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Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market on course to break political records

Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market has exploded into life this week with just under £4m matched between customers in the last seven days, bringing the total traded in the market to £8m. ‘Remain’ has been backed into a heavy 2/5 favourite, with odds implying a 71% chance to win, whereas Brexit has weakened to a 12/5 outsider representing a 29% chance to win. …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The General Data Protection Regulation

With ever increasing compliance responsibilities pursuant to the Gambling Commission’s LCCP and more soon to arise on implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive, betting operators might be forgiven for thinking that there was a limit to the extent to which even more onerous regulatory burdens could be heaped upon them in the near future. However, even greater focus on …

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ESSA unveils British Integrity plan to European Parliament

The fight against corruption in sport moved up a gear today when ESSA, the body representing most of the world’s biggest regulated betting firms, urged the EU to endorse plans to ensure betting integrity across Europe and to use its standing to promote the approach worldwide. Unveiling the British Integrity Action Plan at the European Parliament, Mike O’Kane, ESSA Chairman …

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ESSA detects 18 Cases of suspicious betting in Q3

Eighteen cases of suspicious betting patterns were detected in the third quarter of 2015 by the sports betting integrity association, ESSA, which represents many of the world’s largest regulated betting operators. Whilst these figures represents a slight fall from those detected by ESSA in Q1 (24 cases) and Q2 (23 cases), it highlights the continuing threat to sport, consumers and …

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Integrity education programme receives EU funding

The joint EU Athletes and regulated betting sector’s pioneering player betting integrity education programme has received a huge boost in funding from the European Commission. The five-year-old programme has received €488,305, ensuring that it continues for another 2 years, kicking off in January 2016 until the end of 2017. EU Athletes programme is backed by the private betting sector trade …

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Swedish media to self-regulate ahead of gambling regulatory overhaul

Following reports that the Swedish government is preparing to review the national gambling regulatory framework, Sweden’s Media Associations for digital, media and publishing have pledged to self-regulate gambling advertising. The move sees the associations, which represent Swedish media owners, pre-empt the government’s potential future policy with regards to gambling advertising. Swedish media owners have had a fraught relationship with national …

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GBGA challenge sees POC tax referred to EU courts

The European Court of Justice should be referred to on important issues concerning the legality of a tax imposed on overseas gambling operators, according to a judgment handed down by the High Court, which could have major implications for the UK’s point of consumption regime. Law firm Olswang has claimed that if the current tax framework is found to be …

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NYX Gaming gains European Lotteries Associate membership

NYX Gaming Group has confirmed that it has obtained  membership to the European Lotteries (EL) Associate , allowing its lotteries division to extend its Lottery Gaming System (LGS) to an increased number of member clients. NYX Gaming Group is proud to announce that the Executive Committee of The European Lotteries (EL) last week approved NYX as an associate member of The …

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EveryMatrix publishes EU interstate policy white paper

Igaming and online sports betting technology provider EveryMatrix has published a white paper on potential European Union wide igaming regulations and the current regulatory frameworks of its member states. EveryMatrix’s white paper aims to determine whether the European Union will try to incorporate amalgamated regulations, policies, laws, and business frameworks for online gambling and sports betting services operating within EU …

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GBGA would like to see EU legal framework for online gambling

The Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA) has called for an EU framework for online gambling legislation after its appeal against the UK’s point of consumption licensing was dismissed by the courts. In a statement after Friday’s judgment, the GBGA said: “We remain concerned the UK regulator will find it difficult to hold companies to account in jurisdictions outside of …

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