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Monthly Newsletter – October 2019

Monthly Newsletter – October 2019

November 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EU: EGBA's Online Gambling Focus – Autumn 2019 As a new mandate of the European Union (EU) institutions begins, it seems appropriate to review the EU’s approach to online gambling in this Autumn edition of our Online Gambling Focus newsletter. Many of the concerns about online consumer protection in gambling are crossborder in nature and affect consumers regardless of where they live. But regulating a borderless online environment requires policies which are responsive, flexible, and borderless – that go beyond national borders to establish a more common European regulatory basis. These issues will be explored further in this edition and we're delighted to be joined by Dr Margaret Carran of the City University of London who gives her perspective on the regulatory situation for online gambling in the EU and the implications of this for good regulation and ensuring a safe and consistent online gambling...

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Online Gambling Focus - Autumn 2019

Online Gambling Focus - Autumn 2019

October 2019

As a new mandate of the European Union (EU) institutions begins, it seems appropriate to review the EU’s approach to online gambling in this Autumn edition of our Online Gambling Focus newsletter. Many of the concerns about online consumer protection in gambling are crossborder in nature and affect consumers regardless of where they live. But regulating a borderless online environment requires policies which are responsive, flexible, and borderless – that go beyond national borders to establish a more common European regulatory basis. These issues will be explored further in this edition and I’m delighted to be joined by Dr Margaret Carran of the City University of London who gives her perspective on the regulatory situation for online gambling in the EU and the implications of this for good regulation and ensuring a safe and consistent online gambling environment. Don’t want to miss the latest news? Sign up here to receive...

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Monthly Newsletter - September 2019

Monthly Newsletter - September 2019

September 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA: Five reasons why more EU policy would benefit online gamblers As the new EU term begins, much attention has already been given to the importance of making Europe’s digital economy work better for European consumers. Ensuring the EU single market embraces the digital reality and is less impeded by national barriers is a major challenge, but one that EU policymakers must grapple with to prevent Europe’s economy being left behind by global digital transformation. And while much progress has already been made in terms of the EU digital single market rules, it is vital to ensure these rules harmoniously intersect to safeguard the rights of consumers and promote the interests of online businesses. Because today the online economy goes far beyond music streaming, or buying a book online, and includes almost anything you could imagine — including placing a bet on the outcome of...

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Monthly Newsletter - August 2019

Monthly Newsletter - August 2019

August 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA reaction to Norway court ruling on payment blockings On 16 August, the Oslo City Court ruled on two of three claims brought by Entercash, a payments service provider, and the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) against Norway’s payment blocking measures in the online betting sector. The Oslo court ruled against EGBA and Entercash’s two subsidiary claims and found there was a sufficient legal basis in Norwegian law for the Norwegian gaming authority to block online betting payments from Norwegian citizens to Entercash. The court has not ruled on the main third claim that the payment transaction ban is an illegal restriction on the EU freedom to provide services within the European Economic Area (EEA). > View online EGBA partner with Clarion on responsible gambling webinar series EGBA is partnering with Clarion Gaming to participate in their ongoing Responsible Gambling Webinar Series, which provides...

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Monthly Newsletter – July 2019

Monthly Newsletter – July 2019

July 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA's message to the new European Commission: Don’t bet against online consumers (blog) If you’ve read news headlines over the past year, you’ve probably noticed the well-publicized scandals involving social media companies and their use of consumer data... In truth, much of this is the result of regulations struggling to keep pace with the internet’s rapid, cross-border, and technological development. There is no doubt this technological step-change has raised questions about where the rights of consumers, the interests of online businesses, and good regulation can intersect harmoniously. I recognize these challenges. The internet revolution has moved my own sector — betting — from traditional side-street bookmaker shops into the computers of millions of customers, just overnight. Today more than 12 million Europeans regularly bet online, conducting nearly 1 million financial transactions to and from our member companies each day. > View online EGBA presents to...

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Monthly Newsletter – June 2019

Monthly Newsletter – June 2019

June 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA: Online consumers must be at the center of EU single market rules On 27 May, European Economy ministers called on the European Commission to propose measures to modernise Europe’s single market to make it fit for purpose in the digital age. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes the Competitiveness Council’s conclusions and urges the incoming European Commission and Parliament to ensure Europe’s online consumers are put at the center of EU single market policies. Unfortunately, the current European Commission has failed to fully enforce the freedom to provide services in many online sectors – including online gambling where in 2017 it decided to shelve infringement cases in the sector. > View online Maltese Gaming Authority CEO: regulatory cooperation important, EU harmonisation of the online gambling sector logical next step Predicting how the chips would fall, in 2004 Malta became the first EU...

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