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Fun gambling requires fair rules. Casino Europe gamblers visit online casinos to have fun spending their money while having a fair chance of making some. If they suspect the rules of gambling are not fair, they will stop having fun and stop spending money on legal online gambling. That suspicion leads to a loss of trust that harms the entire…
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"Casino Guru's project on self-exclusion standards aims to unify practice globally, making things easier for players and operators"

From May 20 to 22, the 1st International Conference on Responsible Gambling and Gaming Addiction took place in Quezon City, Philippines. The meeting drew clinicians, psychologists, social workers, policymakers, academics, government officials, and gambling operators, who discussed strategies for promoting responsible gambling practices in the…
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Gambling In The Czech Republic: Current State Of Sports Betting And Online Casino

Not many European countries like the Czech Republic have set laws to regulate gambling. This market has been active since the time of the Soviet Union, although it was an illegal venture. However, the country's independence set the ground for a standard, regulated market that now draws international casino operators and bookmakers. The rising…
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EGBA research: Europe embraces multi-licensing for online gambling

A recent analysis conducted by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) reveals a notable shift towards multi-licensing for online gambling across Europe. Just 15 years ago, the online gambling landscape in Europe was vastly different, with many countries lacking dedicated regulations or operating under exclusive rights models that…
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Trends in the evolution of mobile online casinos

Mobile games have always had some dose of randomness to them. Even Snake on Nokia mobile phones put the food pellet in a random spot on the screen. However, mobile casinos have taken randomness to the next level, making it an integral part of gameplay. Besides that, they have been showing distinct evolutionary trends in the last decade. They became…
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Italian watchdog issues fine against X for gambling ads

Agcom says the former Twitter has breached the country's ban on gambling advertising. Italy.- The Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (Agcom) has issued a €1.35m fine against Twitter International Unlimited Company, owner of the social media platform known as X. The regulator said that X had breached the country's ban on all forms of…
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EGBA raises concerns over Italy's increased online gambling license fees proposal

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed concern over Italy's proposed online gambling license fees, warning that the increase could exacerbate the country's existing black-market problem. The Italian decree, currently under discussion in the Council of Ministers, introduces significant changes to the online gambling sector,…
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EGBA backs Finland's plan to end online gambling monopoly and establish a licensing system

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed its support to Finland's Ministry of the Interior in its plan to end the country's online gambling monopoly and establish a licensing system. EGBA described the move as a "crucial milestone"for the only EU member state still operating an exclusive monopoly regime. Earlier this week,…
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EGBA backs Finland's plan to end online gambling monopoly and establish a licensing system
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Norwegian Gambling Authority steps up oversight of online casinos

In a bid to further regulate the online casino market including the rapidly growing crypto gambling and reduce illegal gambling, the Norwegian gambling authority, Lotteritilsynet, has intensified its efforts to enforce existing regulations. The authority is closely monitoring nine banks in Norway to ensure compliance. It has also banned banks from…
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Norwegian Gambling Authority steps up oversight of online casinos
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Norway monitors banks over illegal gambling transactions

National laws state banks in Norway cannot allow deposits into and withdrawals from sites without a licence. This is in accordance with Section 5 of the Norway Gambling Act. Lotteritilsynet did not say whether the banks in question breached this ban, nor did it reveal their identities. However, the regulator did confirm it will put in place…
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EGBA calls on Norway to replace online gambling monopoly with licensing system

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged Norway to transition from its current gambling monopoly to a licensing system for online gambling. In a statement, EGBA said that such a shift would align with the current European trend, as many European countries have already adopted licensing systems to prioritize "player safety within…
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Norway: EGBA Encourages Transition to a Licensing Model for Online Gambling

A recent statement by EGBA encouraging Norway's transition from a monopoly system to a licensing model for online gambling: "The belief that a monopoly model is essential for safer gambling does not align with the current European trend. Nearly every other European country has implemented some form of licensing system, successfully prioritising…
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Norway: EGBA Encourages Transition to a Licensing Model for Online Gambling
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EGBA urges Norway to drop online gambling monopoly

Norway remains one of the last European countries with a state gambling monopoly. Lottery Norsk Tipping has the rights to online casino gaming and sports betting, while Norsk Rikstoto covers horse racing. However, EGBA says Norway should follow the example of other European markets such as neighbouring Sweden and Finland and make the move to a…
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EGBA urges Norway to drop online gambling monopoly
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What is RNG in Casino Games?

