Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

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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Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase

New research carried out by the University of Bergen has revealed a 62% increase in Norway’s problem gambling rate, bringing the effectiveness of the country’s monopoly into question. The research, commissioned by Norway’s Gaming and Foundation Authority, surveyed 9,000 citizens aged between 16-74 and found that 55,000 people are now affected by problem gambling, with a further 122,000 estimated to …

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EGBA warns against Swedish ‘one-size-fits-all’ deposit limits

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has suggested that the Swedish government heeds advice from the country’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, to not impose mandatory deposit limits over concerns regarding channelisation. The limits, which have been proposed by the country’s health minister Ardalan Shekarabi, have suggested a number of restrictions on online gambling, including an enforced deposit limit of 5000 …

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Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising 

BAGO, Belgium’s trade association for gaming operators, has confirmed that it will endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) responsible advertising code of conduct as its guiding policy for advertising and marketing standards. With its current membership covering 70% of Belgium’s licensed online and land-based gambling incumbents, BAGO has become the first European industry trade association to endorse and …

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William Hill signs pan-European advertising code

William Hill has confirmed that it has signed the pan-European code of conduct for responsible advertisement released earlier this week by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the initiative, William Hill has committed to the long-term vision set out by the EGBA when it comes to rolling out standards for gambling advertising content in Europe.  The “Code of …

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EGBA publishes pan-European advertising code of practice

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has released its first pan-European Code of Conduct for responsible advertising for online gambling, which places a particular emphasis upon protection of minors. The “Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling” will ‘complement and strengthen’ regulations already in place. It includes specific measures that focus upon content moderation, minor protection, responsible …

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Tightened Swedish regulations could cause more harm than good, says EGBA

Instead of supporting gamblers during the COVID-19 lockdown, enhanced online gaming restrictions in Sweden ‘could do more harm to consumer protection’ according to the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Yesterday, Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi  proposed that weekly deposits were limited to SEK5,000, with a SEK100 cap on bonus offers in a bid to protect …

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