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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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Monthly Newsletter - February 2020

Monthly Newsletter - February 2020

February 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA launches consultation for an online gambling industry Code of Conduct on GDPR The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has launched a consultation on its draft online gambling industry Code of Conduct for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR). We would like to hear the views of EU-based online gambling companies, gambling regulators, and other interested parties, on the Code. The Code aims to add value to the implementation of the GDPR by providing sector-specific guidance for online gambling companies, through the use of examples and best practices, on how to comply with the GDPR. The Code will apply to EGBA members and is open for adherence by other online gambling companies, provided they adhere to its full content. Deadline for reply: 25 February 2020. > Read more European Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence The European Commission...

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Monthly Newsletter - January 2020

Monthly Newsletter - January 2020

January 2020

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EU: (WEBINAR) Responsible advertising or no advertising at all – what’s the future? On 8 January, the European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA) Secretary General, Maarten Haijer, moderated a WrB Responsible Gambling webinar: Responsible advertising or no advertising at all – what’s the future? Participants included: Martin Lycka, GVC Group; Yanica Sant, Malta Gaming Authority; Clive Hawkswood, Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG); Andrew Taylor, Advertising Standards Authority (UK). Topics discussed: What can be learned from how other industries have evolved to not target vulnerable customers and minors? When these advertising restrictions and blocks fail to be passed on to affiliates, exposing self-excluded players to gambling ads, what is the root cause? How can operators better manage their relationship with affiliates to avoid breaches? You can listen to the full webinar in the weblink below (duration: 60 minutes). > Listen to the webinar EU: (STUDY) The...

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Monthly Newsletter - December 2019

Monthly Newsletter - December 2019

December 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EU: EGBA and H2 Gambling publish new data on EU market size Europe’s online gambling market grew 11% – from €20 billion gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2017 to €22.2 billion GGR in 2018 – according to market data published on 11 December by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital. The data confirms the ongoing popularity of online gambling in the EU. According to the new data, covering the 2018 market year, EGBA members had 16.5 million active customers and generated €5.41 billion in online gambling GGR – accounting for 24% of the total EU online gambling market. The annual data collection includes data on the overall EU online gambling market and EGBA member companies – including information about their market value, payments, games, sports, customers, licensing and compliance. EGBA represents bet365, Betsson Group, GVC Holdings PLC, Kindred...

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Online Gambling Focus - Winter 2019

Online Gambling Focus - Winter 2019

December 2019

With several countries adopting new measures related to gambling advertising over the past year, it seems appropriate that advertising should be the topic for this Winter edition of our Online Gambling Focus newsletter. As well as enabling companies to highlight their products and offers to potential or existing customers, a major benefit of gambling advertising is that it directs consumers towards those gambling operators who are licensed in a given EU country. Having said that, there are risks that advertising exposes minors and other vulnerable groups to gambling. The challenge is how to strike the right balance: allowing advertising which is responsible, sufficiently directs betting consumers to the regulated gambling websites and does not entice problem gamblers or young people to gamble. In this issue we are pleased to have contributions from Prof. Mark Griffiths, of Nottingham Trent University, who elaborates on research in this area, and William Fenton, from...

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