Gaming and Betting

The Gaming and Betting Group at Compton Solicitors provides specialised legal advice in respect of all forms of gaming, betting, and lotteries law in Ireland. We have extensive experience in advising large corporate and start-up ventures across all areas of the gambling industry and offer dedicated support for all out gambling industry clients’ needs.

The gambling industry in Ireland is in a state of change and we are advising operators across the sector on compliance both with the present regulatory environment and in respect of the opportunities that may arise if the report of the casino regulatory committee leads to new regulatory controls.

We provide regulatory advice to bookmakers and casino operators who conduct business through traditional channels and over new media. We work with lawyers in other jurisdictions on trans-jurisdictional gaming and betting schemes and promotional schemes..

We provide advice on all relevant areas of regulatory compliance and gaming and betting law including:

  • Casinos, bookmakers and on-line gaming
  • Software and Gaming equipment (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – FOBT’S)
  • Lotteries, competitions and promotions
  • Franchise models
  • Commercial contracts
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual Property


  • Ongoing advice to casino operators and bookmakers in relation to gaming and betting legislation and on-line gaming
  • Advised large retailer and FMCG companies in relation to Gaming and Lotteries Acts in Ireland and made Court applications to obtain licences on their behalf
  • Advised UK companies in relation on on-line and interactive betting facilities
  • Assessment of risk for international clients in relation to the provision of gaming related services to Irish customers in light of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956
  • Advised investment company in relation to a contract involving proceeds from online betting
  • Advised companies on all aspects of Irish betting law in the context of online, overseas and interactive television betting services
  • Provided specialist defence of prosecutions under gaming and betting and lotteries legislation
  • Advised companies in relation to promotion, marketing and on-line gaming advertising issues in Ireland
  • On an ongoing basis we advise international retail and leisure clients in relation to the provisions of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 and assist them in relation to online promotional lotteries, competitions and loyalty schemes which have gaming aspects on both national and pan European promotional schemes