Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing

A&L Goodbody's Betting, Gaming & Licensing Group is one of the leading specialist groups on liquor licencing as well as gaming, betting and lotteries law. We provide co-ordinated and specialist legal advice to the hospitality industry on hotel, bar and restaurant liquor licences, their renewals and new applications. Our team is consistently sought for our expertise, particularly in relation to the sale of distressed businesses and the effect this has on subsisting liquor licences. In addition, we are renowned for our focussed advice in respect of advising 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, and liquor licensing and bookmakers on issues arising from the gaming and betting legislation, both physical and online.


  • Dalata Hotel Group

    on the licensing of a new 14 storey Maldron Hotel on Brunswick Street, Belfast.

  • MTV Europe

    on liquor, conferencing and entertainments licensing matters for the MTV Europe Awards.

  • Jose Cuervo

    on licensing matters on the acquisition of The Old Bushmills Distillery Company Ltd.

  • Irish Football Association

    on redevelopment and licensing of the National Stadium in Belfast.

  • Odeon Cinemas Limited

    on its cinema licence for Victoria Square, Belfast.

  • Jurys Inn Hotel Group

    in relation to licensing of its hotel in Belfast.

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