EGBA signs Memorandum of Understanding on online advertising and IPR

25 Jun 2018 – The European Commission has published a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on advertising and intellectual property (IP) rights which seeks to curb the infringement of IP rights online. The MoU was signed earlier today, at the margins of the Commission’s Blockathon event, by 27 companies and associations in the online advertising community, including the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). EGBA is proud to be part of this Commission-led industry initiative and has been involved in the discussions on the MoU from the very beginning. (more…)

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Stockholm wins Europe iGaming capital title

19 Jun 2018 – Stockholm has emerged as the European betting capital, with more listed iGaming companies than any other stock exchange in Europe. Better Collective A/S’s initial public offering this month followed IPOs of Aspire Global AB in 2017 and LeoVegas AB in 2016, among others, giving Sweden 19 listed betting companies, according to data from Nasdaq Inc. That’s the most in Europe, beating out London’s 16. A concentration in Sweden of entrepreneurs who’ve proved early adoptors of technology and innovation explains the local iGaming cluster, said Adam Kostyal, head of European listings at Nasdaq. (more…)

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Sweden votes through gambling reform, takes effect January 2019

08 Jun 2018 – Sweden’s national legislature, the Riksdag, has approved a proposed legislation for the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market. The law is set to take effect on January 1, 2019 and will make it possible for international remote gambling operators to apply for a license from the local gaming authority and operate in a regulated environment. The new law, titled Re-Regulation of the Gambling Market (En omreglerad spelmarknad), is set to replace Sweden’s Lottery Act of 1994 and Casino Act of 1999. (more…)

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The June edition of EGBA News is out now!

06 Jun 2018 – With the 2018 World Cup just around the corner, public attention over the next few weeks will be focused on the football in Russia. Global sporting events of this kind capture the global public imagination and are extremely popular but they also provide a good moment to consider and showcase what sports stakeholders are doing to prevent corruption in sports, and in particular match-fixing.

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