Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.
Weighing up the implications of these events and shifts in public feeling is tricky: will the new US administration take a more liberal position on gambling, given that the president is a champion of individual choice (and a noted casino owner)? Will the UK’s withdrawal from the EU spell a change in Gibraltar’s status as an international gambling hub? We cannot yet know.
Perhaps when we have finished the 10th edition of this work (no doubt covering by then, 50 jurisdictions) we will be able to look back across the editions as legal historians and chart how different political forces have impacted on the sector.