Those In-house Lawyers That Wear Multiple Hats in the Land of Online Gambling …
Martin Lycka , Legal Counsel , The Betfair Group , UK
Every month the author of this article gives the new souls who have joined his company an induction presentation on the in-house legal and regulatory affairs teams – the presentation normally starts by illustrating the differences between the regulatory position online gambling operators faced some ten or five years ago (living a relative life of riley in the sense of having a one-size-fits-all offer on a .com site) and the current position, which is best described as a regulatory patchwork that requires careful and very diligent planning and implementation of localised regulatory and legal solutions on the likes of .es or .ro domains.
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