European Commission publishes study on channelling and the enforcement of online gambling rules
The European Commission published on 29 January a study on the “Evaluation of regulatory tools for enforcing online gambling rules and channelling demand towards controlled offers”. The study was carried out by the Queen Mary University of London and focused on the challenges faced by regulators in enforcing effectively online gambling services in the EU. The study focused on a number of different areas: website blocking; payment blocking; regulation of advertising; sanctions; gambling software; evaluation of regulatory effectiveness. In its conclusions, the study advised Member States to put in place policies and processes to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of enforcement.