Andrew Cotton

Expert Licensing Solicitor
Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton Director of Betting and Gaming, London

Gaming & betting, Licensing (alcohol & entertainment), Regulatory solutions

T. +44 (0) 20 7759 1623

Gaming & betting, Licensing (alcohol & entertainment), Regulatory solutions

The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Gaming and Betting. Also recommended lawyer in 2018 for Licensing.

Andrew’s key specialisms are in betting & gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law. He has over 30 years’ experience in the field, including five years as in-house counsel at the Rank Group.

Andrew advises on all aspects of the UK’s gambling licensing regime and assists clients with their applications to the UK Gambling Commission for both remote and non-remote operating licences and premises licences.

He also advises on exempt forms of gambling, including land-based entitlements, lotteries, prize competitions and free draws.

Andrew’s expertise extends to assisting clients with a variety of related regulatory requirements, including GDPR, responsible marketing and compliance with advertising codes. He applies his operational experience, gained in-house at the Rank Group, in advising on all aspects of gambling regulation, including anti money laundering and social responsibility requirements, as well as compliance with the Gambling Commission’s constantly evolving licence conditions and codes of practice.

Legal Directory Quotes



“My clients can rely on my attention to detail and the fine print. My operational experience allows me to understand their business and commercial pressures, whilst ensuring that they are balanced against compliant operation.”

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Gambling Industry Lawyer’s Group 
  • Institute of Licensing 
  • Gambling Business Group