Tag Archives: Vincent Van Quickenborne.

Belgium gambling data rules pass GDPR test

SBC News Belgium gambling data rules pass GDPR test

Belgium continues to make progress on ‘modernising its Gambling Law’, as it is announced that new customer data requirements are compliant with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules.  Changes to the Gambling Law continue to be overseen by Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne with the objective of comprehensively protecting Belgian consumers from gambling harms. Approved by the Council of …

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Belgium to impose ID checks on all venues for gambling access

SBC News Belgium to impose ID checks on all venues for gambling access

Belgium is to proceed with a further tightening of its gambling laws, as the Federal Council of Ministers approved the implementation of ‘mandatory verification checks on gaming machines.’ The requirement for retail, hospitality and leisure venues to verify age and ID on gambling machines forms part of the latest amendment to “overhaul Belgium’s Gambling Law” as specified by Minister of …

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Netherlands and Belgium advertising bans now in effect

Netherlands and Belgium flags

Long-awaited legal changes came into force in the Netherlands and Belgium over the weekend, with both countries implementing wide ranging betting advertising restrictions on 1 July. Advertising reform in the Low Countries has been in development for over a year. Plans by Belgium’s Justice Minister, Vincent Van Quickenborne, for a blanket ban on gambling advertising were first unveiled in May …

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Green light for Belgium 1 July ad ban after legal challenges dismissed

Green light for Belgium 1 July ad ban after legal challenges dismissed

A Belgium court has ruled against a range of sports and betting stakeholders regarding the upcoming ban on gambling advertising, according to local media. Het Nieuwsblad has outlined that the Brussels court has rejected appeals against the ban from both the sports and betting sectors, which had been brought between eleven different national courts.  This effectively removes the final barrier …

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Belgium to blackout gambling advertising from 1 July  

SBC News Belgium to blackout gambling advertising from 1 July  

Belgium will introduce a ban on all forms of gambling advertising/marketing from 1 July, to be applied across all media platforms.  The government announced its decision yesterday via its official gazette, confirming that from the set date, Belgium will apply Europe’s toughest advertising rules for gambling. As such, a blanket ban on all forms of gambling advertising will be applied …

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Belgian GC supports ban on ‘televised games of chance’ in latest regulatory crackdown

game show

The Belgian Gaming Commission (GC) has announced further restrictions on the country’s gambling industry, supporting a proposed ban on ‘game shows’. Popular in Belgium since the early 2000s, the game in question functions as a form of ‘game of chance’ according to the regulatory, and requires an operating licence. Regulatory oversight for the games was first handed over to the …

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Belgian National Lottery ends betting ads during World Cup amid wider restrictions

Belgian national football team

Throughout the duration of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Belgian National Lottery will not show any advertisements for sports betting products. Local media outlined that Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem has taken a more restrictive approach towards betting similar to his colleague in the Ministry of Justice, Vincent van Quickenborne. Van Peteghem has decided that the National …

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Belgium €200 loss limit comes into force

Ladbrokes and PMU deal criticised by Belgian competition watchdog

After several months in the pipeline, a €200 monthly loss limit has been introduced in Belgium, as authorities look set to move forward with gambling reform.  A statement from the Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) last week reminded any relevant industry stakeholders in the country that the affordability limit would commence from Thursday 20 October. Plans to introduce the loss limit …

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Belgian Gaming Commission confirms €200 playing limit Royal Decree

SBC News Belgian Gaming Commission confirms €200 playing limit Royal Decree

Belgium has moved forward with further restrictions on the country’s online gambling industry, as the government initiates a Royal Decree on playing limits.  The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) confirmed the changes, which had been made public in the Belgian Official Gazette – the country’s official legislative journal handled by the Federal Public Service Justice. Most notably, the play deposit limit …

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New Dutch gambling minister positive of initial KOA safeguards

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

New Dutch Justice Minister, Franc Weerwind has cited caution in how the government should approach its next phase of gambling reforms, in light of the KOA Regime launching last October regulating the Netherlands online gambling marketplace. Weerwind is charged with overseeing Dutch gambling’s regulatory policy, having replaced former incumbent Sander Dekker at the start of the year, following a senior …

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