Tag Archives: Winning Post

Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Winning Post – Online regulation: Mispricing access?

This week one of each of the three categories of online gaming licences in Pennsylvania became available as Rivers Casino withdrew its applications (slots, table and poker); these can be added to seven further licences still unclaimed, applications for which close at the end of the month. So far, therefore, only 74% of the available supply in PA has been …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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Winning Post – FOBT waiting game continues

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Problem Gambling Rate Declines – That’s Good, Right? Good things it appears, do come to those who wait. GB Gambling Commission executives have made much in recent times of the need …

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Winning Post – CMA diagnoses unhealthy withdrawal symptoms

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. This week, the GB Gambling Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) grasped the thorny issue of account withdrawals, following an investigation into online bingo and casino providers, Jumpman Gaming and …

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Winning Post: Regulatory enforcement – real punishment for a virtual breach

As has been well reported, Ladbrokes (GVC) will have to cease trading for a day on 3 September as punishment meted out by the Belgian Gaming Commission for continuing to offer Virtuals product against (disputed) regulatory changes – a product it once held a national monopoly over. Ladbrokes’ Belgium business represents c. 1% of GVC’s group revenue. If 3 September …

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Winning Post: Complications continue over Italian regulations

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Australia: betting market – new (Aussie) rules? In Australia, the coming of POC taxes, combined with the tightening of online gaming regulations, has been well reported. But now we can see it starting to shape the Australian market through financial results, especially given the wave of consolidation – and market exits. While the majority of operators are seeing these developments …

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Winning Post – Why time is of the essence for UK Parliament

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Where’s the Harm? The publication this week of Britain’s first reporting framework for gambling-related harm offered a glimpse of future public policy debates – and set out a number …

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Winning Post – The implications of Italian regulations

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: commercial gambling – ad ban demonstrates failure to communicate Further to last week’s reports, Italy’s council of Ministers approved the so called ‘Dignity Decree’on Monday which introduced a blanket ban on …

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Winning Post – The importance of timing for UK gambling regulation

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: In Parliament – Timing is Everything There are few sure things in matters of gambling regulation but it is looking increasingly likely that the reduction in maximum stakes on betting shop …

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