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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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EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’. The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures must be ‘designed in such …

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EU betting market grows as punters switch to mobile betting

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has revealed an 11% growth in the online gambling market across Europe, with the UK accounting for 32.4% of the market. According to market data published by the EGBA in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, the market expansion saw gross gaming revenue rise from 2017’s €20m to €22.2m year-on-year. Maarten Haijer, secretary general …

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EGBA maintains call for a unified European online gambling code

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Industry trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reiterated its call to European policymakers to introduce a  binary of rules for the online gambling sector, in the wake of a new study presented to the European Parliament’s ‘Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee’. The EGBA continues its mandate supporting a European cross-border online betting agenda, detailing that current regulatory conditions …

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