Poppleston Allen

Nick Arron

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Nick is a solicitor and lead partner in the Gambling Team, having responsibility for Operating, Personal and Premises Licences under the Gambling Act 2005, preparing and submitting applications and advising on compliance. Nick and his team engage daily with the Gambling Commission and Licensing Authorities. He has acted in a number of Reviews of both Operating Licences and Personal Management Licences.

He acts for large corporations and single site operators, including bookmakers, bingo operators, arcades, software developers and gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers. His clients include large UK arcade and bingo businesses and one of Europe’s most significant gambling groups – Gauselmann.

He acts for trade associations and sits on a number of his clients Gambling Risk & Compliance Management Committees. He has written gambling law qualifications and regularly delivers training to operators and regulators.


Qualified 1992; partner Poppleston Allen 2010.

Professional Memberships

Institute of Licensing since 2010.


Contributes regularly to the trade press, including The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Institute of Licensing Journal and the BII Business magazine. Co-wrote the definitive pocket guide to the new licensing act, called The Licensed Trade Guide.


Gauselmann, Bongo’s Bingo, Blueprint Gaming, Blueprint Machins, Regal Amusement Machine Sales, Cashino Gaming, Beacon Bingo, Merkur Slots, Best Gaming Technology, Palatial Leisure, Butlins, Haven Leisure, Namco UK, Bandai Namco, Paddy Power, Parkdean Resorts, City Gaming, Bingo Association and Tenpin.