GPT onboards Harris Hagan to counsel YALP payments app

Game Payment Technology (GPT), the British Amusement Catering Trade Association majority owned joint venture company, announced a new collaborative partnership with industry law firm Harris Hagan.

GPT will seek advice on its YALP cashless payments app; Harris Hagan is the only City of London law firm dedicated to the provision of legal services to all sectors of the UK and international gambling and leisure industry.

Quentin Stott, Managing Director of Reflex Gaming and a bacta appointed member of the GPT board, said: “As the industry will testify, bringing new products to market within the gambling space is a complex and detailed process. 

“Enlisting the services of Harris Hagan, named  ‘Best Regulatory Law Firm of 2019’ by Gambling Compliance, will confirm to external stakeholders and customers that we are addressing the shift away from cash usage by the general public, in a compliant and socially responsible way.”

Harris Hagan will advise on the wide range of social responsibility aspects that comes with the YALP app on top of ensuring compliance with gambling law including the new LCCP.

Stott concluded: “YALP’s payment system architecture is highly sophisticated and robust.  It features incredibly secure end-to-end encryption and enables the inclusion of important social responsibility messaging. 

“We are building measures into YALP to ensure that the player can, for example, set spend and time limits, thereby taking greater personal control of their gambling activities.”