Paddy Power wins licence refusal appeal

Posted on June 18, 2013 by admin
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Paddy Power has won its appeal over an east London council’s refusal to allow it to open a betting shop in the area.

The company is in dispute with Newham Council, which had rejected its licence application for a new shop in East Ham.

There are about 80 betting shops in Newham, the third highest number in any London borough.

Newham argued the branch of Paddy Power planned in East Ham would attract crime and anti-social behaviour and so would be in breach of the 2005 Gambling Act.

Read the full article on The BBC News online.