Tag Archives: European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)

EGBA members end 2023 with strong safer gambling metrics

SBC News EGBA members end 2023 with strong safer gambling metrics

The fourth annual sustainability report of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) revealed that members have made significant progress towards safer gambling promotion.  According to the report, 21 million European customers (65%) have used safety tools last year – with 14% of them doing so voluntarily (14% YoY increase).  EGBA members also sent 67.6 million messages to their customers …

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EGBA puts spotlight on European safer gambling

SBC News EGBA puts spotlight on European safer gambling

Safer gambling in Europe will take centre stage at the next annual European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) meeting.  The conference will take place between 18-24 November, and represents the host’s efforts towards nurturing an environment where important discussions can be held between shareholders around European player protection.  This year’s edition will mark the fourth time when operators, regulators, support …

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EGBA ‘confident of thorough investigation’ into legacy Dutch lottery licences

EGBA 'confident of thorough investigation’ into legacy Dutch lottery licences

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the EUropean Commission (EC) must investigate whether the 2016 reissuing of lottery licences to incumbent operators in the Netherlands constitutes ‘state aid’. This goes against a previous decision by the EC in 2021, which opted not to investigate the reissued licences upon request from the European Gaming and …

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EGBA endorses Finnish Interior Ministry monopoly overhaul plans

SBC News EGBA endorses Finnish Interior Ministry monopoly overhaul plans

A legislative project announced this week by Finland’s Ministry of the Interior for the abolition of the monopoly held by Veikkaus Oy over gambling in the country has been warmly received by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). The pan-European trade body has outlined joint-objectives with the Finnish government over the decision to end the Veikkaus monopoly, which is …

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EGBA encourages Norway to embrace open licencing system

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) Secretary General Maarten Haijer has urged Norway to call a close to its monopoly licensing system. Norway is currently one of the only European and Nordic countries, alongside Finland, to still have a monopoly system in place. Norsk Rikstoto holds exclusive rights to pari-mutuel horse racing betting and Norsk Tipping for sports wagering. However, …

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EGBA confirms Safer Gambling Week 2023 dates amid continental regulatory change

EGBA confirms Safer Gambling Week 2023 dates

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed the dates for the third edition of the annual continental Safer Gambling Week. This year’s cross-border continental Safer Gambling Week will take place between 13-19 November, coordinated by EGBA to promote safer and responsible betting messaging and policies. Fifteen European online gambling associations will participate in this year’s event, representing some …

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EGBA new guidelines ensure Europe’s fight against financial crime

SBC News EGBA new guidelines ensure Europe’s fight against financial crime

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published its first pan-European guidelines. In support of the online gambling sector’s fight against money laundering, the guidelines aim to reflect the latest technologies and laws while building upon the association’s commitment to responsibility. Reviewed and revised by Europe’s ‘top anti-money laundering (AML) compliance experts’, there is a focus on practical, sector-specific …

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Napoleon becomes first non-EGBA member to join cyber-security group

Napoleon becomes first non-EGBA member to join cyber-security group

Having identified cyber-security as a major concern for the continent’s gambling sector, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has moved to enhance its oversight in 2023. The pan-European gaming trade association announced this week that Belgium’s Napoleon Sports and Casino had become the latest member of its expert committee on cyber-security. In doing so, Napoleon has become the first …

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EGBA’s pan-European markers of harm standard approved by CEN

SBC News EGBA’s pan-European markers of harm standard approved by CEN

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has achieved its goal of creating a cross-continental market of harm standard for the betting industry.  Submitted by the trade organisation to the Committee for Standardisation (CEN) just over a month ago, the proposal has now been approved by the European standards development body.  EGBA has long argued that there should be a …

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Report: Irish Justice Department rejects affordability measures

Report: Ireland’s Justice Ministry rejects affordability measures

Irish media has reported that the country’s Department of Justice has turned down parliamentary suggestions for enhanced affordability background checks.  A report in the Irish Examiner over the New Year weekend outlined that two recommendations by the Oireachtas Justice Committee had been rejected by the Department.  These included a proposal for financial background checks to be conducted when a customer …

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