The gambling industry is
constantly in a state of change. While regulatory liberalisation is
creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, tightening
legislation is closing down avenues in others. Olswang's vast
knowledge of the sector allows us to advise our clients on how to
recognise, protect and optimise their opportunities within this
At Olswang, we've been working with some of the industry's leading names for the past decade. Olswang understand not only the law associated with gambling, but the business behind it. The foundation of our practice is authoritative guidance on the complex regulatory regime governing gambling combined with expert advice on new media issues; this has made us a leading adviser to both remote and non-remote gambling clients.
Olswang's Gambling Group comprises lawyers drawn from our Commercial & Regulatory, Corporate, Tax, Dispute Resolution, EU & Competition and Intellectual Property practices. A full service legal offering combined with our industry expertise ensures that our gambling industry clients (and clients from other industries who are involved with gambling products and services) receive comprehensive and consistent advice in all areas. Furthermore, our expertise in other areas which are relevant to gambling businesses, such as technology, social media, e-commerce, broadcasting, ISPs, advertising, sponsorship and data protection, enables us to provide added value to any deal in which our clients participate.
With a wide network of industry connections and members of the gambling team located in Brussels, Berlin and Madrid, we can advise on the optimal jurisdiction for a client from both a regulatory and tax perspective. Whether a client wants to establish a new company, obtain a licence in an EU member state or needs market-leading gambling tax advice, we provide a one-stop service.
Following the US Department of Justice's opinion in December 2011 (which stated that the Wire Act 1961 should only be applied to sports betting) and the consequent increased likelihood of some forms of online gaming being licensed in several US states, we have been involved in a number of the discussions and arrangements between US and European companies.
Like our clients, Olswang is proud to support The GREaT Foundation, which raises funds for gambling research, education and treatment of problem gambling.
To help stimulate an exchange of views and news, we have set up a group on LinkedIn called European Gaming and we encourage you to join the group and contribute to the discussions. Click here to join/visit the group.