Online casino players will come across the phrase RNG when starting out on their gaming journey, but what exactly does casino RNG mean? RNG stands for Random Number Generator. It is a computer program that generates random numbers and sequences to determine the outcome of casino games. RNGs are used in many other contexts, including video games and…
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EGBA publishes AML guidelines for online gambling

has published its pan-European anti-money laundering (AML) guidelines to support the online gambling sector in being compliant. Based on the information detailed in the press release, EGBA's new guidelines help strengthen its AML initiative with the introduction of a set of standards that should be applied by online gambling operators to ensure an…
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EGBA publishes AML guidelines for online gambling
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Booming online casino markets worldwide

In 2023, online gaming is more popular than ever and after COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns saw major losses in jobs and revenue, business at land-based casinos is also booming. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), last year a record-breaking amount of money was gambled away in the U.S., with the nation's commercial casinos and legal…
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Europe Thinks About Introducing a Standardized List of Problem Gambling Markers

These markers would be used by casinos to flag players who show early signs of problem gambling. Today operators, especially in heavily regulated markets, do use tools to spot addictive behavior, but there's no general set of standards. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), backed by academics and experts, calls for the European…
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Evolution Gaming: Part 1 Of Deep Dive Into A Live Casino Gaming Powerhouse

Evolution AB (publ) (OTCPK:EVVTY) ("EVO") is a leading B2B live casino game provider in Europe, and more recently, they have been gaining traction in both Asia and the U.S. The casino industry is undergoing a dramatic shift in terms of the increased number of legislations and the tailwind from land-based casinos to online casinos, which are playing…
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EGBA calls for standardization of gambling harm in Europe

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has pitched a proposal last week seeking to standardize the way gambling harm is established across different markets in Europe. The proposal was pitched to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to move on a pan-European level. Essentially, EGBA is calling for the establishment of…
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EGBA releases statement welcoming the publication of Ireland's Gambling Regulation Bill

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has shared a statement welcoming the publication of Ireland's Gambling Regulation Bill. The trade association, which represents Europe's leading online gambling operators, called the publication "a significant milestone in the Irish government's efforts to modernize the country's gambling…
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EGBA releases statement welcoming the publication of Ireland's Gambling Regulation Bill
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EGBA Welcomes the Publication of Ireland’s Gambling Regulation Bill

The Irish Parliament has published the long-anticipated Gambling Regulation Bill. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), representing Europe's leading online gambling operators, welcomed the publication of the Bill, which marks a significant milestone in the Irish government's efforts to modernise the country's gambling…
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EGBA Welcomes the Publication of Ireland’s Gambling Regulation Bill
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New EGBA Report: Personalised Safer Gambling Communication Sees Massive Growth in 2021

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published its annual Sustainability Report 2021/2022. The report focuses on the progress made by EGBA and its members in promoting and creating a safer and more sustainable gambling environment. According to the report, there is an increase of 700% in the number of personalised and targeted…
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EGBA: 50% of customers using at least one safer gambling tool

The news comes with the release of EGBA's 2021-2022 sustainability report. The body also noted that 38 million safer gambling communications were sent to users in 2021, a 123% increase. Personalised and targeted messages accounted for more than 20 million of the total, rising 19.7 million year-on-year, while generic communications rose by 9% to…
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EGBA: 50% of customers using at least one safer gambling tool
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European Safer Gambling Week Ramps Up Impact In Second Year

The European Safer Gambling Week - which ran from 17 to 23 October - ramped up its impact in its second year with 24 events organised and safer gambling messages shared on social media across 17 EU member states - achieving 1.5 million impressions which is a 400% increase from 2021. The European Safer Gambling Week is an annual pan-European…
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Regulated markets and responsible gambling are inseparable

