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Significant differences exist in problem gambling monitoring in Europe – new study

26.04.2022

A new pan-European study has found significant differences in how European countries monitor and report problem gambling with 12 countries having regular national surveys about problem gambling prevalence. Brussels, Today – Significant differences exist in how European countries monitor and report on problem gambling, according to a new study published by the City, University of London. The study found that just 12 countries have regular national surveys about problem gambling prevalence and significant differences exist in the measurement tools and methodologies used in these surveys. The study found that levels of problem gambling in European countries range from 0.3% to 6.4% of the adult population but significant differences in national survey methods, screening tools, survey timings and target age groups, makes any meaningful comparisons between countries difficult. The pan-European study reviewed the monitoring and reporting frameworks of 20 European countries,[1] covering the period 2015-2020, and assessed national approaches to problem gambling...

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EGBA establishes new expert group to counter cyber security threats

23.03.2022

Gambling websites are a lucrative target for cyber criminals but the establishment of EGBA’s new expert group will enable Europe’s leading online gambling operators to share information and best practices to counter the latest cyber security threats.  Brussels, Today - The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has established a new expert group to help support and coordinate the efforts of its members to counter the latest cyber security threats against gambling websites. The group will enable EGBA members to share information with each other about the latest cyber threats and attacks, cooperate to track and resolve incidents, identify and solve security vulnerabilities, and implement the latest best practices in cyber security. Gambling websites are an increasingly lucrative target for organised and professional cyber criminals who deploy a range of sophisticated methods to try to access player accounts, and steal funds and customer data stored within these. According to cyber...

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EU sees major gambling brands adverts halved on IPR-infringing websites in 2021

09.03.2022

EGBA welcomes the 55% decrease in advertising from major gambling brands in the EU being placed on websites which infringe upon intellectual property rights and will continue to promote an EU initiative to further reduce IPR-infringing online advertising in the gambling sector. Brussels, Today – A new study by the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has found a significant reduction in advertising from major gambling brands on websites and mobile apps which infringe on intellectual property rights (IPR). The study found, during 2021, advertising from major gambling brands[1] – including EGBA members – had decreased by 55% on IPR-infringing websites in the EU, despite overall advertising from all sectors increasing by 26%. The study analysed the amount and type of online advertising found on IPR-infringing websites and apps in the EU, such as streaming sites for sports, movies or tv shows. These websites and apps generate revenue by selling...

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Europe’s gambling revenues will increase 7.5% in 2021, but down significantly on pre-pandemic levels - new data

22.12.2021

Europe’s total gambling market revenue will increase by 7.5% in 2021, driven by 19% growth in the online market. But total gambling market revenue is down by 13% compared to 2019, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to restrict land-based gambling activity. Brussels, Today – Europe’s total gambling revenue will increase by 7.5% this year to €87.2bn gross gaming revenue (GGR)[1]  – but total gambling market revenue is down by 13% compared to 2019 levels, as Europe’s land-based gambling sector continues to feel the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, according to an end-of-year data report published by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital. The report, covering EU-27 and UK markets, includes data about Europe’s gambling market revenues, regulated market shares, popular online gambling products, and various information about national gambling markets, as well as a dedicated section which presents data from EGBA members, including information about their revenues,...

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New study: Progress made in strengthening consumer protection rules for online gambling in EU member states, but significant fragmentation and gaps remain

01.12.2021

A new study has found that 10 EU Member States have strengthened their consumer protection rules for online gambling since 2018, including the introduction of new national self-exclusion registers in Czechia, the Netherlands, and Slovenia, but there is significant fragmentation in how Member States implement their consumer protection rules. Brussels, 1 December 2021 – Consumer protection rules for online gambling have been strengthened in at least 10 EU Member States since 2018, but significant fragmentation and gaps remain in the consumer protection rules of Member States, according to a new study published today by the City, University of London (CUL). The study "Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation" reviewed specific aspects of the consumer protection rules in EU Member States, including know your customer requirements, the protection of minors, safer gambling, and treatment support, and assessed whether these rules are becoming similar or not. The CUL study concludes that while...

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New member: Flutter joins EGBA

08.09.2021

EGBA is pleased to announce Flutter has joined our association, strengthening the representation and cooperation of Europe’s leading online gambling operators. BRUSSELS, TODAY – Leading European betting operator Flutter, with popular brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars and Sky Betting & Gaming, has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed, and regulated within the EU. Flutter is one of the largest online operators in the world with net gaming revenue of over €5.9bn in 2020. Flutter joins EGBA in its commitment to and promotion of greater industry responsibility in Europe’s online gambling sector, with the CEOs of EGBA’s member companies recently issuing a joint commitment to taking the lead in fostering a stronger culture of safer gambling in Europe. “We are very pleased that Flutter has joined the EGBA family and welcome its commitment towards our ideals of sustainability and fostering a stronger culture of safer gambling in Europe....

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