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Wiggin LLP

9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING, 22 PERCY STREET, LONDON, W1T 2BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7612 9612
Fax:
Fax 01242 224223
Email:
Web:
www.wiggin.co.uk

Jason Chess

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7927 9676
Email:
Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Betting and gaming.

Position

Jason is a partner and co-head of the Betting and Gaming group. Jason has a particular expertise in electronic betting and gaming, as well as all types of lotteries, competitions and promotions.  He represents both the platforms and operators providing electronic gambling and also the brand and media owners who use remote gambling to monetise existing audiences.  He advises upon the regulation and marketing of betting and gaming as well as the associated issues of distribution and sponsorship.  Jason is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and sits on the Editorial Board of the World Online Gambling Law Report.

Career

Trained Wiggin & Co; qualified 1995; assistant Wiggin & Co 1995-2000; partner Wiggin & Co 2001.

Languages

French, Welsh.

Member

International Masters of Gaming Law.

Education

Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Glamorgan; University College, Oxford (1986 BA, MA; 1991 MPhil).

Leisure

Pre-conquest insular palaeography; fishing; walking the Cotswolds. Member of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society), Vincent’s Oxford and Campaign for Real Ale.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Gaming and betting

Wiggin LLP¬† provides ‚Äėtop-notch guidance‚Äô to a range of clients across the betting, poker, media and sports sectors, amongst others, and regularly advises major banks and payment processors on gambling-related issues. Practice head Stephen Ketteley¬†‚Äėbrings a depth of knowledge which is second to none and manages to think two or three steps ahead‚Äô. He recently advised on a number of UK Gambling Commission investigations into apparent compliance failings, and continuing to advise bet365 and William Hill on regulatory matters. Other notable lawyers in the team include Simon Bernholt, who joined in early 2018 from Playtech, advises clients across the full range of commercial and regulatory matters. Jason Chess¬†is the other key figure and has significant expertise in online gambling, lotteries, competitions and promotions. He is advising Worldpay on regulatory issues facing online gambling operators and their service providers on a global basis.

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