on social gaming regulation…for now.

The topic of social gaming and, particularly, whether “casino-style social gaming” should be regulated has received a lot of attention in the last 2-3 years. Read the rest of this entry »

GB: Gambling Commission moves to strengthen social responsibility requirements

The Gambling Commission has published its response to the LCCP social responsibility review and a new version of the LCCP has also been published in light of this review. The changes need to be implemented by operators by 8 May (with certain exceptions, as listed in the documents).

The Response can be accessed here.

The updated LCCP can be accessed here.

 

UK: DCMS continues its consultation on potential Levy replacement

The Department of Culture, Media and Sports has published consultation documents, through which it “seeks views on a bespoke statutory framework that could replace the Horserace Betting Levy”.

The consultation will close on 12 March 2015 and the documents can be found here.

Singapore: Remote Gambling Act comes into force

By Lauren Silk

The Remote Gambling Act came into force in Singapore on 2 February 2015. On the same day hundreds of online gambling sites were blocked by internet service providers in Singapore. Payment transactions related to unlawful remote gambling activities were also blocked.

Read the rest of this entry »

Betting Integrity: Study seeks to understand which betting products lie at the heart of the matter

An interesting study has just been published by the Asser Institute, which looks at whether any empirical evidence can be found to support the views expressed by certain gambling and sports regulatory bodies that the major cause of sports integrity issues is the ability for punters to particpate in “micro-bets”. These are the wagers that covers specific instances in games, such as number of corners, number of cards etc.

The study, which can be read here, challenges this view and suggests the overwhelming majority of betting integity issues appear to involve more “traditional” bets such as the final score.

At a time when more and more jurisdictions are contemplating regulating online betting for the first time and, when doing so, considering whether betting should be restricted at all in terms of its product offering, the report offers a useful, additional, point of reference for the debate.

UK: Government opens lotteries consultation

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation aimed at assessing how lotteries and lottery type products are offered in the British market. Read the rest of this entry »

Norway: Government-sponsored report aims to embolden the monopoly

Those in the industry who continue to derive revenue from Norwegian players continue to pay close attention to local developments. Recently, the Government announced measures to adapt the monopolistic regime and a small number of operators received correspondence from the authorities, over the Summer, urging them to exit the market.

Now, a report commissioned by the Ministry of Culture has been published that aimed to assess the current legislative framework and its ability to protect the monopoly. Read the rest of this entry »

UK: Detailed study of player interaction with gaming machines published

 

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published its eagerly awaited independent study into the use of gaming machines in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Poland: Polish Regulator threatens to prosecute players

By Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska, Counsel (DLA Piper, Warsaw).

On Tuesday, 18 November 2014, the Polish Ministry of Finance published an official announcement on its website warning Polish players that any online gambling games run by foreign operators without a valid Polish gambling license are prohibited, and that those who take part in these games will be prosecuted. Read the rest of this entry »

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