Tag Archives: EGBA

Mishcon de Reya issues Brexit warning on unsettled data transfer rights

London law firm Mishcon de Reya has issued a notice to its online gambling partners highlighting further Brexit concerns on data protection rights, staff employment and services contracts impacting the industry. Online gambling has faced less friction than other sectors (travel, exports, entertainment) when adapting to the UK’s post-EU future, as the majority of operators undertook significant operational changes during the …

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Ulrik Bengtsson: Claiming the black market doesn’t exist is like saying the Earth is flat

William Hill Group CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has warned UK lawmakers that they should be very wary not to open up the door to black market operators as the 2005 Gambling Act review kicks into its next gear.  The deadline for submissions to the DCMS consultation on the gambling laws is today, and Bengtsson is hopeful that those behind the review …

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EGBA: UK and EU must settle on post-Brexit digital data rules

Brussels-based industry trade body The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned the European Union and UK government that current Brexit arrangements carry operational and business concerns for the online gambling sector. Though the UK and EU settled on a post-Brexit trade agreement, the EGBA has stated that the terms and conditions fall short of safeguarding online gambling, mirroring …

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Jdigital – Spanish government should prepare for an imminent black market surge

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has issued its response to Spain’s Council of Ministers approving the federal passage of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ to usher in Europe’s most stringent code on gambling advertising. At the forefront of Jdigital’s concerns, the trade body stated that it is now ‘more than probable that Spain will see an increase in illegal …

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EGBA – Spanish Decree’s ‘lottery favours’ conflict with EU laws  

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reiterated its warning to Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry that Royal Decree advertising restrictions are in conflict on EU competition policies.  Spain’s autonomous governments have been instructed to implement the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ mandate, imposing a ‘near-complete ban on gambling advertising’. The Decree’s headline requirement will see all gambling-related advertising restricted to …

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EGBA – Operators must ensure highest responsibility standards as Europe returns to lockdown

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed its commitment to safer online gambling and responsible advertising by ‘outlining essential measures which gambling companies should rigorously apply to protect their customers’. With the support of 15 online gambling associations, the EGBA stated that the renewed commitment comes at a time when more European countries are facing further COVID-19 related …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast?

In last month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, I talked about a possible link between erosion of parliamentarians’ trust in the Gambling Commission and erosion of the Commission’s trust in the gambling sector. Since then, more recent events have served to underline even more the extent to which trust in both the regulator and the regulated has so regrettably …

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EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded after the Spanish government radically altered its Royal Decree on Advertising mandate by adding further marketing and sports sponsorship restrictions on licensed incumbents. Last week, a European Commission filing revealed that the Spanish government had drafted a series of new amendments to its approved Royal Decree on Advertising, banning betting sponsorships …

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EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed that the European Associations for TV and Radio publishers has become the latest organisation to welcome its new code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. Becoming the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising, the code establishes responsible standards for advertising for the online gambling sector. The egta will subsequently …

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Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace

Kindred Group has issued a public statement lambasting Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen‘s management of the country’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. Operating as Sweden’s largest licensed online gambling incumbent, Kindred said that inefficient measures implemented by Spelinspektionen have scuppered the regulated market’s objective of securing 90% channelisation by 2022. Kindred issued its rebuke of Spelinspektionen as the Swedish government moves to …

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