Working in regulated markets means operators must implement responsible gambling and social responsibility measures across the board and regardless of the cost, says Pavlos Sideris, director of Double Up Media. In recent years gambling jurisdictions, both new and old, have significantly increased their responsible gambling regulations and…
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Regulated markets and responsible gambling are inseparable
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The things that have helped 1xBet’s casino become one of the leaders in the business

Being a leader in any business is not easy, especially when there are so many new companies that copy what you do. Online betting is among the most competitive businesses because there are multiple casinos and sports betting platforms. However, places like 1xbet's casino prove that some companies are on another level when it comes down to the…
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Tipwin and Mybet join Mernov as Germany’s only online slots licensees

Tipwin - a well-known sports betting operator in the country - is now also allowed to offer slots, on a new gaming section of its website. Online-first operator Mybet has also secured a licence, through its owner Ruleo Alpenland. A previous iteration of Mybet had filed for insolvency in 2018, before the brand was revived under new ownership, with a…
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Tipwin and Mybet join Mernov as Germany’s only online slots licensees
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EGBA iGaming Regulator Body In Europe

The European gaming & betting association or EGBA is a Brussels-based trade association that represents the leading online betting and gaming operators established, regulated, and licensed in the EU. It was established in 2017to replace the European betting association of 2003. It was founded by 7 leading operators in Europe Bet-at-home;…
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In the UK, 35% of 16-24 year olds gamble online often, Evangelical Focus

A recently released survey by the UK Gambling Commission shows that online gambling is at its highest ever rate in the country. Researchers have interviewed 4018 people over 16 across the UK on four occasions between June 2021 and March 2022, to conclude that 43% of the respondents had gambled in general in the previous four weeks, which was a drop…
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In the UK, 35% of 16-24 year olds gamble online often, Evangelical Focus
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Countries where online gambling is legal

It is legal in many countries, and in some countries, gambling is allowed only in specialized zones. Although there are lands that have a legal casino, their policies are mainly aimed at tightening the conditions of the online gambling industry. In many countries, online gambling is illegal. This law also applies to casinos. On the other hand, the…
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Most Popular Casino Games To Play In 2022

Online casinos are one of the fastest growing sectors in entertainment, with year on year growth for the industry. Thanks to things like lockdowns and the rise of new technology, the recent growth has been pretty significant. This growth is mainly down to the popularity of the games that are played. But what could be the most popular casino games…
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EU Sees Major Gambling Brands Ads Halved on IPR-Infringing Sites in 2021

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the 55% decrease in advertising from major gambling brands in the EU being placed on websites which infringe upon intellectual property rights. The reduction was reported by the European Union's Intellection Property Office (EUIPO) in a new study. The study found, during 2021,…
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Europe's Online Gambling Growth Boosts Entire Industry

FN Media Group Presents Microsmallcap.com Market Commentary NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a year-end data report released by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, in Europe is expected to grow by 19% this year, to US$99.5 billion gross gaming revenue (GGR). The growth in…
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Europe’s gambling revenues expected to grow 7.5% in 2021, down 13% on pre-pandemic levels

Europe's total gambling revenue will increase by 7.5% this year to €87.2bn gross gaming revenue (GGR), but total gambling market revenue is down by 13% compared to 2019 levels, as Europe's land-based gambling sector continues to feel the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, according to an end-of-year data report published by the European Gaming and…
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2021 Europe Gambling Revenue to Rise 7.5%, Says EGBA

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) expects Europe's total gambling revenue to increase by 7.5% to €87.2bn ($98.5bn) gross gambling revenue (GGR) in 2021. Brussels-based EGBA took to Twitter to share its year-end data report published Wednesday in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital. The positive outlook for 2021 skews somewhat when…
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2021 Europe Gambling Revenue to Rise 7.5%, Says EGBA
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Europe’s gambling revenues projected to increase by 7.5% in 2021

