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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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Monthly Newsletter - December 2018

Monthly Newsletter - December 2018

December 2018

Top stories this month include: The publication of a City University London study about consumer protection in online gambling; the launch of EGBA's manifesto for a new policy framework for online gambling; EU online gambling - key figures 2017 & recent regulatory updates from several member states! Check it out here.  

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Issue 30: Online Gambling Focus - Winter 2018

Issue 30: Online Gambling Focus - Winter 2018

November 2018

Responsible gambling tools are the focus of our last Online Gambling Focus of 2018. Digital innovations are changing the online world as we know it. And these changes are bringing with it new challenges– and opportunities – to protect players in online gambling. The development of mobile apps, artificial intelligence, as well as online self-exclusion registers, all have an important role to play in keeping players safe online. But these shouldn’t let us forget about more traditional and equally necessary tools, such as education and its role in raising awareness about problem gambling behaviour. In this edition we are pleased to have contributions from Miriam Dalli, a member of the European Parliament, and Paul Buck, CEO and founder of EPIC Risk Management.

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