Foot Anstey's team provide a full service offering to clients in the Gambling Sector, including detailed market knowledge and strategic support, tax, corporate structure, IT and software contracts, underpinned by a Gambling Act 2005 regulatory focus. We act for online gambling operators, affiliates, app and software developers, as well as land-based premises such as bookmakers, horse and greyhound tracks, tourist attractions. We also assist a number of non-commercial organisations on their lottery requirements. In addition we provide advice to a large number of commercial firms on the legality and terms of promotions, competitions prize draws and lotteries.
The team also has a core strength in the horseracing sector, having advised many independent 'courses and groups on track betting issues, Gambling Act compliance, in-running betting and agreements with off-shore operators.
Chris Pritchett is lead partner in the Bristol office and is described by one client as "a pragmatic and practical safe pair of hands" and by another commentator as someone who is "very good at what he does and gives a feeling of confidence." He is particularly highlighted for his expertise in gambling matters. Chambers 2014