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UKGC’s AML guidance places high responsibility on industry officers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) begins 2019’s legislative agenda publishing its industry guidance on ‘preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – (fourth edition)’. The UKGC’s report is led by the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a European Union inter-governmental body responsible for setting international standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) frameworks and …

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DCMS ups sports integrity dynamics as new Macolin member

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has this morning confirmed that UK sports will join the ‘Macolin Convention’ – a European wide initiative seeking to prevent, detect and punish match-fixing. Mims Davies signs off her first directive as new UK Sports & Civic Society Minister, which sees the UK join the inter-state cooperative convention/body dedicated to eliminating …

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High Court stands by DCMS orders on EuroMillions third-party betting

Lottoland

Operators of digital lottery syndicates have been handed a severe blow by the High Court of England & Wales, which has rejected the combined appeal of Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK to allow bets on ‘EuroMillions’ draws in other countries.   In February of this year, Lottoland and Multi Lotto sanctioned a high court appeal against the UK Department for …

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Codere eyes Malta expansion for tax relief

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA is reported to be reviewing its financial structures, seeking to increase its operating presence within Malta, as corporate governance moves to lessen the firm’s fiscal liabilities. The Bolsa-Madrid enterprise seeks to replicate the operating structure of many European gambling counterparts, maintaining its management headquarters in Madrid, whilst migrating certain operational departments to Malta. At …

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EGBA & LOGiCO deem Italian ‘Dignity Decree’ as counterproductive

As Italy’s parliament debates the approved mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’, implementing a blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has detailed its support for Italian industry trade body – LOGiCO’s stance against the proposal. Teaming up with LOGiCO, the EGBA has sent a joint letter to Italian MPs ‘expressing significant …

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European Horse Network – Equine welfare needs to be addressed by EU’s ‘Future CAP’

Racing equine welfare group, The European Horse Network (EHN) has called for the EU Parliament to ‘preserve equine policy’ within the future structure of Europe’s ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ (CAP). Led by French MEP Jean Arthuis, EHN representatives expressed concerns about the proposals put forward by the ‘Future of the Common Agricultural Policy’ which would see equine welfare removed from the …

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Karl Dukes: Mediahut – GDPR Hype! Dispelling the myth around consent

Amid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications. A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas…   _________________________ As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes …

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RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018. The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and …

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UK Government guarantees ‘post-Brexit access’ for Gibraltar industry stakeholers

The UK government has provided some guidance for Gibraltar-based business stakeholders, with regards to Brexit impacts on the overseas territory. As the UK government negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union, the Gibraltar financial services community (including the gambling sector), will be guaranteed access to UK markets until 2020. Furthermore, UK policymakers will work with the Government of Gibraltar to develop …

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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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