Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 79 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWHC 1312 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Langstaff J

Representation Michael Beloff QC and Tim Ward (instructed by Lovells LLP) for the claimants.
  Mark Hoskins and Maya Lester (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
  Dinah Rose QC (instructed by Baker & McKenzie LLP) for the interested parties.
Judgment Dates: 11 June 2007


Gaming - Lawful and unlawful gaming - Casinos - Transitional provisions under Gaming Act 2005 - Provisions not dealing with existing and new casinos on equal basis - Whether provisions lawful - (Commencement No 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006 (), Sch 4, para 65.

The Case

Gaming Lawful and unlawful gaming. The claimant casino owners' challenge to transitional provisions introduced by the defendant Secretary of State concerning new and existing casinos, under the Gaming Act 2005, was dismissed. The impugned provision (para65 of Sch4 to the (Commencement No 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006, ) had been validly made.

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