Archive for the 'gambling' Category

High Court backs OFT’s action against scratchcard promoters – OUT-Law.com

“A series of linked scratchcard promotion companies must fundamentally change the way they do business or stop operating after the High Court ruled their promotions were unlawful.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Rogue City broker jailed over unauthorised £3m trading – BBC News

“A City trader has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after making £3m-worth of unauthorised trades.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Professional poker player loses £156,000 at High Court – The Independent

“A young professional poker player lost £156,000 at the High Court today when a judge ruled he must pay a rabbi who placed spread bets for him on the Dow Jones index.”

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The Independent, 10th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

In re Frankice (Golders Green) Ltd and others – WLR daily

In re Frankice (Golders Green) Ltd and others; [2010] WLR (D) 118

“The words ‘legal process’ in para 43(6) of Sch B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 meant something with a defined beginning and an ascertainable outcome, involving the compulsive power of the law, which, in the interim, was governed by a recognisable procedure which was legal or quasi-legal in nature.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bingo website ad banned for presenting negative racial stereotype – The Guardian

“The advertising watchdog has banned a TV commercial for a gambling website for portraying black people as less intelligent than white people and presenting a negative racial stereotype.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

OFT takes prize draw companies to court over scratchcards – OUT-LAW.com

“Consumer regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is taking five prize draw companies to court over competitions that it believes are unfair to consumers. It has asked the High Court for an injunction to stop the competitions taking place.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Office of Fair Trading takes prize draw companies to court – The Guardian

“More than two years after Guardian Money highlighted the questionable tactics of two prize draw promotions companies, Britain’s consumer watchdog is launching court action aimed at putting a stop to their ‘deceptive’ practices.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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