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List of European Commission infringement cases and Court of the Justice European Union (CJEU) court cases
List of European Commission infringement cases and Court of the Justice European Union (CJEU) court cases

Policy from: European Commission

Online gambling regulation in EU countries is characterised by diverse regulatory frameworks. In a number of judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on the compliance of national regulatory frameworks with EU law.

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European Commission Expert Group on online gambling
European Commission Expert Group on online gambling

Policy from: European Commission

The Group’s tasks shall be: (a) to establish cooperation between Member States' authorities and the Commission on matters relating to gambling services; (b) to advise and assist the Commission in the preparation and implementation of policy initiatives relating to gambling services; (c) to monitor the development of policies and emerging issues in the area of gambling services; (d) to bring about an exchange of experience and good practice in the area of gambling services, including its international dimension.

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Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (4th AML directive), May 2015
Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (4th AML directive), May 2015

Policy from: European Commission

on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money launder ing or terrorist financing, amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Directiv e 2005/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directiv e 2006/70/EC

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Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, September 2014
Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, September 2014

The purpose of this Convention is to combat the manipulation of sports competitions in order to protect the integrity of sport and sports ethics in accordance with the principle of the autonomy of sport. For this purpose, the main objectives of this Convention are: To prevent, detect and sanction national or transnational manipulation of national and international sports competitions. To promote national and international co-operation against manipulation of sports competitions between the public authorities concerned, as well as with organisations involved in sports and in sports betting .

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Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling online, July 2014
Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling online, July 2014

Policy from: European Commission

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 292 thereof, Whereas: (1) In 2011, the Commission held a public consultation on its ‘Green Paper on online gambling in the internal market’ ( 1 ). It identified common objectives of the Member States regarding the regulation of online gambling services and helped to identify the key priority areas for Union action.

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Communication towards a comprehensive European framework on online gambling, October 2012
Communication towards a comprehensive European framework on online gambling, October 2012

Policy from: European Commission

Online gambling is a fast growing servic e activity in the EU, with annual growth rates of almost 15% . Annual revenues in 2015 are expected to be in the region of €13 billion, compared to €9.3 billion in 2011. This would repr esent a total growth rate of almost 40% . The economic significance of the sector is also s hown by the high level of innovation of the EU industry and the increasing amount of tax revenues generated in the Member States.

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