Gaming – Lawful and unlawful gaming. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant companies' appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber), upholding the respondent Gambling Commission's decision, refusing them operating licences because it considered that it would be harmful to the statutory licensing objectives to provide gambling in pubs. The respondent had been entitled to find that the prosed gambling operation had been inconsistent with the licensing objectives and the decision had not been made for an improper purpose.