Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

Jon Duffy: Evidence-based decisions are needed to fix the ‘broken’ system

Growing concerns on ‘consumer rights’ have been thrust into the political and media spotlight in recent years, a new reality facing all business leaders entering a new decade of disruption reshaping all-levels of consumerism. Across the political spectrum, calls have widened for the creation of an independent gambling ombudsman. Jon Duffy, SVP for Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Genting …

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EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called upon German policymakers to ‘simplify the country’s complicated policy framework for online gambling’. The Brussels based industry trade body criticised Germany for being ‘one of the very few remaining European countries which has no properly functioning online gambling market’. Explaining why the new State Treaty must simplify current legislation, Maarten Haijer, …

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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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EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed that the European Associations for TV and Radio publishers has become the latest organisation to welcome its new code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. Becoming the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising, the code establishes responsible standards for advertising for the online gambling sector. The egta will subsequently …

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Speel Verantwoord endorses EGBA’s code on data protection

The Dutch online gambling association Speel Verantwoord has become the first association to endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s new pan-European code of conduct on data protection for the online gambling sector. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. …

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EGBA ups GDPR commitment with code of conduct

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has upped its data protection measures by publishing a sector-specific Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with EU GDPR regulations. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. All EGBA members will adhere to …

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EGBA advertising code receives Danish Online Gambling Association backing

The European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) new code of conduct for responsible advertising has gained further backing after being endorsed by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). DOGA becomes the third national gambling association to publicly endorse the EGBA’s code, following counterparts in both Belgium with the Association of Gaming Operators and the Netherlands’ Speel Verantwoord. “The gambling industry …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase

New research carried out by the University of Bergen has revealed a 62% increase in Norway’s problem gambling rate, bringing the effectiveness of the country’s monopoly into question. The research, commissioned by Norway’s Gaming and Foundation Authority, surveyed 9,000 citizens aged between 16-74 and found that 55,000 people are now affected by problem gambling, with a further 122,000 estimated to …

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EGBA warns against Swedish ‘one-size-fits-all’ deposit limits

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has suggested that the Swedish government heeds advice from the country’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, to not impose mandatory deposit limits over concerns regarding channelisation. The limits, which have been proposed by the country’s health minister Ardalan Shekarabi, have suggested a number of restrictions on online gambling, including an enforced deposit limit of 5000 …

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