Tag Archives: European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)

EGBA anticipates 2021 GGR rise against COVID headwinds

European gross gaming revenue is set to increase by 7.5% by the conclusion of the year, according to the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). End-of-year-data published by the cointiential trade body in cooperation with H2 Gambling Capital estimates that GGR for the sector will stand at €87.2 billion, primarily driven by a 19% increase in the online market to …

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Finnish payments blockings lambasted by EGBA as ‘missed opportunity’ for reform

The decision by Finnish authorities to implement payment blocks for online gambling has been condemned by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) as a ‘missed opportunity for overdue reform’. A government proposal to block payment service providers (PSPs) from accepting gambling transactions by amending the Lottery Act was passed by the Finnish parliament on Tuesday 14 December. The rationale …

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Atif Rafiq joins Flutter’s repurposed Risk and Sustainability Committee

Flutter Entertainment has announced its Risk Committee has been reorganised as its Risk and Sustainability Committee, whilst also confirming the appointment of Atif Rafiq as an independent Non-Executive Director of the body. As a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, Rafiq will sit among a group of directors responsible for the management of the FTSE100 gambling group’s material risks …

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EGBA: EU states closing gaps on consumer protection but policy splits remain visible

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has lauded progress with regards to consumer protection across 10 EU member states, but maintains that ‘gaps’ remain. Citing the results of a study by the City, University of London (CUL), the Brussels-based trade association highlighted post-2018 developments in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and the Netherlands in particular, with the latter having initiated …

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Germany’s DSWV ’emphatically rejects’ calls for sports betting advertising ban

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has taken a clear stance against alleged calls from a regional Senator to ban sports betting advertising. Issuing a statement today, the trade body responded to German media reports that Ulrich Mäurer, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Senator for the Interior of the State of Bremen, had called for the imposition of a sports …

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Flutter widens CSR portfolio by linking with Missing People

Flutter Entertainment has formed a partnership with Missing People in a strengthening of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, pledging to support the charity’s efforts to locate missing adults. The agreement, branded as the #TogetherforMissing partnership’ will see the FTSE100 gambling group leverage its range of brands and products in its backing of the organisation. This will include the utilisation …

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Flutter apologises following Sky Vegas email error

Conor Grant, CEO of Flutter Entertainment UK & Ireland, has issued a public apology via the firm’s Twitter channel regarding a recent incident in which Sky Vegas customers were mistakenly sent promotional communications. Complicating matters is the fact that as a result of the error, which occurred on 2 November, a number of the customers who received the two marketing …

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EGBA welcomes Irish regulatory plans but expresses concern at free bet ban

Proposals to introduce a regulatory body to provide greater oversight of the Irish betting and gaming industry have been welcomed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), but the organisation remains concerned about some potential measures. Described as an ‘extremely powerful’ regulatory body by Ireland’s Minister of State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration, James Browne TD, the …

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Former Paddy Power Directors call for regulatory changes as Ireland legislates

Former Paddy Power Chief Executive Stewart Kenny and Chairman Fintan Drury have called for changes to oversight of the betting and gaming industry in Ireland, as the country moves forward with legislation to introduce an industry regulator. As reported by The Times, the duo – along with Ian Armitage, the former director of the now Flutter Entertainment-owned bookmaker’s first financial …

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Flutter joins EGBA as organisation strengthens sustainability pledge

Flutter Entertainment has become the latest operator to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the Brussels-based trade group, Flutter has reiterated its commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European betting and gaming sector, with the organisation representing EU licenced and regulated operators. The Dublin-based FTSE 100 company joins a range of prominent betting …

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