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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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Money laundering changes disappoint RGA

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has expressed disappointment at the new amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a new Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), which has singled out online gambling as an area for high regulation. The amendments adopted by the European Parliament today would require online gambling operators to conduct due diligence as of the establishment of the business …

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