Tag Archives: European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)

EGBA: Industry MoU working on protecting European IP rights

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed a new report published by the European Commission (EC) which has found a significant reduction in ‘unintentional advertising on intellectual property rights infringing websites’. The report analysed the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initially agreed in 2018, which ‘was established with the purpose of limiting advertising on websites, …

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Jon Duffy: Evidence-based decisions are needed to fix the ‘broken’ system

Growing concerns on ‘consumer rights’ have been thrust into the political and media spotlight in recent years, a new reality facing all business leaders entering a new decade of disruption reshaping all-levels of consumerism. Across the political spectrum, calls have widened for the creation of an independent gambling ombudsman. Jon Duffy, SVP for Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Genting …

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EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights

Ahead of the publication of European Commission’s consumer strategy, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the introduction of a specific single set of consumer rights that apply to the online gambling sector. In its submission to the roadmap, the EGBA highlighted the reasons why a specific single set of consumer rights for the online gambling sector …

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Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts

Spain’s Jdigital has submitted a ‘compendium of arguments’ to the European Commission (EC) highlighting that the introduction of the Draft Royal Decree breaches EU law on business practices and fair market arrangements. Jdigital, with the backing of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), argues that the Royal Draft Decree had not been subject to ‘public consultation’, and that it …

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EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called upon German policymakers to ‘simplify the country’s complicated policy framework for online gambling’. The Brussels based industry trade body criticised Germany for being ‘one of the very few remaining European countries which has no properly functioning online gambling market’. Explaining why the new State Treaty must simplify current legislation, Maarten Haijer, …

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Speel Verantwoord endorses EGBA’s code on data protection

The Dutch online gambling association Speel Verantwoord has become the first association to endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s new pan-European code of conduct on data protection for the online gambling sector. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. …

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EGBA ups GDPR commitment with code of conduct

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has upped its data protection measures by publishing a sector-specific Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with EU GDPR regulations. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. All EGBA members will adhere to …

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EGBA advertising code receives Danish Online Gambling Association backing

The European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) new code of conduct for responsible advertising has gained further backing after being endorsed by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). DOGA becomes the third national gambling association to publicly endorse the EGBA’s code, following counterparts in both Belgium with the Association of Gaming Operators and the Netherlands’ Speel Verantwoord. “The gambling industry …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase

New research carried out by the University of Bergen has revealed a 62% increase in Norway’s problem gambling rate, bringing the effectiveness of the country’s monopoly into question. The research, commissioned by Norway’s Gaming and Foundation Authority, surveyed 9,000 citizens aged between 16-74 and found that 55,000 people are now affected by problem gambling, with a further 122,000 estimated to …

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