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Swedish Treasury puts forward consumer recommendations to Spelinspektionen

Regulation of the Swedish gaming market has improved the condition for achieving the overarching goals set by parliament, asserts Sweden’s State Treasury, upon delivery of a final report looking at the country’s digital ecosystem. These ambitions include that the gaming market should be under public control, have strong consumer protection and protect revenue from gaming for associations and the state. …

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EGBA: Gambling advertising halved on IP infringing websites

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has disclosed that online gambling operators have made marked progress in protecting their advertising campaigns and brand IPs from online infringement.  A new study by the European Union’s (EU) Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has revealed a significant reduction in advertising from major gambling brands on websites and mobile apps which infringe on intellectual …

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 EA wins long-standing Loot Box drama against Dutch KSA 

Raad Van State – The Netherlands’ State Council – has overruled Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA) penalty of EA Games, which judged that ‘loot boxes’ offered by its FIFA football game could be classified as games of chance reward. FIFA Games had appealed a previous judgement sanctioned by a Hague Commercial Court that had sided with KSA’s original judgement that …

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Winning Post: Ukraine conflict is no localised tragedy…

As Western governments impose financial sanctions against Russia following its illegal invasion of Ukraine. Regulus Partners outlines far-reaching repercussions for a globalised gambling sector.  Ukraine has a thriving gambling industry, a first-rate gambling services sector, a highly educated population, and relatively transparent governance. Until the last few weeks, it was therefore an attractive country to operate from and in, regulatory …

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Winning Post: Hungary to break away from Monopoly status

To the surprise of industry observers, Hungary’s parliament will review draft legislations aiming to liberalise the nation’s sports betting market. Regulus Partners reviews the market clauses proposed by drafts legislations to envision how Hungary’s sports betting regime may take shape post its full monopoly status…   Hungary is one of the few countries remaining in the EEA which has an online …

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EBGA backs digital call for flexible approach to be maintained on DSA design

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has joined 15 counterpart trade associations to ensure that the European Union maintains its Digital Services Act (DSA) as a “workable, balanced and future-proof legislation”. Sponsored by the European Commission (EC) in 2020, the DSA plans to update the EU’s legislative framework on digital commerce to create a level playing field for businesses …

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Holland Casino selects ‘KOA ready’ Nuvei as lead digital payments solution

Holland Casino has appointed Nuvei to lead the payment processing and player verification provisions of its fully-licensed online casino property, in line with the laws and standards of the KOA online gambling regime that launched on 1 October. Nuvei will provide the Netherlands’ state-owned casino operator with a payment processing and customer verification solution, fully customised to meet the KOA …

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Sisal sets 2030 target to be 0% on equality, CO2 and problem gambling

Sisal SPA has published its 12th Sustainability Report outlining its short, medium and long-term commitments to achieving its 2030 CSR objectives. The operator of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery aims to be global gaming’s first ‘zero problematic players, zero gender pay gap and zero CO2 emissions’ company by 2030. Spearheading its 2030 vision, Sisal has established four working pillars focused on its …

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Malta moves forward with Action Plan to repair its AML status  

The government of Malta has published its action plan to drastically improve AML safeguards and financial compliance duties that have plagued the country’s status as a financial services hub.  The action-plan has been required by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of the G7, which this summer placed Malta on its ‘grey-list’ of untrustworthy financial jurisdictions. An FATF evaluation of …

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EGBA secures sustainability reporting commitment from European leaders 

The leadership of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms have outlined their ‘collective ambitions’ to foster a stronger culture supporting safer gambling across all European markets. The leadership mandate was published by the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) – the Brussels-based trade body charged with representing online gambling at an EU business and legislative level.   A letter co-signed by John …

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