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New UK gambling legislation comes into effect

31 August 2007

UNITED KINGDOM -- As reported by the Morning Advertiser: "The trade is preparing for the new gambling legislation which will come into effect tomorrow.

"There are fears some licensees will be caught out because of a lack of publicity over the implementation of The Gambling Act 2005.

"The Act also gives a new role to local authorities, empowering more than 1500 licensing officers (alongside 50 specialist Gambling Commission compliance officers) to inspect gambling premises to enforce the new laws.

"...Specialist licensing lawyer Jon Payne told the MA the new rules are likely to catch out a lot of people who are running things like poker leagues, fantasy football evenings, lotteries and raffles as well as many other forms of gambling..."

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