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EGBA & LOGiCO deem Italian ‘Dignity Decree’ as counterproductive

As Italy’s parliament debates the approved mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’, implementing a blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has detailed its support for Italian industry trade body – LOGiCO’s stance against the proposal. Teaming up with LOGiCO, the EGBA has sent a joint letter to Italian MPs ‘expressing significant …

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European Horse Network – Equine welfare needs to be addressed by EU’s ‘Future CAP’

Racing equine welfare group, The European Horse Network (EHN) has called for the EU Parliament to ‘preserve equine policy’ within the future structure of Europe’s ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ (CAP). Led by French MEP Jean Arthuis, EHN representatives expressed concerns about the proposals put forward by the ‘Future of the Common Agricultural Policy’ which would see equine welfare removed from the …

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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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RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018. The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and …

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UK Government guarantees ‘post-Brexit access’ for Gibraltar industry stakeholers

The UK government has provided some guidance for Gibraltar-based business stakeholders, with regards to Brexit impacts on the overseas territory. As the UK government negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union, the Gibraltar financial services community (including the gambling sector), will be guaranteed access to UK markets until 2020. Furthermore, UK policymakers will work with the Government of Gibraltar to develop …

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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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‘Ready for Change’… Digital Fuel unveils GDPR compliant marketing platform

Industry full-service marketing agency Digital Fuel has moved to expand its customer compliance dynamics, by launching a new tailored acquisition platform for the online gambling sector. The platform which will be unveiled at this week’s ‘ICE Totally Gaming’ & ‘London LAC Affiliate’ conferences has been specially developed to meet the rigorous new demands of the European Community’s  ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ …

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Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership. Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the …

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EU warns member states to get tough on gambling AML compliance

Toughening up European laws and practices against money laundering and organised crimes, the European Union may force bookmakers to implement ID-checks on customers that wager more than €2000. The tougher provisions form part of the EU-wide anti-money laundering directive, aimed at minimising terror organisations and criminal gangs’ ability to launder money through legitimate enterprises. The EU Council had previously warned …

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MGA seeks to overhaul Malta Gambling Framework

Updating industry stakeholders, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a white paper proposing a number of reforms to its national Gaming Legal Framework. The MGA wants to overhaul and repeal all its existing legislation, by streamlining provisions under a ‘singular primary Act of Parliament’ entitled the Gaming Act. Moving forward the MGA would act as ‘the single regulator’ for …

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