Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing

A&L Goodbody’s Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing Group is one of the leading specialist groups on liquor licensing as well as gaming, betting and lotteries law. We provide coordinated and specialist legal advice to the hospitality industry on hotel, bar and restaurant liquor licences, their renewals, their alterations and new applications.

Our team is consistently sought out for our expertise, particularly on the sale of distressed businesses and the effect this has on subsisting liquor licences. In addition, we are renowned for our focussed advice advising on fixed charge receivers put in place to recover value from the sale of liquor licences.

We have experience advising international conference and entertainments companies on events run in Northern Ireland, as well as large retailers on liquor licensing and also gaming and betting legislation, whether physical or online.


  • Dalata Hotel Group

    on all liquor licensing matters at its premises in Northern Ireland.

  • Jose Cuervo

    on licensing matters for The Old Bushmills Distillery Company Ltd.

  • The Irish Football Association

    on the redevelopment and all licensing matters at the National Football Stadium in Belfast.

  • Odeon Cinemas Ltd

    on its cinema licensing requirements for its premises at Victoria Square, Belfast.

  • Jurys’ Inns Hotel Group

    on the licensing of its hotel in Belfast.

  • Operators of the Crown Liquor Saloon

    on licensing matters for one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic public houses.

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