As an internationally acknowledged expert in all aspects of e-commerce regulation, Kevin has been closely involved in the development of the online gambling industry since its inception in the 1990s to the present day, having advised most of the major (and many of the smaller) operators at some stage. He drafted the Gibraltar Gambling Act and advised on regulatory aspects arising from the flotation of online gambling operators on the London stock markets.
A consulting editor of Smith and Monckom on the ‘Law of Betting, Gaming and Lotteries’, he is an expert on the law relating to all types of gambling, both land-based, remote, national and European.
He has long and extensive experience of advocacy before the Gambling Commission, local authorities, appellate tribunals of all descriptions, judicial reviews and proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
His practice in this area has a strong international dimension. He is currently advising a number of operators both in the UK and abroad on the potential impact of their operations in European, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern and American jurisdictions.
Since some form of gambling is now offered by many television operators, broadcasting is a substantial practice area for Kevin who advises on all aspects including European regulation.
On the land based side, he was retained by Stanley Leisure (later Genting) in the spate of applications for casino licences under the Gaming Act 1968 during the transitional period prior to the coming into force of the new legislation. He also acted for Genting in their applications for Large Casinos under the Gambling Act 2005.
Kevin is also highly experienced in all aspects of gambling taxation.
- Purely Creative Ltd & Ors v The Office of Fair Trading  EWCA Civ 920  EWCA Civ 920;  1 CMLR 21: Unfair Commercial Practices Directive; interpretation of Annex 1; use of premium rate lines in prize promotions;
- R (on the Application of TC Projects Limited) v Newcastle Justices  EWHC 1018 (Admin): casino licensing; whether failure to comply with procedural requirement automatically invalidates application for licence.