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Monthly Newsletter – May 2019

Monthly Newsletter – May 2019

May 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA’s manifesto for the new EU term As Europeans head to the polls on 23-26 May, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is calling on the incoming European Parliament and Commission to act in the online gambling sector to ensure Europe’s online gamblers are better protected. With online betting now representing more than 20% of the EU gambling market, the lack of common EU rules for online betting is jeopardising players safety when they play online. That’s because EU countries have different rules for regulating online gambling and there are significant disparities in the quality of these national regulations, including the consumer protections available to online gamblers. Read more about the manifesto in the weblink below. Source: EGBA. > View online EGBA’s Online Gambling Focus – Spring 2019 - Intellectual property rights Intellectual property (IP) rights and their relationship with online gambling is the...

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Online Gambling Focus - Spring 2019

Online Gambling Focus - Spring 2019

April 2019

Intellectual property (IP) rights and their relationship with online gambling is the topic for our first Online Gambling Focus of 2019. With more advertising now taking place online, there are risks that the placement of and revenue from advertising might be used to fund websites which breach IP rights. A common example of this is product advertising displayed on streaming websites that feature content which infringes IP rights. In this edition we are pleased to have contributions from both the EU and the advertising sector. Harrie Temmink, from the European Commission, elaborates on the EU-led initiatives to safeguard IP rights online and Stevan Randjelovic, from GroupM, gives his perspective on the role of advertisers in keeping advertising compliant with IP rights. Don’t want to miss the latest news? Sign up here to receive our monthly newsletter direct to your inbox.    

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Monthly Newsletter – April 2019

Monthly Newsletter – April 2019

April 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news EGBA event: 2019 European Elections: The Case For And Against The EU On 10 April, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) co-hosted with EU media outlet POLITICO an event “2019 European Elections: The Case For and Against the EU” which brought together political experts, bookmakers, pollsters and journalists to debate the future of the European Union and their predictions around the upcoming European elections. Participating at the event was Matthew Shaddick, Head of Politics at Ladbrokes, and Mr Henrik Tjärnström, the CEO of Kindred Group, who delivered a keynote speech about why the incoming European Commission and Parliament need to make the EU single market work better for Europe’s online consumers and digital sectors, like online gambling. You can watch the full event (80mins) via the weblink below. Source: EGBA. > View online Europe’s Single Market rules need to be better enforced to benefit...

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Monthly Newsletter – March 2019

Monthly Newsletter – March 2019

March 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news Opinion: Lack of EU betting rules is gambling with online players’ safety Whether it’s placing a bet on your favorite football team, playing online poker, or betting on Michel Barnier to be the next European Commission President, gambling is a popular pastime for many Europeans. But how people gamble is changing. And regulation needs to keep up. The online era we live in is reshaping how we entertain ourselves in so many ways — and gambling is no different. And while online gambling is relatively new, it now represents 21 percent of all gambling activity in the EU and continues to grow. But with its increased popularity comes an even greater responsibility to ensure its players can play in a safe and responsible environment. Because while most Europeans gamble for fun and in a responsible way, approximately 1 percent gamble too much or too often...

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Monthly Newsletter - February 2019

Monthly Newsletter - February 2019

February 2019

Europe’s monthly online gambling news Demise Of EU Expert Group Decried A member of European Parliament (MEP) has promised to inquire into the fate of the European Union’s Expert Group on Gambling Services after former regulators complained about its demise. Francesco Rodano, the former head of Italy’s gambling regulator, grumbled about the recent expiration of the expert group, a cross-border organisation at which EU regulators from countries including Malta, the Netherlands and Italy met to discuss common issues. “We learned a lot, we learned from each other, and now it’s killed,” said Rodano, currently a Playtech executive. In response, Romanian MEP Cristian-Silviu Busoi has promised to lodge a written question before the European Parliament asking about why the group was disbanded. Busoi organised a meeting last week in Brussels on Regulatory Frameworks of Gambling in the Eastern EU, featuring speakers from Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Source: Gambling Compliance....

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Monthly Newsletter - January 2019

Monthly Newsletter - January 2019

January 2019

Europe's monthly online gambling news   EGBA's Responsible Gaming Day 2018 (video) On 4 December the EGBA held its annual Responsible Gaming Day 2018 in the European Parliament, Brussels. The event included panel discussions on making the EU digital economy work for consumers, responsible gambling tools, and gambling advertising. Speakers included European Commissioner Vera Jourova and MEPs Dita Charanzova (Czech) and Miriam Dalli (Malta). We have produced a highlight video and full video recording of the event, which you can access through the weblink below, this playlist also includes interviews with selected speakers about various issues related to responsible gambling. Source: EGBA. > View online Consumer protection in EU online gambling regulation - Dr Margaret Carran, City University London (video) In this video Dr Margaret Carran from the City University London presents a recent study “Consumer protection in EU online gambling regulation” which reviewed the national implementation of selected key...

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