Tag Archives: ECJ

German-16 to vote on revamped interstate gambling treaty

Betting leadership eyes turn to Germany, as momentum appears to be gathering on the nation finally revamping its gambling framework. German news reports detail that the nation’s sixteen state assemblies have agreed to put forward the draft mandate of the ‘Third Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ – seeking to develop a federal framework/code on regulating wagering services. Central to the revamped …

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GLMS & ERASMUS launch ‘IntegriSport’ education project

Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has announced its first major initiative of 2019, officially launching its ‘IntegriSport Project’, co-developed in partnership with the EU ERASMUS European-wide education and training programme. The project aims to raise awareness and improve training standards among European-wide law enforcement authorities/stakeholders with regards to identifying sport manipulations/corruptions Launching IntegriSport, the GLMS has split the project into two …

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Italian Senate undertakes first moves at classifying & clarifying Blockchain

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Seeking to expand its regulatory frameworks for new technology disciplines, the Italian Senate Committee for Corporate Affairs has approved the nation’s first blockchain focused legislative directives. The draft mandate aims to deliver an initial legislative framework for technologies and IT systems, which operate financial transactions/engagements/exchanges through decentralised registries, ledgers or crypto-based protocols. Developing its first legislative proposals, the Italian Senate …

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Karl Dukes: Mediahut – GDPR Hype! Dispelling the myth around consent

Amid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications. A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas…   _________________________ As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes …

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Potential Brexit impacts see 888 assess Gibraltar operations

FTSE250 operator 888 Holdings (888) is considering alternatives to Gibraltar as its operational centre, should the British Overseas Territory be negatively impacted or restricted by Brexit. The governance of 888, are the first industry stakeholders to publicly view Brexit as a potential ‘future risk’ for its operations. Publishing its 2016 annual report, 888 detailed that Gibraltar’s current licensing remit remains …

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Germany rejects EC rulings and approves betting 2nd State Treaty

Despite being deemed a ‘non-viable solution’ by the European Commission, the German Bundestag (lower-house) yesterday approved the progression of 2nd Modified State Treaty on Gambling (Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag). Progressing the treaty, which allows a ‘transitional arrangement’ for bookmakers to offer online betting services as the German government revamps its national gambling framework expected in 2018. Last October, German officials presented the Second …

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NEIN! EC states the German amended betting treaty is unfit for business purpose

Hopes of progressing Germany’s licensed sports betting agenda have been further dashed by the European Commission, who have dismissed new legislation presented in the ‘Second State Treaty’ as a ‘non-viable solution’.   Pressured by industry stakeholders and sporting bodies, German officials rushed to present new amendments to the EU last October, with the purpose of amending the national gambling framework …

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Pinnacle exits Polish sports betting market

Curacao and Malta-licensed online sportsbook Pinnacle has confirmed that it has withdrawn its betting services from the Polish market. The bookmaker updated its customer base on the market withdrawal stating that it wished to comply with new Polish gambling laws approved in December 2016. As a result of its decision, Pinnacle will move to make all Polish registered accounts inactive …

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GBGA dealt ‘one entity’ blow in UK tax challenge

European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar has dealt a blow to the legal challenge brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) against the UK HMRC’s 2014 new tax regime on online gambling duties. Detailing his opinion on GBGA’s ongoing challenge, Szpunar stated that British overseas territory Gibraltar and the UK should be treated as ‘one entity’ with regards to …

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Germany proposes new gambling treaty amendments to EU officials

German government officials appear intent on amending the country’s controversial sports betting regulatory provisions, notifying European Union courts of wholesale changes to its ‘State Treaty on Games of Chance’. Pressed by industry stakeholders and sports bodies, German regulators have drafted a ‘Second State Treaty’ with the purpose of amending current gambling regulations. Notifying EU officials, the proposed treaty aims to …

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