Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

EGBA – Spanish Decree’s ‘lottery favours’ conflict with EU laws  

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reiterated its warning to Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry that Royal Decree advertising restrictions are in conflict on EU competition policies.  Spain’s autonomous governments have been instructed to implement the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ mandate, imposing a ‘near-complete ban on gambling advertising’. The Decree’s headline requirement will see all gambling-related advertising restricted to …

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EGBA – Operators must ensure highest responsibility standards as Europe returns to lockdown

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed its commitment to safer online gambling and responsible advertising by ‘outlining essential measures which gambling companies should rigorously apply to protect their customers’. With the support of 15 online gambling associations, the EGBA stated that the renewed commitment comes at a time when more European countries are facing further COVID-19 related …

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Jon Duffy: Evidence-based decisions are needed to fix the ‘broken’ system

Growing concerns on ‘consumer rights’ have been thrust into the political and media spotlight in recent years, a new reality facing all business leaders entering a new decade of disruption reshaping all-levels of consumerism. Across the political spectrum, calls have widened for the creation of an independent gambling ombudsman. Jon Duffy, SVP for Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Genting …

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EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called upon German policymakers to ‘simplify the country’s complicated policy framework for online gambling’. The Brussels based industry trade body criticised Germany for being ‘one of the very few remaining European countries which has no properly functioning online gambling market’. Explaining why the new State Treaty must simplify current legislation, Maarten Haijer, …

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EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded after the Spanish government radically altered its Royal Decree on Advertising mandate by adding further marketing and sports sponsorship restrictions on licensed incumbents. Last week, a European Commission filing revealed that the Spanish government had drafted a series of new amendments to its approved Royal Decree on Advertising, banning betting sponsorships …

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EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed that the European Associations for TV and Radio publishers has become the latest organisation to welcome its new code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. Becoming the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising, the code establishes responsible standards for advertising for the online gambling sector. The egta will subsequently …

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Speel Verantwoord endorses EGBA’s code on data protection

The Dutch online gambling association Speel Verantwoord has become the first association to endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s new pan-European code of conduct on data protection for the online gambling sector. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. …

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EGBA ups GDPR commitment with code of conduct

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has upped its data protection measures by publishing a sector-specific Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with EU GDPR regulations. The Code of Conduct on Data Protection in Online Gambling will outline a number of data protection standards for the industry, reinforcing the sector’s compliance with GDPR. All EGBA members will adhere to …

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EGBA advertising code receives Danish Online Gambling Association backing

The European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) new code of conduct for responsible advertising has gained further backing after being endorsed by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). DOGA becomes the third national gambling association to publicly endorse the EGBA’s code, following counterparts in both Belgium with the Association of Gaming Operators and the Netherlands’ Speel Verantwoord. “The gambling industry …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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