Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

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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Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising 

BAGO, Belgium’s trade association for gaming operators, has confirmed that it will endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) responsible advertising code of conduct as its guiding policy for advertising and marketing standards. With its current membership covering 70% of Belgium’s licensed online and land-based gambling incumbents, BAGO has become the first European industry trade association to endorse and …

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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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EGBA publishes pan-European advertising code of practice

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has released its first pan-European Code of Conduct for responsible advertising for online gambling, which places a particular emphasis upon protection of minors. The “Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling” will ‘complement and strengthen’ regulations already in place. It includes specific measures that focus upon content moderation, minor protection, responsible …

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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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H2 Gambling Capital predicts 11% drop in gambling revenues

COVID-19 has continued to have widespread impacts on both the sporting and betting industries, with H2 Gambling Capital data revealing that the pandemic has led to a 11% drop in forecasted global gambling revenues in 2020. According to the gambling data specialist’s new weekly COVID Impact Tracker, 2020 global gambling gross win forecasts have been downgraded from $473bn to $421bn. …

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EGBA calls for stronger enforcement of EU single market rules

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the single market regulations to be ‘enforced more strongly across all sectors, including online gambling’. It follows on from the publication of the European Commission’s action plan for the enforcement of the EU single market rules, in which the EGBA agreed that the implementation and enforcement of EU law is …

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EGBA praises European Commission’s commitment to digital single market

Outlined in its 2020 work programme, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has praised the European Commission’s strategy which focuses on improving the digital single market. In its work programme, the Commission outlined its plans to improve efficiency of the single market, particularly for online consumers. “EGBA welcomes the Commission’s commitment to making the single market work for online …

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EGBA urges German authorities to reconsider ‘detrimental’ proposals

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the progress made on Germany’s new draft state treaty for gambling regulation, but has urged the gambling authorities to reconsider some of the proposals made. The proposals made which have focused upon consumer protection, state tax revenues and regulatory oversight of gambling have been backed by the EGBA. However, it emphasised …

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