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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United Kingdom Gambling Gambling January 2016 Vol. 9, No. 34, Winter 2016

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Martin Lycka, LL.M., LL.B., solicitor, is a Legal Counsel at Betfair. Martin has worked with Betfair since September 2009; focusing on EU law, competition law, and regulatory and licensing issues. He previously worked with Clariant SA, Aliachem a.s., the

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The Betfair Group of companies is one of the leading online gambling companies, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2010; it is headquartered in London with several other offices in Europe and beyond. The Betfair Group is currently li

United Kingdom Gambling Gambling January 2016 Vol. 9, No. 34, Winter 2016
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