Tag Archives: European Union

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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ECJ rules against Italian foreign gambling tax practices

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against current Italian gambling tax legislations. The ECJ stated that Italian gambling tax laws which charge winnings from games of chance and sports betting obtained whilst playing in other EU member states were against European Union member state business and tax practices. By charging taxes on consumer’s foreign winnings, the Italian tax …

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UK Law: Is the GBGA too late with its point of consumption legal challenge?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The big question is whether the GBGA is too late with its point of consumption legal challenge. Through its solicitors, in letters before action …

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EC seeks improved igaming player protections from EU

The European Commission (EC) has made several customer safety and protection recommendations to the European Union (EU), in the publishing of its Commission Recommendations on European online gambling services. The Document fully titled ‘Principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling online’, recommends the EU to set additional …

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EC to set state wide gambling advertising restrictions

The European Commission (EC) is set to urge its member states to implement advertising standards and social warnings regarding online betting and gambling advertising. The EC intends to implement advertising warnings on all forms of gambling advertising in order to curve problem/compulsive gambling in member states. A draft European legislation is in the process of being written by the European …

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