The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (“GBGA”),which represents the interests of a number of Gibraltar-regulated operator has filed a legal challenge against the pending changes to British remote gambling regulation.

They base their argument on claims that the legislation is “unlawful, because it is an illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services guaranteed by Article 56 TFEU, and is irrational.”

The moves follows the initial exchanges between the GBGA and the Government and the Gambling Commission (both defendants in the action) last month.

The Commission continues to state publicly that this challenge will have no impact on the full implementation of the law on 1 October.

In the meantime, the industry prepares their licence applications that (for those seeking continuation rights) need to be lodged by midnight on 16 September.

Read the GBGA’s press release here.