The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association has warned the UK government that it will be forced to institute judicial review proceedings to challenge proposed regulatory changes to the Gambling Act, if the government decides to proceed with the changes.

Draft legislation published in December 2012 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) seeks to force overseas online gaming operators to apply for a licence to serve the British market, claiming that such a move would offer greater protection to British consumers of remote gambling services by regulating the activity on a point of consumption basis.

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