CMS Law on 28th November reported that the High Court has upheld a prohibition on offering bets on the outcome of a non-UK EuroMillions draw to UK consumers.  The court found that the prohibition pursued legitimate aims that could only be achieved by an outright ban, and followed a fair and lawful consultation.  In the UK, betting on the National Lottery has long been prohibited by section 95 of the Gambling Act 2005.  However, licensed betting operators identified a way around the prohibition by offering UK consumers betting on the outcome of EuroMillions draws run from outside the UK.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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