Our clients range from entrepreneurial start-ups to major operators, and our clients have an online and offline presence. We have worked with some of the leading names in the gaming and betting sectors.

Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk. Legal ability alone is not enough; our success is due to the exceptional relationships we develop with our clients and the quality of our lawyers. As one of the few Irish firms with a dedicated gaming and gambling team, we provide accessible and decisive solutions in order to create better business results for our clients.

The last few years has also seen the emergence of private member club casinos, spread betting companies and a plethora of online and mobile platforms offering gaming, lottery and betting opportunities. These new methods of betting and gambling were not anticipated by the relevant Irish laws which are in the main, pretechnological.

We help our clients navigate, interpret and apply the legislation that applies to these new delivery methods. 

Experience

  • Remote/Internet gaming and gambling;
  • Lotteries, competitions, promotions and licensing applications both for gambling/gaming operations and traditional businesses;
  • Technology and database licensing;
  • Intellectual property issues;
  • Advising on all aspects of regulatory compliance;
  • Advertising restrictions and sponsorship arrangements;
  • EU law, self-regulation and cross-border regulation;
  • Bookmaking activities and licensing, including advising on novel and emerging products such as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals ("FOBT'S");
  • Multi-jurisdictional and offshore enterprises and issues;
  • Franchise models;
  • Casino and poker operations;
  • Amusement arcades and slot machines.
Head of Practice
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Peter Bolger

Partner

pbolger@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5877


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