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EGBA welcomes AMLA as unified supervisor of AML threats

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the European Council’s decision to make Frankfurt the base of operations for the upcoming European Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA).  AMLA is expected to open doors for the first time in mid-2025, with around 400 staff members contributing to its day-to-day operations, which will include direct and indirect supervision of regulated EU …

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Maarten Haijer, EGBA: Europe requires greater cooperation on forthcoming gambling resolutions

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

Ahead of ICE London’s opening day, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), outlines the trade body’s proactive approach to 2024’s regulatory agenda, which will likely be disrupted by general elections across multiple markets. The EGBA remains committed to fostering cooperation among operators and key stakeholders to improve standards and harmonisation practices of dynamic and evolving …

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EGBA casino wagering overtakes sportsbook revenue in latest activity report

SBC News EGBA casino wagering overtakes sportsbook revenue in latest activity report

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has released its latest Annual Activity Report highlighting the latest trends in online gambling for 2023.  Data from the report showcases the various milestones EGBA has managed to achieve throughout the year through collaboration with gambling stakeholders to raise the standards and promote greater transparency across Europe’s regulated gambling markets. Anti-Money Laundering  AML …

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EGBA: €7m licence fee ‘unwarranted’ in new Italian licence proposals

SBC News EGBA: €7m licence fee ‘unwarranted’ in new Italian licence proposals

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed its concerns over the proposed new Italian decree on online gambling. Currently under discussion in the Council of Ministers, the decree would introduce a significant reorganisation of the sector, particularly regarding the cost of licence fees.  Furthermore, the possible introduction of (quasi) prohibitive licensing regimes and fees also raises concerns on …

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EGBA calls on French authorities to get real on regulating online casino 

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded to growing concerns regarding French gambling’s exposure to black market activities, urging relevant authorities to advance discussions on regulating online casino gaming. The Brussels-based trade and standards body expressed its concerns following the publication of a new study commissioned by l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s Unified Gambling Authority. The study’s …

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Aircash to support EGBA’s positioning in the payments landscape

SBC News Aircash to support EGBA’s positioning in the payments landscape

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has announced that payments service provider Aircash has become its very first associate member. The Brussels-based association has recently expanded its membership to include payment service providers in the online gaming and betting sector. Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, said: “We are delighted to welcome Aircash as our first associate member. Their …

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EGBA: Italy’s €1bn black market loss should end Dignity Decree ad-ban 

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) is monitoring developments related to Italy’s online gambling marketplace being impacted by black market activities. Concerns follow a recent investigation by La Gazzetta dello Sport, which documented that the total Italian wagers placed on the black market (land-based and online) are estimated at €25bn per year. The report cited that of the estimated …

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Betway to follow EGBA’s anti-money laundering guidelines

SBC News Betway to follow EGBA’s anti-money laundering guidelines

Betway has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)’s pan-European anti-money laundering guidelines.  By signing up to the initiative, the SuperGroup-owned gambling company aims to highlight its commitment to combating money laundering in Europe’s online gambling sector. Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said: “Betway is proud to announce its full commitment to joining and adhering to the EGBA AML …

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EGBA: European Gambling has responded to demands on safety & sustainability

SBC News EGBA: European Gambling has responded to demands on safety & sustainability

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has stated that 2022-to-2023  activities have underlined European gambling incumbents heightened commitment to responsible gaming and increased customer engagement.  The observation forms part of the trade body’s “Annual Sustainability Report for 2023” – which provides an overview of industry initiatives promoting safer gambling and data regarding the association’s environmental footprint and further social …

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EGBA new guidelines ensure Europe’s fight against financial crime

SBC News EGBA new guidelines ensure Europe’s fight against financial crime

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published its first pan-European guidelines. In support of the online gambling sector’s fight against money laundering, the guidelines aim to reflect the latest technologies and laws while building upon the association’s commitment to responsibility. Reviewed and revised by Europe’s ‘top anti-money laundering (AML) compliance experts’, there is a focus on practical, sector-specific …

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