Tag Archives: European Gaming and Betting Association

EGBA cites industry progress on safer gambling duties

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that its members are “significantly stepping up their safer gambling efforts” towards their customers, including the greater deployment of tools and increased communications to promote safer gambling. The comments come in the group’s Sustainability Report 2020/21, which aims to support accountability, transparency and reinforce a strong culture of safer gambling in Europe’s online …

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EGBA warns operators of advertising duties during Euro 2020

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed that its members will observe its Code-of-Conduct on responsible advertising throughout the course of a rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 Championships  (11 June to 11 July). The Brussels based trade body launched its code-of-conduct on responsible advertising last April, to ease regulatory concerns on gambling advertising during the height of Europe’s COVID-19 …

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Winning Post: Germany’s tax challenge… dumm und dummer

Last week, online gambling trade associations demanded that the European Commission (EC) intervene and order German lawmakers to justify a discriminatory 5.3% turnover tax on online casino and poker verticals. Though market stakeholders may get their desired response on taxes, Regulus Partners states that an EU-level intervention will have little to no impact on Germany’s illogical approach to adopting a …

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EGBA’s Haijer welcomes Kindred report but argues industry must do more

Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that the industry must learn its lessons and adapt as it comes under increasing public scrutiny. The EGBA’s Secretary General recently spoken highly of Kindred Group’s move to make public the shares of its revenues made from customers at a high-risk of gambling harm. Kindred’s report found that …

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EGBA raises questions over Finland’s Veikkaus monopoly

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has raised doubts over the effectiveness of Finland’s gambling monopoly, Veikkaus. Writing for the EGBA, Haijer called on the Finnish government to ‘fix’ its gambling policy, highlighting that the maintenance of this monopoly offers very little to both the players and the government. He explained that the current monopoly system …

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EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded after the Spanish government radically altered its Royal Decree on Advertising mandate by adding further marketing and sports sponsorship restrictions on licensed incumbents. Last week, a European Commission filing revealed that the Spanish government had drafted a series of new amendments to its approved Royal Decree on Advertising, banning betting sponsorships …

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William Hill signs pan-European advertising code

William Hill has confirmed that it has signed the pan-European code of conduct for responsible advertisement released earlier this week by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the initiative, William Hill has committed to the long-term vision set out by the EGBA when it comes to rolling out standards for gambling advertising content in Europe.  The “Code of …

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Tightened Swedish regulations could cause more harm than good, says EGBA

Instead of supporting gamblers during the COVID-19 lockdown, enhanced online gaming restrictions in Sweden ‘could do more harm to consumer protection’ according to the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Yesterday, Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi  proposed that weekly deposits were limited to SEK5,000, with a SEK100 cap on bonus offers in a bid to protect …

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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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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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