LICENSING INTERNET CASINOS IN THE EU: THE BRITISH EXAMPLE

The U.K. Gambling Commission is in 2007 implementing the Gambling Act of 2005 that was drafted to standardize all forms of British wagering under a single law, including Internet, and whose main goal is to keep a criminal element out of the new casinos through the central role of careful licensing. This article answers these questions, What Kind of Gambling License does Britain Confer?, What Powers Does the Commission Have?, What Information do they Require?, What Types of Games are Legal in Britain, Including in the Online Arena?, What Fees are Charged to Open an Internet Casino?, What Importance is a Criminal Past or Associations Play in Licensing?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Kind of Gambling License does Britain Confer?
What Powers Does the Commission Have, What Information do they Require?
What Types of Games are Legal in Britain, Including in the Online Arena?
What does it Cost to Open an Internet Casino?
What Importance is a Criminal Past in Licensing?

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