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Poppleston Allen

Work 0115 953 8500
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London, Nottingham

Nick Arron

Work 0115 953 8500
Poppleston Allen

Work Department

Gaming and betting.


Nick is a solicitor and the lead partner in the Betting & Gaming Team, having responsibility for Operating, Personal and Premises Licences under the Gambling Act 2005.

Nick acts for a wide variety of leisure operators from large corporations to single site operators, including bookmakers, bingo operators, family entertainment centre and adult gaming centre arcades, clubs and gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers. His clients are from the terrestrial land based sector and on-line gambling world and Nick has particular expertise with web based operations.

He advises major leisure companies including: Gauselmann AG, Blueprint Gaming Ltd, Blueprint Operations Ltd, Regal Amusement Machine Sale Ltd, Praesepe, Best Gaming Technology GMBH, Palatial Leisure Ltd , Haven Leisure Limited, Namco, Bandai Amusements Europe Ltd, Paddy Power, Parkdean Resorts Uk Ltd, Six Piers and Tenpin.

Nick acted for successfully Nikolas Shaw Ltd in the first appeal relating to the new casinos under the Gambling Act 2005.

He is retained as legal advisor by the Bingo Association and sits on the Bourne Leisure Group Gambling Risk Management Committee. He has written gambling law qualifications and regularly delivers training to local authority officers, councillors, the police, operators, Personal Management Licence Holders and staff involved in gaming, betting and lotteries. Nick is also commended in the 2013 Legal 500 Guide for bringing unrivalled knowledge and expertise to his role.

Nick contributes regularly to the trade press, including The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Institute of Licensing Journal and the BII Business magazine. Nick co-wrote the definitive pocket guide to the new licensing act, called The 2010 Licensed Trade Guide with Jeremy Allen and Graeme Cushion.

Nick’s IT knowledge led him to conceiving, developing and refining a secure on-line portal to the firms database for clients which is effective and acts as a 24/7 window on their files held at the firm.

“Nick is always most helpful and efficient. We honestly could not have wished for a better service than that we consistently receive.”


Qualified 1992; partner Poppleston Allen 2010.


Institute of Licensing since 2010.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Gaming and betting

Poppleston Allen's gaming practice is led by Nick Arron and acts for a range of gaming clients operating in the UK and internationally. Recent highlights for the practice include being retained by Best Gaming Technology of Austria, the largest supplier of self service betting terminals to betting shops in the UK; acting for Opera House Casino to secure a small casino licence in Scarborough; and continuing to advise Arena Racing Company on its track betting licences.

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