Tag Archives: European Union

Trio of Racing stakeholders warns Parliament of No Deal implications

The conversation surrounding Brexit has been inescapable for the last two and a half years, with MPs still unable to agree upon a deal that would be most beneficial for the UK. Later in the week, Chief Executive of Irish racing Brian Kavanagh will be travelling to Westminster to liaise with senior officials from both the British Horseracing Authority and …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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No-deal Brexit “could have huge ramifications” for racing

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A no-deal Brexit “could have huge ramifications for Irish and UK horse racing,” according to Irishracing.com Editor Vincent Finegan. Speaking to AffiliateINSIDER yesterday, Finegan stressed that the “movement of horses from one country to the other will virtually stop” in the event of no deal.   “The success of major racing festivals such as Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and the Aintree …

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LeoVegas shows Dignity Decree defiance through EU complaint

As the Italian Lega-5Star coalition government moves to implement its ban on gambling advertising, forming part of its Dignity Decree, Stockholm-listed LeoVegas has submitted a formal complaint to the EU. Leading the complaint, Niklas Lindahl, Leo Vegas’ Managing Director for Italy, remains “convinced” the Decree will be overturned, because introducing it on 1 January 2019, as planned, would breach the …

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Karl Dukes: Mediahut – GDPR Hype! Dispelling the myth around consent

Amid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications. A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas…   _________________________ As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes …

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Big Day! Swedish government to publish full gambling framework on Thursday

Issuing a statement, the Swedish government has revealed that it will seek to publish its entire revamped national gambling policy this Thursday 5 April 2018. This March, the long-awaited legislation passed the EU-wide business conditions/standards set by the European Commission, upon review of Sweden’s new national gambling framework. Sweden’s regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will now move to replace its 1994 Lottery …

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Winning Post – British gambling industry undergoes structural changes

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: 2017 Participation statistics – profound structural change continues The latest Gambling Commission Participation Data demonstrates a GB sector continuing to evolve along relatively established lines. There are few …

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Cyprus seeks EC clearance of reworked national gambling framework

The government of Cyprus has submitted its restructured national gambling regulatory framework, to be reviewed by the European Commission (EC). Cyprus is seeking to modernise its national gambling framework, allowing for new regulations and licensing for both retail and digital betting services. Cyprus had first submitted its ‘Betting Law 2017’ proposal last June to the Commission. The EU had requested …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – GBGA Tax Ruling… Are all bets now off in Gibraltar?

Almost a year ago, the Government of Gibraltar issued a statement following the Brexit vote in which it said that it had been working closely with the remote gambling industry in Gibraltar following that vote and had assured them of its support and vision for the sector in the short, medium and long term. It went on to confirm that …

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CJEU rules against GBGA’s Gibraltar separate gambling tax status

The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU), the EU’s principal law court has ruled against the motion set by The Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA), that the British overseas territory of Gibraltar should be treated as an independent tax jurisdiction. The GBGA had set its EU legal dispute against the UK government relating to ‘Point-of-Consumption (POC)’ taxes introduced in …

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