"I partner with my clients to navigate complex regulations and get business done."
Both Australian and international gambling operators rely on Jamie’s advice on all aspects of gambling operations, as well as their investments in gambling businesses inbound to Australia and outbound from Australia.
It is his global reputation in this field that sees Jamie strongly sought after to advise gaming machine manufacturers, wagering operators, casinos, social media platforms, online gambling and other various forms of gambling service providers. His advice to these clients includes licensing, regulatory and compliance issues, sports and racing integrity, consumer, advertising and privacy law issues.
Jamie’s advice to international gambling operators setting up business in Australia extends to preparation of prospectuses and requirements of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. He works closely with these clients in developing their Australian business strategies, particularly in connection with the use of new technologies.
bet365 — general advice in relation to all legal issues.
Dabble — provided gambling regulatory advice to Dabble in connection with its capital raising and shareholder sale facility, which included an investment by Tabcorp of $33million.
Decathlon Australia — assisting in the establishment of operations in Australia.
Everi Technologies — advised NYSE-listed Everi Holdings, Inc. Everi on the $33 million acquisition of the shares in the eCash Group, being a payment systems and cash management technology provider, and certain assets (including game development technology and intellectual property) of the Atlas Group, being a developer and provider of proprietary gaming content and products. This advice included filing applications in various Australian States and Territories for gaming machine supplier licences, as well as general regulatory advice.
Konami Gaming — assisted in connection with supply of casino management system to Australian and overseas casinos.
PlayAGS — advised on seeking gaming machines licence in New South Wales.
Starwood Capital Group — provided gambling regulatory advice to Starwood, and other lenders, in connection with the financing of Blackstone’s AUD$8.9 billion acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited.
The Stars Group — advised in relation to establishment of operations in Australia.
Best Lawyers® — Gaming Law “Lawyer of the Year” Award, Sydney — — 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Gaming Law — 2018 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Corporate Law — 2018 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Mergers & Acquisitions Law — 2018 - 2023
Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global: Asia Pacific Region — Gaming & Gambling: Band 1 — 2019 - 2023
Chambers Global Market Leaders — Gaming & Gambling — 2008 - 2023
Doyle’s Guide — Leading Commercial IP Lawyers: Recommended — NSW — 2016 & 2017
Who’s Who Legal — Thought Leader - Global Elite - Entertainment — 2017 - 2022
Who’s Who Legal — Global Leader - Data - Information Technology — 2016 - 2022
Who’s Who Legal — Global Leader - Gaming — 2021 & 2022
Who’s Who Legal — Global Leader - Entertainment — 2022
Who’s Who Legal — Leading Lawyer in the Entertainment and Gaming Sector — 2019
Who’s Who Legal — National Leader - Data — 2019-2022
Who’s Who Legal — National Leader - Sports & Entertainment — 2019 -2022
Who’s Who Legal — Recommended Internet, eCommerce and Data Protection Lawyer — 2011
Committees and memberships
Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
Member, Editorial Board of the Online Gambling Lawyer
Past President and Member, International Masters of Gaming Law
Bachelor of Commerce/Laws, University of New South Wales
Diploma in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary College, University of London
Senior Fellow, Melbourne University
Jamie Nettleton of Addisons in Sydney is widely respected for his expertise in the gaming and gambling sphere and is frequently cited by clients and peers alike as a pre-eminent figure in this field. He is regularly sought out to advise casinos, gaming machine suppliers, cruise ships and other industry players on all manner of regulatory and licensing issues. Clients say: “Jamie probably has the most expertise in this niche field.” “He’s an excellent lawyer, one of the best in the sector.”