Tag Archives: Remote Gambling Association

ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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Portuguese online gambling bill sees operators exit market

The 28 June introduction of the Online Gambling Bill by Portugal’s Council of Ministers has seen the announcement of market exits’ by 888, Betfair and bet365. All three operators sent market exit communications to players, affiliates and media partners this week in order to inform them of their decision to no longer offer services and to detail account withdrawal procedures. …

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RGA calls for Portugal’s Santa Casa to review online gambling framework

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has noted the opposition of Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (“SCML”) to the government’s plans to regulate the online sports betting market, but the RGA believes that a viable and competitive market in the future would benefit not just consumers and the government, but Santa Casa as well. The RGA argues that the Portuguese …

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EC recommendations get gambling industry support

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has welcomed the recent EC recommendations designed to help Member States provide a high level of consumer protection for online gamblers. The recommendations, the follow-up of the 2012 Action plan designed to pave the way for a comprehensive framework on online gambling in the Internal Market, are already largely part of the industry’s normal practice …

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RGA criticises Portuguese Government of creating “punitive taxes” and “unviable conditions”

Gambling trade association – Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has labelled the Portuguese Governments plans to implement a 8-16% revenue tax on sports betting operators as “punitive” and “unviable”. The association has raised concerns about Portugal’s current draft igaming proposal and its amendments, which are currently being reviewed by Portuguese parliament legislators. Portugal had planned to liberalise its sports betting market, …

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