Tag Archives: European Gaming and Betting Association

EGBA maintains call for a unified European online gambling code

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Industry trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reiterated its call to European policymakers to introduce a  binary of rules for the online gambling sector, in the wake of a new study presented to the European Parliament’s ‘Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee’. The EGBA continues its mandate supporting a European cross-border online betting agenda, detailing that current regulatory conditions …

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EGBA continues to fight against Norway payment blocks

Despite failing in an initial legal case in Norway earlier this week, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed its confidence in succeeding in its ‘main case’ against the Norwegian Ministry of Culture in Oslo District Court. The EGBA and Entercash teamed up earlier this year to bring a case which sought to block  igaming payments to offshore …

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EGBA urges European Commission to standardise gambling laws

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the European Commission to develop a new regulatory framework which will both clarify and standardise gambling laws across Europe.  Disclosed as part of an open letter to the European Commission, EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer explained that he felt ‘the cross-border online betting world is hamstrung by a patchwork of national …

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Play’n GO confirms Portuguese market presence

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Play’n GO has pulled off the latest in a series of expansion plans after securing the certification to provide its content to operators in the Portuguese market. The company said that more expansion is “set to come” to follow a very successful 2018 and moves into both Sweden and the Philippines already this year. The launch also coincides with the …

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Dutch senate passes Remote Gaming Act after years in limbo

Two and a half years after the original bill was passed in its House of Representatives, the Dutch Senate has finally passed its Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for igaming regulation across the Netherlands.  With the aim of addressing the unregulated online gambling market for Dutch consumers, the new legislative framework will be integrated into law through a Royal …

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Lotto monopoly questioned in The Netherlands

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Monopolies on sports betting and lottery scratch cards are to remain in The Netherlands, but The Council of the State, the nation’s highest administrative court, has ordered a rethink of its lottery monopoly. Following an appeal by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), alongside international gambling firms Unibet, Betclic and Betfair, the council ruled that the existence of only …

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European Court of Justice backs online gambling guidelines

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The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has rejected a case brought forward from the Belgium Government, to annul European Commission guidelines, relating to consumer protection from online gambling, to member states. Arguing that by issuing the guidelines the Commission had gone beyond its treaty based competences, the CJEU found that they did not interfere with the right of member states to regulate online …

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Complaint filed against unlawful payment blocking scheme in Norway

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is seeking for an investigation to be conducted in Norway, “for serious breaches of the privacy of Norwegian citizens when conducting online payments.” The EGBA, who represent Europe’s leading online gambling operators, has asked the Norwegian Data Protection Inspectorate (DPI) to investigate a payment blocking scheme, established in 2010 by the Norwegian Gaming …

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EGBA’s Haijer warns EC over inaction of Sweden’s iGaming market

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General for the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has made public that the European Commission (EC) should follow through on promises to take the Swedish Government to the European Union Court of Justice over failure of the state to overhaul its online gambling regulations. Haijer warned that if the EC failed to act on this igaming …

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