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Monthly Newsletter - August 2020

Monthly Newsletter - August 2020

August 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news. United We Stand: How The EGBA Is Working To Unite EU Regulations Under One Banner (Interview with EGR) In a two-part Q&A, EGR Compliance chats to the head of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), Maarten Haijer, about the challenges of supranational gambling legislation and how the pan-European trade body is working to level the playing field for EU operators. (Source: EGR/EGBA) > Read more Maarten Haijer: “We Need to Clean Up Our Act” (Interview with Focus Gaming News) With regulatory changes afoot across Europe, Focus Gaming News spoke to Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA about how the iGaming industry must rise to the challenge. He noted that there were many challenges in jurisdictions that have traditionally been more friendly to the online gambling sector, including Spain, the UK, Denmark, and Italy, but that the biggest challenge faced by the industry was a question of...

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Monthly Newsletter - June 2020

Monthly Newsletter - June 2020

June 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news. EGBA demonstrates commitment to GDPR with sectoral code of conduct for data protection Earlier this month, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) published a Code of Conduct on data protection which establishes dedicated sector-specific rules and best practices to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and promotes the highest standards of data protection in the online gambling sector. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling sets long-term data protection standards for Europe’s online gambling sector and is intended to complement and reinforce the sector’s compliance with the GDPR. The Code is one of Europe’s first ever sector-specific self-regulatory initiatives to support compliance with the GDPR. The Code is part of EGBA’s wider efforts to drive standards in the online gambling sector. (Source: EGBA) > Read more EGBA’s responsible advertising code gathers momentum with endorsements from five national online...

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Online Gambling Focus - Spring 2020

Online Gambling Focus - Spring 2020

June 2020

Ensuring Europe’s online gamblers can play in a safe environment is an essential objective every day of the year: we all want customers who can enjoy a bet in a safe and responsible environment. The vast majority of customers do so, but some gamble too much, or too often, and need extra protection. And these past weeks, as millions of Europeans isolate at home due to the coronavirus lockdowns, safer gambling is even more important than ever. In this issue we discuss why safer gambling and responsible advertising is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and are pleased to present our new code of conduct on responsible advertising. Don’t want to miss the latest news? Sign up here to receive our newsletters direct to your inbox.  

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Monthly Newsletter - May 2020

Monthly Newsletter - May 2020

May 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news. New analysis shows EGBA’s responsible advertising code can reinforce national advertising rules The European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA), was mandated by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) to conduct a gap analysis exercise, to assess how the new EGBA Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling fits in comparison with the applicable regulatory and self-regulatory advertising rules in 15 selected European countries. The EASA analysis found that the measures introduced by EGBA’s Code are broadly consistent and congruent with national requirements on gambling advertising. In some of the countries, the Code was even found to be overall stricter than the applicable national provisions, with certain parts of the Code considered to be more specific in nature. > Read more EGBA hosts responsible advertising webinar with Gambling Compliance (video) On 19 May, EGBA hosted a responsible advertising webinar with Vixio Gambling Compliance “A...

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Monthly Newsletter - April 2020

Monthly Newsletter - April 2020

April 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA publishes first pan-European code for responsible advertising for online gambling The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published the first pan-European Code of Conduct for responsible advertising for online gambling. The Code is broad in scope and introduces essential standards for advertising content, across all media platforms, and dedicated measures for social media. The Code has a particular focus on minor protection. The “Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling” intends to complement and strengthen existing legal and self-regulatory frameworks for online gambling advertising in Europe. > Read more COVID-19: European gambling associations issue guidance on safer online gambling and responsible advertising With increasing global concern about the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health, safety and well-being of the general public is of utmost concern. During this particularly concerning time for citizens online gambling companies should act socially responsible and...

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Monthly Newsletter - March 2020

Monthly Newsletter - March 2020

March 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news Coronavirus Concerns Leads To 11% Drop In Forecasted Global Gambling Revenues  Global concerns about the coronavirus (COVID19) have led to a 11% drop in forecasted global gambling revenues in 2020* – with 2020 global gambling gross win downgraded from its pre-COVID19 forecasts of $473bn to $421bn (close to 2016 levels), according to industry analysts H2 Gambling Capital’s new weekly COVID Impact Tracker. While H2 Gambling Capital expect an increase in online activity, with the online gambling sector moving from 13.2% to a 15.7% share of global gambling revenue, the unprecedented shutdown of major sports events across the globe will hit overall revenues across the entire gambling sector (both offline and online). > Read more Stronger Enforcement Of Single Market Rules Needed In The EU – EGBA The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes the European Commission’s action plan for the enforcement of EU single market rules published today...

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