An end-of-year data report by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, has stated that Europe's total gambling revenue is set to increase by 7.5% to €87.2bn ($98.5bn) in 2021. This includes a 19% growth in the online market. Overall, however, gambling revenue is down by 13% when compared to 2019…
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Europe’s gambling revenues projected to increase by 7.5% in 2021
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Europe’s gambling revenues will increase in 2021

Gaming News 22 December 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Europe's total gambling market revenue will increase by 7.5% in 2021, driven by 19% growth in the online market. But total gambling market revenue is down by 13% compared to 2019, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to restrict land-based gambling activity.Brussels, 22 December 2021 - Europe's total…
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EGBA on Finland’s Missed Opportunity For Overdue Gambling Reform

The Finnish government's proposal to introduce payment blockings for online gambling has been approved by the country's parliament but, with its introduction, policymakers have missed an opportunity for meaningful and overdue gambling reform in the country. On 14 December, Finland's parliament approved an amended version of a government proposal to…
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Finnish parliament passes gambling reforms at first reading

Reforms in the act include the introduction of payment blocking for any operators other than monopoly Veikkaus. In addition, mandatory identification - already introduced to Veikkaus slots earlier this year - will also extend to all forms of gambling. This is expected to be implemented no later than 2024. Marketing regulations would also change…
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New Study: Ten EU Member States Strengthened Consumer Protection Rules for Online Gambling Since 2018, But Significant Fragmentation and Gaps Remain

A new study has found 10 EU Member States have made progress in strengthening their consumer protection rules for online gambling since 2018, although significant fragmentation and gaps in how these rules are implemented still remain. The study, published by the City, University of London (CUL), reviewed specific aspects of the consumer protection…
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New Study: Ten EU Member States Strengthened Consumer Protection Rules for Online Gambling Since 2018, But Significant Fragmentation and Gaps Remain
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European gaming regulation in the nearest future?

Scified2021-10-30 14:15:482021-10-30 14:15:48https major goal of European gaming regulation is to provide the most precise and up-to-date laws possible. It is past time for individuals involved in the gambling industry on this continent to be aware of current trends in European gaming legislation. Then we got in touch with Exycasinos experts and…
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EGBA Welcomes Progress on Irish Gambling Regulations

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the Irish government's proposals to establish a regulatory authority and a national self-exclusion register for gambling. On October 21, Ireland's Minister of State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration, James Browne TD, published the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation…
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It's a yes: EGBA welcomes new regulatory proposal for online gambling in Ireland

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed new proposals in establishing dedicated regulations for online gambling in Ireland. EGBA is especially behind the proposal to establish a regulatory authority for gambling and the ideals of a national self-exclusion register, to clamp down on gambling harm and allow anyone experiencing…
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EGBA calls for widest support of European Safer Gambling Week

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on all gambling organisations to support the launch of its inaugural European Safer Gambling Week (ESGW) - hosted from 1-to-7 November. ESGW seeks to establish an annual cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling across Europe's regulated online gambling markets During the week,…
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EGBA calls for widest support of European Safer Gambling Week
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European Safer Gambling Week, 1-7 November 2021

Fostering a Stronger Culture of Safer Gambling in Europe 1-7 November 2021 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), and its partners, invite you to join us for the inaugural European Safer Gambling Week (ESGW) on 1-7 November 2021. The theme of this first ESGW is "Fostering a Stronger Culture of Safer Gambling in Europe". ESGW is an…
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The Gambling Regulations in Europe

Although the EU is essentially united as a commercial bloc, its gambling regulations differ slightly from country to country. As the Schengen accord allows broad mobility between EU member states, some players might be confused by what they can play - and where. You are free to travel across the borders - so long as you keep in mind that the rules…
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Safer gambling in focus at the Sustainable Gambling Conference

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Online gaming separation confirmed by Belgian court

In Belgium and the Constitutional Court has reportedly affirmed an earlier ruling to annul a section of the nation's Gambling Act of 1999 and prohibit locally-licensed iGaming operators from offering sportsbetting and online casino games via the same domain. According to a Monday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the ruling from the nation's highest…
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Online gaming separation confirmed by Belgian court
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Belgian law change mandates separation of online gaming products

