Principal Trading Standards officer Jim McCluskey said: "In September 2007, gambling contracts
became legally enforceable.
Manila President Benigno Aquino has accepted the explanation of the head of a gaming regulatory office who was implicated in a US case filed by a Las Vegas gambling firm accusing its former Japanese partner of bribery to gain gambling contracts
in the Philippines.
(72) However, gambling contracts
authorised by the Gambling Act 2003 are now enforceable.
This should mean that gambling contracts
will be deemed to be consumer contracts in the same way that other commercial transactions are.
ignores the fact that Recommendation 26, in relation to this type of dispute, "assumes that gambling contracts
will be deemed to be commercial consumer contracts", a questionable assumption which, if incorrect, may bring matters to a standstill.
Since the Gaming Act of 1845, gambling contracts
have not been legally enforceable.