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EGBA calls for widest support of European Safer Gambling Week

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on all gambling organisations to support the launch of its inaugural European Safer Gambling Week (ESGW) – hosted from 1-to-7 November. ESGW seeks to establish an annual cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling across Europe’s regulated online gambling markets During the week, the EGBA will host a series of free-to-attend online …

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Saxony-Anhalt sees no interest for GlüNeuRStv casino and poker licences

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The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has published its ‘whitelist’ of operators that have been approved licences in accordance with the laws of GlüNeuRStv – Germany’s fourth interstate treaty on gambling.  Saxony-Anhalt has been appointed to serve as the Bundesländer that will house German gambling’s new federal regulatory agency – Glücksspielbehörde. The GlüNeuRStv regime was formally launched on 1 July, though Germany’s …

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EGBA cites industry progress on safer gambling duties

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that its members are “significantly stepping up their safer gambling efforts” towards their customers, including the greater deployment of tools and increased communications to promote safer gambling. The comments come in the group’s Sustainability Report 2020/21, which aims to support accountability, transparency and reinforce a strong culture of safer gambling in Europe’s online …

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EGBA backs creation of new  European AML Rulebook

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) will develop new sector-specific guidelines to help online gambling companies comply with the European Union’s new anti-money laundering rulebook.   The directive follows the European Commission (EC) being granted approval to update the EU’s financial regulations, standards and safeguards set by the EU AML Directive.  Presenting its ‘most ambitious package of measures’ the EC …

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Italian eyes on ADM’s judgement call on future concessions and licensing 

Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has confirmed that sports betting concessions will be extended until 31 October.  The decision was authorised following an ‘in-depth assessment’ taken by the Ministry of the Economy to ‘apply a reprieve’ on betting licences that were due to expire at the end of June. Last year, at the peak of Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak, the …

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DSWV: Federal tax approval sees GlüNeuRStv become dead on arrival

Germany’s Sports Betting Association, DSWV, has lambasted the Bundesrat and Bundestag’s decision to uphold the Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’s (GlüNeuRStv) controversial tax regime. Securing its federal approval this week, Germany’s legislature ratified for GlüNeuRStv to maintain its much-disputed 5.3% wagering tax on online casino and poker verticals. Prior to the Bundesrat vote, the DSWV had called for the tax …

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René Jansen calls for the re-establishment of EU expert group on gambling

In his first address as Chair of The European Forum for Gambling Regulators (GREF), René Jansen has called for the European Commission (EC) to re-establish an ‘EU expert group’ on gambling laws and standards.  Jansen, the chairman of Dutch regulatory agency Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), made his address while participating in a webinar hosted by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). …

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EGBA orders Italy to explain planned licensing reduction 

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has issued a notification to the European Commission demanding that Italian authorities explain why they have published a draft law proposal seeking to reduce the number of online gambling licences by two-thirds. A reduction of online gambling licences had been initially proposed by the former 5Star-DP coalition government, as a draft measure attached to …

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EGBA warns operators of advertising duties during Euro 2020

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed that its members will observe its Code-of-Conduct on responsible advertising throughout the course of a rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 Championships  (11 June to 11 July). The Brussels based trade body launched its code-of-conduct on responsible advertising last April, to ease regulatory concerns on gambling advertising during the height of Europe’s COVID-19 …

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EGBA supports common e-ID verification approach 

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has given its support to the European Commission’s proposal for member states to adopt a ‘European electronic identity wallets’, e-ID.  Reforming the EU’s current ‘eIDAS’ regulation, the EC has proposed that EU public and private sector organisations should offer EU citizens the right to verify their identity through a common e-ID system. Recognising …

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