Dr Alan Littler advises the national and international gambling industry as a member of the gaming practice. The focus of Alan’s work is for remote gambling operators and adjacent activities, such as social gaming. He also advises those providing services to the sector (e.g., payment services providers) and covers regulatory developments in the lottery and casino markets. Current interests include issues concerning data protection and privacy around gambling.

Alan has a strong academic background in European law having been awarded his PhD from Tilburg University for research on the regulation of gambling and EU law. His research was published in ‘Member States versus the European Union: The Regulation of Gambling’ by Martinus Nijhoff in 2011.

In keeping with his academic background, Alan contributes to both academic conferences and publications, as well as industry outlets. He also convenes the module on the regulation of online gambling in Queen Mary University of London’s LLM in computer and communications law by distance learning and was part of the team which conducted research culminating in the report ‘Evaluation of Regulatory Tools for Enforcing Online Gambling Rules and Channelling Demand towards Controlled Offers’, on behalf of the European Commission. Alan also served on the advisory board of The Bingo Project at Kent Law School (2013–2016).

Alan is an Extramural Fellow of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University and a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.