Thank you very much to Poppleston Allen, especially to Richard Bradley for their professional approach to our needs and queries.

Pot Luck Gaming Centre Limited

Director and owner


Before entering the legal profession, Richard obtained a PhD in Oncology from Nottingham University in 2006.

In 2010 he gained his LLB and Legal Practice Certificate from Nottingham Law School.

Richard returned to Poppleston Allen in June 2013, having previously worked with us in 2010 as a Paralegal following completion of the LPC. During the intervening period Richard completed his training contract, gaining valuable experience in litigation, private client services and professional ethics. Richard qualified as a Solicitor with Poppleston Allen in early 2015 and became a Partner in 2022.

Richard is a member of the gambling (betting, gaming and lottery) team and advises clients on various aspects of licensing law including operating, personal and premises licences. Richard has assisted in the development of bespoke compliance regimes for operators under the Gambling Act 2005 and has prepared cases for review proceedings, hearings determined by the Gambling Commission Regulatory Panel and appeal proceedings at the First-tier Tribunal (Gambling) of the General Regulatory Chamber.

Richard has assisted clients with complex due diligence matters relating to substantial acquisition projects including drafting licensing clauses for both SPA and asset purchase agreements and leases.

Richard acts for a range of leisure operators from single premise owners to multinational corporations that provide land-based and online gambling services. Richard provides assistance to clients including casinos, bookmakers, society lotteries, bingo operators, family entertainment centre and adult gaming centre arcades, clubs, gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers and gambling software developers.

Richard also advises commercial and non-commercial clubs under both licensing and gambling regimes.

Richard represents clients advocating on their behalf at contested hearings in front of licensing sub-committees and represents their interests in meetings with the responsible authorities.

Richard provides BII accredited training and bespoke training for compliance under the Gambling Act 2005, presents at national and regional Institute of Licensing events and provides gambling training to its members.

Richard also advises clients on matters relating to permissions and applications under the Licensing Act 2003 and has prepared cases for hearings and appeals.

Richard holds the National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners (Gambling) and the National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners.


“Thank you very much to Poppleston Allen, especially to Richard Bradley for their professional approach to our needs and queries. We have received fantastic support and help in filling out our Operation Licence. Could not of done without their input. We have been told strategic way of getting our documents together, what we need and what gambling commissioner is expecting. Highly recommend.” – Elena Holt, Director and owner at Pot Luck Gaming Centre Limited


“Poppleston Allen has had an important role in the expansion of Merkur Slots, initially providing crucial strategic advice. Richard and Felix work seamlessly with the team at Merkur Slots handling the Bingo Premises Licence applications on our behalf. Their experience and their relationships with the Local Authorities are invaluable for us as we develop the Merkur Slots brand.” – Sascha Blodau, General Manager UK at the Gauselmann Group