Tag Archives: BGC

Belgium football demands that BGC clarify its terms on betting advertising

Belgian Juliper Pro League football club KAA Gent has urged the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) to clarify its advertising conditions related to football marketing conducted on behalf of betting firms. The BGC has launched an investigation of KAA Gent for distributing a promotional email by partner Napoleon Games, which featured a prize titled – ‘Experience a day with the Buffalos’ …

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Club Brugge selects Unibet as ‘fair play’ betting partner

Kindred Group’s flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has upgraded its sponsorship of Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge, becoming official shirt sponsor for season 2019/20. Belgian sports media reports that the ‘Blauw-Zwart’ has secured a ‘club record sponsorship’, as Unibet migrates its brand position to the front of Brugge match shirts, having previously served as ‘sleeve sponsor’. Updating the media, …

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Betway faces Belgian troubles for unclear corporate structures

Kansspelcommissie – the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) is reported to be weighing up hefty sanctions against online gambling group Betway with regards to not disclosing transparency in its corporate ownership structures and further breaching BGC licensing frameworks. This week, BGC official Marjolein De Paepe stated that the commission had begun sanction procedures against Betway citing “cumulative licences and a lack of …

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Kindred Group wins Belgium digital VAT repeal

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that it has secured a favourable ruling by Belgium’s Constitutional Court relating to its repeal of VAT charges on online gambling activities. Since 2016, Kindred has fought to repeal the Belgian government’s 2016 industry amendment, which demanded that licensed online operators pay an additional 21% VAT charge for their Belgian services. Challenging the Belgian …

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Belgium says yes to CDV’s stricter gambling advertising code

The government of Belgium is set to press forward with a stricter national gambling advertising code, which will see the introduction of a blanket ban on all forms of gambling-related promotions during live sports broadcasts. Belgium’s Parliamentary Chamber of Representatives (De Kamer), is reported to have approved the new gambling advertising standards code tabled last June by Christian Democrat CDV …

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Betclic re-enters Belgium following B+ licence approval

Belgium’s Gambling Commission (BGC) has granted Betclic Everest Group approval to offer licensed online sports betting and slot services under the betclic.be domain. The approval sees Betclic Everest re-enter the Belgium online gambling market, which it was forced to withdrawal from in 2012 following numerous complaints and fines from the Gambling Commission which saw its brands blacklisted by the BGC. …

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Betclic eyes Belgium re-entry

Belgium news sources have reported that French sports betting operator Betclic Everest Group (Betclic) is collaborating with the national Gambling Commission with a view of re-entering the market. The operator has had a troubled history with Belgium’s authorities who in February 2014 seized €600,000 of Betclic funds, stating that the unlicensed operator had breached gambling laws by digitally transacting with national consumers. …

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Belgian Gambling Commission allowed to target players with fines & prison sentences

In a drive to target unlicensed igaming operators, the Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) has updated the country’s Gambling Act, passed in 2011. New amendments issued to the Gambling Act of 2011, will allow Belgian authorities to prosecute Belgian players wagering on unlicensed igaming operators.  Belgian players who choose to wager on unlicensed igaming operators could face severe fines of up …

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Brazil Football Legend Ronaldo to Attend BGC

Clarion Event organizers of the upcoming Brazilian Gaming Conference have announced that Brazilian football legend Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” Luís Nazário de Lima will be attending and speaking at the Brazilian Gaming Conference this November 18-20th in Rio de Janeiro. The World Cup winner, scorer of 62 international goals and three time Balon d’Or World Player of the year will be representing …

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