The act had largely been replaced by a 2019 equivalent, meaning there is little change beyond confirming the separation of online gaming (A+) and online betting (F1+) product verticals. The ruling from the Constitutional Court came after a previous 2018 ruling on whether licensees could offer different categories of game - such as sports betting…
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Belgian law change mandates separation of online gaming products
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France Launches Public Review of Gambling Advertising

The French gambling regulator has launched a public consultation regarding gambling advertising. [Image: Shutterstock.com] The French gambling regulator has launched a nationwide public consultation looking at the advertising practices of gambling operators. ANJ has made this decision on the back of what it has labeled as "advertising pressure"…
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Flutter joins European Gaming and Betting Association to promote safer gambling

uropean betting operator Flutter Entertainment, with brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars, and Sky Betting & Gaming, has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU. Flutter is one of…
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Online casino regulations updated in Germany, the Netherlands

The gambling sector in Europe and worldwide is thriving, fuelled by technological developments and changing lifestyles. According to the European Gaming and Betting Association, last year, the European market registered a gross revenue of €75.9bn - with the online casino revenue increasing by seven per cent, from €24.5bn in 2019 to €26.3bn in…
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Online casino regulations updated in Germany, the Netherlands
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Veikkaus to open redundancy discussions with 830 staff

In addition to the redundancies, Veikkaus said that, the terms of the employment contracts with around 330 employees "may change substantially". However, the business added that it may be able to keep some people employed by directing them towards new openings in Veikkaus, particularly at its upcoming Casino Tampere property, where it expects to…
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Impact of UK and Spain's Gibraltar agreement on gambling industry

As a British overseas territory, Gibraltar has a unique status. While under UK's jurisdiction, it's actually much closer to Spain than it is to the UK. The foundation of Gibraltar's economy is the service industry, and gambling is its core sector. In recent years, players and some business owners have been concerned about the consequences of…
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Gambling in Scandinavia: An overview of the culture and regulations

Scandinavia is known for heavy metal, ABBA, stunning scenery and liberalism. Each country has its own rules and regulations for its gambling, though. And before you decide to head to the Scandi countries for a spin on the spelautomater - here is what you need to know. Online gambling has increased in popularity in Scandinavia just as much as in the…
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EGBA cites industry progress on safer gambling duties

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that its members are "significantly stepping up their safer gambling efforts" towards their customers, including the greater deployment of tools and increased communications to promote safer gambling. The comments come in the group's Sustainability Report 2020/21, which aims to support…
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EGBA cites industry progress on safer gambling duties
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EGBA commits to increased safer gambling in new Sustainability Report

The CEOs of the member companies of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) have committed to increasing safer gambling efforts across Europe's online gambling sector. In the body's first-ever annual Sustainability Report, EGBA members have committed to the greater deployment of safer gambling tools and increased communications. The…
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EGBA commits to increased safer gambling in new Sustainability Report
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EGBA Requests that the Expert Group on Gambling is Re-established

The European Gaming and Betting Association has backed gaming authorities from EU member states in appealing for the EU Expert Group on Gambling to be re-established. Online Gambling in the EU There is no sector-specific EU regulation in the area of gaming services. The European Court of Justice has declared that the way EU countries manage their…
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Germany launches iGaming under the New State Treaty on Gambling

In Germany and the New State Treaty on Gambling (GluNeuRStV) reportedly came into force yesterday so as to revolutionize the local iGaming market by allowing licensed operators to legally offer a range of online poker and video slot games. According to a Thursday report from the news domain at iGamingBusiness.com, the legislation was years in the…
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Germany Approves Controversial iGaming Tax Bill, Takes Effect From July 1

The controversial' GlüNeuRStv' (Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag) which is the new German state treaty on gambling was approved by the Finance Committee this week. The bill was put together by the Bundesrat which is the Federal Council in Germany and it received a lot of opposition from online casino stakeholders as they felt the bill was…
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Germany Approves Controversial iGaming Tax Bill, Takes Effect From July 1
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EGBA supports calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling

