The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has just published a checklist specifically aimed at gambling operators in the country for them to follow in order to best prepare for a no-deal Brexit scenario if it occurs at the end of October.
As it stands, the UK is expected to leave the European Union on October 31st, with talks still ongoing despite the fact the deadline is looming ever closer, and no deal has been agreed. As a result, the government has published advice that is aimed at those working in the gambling industry if a no-deal Brexit did occur.
What does the advice for gambling operators say?
The eight-point checklist advises casino companies on a variety of aspects. This includes the following guidelines below:
Checking visa and work permit requirements
One of the main points includes gambling firms to verify whether or not their staff may require a work permit or visa in order to remain in the UK, or if they meet requirements to work in the country they will be going to as under a no-deal Brexit it may not be possible for employers to work or enter a country without the right permit. This is why the government strongly advisers workers to make sure they have the right documentation prior to travel if the UK leaves Europe without a deal.
Verifying requirements for the EU Settlement Scheme
Another recommendation by the government is for staff employed in the gambling industry to check if they will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. This is important, as it could affect their ability to continue working or living in the country.
Potential changes to personal data access
In addition, the government has advised gambling companies to also start reviewing contracts, as it is possible that there could be considerable alterations to the way in which firms and operators in the casino industry access personal data from the EU and European Economic Area if a no-deal Brexit occurred.
Consequently, checking contracts will be vital in order to ensure that gambling businesses are still running legal operations.