Tag Archives: ONJN

Romania prohibition of gambling in small towns requires constitutional order 

SBC News Romania prohibition of gambling in small towns requires constitutional order 

Land-based gambling restrictions ordered by Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu must be re-examined by the Constitutional Court of Romania to be applied as a federal law. The judgment was announced by the Supreme Court of Cassation and Justice, tasked with evaluating new land-based gambling restrictions that will reform Romania’s Criminal Code. To impose changes to Romania’s Criminal Code, the Supreme Court …

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Romania PM bans gambling in rural towns 

SBC News Romania PM bans gambling in rural towns 

Romania’s gambling sector faces further upheavals, following Parliament’s approval of an executive order by Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu to enforce ‘Legea Păcănelelor’ (The Pannel Law).  Yesterday, PM Ciolacu declared a victory for Romania’s PSD-&-PNL coalition government, who secured approval to implement a ban on “gambling localities in towns with less than 15,000 registered inhabitants”.  The law was authorised by a …

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Romania ONJN buzzed by hairstylist’s VP appointment

SBC News Romania ONJN buzzed by hairstylist’s VP appointment

The government of Romania has sparked controversy in the gambling industry by appointing Cristian-Gabriel Pascu as the Vice-President of the National Gambling Office (ONJN). The government gazette published yesterday disclosed that the Ministry of Finance had selected Pascu, a celebrity hairstylist and beauty salon owner, to serve as the VP of the ONJN. The announcement set off a media storm …

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Romania eyes new €1m licensing fee framework for gambling

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The government of Romania has made clear its intentions to stand by its plans to impose higher fees and operating demands on gambling businesses. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance published a draft of ‘emergency ordinances which aim to apply “stricter rules on regulating gambling activities”. As requested by the Ministry, the emergency ordinances have been forwarded to Parliament to …

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Soft2Bet goes live in Romania with ONJN licence

SBC News Soft2Bet goes live in Romania with ONJN licence

Soft2Bet has extended its international footprint after being granted a first-class gambling licence from the Romanian regulator, ONJN. The new licence, said to be an “exciting opportunity for Soft2Bet”, will enable the gaming platform provider to roll out its casino and sportsbook offerings to the Romanian market. David Yatom, Soft2Bet’s General Counsel, said: “We consider the Romanian market as one …

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Romania media monitor CNA backs gambling blackout

SBC News Romania media monitor CNA backs gambling blackout

The Parliament of Romania will review the nation’s advertising code in relation to tightening laws and standards on the marketing and coverage of gambling products. The directive has been ordered by the National Audiovisual Council (CNA), Romania’s media monitoring agency, who this week voted unanimously in favour of a ‘draft law’ to amend Romania’s existing advertising code.  Last November, the …

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Delasport reports on Romanian igaming: an accelerating and evolving market

SBC News Delasport reports on Romanian igaming: an accelerating and evolving market

With a population of nearly 20 million, one of the world’s fastest internet connections, and a rich history of gambling, Romania is one of the most attractive igaming markets out there. Delasport CEO Oren Cohen Shwartz shares his expert knowledge of the Romanian igaming market as it is today and how it has become an attractive prospect for the world’s …

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Loto Românã serves notice on sports betting collaboration 

SBC News Loto Românã serves notice on sports betting collaboration 

CN Loteria Românã, the operating company of Loto Romania (Loto.Ro) is reviewing whether to expand the product portfolio of the national lottery to include a fixed-odds and online sportsbook offering.  The operator has issued notice to The European Lotteries (EL) and World Lottery Association (WLA), informing members that it requires guidance on developing an ‘organised framework to cater for an …

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Altenar continues regulated market push through UKGC licence

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Sportsbook provider Altenar has reaffirmed its commitment to regulated markets after getting licensed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). As well as obtaining a gambling software licence, the company has also been granted host licences for real and virtual sports. The combination of authorisations will allow it to offer both its software-only package and its fully managed sports betting platform …

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BetConstruct furthers Romanian vision with ONJN Class II retail licence

SBC News BetConstruct furthers Romanian vision with ONJN Class II retail licence

Industry technology and systems provider BetConstruct continues to expand its corporate licensing provisions for the regulated Romanian betting market. Issuing a statement, BetConstruct governance confirms that it has secured a further Romania ONJN Class II licence for the distribution and servicing of retail betting systems and solutions. BetConstruct received its first Romanian market accreditation in December 2016, following the revamp of …

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