The Government’s review of the UK’s gambling legal framework is reportedly opening imminently and will come in the wake of a series of recommendations to increase regulatory scrutiny of the sports betting industry. In this article, Benja Arnott, a solicitor in Linklaters LLP’s Dispute Resolution Practice, takes a look at the latest legal developments and considers the effect on sport’s stakeholders of potential mitigating measures, such as a ban on gambling advertising.
Beauty and the Gambler: A Love Story Between Football and Betting
The beautiful game fell in love with a hideous beast. Udo Seckelman looks at the relationship between the football industry and betting companies and wonders what it will take for everything to end up happy ever after.
Tackling Match Fixing
Last week several players, ex-players and senior club figures from Spain's top three divisions were arrested and questioned by the police. Their alleged crime? Match Fixing. The police claimed to have spotted a familiar pattern of money moving between certain individuals and an increase in betting of roughly 14 times the normal in a Segunda Division … Continue reading Tackling Match Fixing