Gambling cheque defence might be valid
Court of Appeal
“A gambling debt which was recoverable when it was incurred, could later become irrecoverable if the gaming club had extended credit to a member contrary to law; that unlawful provision of credit rendered the member’s liabilities on both a dishonoured cheque and the underlying loan illegal and unenforceable.”
The Times, 31st October 2007
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“A gambling debt which was recoverable at the time it was incurred could later become irrecoverable by the subsequent provision by the gaming club of unlawful credit to the member, which rendered the member’s liabilities on both the dishonoured cheque and the underlying loan illegal and unenforceable under s 16 of the Gaming Act 1968.”
WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007
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