Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

H2 Gambling Capital predicts 11% drop in gambling revenues

COVID-19 has continued to have widespread impacts on both the sporting and betting industries, with H2 Gambling Capital data revealing that the pandemic has led to a 11% drop in forecasted global gambling revenues in 2020. According to the gambling data specialist’s new weekly COVID Impact Tracker, 2020 global gambling gross win forecasts have been downgraded from $473bn to $421bn. …

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EGBA calls for stronger enforcement of EU single market rules

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the single market regulations to be ‘enforced more strongly across all sectors, including online gambling’. It follows on from the publication of the European Commission’s action plan for the enforcement of the EU single market rules, in which the EGBA agreed that the implementation and enforcement of EU law is …

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EGBA praises European Commission’s commitment to digital single market

Outlined in its 2020 work programme, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has praised the European Commission’s strategy which focuses on improving the digital single market. In its work programme, the Commission outlined its plans to improve efficiency of the single market, particularly for online consumers. “EGBA welcomes the Commission’s commitment to making the single market work for online …

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EGBA urges German authorities to reconsider ‘detrimental’ proposals

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the progress made on Germany’s new draft state treaty for gambling regulation, but has urged the gambling authorities to reconsider some of the proposals made. The proposals made which have focused upon consumer protection, state tax revenues and regulatory oversight of gambling have been backed by the EGBA. However, it emphasised …

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EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’. The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures must be ‘designed in such …

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EU betting market grows as punters switch to mobile betting

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has revealed an 11% growth in the online gambling market across Europe, with the UK accounting for 32.4% of the market. According to market data published by the EGBA in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, the market expansion saw gross gaming revenue rise from 2017’s €20m to €22.2m year-on-year. Maarten Haijer, secretary general …

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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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EGBA warns Germany not to follow the Niedersachsen ‘blocking order’

Brussels-based online gambling trade body, The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has warned Germany against implementing the payment processing blocking order sanctioned by the regional ministry of Lower Saxony. Last week, Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony’s minister for home affairs and sports, ordered a cease-and-desist order against a “large, international payment service provider from participating in payment transactions in connection with …

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