Gaming

Online betting and gaming is a fast paced, constantly evolving, global industry. We understand not only the law associated with betting, gaming, licensing and entertainment, but also the business behind it. This understanding enables us to provide a full service to the gambling and leisure industry, including specialist corporate, commercial and regulatory advice.

Our Corporate team regularly advises on company sales and purchases, private equity investments and joint ventures within the gaming and betting sector. Our sector experience enables us to quickly focus in on appropriate compliance and regulatory warranties within corporate transactions, as well as the key documents, licences and regulatory issues to be examined during a due diligence process.

On the commercial contracts and intellectual property side, our Commercial team advises on all aspects of online gaming and betting. We regularly advise on matters relating to the licensing of software, RGS platform agreements, operator agreements, net gaming revenue share arrangements, the provision of premium rate services and intellectual property rights. We also advise on data protection, privacy, terms and conditions, partnering arrangements and more general matters (including advising on gaming laws in the UK).

Our expertise in the eGaming sector is widely recognised in the UK market and overseas. In fact, most of the transactions we work on have an international element. As such, we are familiar with and understand the use of international structures in countries such as Malta, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Alderney.

Our client base includes some of the leading eGaming content providers together with operators, hardware manufacturers, e-commerce companies, software providers, brand owners, retailers, data centres and service providers specialising in this market.

Representative work

Examples of our gaming work include:

  • Advised an online gaming company on its proposed move to AIM.
  • Advised on the restructuring of a number of e-gaming content providers (Australian, Alderney and UK) together with restructuring the IP holdings by way of assignments and licences.
  • Advised on the negotiation of Remote Gaming Server Agreements and e-gaming licences and revenue share agreements with Bet365, Paddy Power, Playtech plc, 888 plc and others.
  • Advised on co-location and association services agreements with major gaming operators.

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