Gambling regulators from fourteen EU Member States have called on the European Commission (EC) to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling. The regulators have written to the EC to formally request the return of the EU Expert Group, which was disbanded by the Commission in 2018. The Expert Group provided a platform for gambling regulators to…
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EGBA supports calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling
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EGBA supports request to re-establish EU Expert Group on gambling

he Chairperson of the Dutch Gambling Authority, René Jansen has confirmed, at a webinar on Thursday morning, that a group of gambling authorities, from 14 EU Member States, has written to the European Commission to formally request the reestablishment of the Commission-mandated EU Expert Group on Gambling. The European Gaming and Betting…
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EGBA calls for European Commission to bring back Expert Group on Gambling

EGBA members from 14 EU states have written to European Commissioner Thierry Breton about the issue, in an attempt to establish a more coordinated approach to regulating a European gambling market estimated to be worth €100bn per year. The inaugural Expert Group, made up of representatives from several European gambling authorities, was disbanded…
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EGBA calls for European Commission to bring back Expert Group on Gambling
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EGBA Expresses Concerns over Italy’s New Proposals for Online Gambling Licensing

The Italian authorities are currently working on a new tender for online gambling concessions which will limit the number of online gambling licensees in the country to 40 and increase online licensing fees to at least €2.5 million from 2023. Now, the EGBA has contacted the Italian gambling authority to share its concerns and reminded the authority…
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EGBA Expresses Concerns over Italy’s New Proposals for Online Gambling Licensing
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EGBA Urges Germany to Reconsider Online Casino Tax Proposal

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that the proposal by the German Bundesrat to introduce a 5.3% tax on online poker and slots stakes would undermine the key aim of the country's new online gambling regulations to direct online poker and slots customers into a regulated market. EGBA suggests that the tax measure would…
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EGBA Urges Germany to Reconsider Online Casino Tax Proposal
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Brexit deal still brings data flow concerns for online gambling companies, EGBA warns

he European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), a Brussels-based gaming industry trade body, has warned the European Union and UK government that current Brexit arrangements carry operational and business concerns for the online gambling sector. On 24 December, the EU and UK agreed to a post-Brexit trade deal which outlines their future…
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EGBA Expresses its Concerns About Consequences of Brexit on Online Gambling Industry

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed its concerns regarding Britain's exit from the European Union. It stated that Brexit had many unresolved issues that might have an impact on the online gambling industry in the region. The interim agreement of data transfers between the EU and the UK is set to expire in less than six…
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EGBA Expresses its Concerns About Consequences of Brexit on Online Gambling Industry
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Veikkaus: Slot ID controls will cut player losses by €300m

Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus will customers to verify their identity to play its slots as of tomorrow (12 January), part of a series of player protection measures which the operator expects to cut player losses by up to €300m. Under the new system, players must use a virtual identification card available on their phone, to log in before…
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Veikkaus: Slot ID controls will cut player losses by €300m
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Veikkaus laying off 800 staff, Finland urged to ditch gambling monopoly

Finland's Veikkaus gambling monopoly will lay off up to 800 staff in January while the country is being shamed as the only remaining European Union country clinging to a state-run monopoly model. On Thursday, Veikkaus announced that the'cooperation negotiations' it launched with its retail staff earlier this month had concluded with plans to begin…
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Europe’s gambling revenues to drop 23% in 2020 but online maintains growth

Safer gambling: 63% of customers used at least one safer gambling tool, an increase from 37% of customers in the previous year. Conducted 1.2 million direct interventions with customers to promote safer gambling, a 50% increase from the previous year. Economic impact: Combined €5.6bn in online GGR. Invested €340m in European sports, through…
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Europe’s gambling revenues to drop 23% in 2020 but online maintains growth
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EGBA Urges Finland to Fix its Gambling Policy

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the Finnish government to "fix" its gambling policy by bringing an end to Veikkaus' monopoly in the country. EGBA pointed out Finland is the only European Union member state that still maintains a gambling monopoly. "Yet these days you are more likely to hear criticisms of Veikkaus and…
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EGBA Urges Finland to Fix its Gambling Policy