October 31st is not just Halloween

October 10, 2019

“Brexit” is a word that everyone is fed up hearing, so I will keep this article as short as possible. As most of you are aware, I am sure, the UK could find itself outside of the EU as of the 31st of October, without any arrangement (deal) covering the terms of the UK´s withdrawal – the Benn Act notwithstanding. This outcome would have significant consequences for the land-based and online gambling industry, so much so that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Gambling Commission´s sponsoring Ministry, has issued an eight-point checklist for regulated UK-facing operators, the only ones that fall under its jurisdiction. But in the event of a no deal, UK operators with operations in or facing other EU jurisdictions could also find things getting very complicated.

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