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Portuguese gambling association APAJO endorses EGBA’s European code of conduct on responsible advertising

25.06.2020

Portuguese online gambling association endorses EGBA’s pan-European code of conduct on responsible advertising. BRUSSELS/LISBON, 25 JUNE 2020 – The Portuguese association for online betting and gambling (APAJO) has today officially endorsed EGBA’s European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling, becoming the fifth national gambling association[1] to endorse the code. APAJO will now promote the code to its members and other online gambling companies in Portugal and encourage them to sign up to it. EGBA’s code is the first pan-European initiative for online gambling advertising and leads the way in responsible standards for advertising. The code introduces essential consumer protection measures for responsible advertising content, social media and dedicated measures for minor protection. The code applies to EGBA members, other EU/EEA-based online gambling companies who sign up to it, and its application will be monitored by an independent third party. A recent analysis found the code to complement and reinforce the existing regulation...

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Dutch association endorses EGBA’s new data protection code

24.06.2020

Speel Verantwoord becomes first industry group to endorse EGBA’s new code of conduct on data protection and will promote the code to online gambling companies in the Netherlands. BRUSSELS /AMSTERDAM, 24 June 2020 – The Dutch online gambling association (Speel Verantwoord) has today officially endorsed EGBA’s new pan-European code of conduct on data protection for the online gambling sector. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling sets long-term data protection standards for Europe’s online gambling sector and is intended to complement and reinforce the sector’s compliance with the GDPR. The code is part of EGBA’s wider efforts to drive standards in the online gambling sector and is in accordance with the GDPR, which encourages the use of sector-specific codes to support the proper application of its provisions [1]. Speel Verantwoord is the first national gambling association to publicly endorse the code and it will now promote the code to its members and...

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EGBA’s responsible advertising code gathers momentum with Norwegian group’s endorsement

11.06.2020

The Norwegian online gambling association endorses EGBA’s new code of conduct for responsible advertising. BRUSSELS/OSLO, 11 June 2020 – The Norwegian association for online gambling (NBO) has today officially endorsed EGBA’s new European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling, becoming the fourth national gambling association[1] to endorse the code. NBO will now promote the code to its members and encourage them to sign up to it. Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, EGBA: “Norway is one of the few remaining European countries which maintain an exclusive state-owned gambling monopoly and its approach to regulating gambling needs a fundamental rethink. When this happens, companies should be ready to enter the market in a responsible and sustainable way, and NBO’s commitment to responsible advertising is an important step to ensuring this. The responsible advertising code is part of EGBA’s commitment to raise standards and make gambling even safer and we urge other online gambling...

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EGBA demonstrates commitment to GDPR with sectoral code of conduct for data protection

10.06.2020

New Code establishes rules and best practices to strengthen data protection in the online gambling sector and is one of Europe’s first sector-specific initiatives to support compliance with the GDPR. BRUSSELS, 10 June 2020 – The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has today published a draft Code of Conduct on data protection which establishes dedicated sector-specific rules and best practices to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and promotes the highest standards of data protection in the online gambling sector. The draft Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling sets long-term data protection standards for Europe’s online gambling sector and is intended to complement and reinforce the sector’s compliance with the GDPR. The Code is one of Europe’s first ever sector-specific self-regulatory initiatives to support compliance with the GDPR. The Code is part of EGBA’s wider efforts to drive standards in the online gambling...

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Danish online gambling association DOGA endorses EGBA’s responsible advertising code

08.06.2020

The Danish association is the third online gambling association to endorse EGBA’s new code of conduct for responsible advertising. BRUSSELS/COPENHAGEN, 08 June 2020 – The Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) has today officially endorsed EGBA’s new European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. DOGA is the third national gambling association (along with the association’s in Belgium and the Netherlands) to publicly endorse EGBA’s advertising code and it will now promote the code to its members and encourage other gambling companies in Denmark to sign up to it. “We’re very pleased with the support of DOGA and its commitment to promote responsible advertising in Denmark. Through its measures, this code will contribute to strengthening consumer protection across European countries. As part of our commitment to responsible advertising in Europe, we aim for the code to be widely adopted and urge other online gambling associations and companies to join forces with us to...

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EGBA welcomes Dutch trade body’s endorsement of its European code on responsible gambling advertising

21.05.2020

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM, 21 May 2020 - Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch online gambling trade organisation, has today endorsed the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) recently published European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. The code is the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising and aims to strengthen consumer and minor protection in Europe by introducing essential standards for responsible advertising content and dedicated measures for social media. The code applies to EGBA members and other online gambling companies who sign up to it, and its application will be monitored by an independent third party. A recent analysis found the code to complement and reinforce the existing regulation of gambling advertising in European countries and, in several countries, the code’s measures are stricter than the existing national rules, due to the detailed and targeted nature of certain parts of the code. Speel Verantwoord, whose member companies include bet365, Betsson, Dazzletag, Flutter,...

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