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.
Administration and the Football League
Wigan Athletic FC were the first club to announce the commencement of administration procedures as a result of the pandemic and numerous other clubs are teetering on the brink. Thomas Wallington explores the concept of administration, what the procedures are and what they mean for a football club.
50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga
“While the rest of Europe has boring leagues, half-empty stadia and clubs on the verge of bankruptcy, German football is in remarkable health.” Former UEFA President Michel Platini’s words of praise for the Bundesliga at the 41st DFB Conference are proof of Germany’s vibrant and sustainable football league, especially its first division, the Bundesliga. This … Continue reading 50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga