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David Clifton – Licensing Expert -The Gambling Commission’s consultation on crime associated with gambling

  Last year, when conducting its detailed review of the social responsibility elements of the Licence Conditions & Code of Practice (LCCP). The Gambling Commission announced that it would be consulting separately on crime provisions in the LCCP that would build on its experience gained through its growing body of casework on money laundering and criminal spend. That consultation has …

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German association calls for legal certainty

The German Betting Association DSWV has called on the legislator to bring some legal certainty to the industry in a bid to improve consumer protection and driving out black market operators. DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “It is with great concern that we observe a growing black market. Unfortunately it is only a logical consequence of the German licensing chaos. …

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Austrian restrictions fall foul of EU law

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which highlights the fact that Austria’s gambling laws are in breach of EU law. The ruling in the Pfleger case largely follows the Opinion issued by AG Sharpston on 14 November 2013, in which a a restrictive regime can …

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Bulgarian licence for PokerStars

PokerStars have received approval from the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission for an online gaming licence in Bulgaria. In the next few weeks, the world’s largest poker site will work towards finalising the technical requirements for starting operations under the license and serving the Bulgarian online poker market under the local licence. According to the poker operator, the Bulgarian Gambling Commission’s …

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