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There are 152 casinos in the UK (2019). The UK casino sector was worth over £6 billion in 2018 with 19.23 million visits per year.   Two companies own over 70% of the UK casino market.   


Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers

  • Advised on the planning process for the creation of a large casino premises in Plymouth.

  • Secured licences to use premises as a casino on behalf of numerous large leisure companies.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Advice on developing new casinos under the Gambling Act 2005. 

  • Acquisition and disposal of casino premises.

  • Commercial leases granted for casino and related businesses.

  • Event licences.

  • Licences for gambling activities.

  • Planning permissions and obligations.

  • Litigation including planning inquiries and judicial reviews against decisions to grant planning permission for casino.

  • Environmental law issues including nuisance and contamination associated with casino use.

  • Joint ventures.

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