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A one-stop shop with an entrepreneurial edge.
Grow your business with confidence.
Working with operators.
Advising on legislation for goverments.
Providing support to gaming suppliers.
Specialist teams, with world-class insight and experience.

Healys Solicitors’ Gaming & Betting Team have extensive experience in dealing with all aspect of both online and land based gaming. The Team advises on a broad range of legal issues relevant to both online and land based gaming, gambling and betting companies, their suppliers and service providers. Clients include multi-national businesses, European governments, sole proprietor enterprises and new technology start-up companies.

We aim to get deals done and understand the issues that face a commercial business. Our Gaming & Betting Team aims to provide straight forward legal advice to help you avoid any possible pitfalls and provide you with new opportunities in which you can grow your business.

The Team regularly holds seminars where panels of experts in the gaming industry discuss the latest issues that affect the gaming and betting industry.

We have a close network of experts from the gaming and i-gaming sectors and we regularly advise on operators of both on a wide-range of issues. The Team offers expertise on a full range of legal services throughout the Firm and with this we are able to offer a one stop shop service for our clients.

We advise companies from the start up stage to mature multinational companies. We provide legal services and give advice relating to:

  • Corporate finance
  • Appropriate corporate structure and jurisdiction of operation
  • Registration and licensing
  • Gambling and betting regulation
  • Lotteries and prize competitions
  • Compliance with UK, EU, US and other laws affecting the company
  • Terms and conditions
  • Licensing and IP protection of software, trademarks and copyrights
  • Distribution, partnership and sponsorship agreements
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property leasing and purchase
  • Immigration and employment law issues
  • Insolvency
  • Private client issues for company management and owners

We take pride in the partnerships we forge with our clients and our ability to anticipate our clients’ needs allows us to offer them commercial solutions to legal problems.  If you require any information on the service we offer please contact David Schollenberger on 020 7822 4160 or email david.schollenberger@healys.com.

Cyprus Gaming Services

Healys has strong connections with Cyprus and the Gaming industry. If you are currently operating in Cyprus or plan to expand to the country speak to our dedicated team of experts.

Our legal services include:

  • Commercial agreements for supply of casino games, tables, furnishings, fixtures and equipment, casino software, design construction, maintenance and employment services to the casino
  • Cyprus ICR regulation and supplier applications
  • Advising on appropriate corporate structure and jurisdiction of operation
  • Cyprus land based and online betting licence applications
  • UK Gambling Commission licenses for Cyprus companies
  • Licensing of IP and EU IP protection of trademarks and copyrights
  • Formations of companies and joint ventures
  • Shareholders agreements under English Law
  • Mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies
  • Setting up websites with terms and conditions of services, terms of website use, privacy policies and cookies plocies
  • Distribution, partnership and sponsorship agreements
  • Advice on payment systems regulations in UK, EU and US

Recent Experience

  • Part of the consortium of advisors advising the Republic of Cyprus Government, assigned the role of Legal Advisor, on the Republic of Cyprus integrated casino resort project. Advised on gambling policy, EU law for regulating gambling and drafted suitable gambling laws and regulations, which have been enacted by Cyprus Parliament
  • Advised a major international casino company with respect to numerous agreements with suppliers
  • Advised a major internationals casino company with respect to tender for a casino in Greece
  • Assisted several major internationals casino companies in lobbying efforts in the run up to the passage of the Gambling Act 2005
  • Advised a Joint Venture between an international casino company and Global airline in a proposed venture for gambling on aircraft
  • Advised a Malta financial institution on EU compliant policies and practices under Malta and EU anti-money laundering Law
  • Assisted numerous gaming and betting operator and gaming software companies with respect to obtaining licences with the UK Gambling Commission
  • Advised a UK based payment systems provider with respect to operations in various US states supporting legal online gaming and horse-race betting
  • Advised a major UK telecommunications company on the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
  • Advised a leading international television production company with respect to their television games offering in the US
  • Advised an i-gaming operator on machine licensing in the UK
  • Advised an online sports betting operator on UK regulation of promotions and advertising
  • Advised an i-gaming operator on gaming machine licensing in the UK
  • Advised numerous start-up companies in structuring competitions and online games offerings to avoid regulation by the UK Gambling Act 2005