iGaming Business – The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) is to launch a second legal challenge against the UK Gambling Commission over its introduction of the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014.
As reported by iGaming Business, the GBGA in August launched an initial legal challenge against the new regulations, but this was rejected by the UK High Court earlier this month.
In its earlier challenge, the GBGA said that the new regime, as well as the UK Gambling Commission’s guidance and policies, were “unlawful”.
The organisation accused the regime of being unlawful “because it is an illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services guaranteed by Article 56 TFEU, and is irrational”.
Although the case was eventually rejected, the GBGA did succeed in delaying the implementation of the new regulations by one month.
The new Act was due to come into effect on October 1 but was put on hold until November 1 as a result of the GBGA’s appeal.