From The Guardian:
The Gambling Commission will meet senior executives at Channel 4 in the next few days to discuss concerns that its hit teatime gameshow Deal or No Deal may constitute gambling.
The commission is due to publish new advice on the implications of the Gambling Act for broadcasters and producers next month.
It is understood to have particular concerns about the Noel Edmonds gameshow, which broadcast for the first time on Channel 4 in 2005.
Deal or No Deal could be breaking the law because the format, which features 22 different boxes containing various amounts of money from 1p up to £250,000, does not involve an element of skill.
Non-skill games played for profit require a gambling licence.
I’m not sure I care whether or not this is a common sense fail. I just want the show off-air now. Half the time I stumble across it they’re in silly costumes and it feels like I’ve stepped into my alternate vision of hell.