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Manifesto: A EU Framework for Online Gambling 2.0
Manifesto: A EU Framework for Online Gambling 2.0

European Commission Gambling Initiatives

Europe’s current online gambling regulation is highly fragmented causing many problems for consumers, gambling authorities and online gambling companies. Since the launch of the EU Digital Single Market the European Commission has been committed to deepening integration of the digital economy and ensuring consumers are better protected online. But that has not been the case for the millions of Europeans who gamble online. The most recent European Commission Communication on online gambling in Europe is from 2012 and, given major technological and regulatory developments since, is out of date and should be reviewed.

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Joint industry letter on  the  ePrivacy Regulation
Joint industry letter on the ePrivacy Regulation

Digital Single Market

Ahead of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting of 4 December, businesses from across all sectors of the European economy would like to reiterate their concern about the proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation. Despite ongoing negotiations in the Council, the text remains far from addressing the many substantive issues that have been raised since the proposal was first put forward. We therefore urge Member States to signal clearly that negotiations with the European Parliament should not be rushed on the basis of a flawed text, which would have profound repercussions for the European economy.

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EGBA response to Greek Ministry of Finance consultation on the opening of the online gambling market
EGBA response to Greek Ministry of Finance consultation on the opening of the online gambling market

European Commission Gambling Initiatives

The Greek Ministry of Finance (MoF) published a draft law and a consultation for the opening of the online gambling market. The consultation closed on 5 October 2018. The draft law aims in ending the current temporary licencing scheme and foresees the establishment of permanent licences of 5 years for live casino, live poker and betting, in order to modernise the current legal framework and follow European examples of best practices. The draft law, which partially amends the current law, establishes an extremely high licencing fee of 1m euros for live games and 4m euros for betting. It excludes RNG games such as roulette or black jack, while it foresees additional financial requirements: bank guarantees (500k euros), minimum capital (200k euros) and a fee of 10k euros to participate at the licencing procedure.

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EGBA Guidance document on a proper implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive by Member States
EGBA Guidance document on a proper implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive by Member States

Anti-money Laundering

We, the European Gaming and Betting Association ( “EGBA” ), the association representing the leading online cross - border licensed gaming and betting operators in the European Union ( ”EU” ) , present this guidance document on the transposition of the Fourth Anti - Money Laundering Directive (hereinafter the “ Directive”).

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EGBA contribution to the UK Government consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive
EGBA contribution to the UK Government consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive

Anti-money Laundering

We, the European Gaming and Betting Association ( EGBA ), the representative body of European Union regulated and licensed online gaming operators, would like to hereby share our point of view on the UK Government consultation on the t ransposition of the Fourth Anti - Money Laundering Directive (hereinafter “4 th AMLD”).

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EGBA reply to e-privacy consultation
EGBA reply to e-privacy consultation

Digital Single Market

The e-Privacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications) concerns the protection of privacy and personal data in the electronic communication sector. The Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (COM(2015) 192 final) of 6 May 2015 (DSM Communication) sets out that once the new EU rules on data protection are adopted, the ensuing review of the e-Privacy Directive should focus on ensuring a high level of protection for data subjects and a level playing field for all market players. Given that the e-Privacy Directive particularises and complements the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC that will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this questionnaire contains several questions related to the interplay between the e-Privacy Directive and the future GDPR

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