Andrew Cotton

Solicitor and Director of Betting and Gaming

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My key specialisms are in betting & gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law. In addition to the licensing of premises I advise clients on the UK’s remote gaming licensing regime and assist them with their applications to the UK Gambling Commission. I assist clients with a variety of regulatory compliance issues and apply my operational experience, gained in-house at the Rank Group, advising on all aspects of gambling regulation, including anti money laundering and social responsibility policies. I am a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the Society for the Study of Gambling.

What are you most passionate about (professionally)?

Quality of service and delivering results.

What is your career highlight?

Securing the grant of every casino licence applied for.

Deputy Clerk to the Justices, West Sussex 1988 to 1996

In-house legal counsel at the Rank Group plc 1997 to 2012

Jeffrey Green Russell – Associate Solicitor 2013 to 2015


The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Gaming and Betting, described as "extraordinarily knowledgeable". Also recommended lawyer in 2018 for Licensing.

Member of International Masters of Gaming Law

Gambling Industry Lawyer’s Group

Institute of Licensing

Gambling Business Group

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1623


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