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Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts

Seeking to relaunch its gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021, Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the ‘State Treaty on Gambling’ to the European Union. Despite numerous revisions, the framework has yet to be ratified by the nation’s 16 federal Länder (states). The make-up of the treaty continues to be debated by regional MPs at …

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EGBA backs EU regulators demand for highest industry standards

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Online gambling trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has underlined its support for regulatory authorities by placing a greater focus on social responsibility and safer gambling measures during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Brussels-based organisation, which represents online gambling at an EU-level, has urged operators to counter political concerns by ensuring that consumers wager in safe and …

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Malta businesses criticise the country’s COVID-19 rescue package

Malta’s business community and trade unions have urged the government to rethink terms and conditions attached to its €1.8 billion COVID-19 ‘rescue package’. Last week, Malta’s new Prime Minister Robert Abela presented the Labour Party’s COVID-19 economic pledge, focusing on maintaining liquidity of Malta businesses. The Malta Treasury’s headline policy saw the government commit to a €1.6 billion liquidity fund which …

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Winning Post: Football data rights… the first shots of a revolution?

A disruptive legal battle brews for all betting stakeholders, as last week Sportradar challenged the narrow structure of Betgenius and Football DataCo ‘exclusive live data’ deal. Regulus Partners warns leadership to follow legal proceedings closely, as all licensing and distribution dynamics of the betting’s data value chain will be placed under review. _____________ The 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre is perhaps a …

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Andrew Lyman – Brexit is no ‘doom & gloom scenario’ for Gibraltar gambling

Andrew Lyman, Gambling Commissioner for the Government of Gibraltar, is confident that the British overseas territory will maintain its status as an online gambling hub navigating Brexit business complexities. Gibraltar’s Gambling Commissioner spoke to SBC News, as PM Boris Johnson’s new cabinet underlined that the UK will pursue no regulatory alignment with EU standards on business policy, immigration, worker protections, industry …

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EGBA opens industry consultation on GDPR code

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has launched an industry consultation to gain valuable insights about how to design and develop a code of conduct on GDPR compliance for European online gambling incumbents. In May 2018, the European Union enforced its GDPR frameworks across member states, protecting the personal data of individuals and further streamlining its policy overseeing the digital exchange of information. …

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Malta MGA publishes Brexit guidance

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its licensee guidance on the ‘impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union’. Updating stakeholders, the MGA details that its Brexit guidance solely relates to affairs within its regulatory remit and that licensees should be aware of further business consequences resulting from Brexit. The MGA advises licensees to review UK and EU …

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IBIA notifies EC of Lower Austria’s irrational betting restrictions

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has submitted its response to the European Commission (EC), in relation to the state of Lower Austria drafting its ‘Sports Betting Act’ which seeks an assessment on compatibility with European Union laws. Last August the executive of Lower Austria, published its draft legislative mandate seeking to comprehensively revamp its state wagering laws, that have …

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Martin Lycka: Sixteen kings trapped in a gambling Gordian knot

In the third of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka ruminates on the development of the online gambling market in Germany. __________________ Once upon a time, there were sixteen kings in a land in the heart of Europe. The land’s credo was thou shalt not gamble online. Nevertheless, the kings’ subjects …

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EGBA maintains call for a unified European online gambling code

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Industry trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reiterated its call to European policymakers to introduce a  binary of rules for the online gambling sector, in the wake of a new study presented to the European Parliament’s ‘Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee’. The EGBA continues its mandate supporting a European cross-border online betting agenda, detailing that current regulatory conditions …

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