Tag Archives: European Commission (EC)

Italian football authorities call for suspension of betting sponsorship ban

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has argued that the country’s betting sponsorship and advertising ban should be temporarily lifted in order to allow the sports sector to recoup lost earnings. First implemented on 1 January 2019, the Italian advertising ban has seen the full range of commercial marketing including product placements, distribution of branded items and influencer marketing are banned …

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EGBA urges German Lander to drop ‘anti-competitive’ online tax rates

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has urged the German Bundesländer to reject proposed tax rates of 5.3% on online poker and slots, arguing that this would undermine the country’s recently updated gambling regulations. The turnover tax has been proposed by the Bundesrat, Germany’s Federal Council, as the final tax arrangement that should be imposed on casino and poker …

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EGBA: Industry MoU working on protecting European IP rights

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed a new report published by the European Commission (EC) which has found a significant reduction in ‘unintentional advertising on intellectual property rights infringing websites’. The report analysed the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initially agreed in 2018, which ‘was established with the purpose of limiting advertising on websites, …

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Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital

Following an Extraordinary Assembly, Spanish trade association Jdigital has approved the appointment of Andrea Vota as the new director general. Vota, who’s appointment gained unanimous approval, is a consultant specializing in political stakeholder management and corporate communications. He has formerly worked for international Public Affairs firm Political Intelligence and as public affairs lead for German professional IT services provider CIRC. …

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Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts

Spain’s Jdigital has submitted a ‘compendium of arguments’ to the European Commission (EC) highlighting that the introduction of the Draft Royal Decree breaches EU law on business practices and fair market arrangements. Jdigital, with the backing of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), argues that the Royal Draft Decree had not been subject to ‘public consultation’, and that it …

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