Albert Agustinoy

Albert Agustinoy

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SPAIN: Finally the market is re-opened

Today has been published in the Spanish Official Gazette the resolution launching the call for tender for obtaining new general licenses for exploiting gambling activities in Spain....more

11/3/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming

All-In@EiG 2014 Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale

In This Issue: 1. Welcome to EiG 2014 2. Europe: Gaming in the Cloud 3. Risk – What’s Your Appetite? 4. Japan: Current Status of Casino Legalization 5. Poland: Overview of Expected Changes 6. Patents on...more

10/27/2014 - Casinos EU Gambling Gaming Japan

Spain: New technical resolutions

The opening of the Spanish market is getting closer. Today new technical resolutions have been published at the Spanish Official Gazette. In particular, the resolutions are the followings...more

10/13/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming

Spain: Opening of the tender for the BCN World gambling resort

On June, 13, 2014 the regional gambling authorities of Catalonia (“Direcció General de Tributs i Joc“) officialy adopted the (long-time awaited) call for tender for launching the so-called BCN World gambling resort. Under the...more

6/18/2014 - Casinos Gambling Gaming

Spain: The authorities disclose more information on the new licensing process

As mentioned in a previous post, the DGOJ has held a meeting with the licensed operators in order to inform them on its next major regulatory developments. Namely, such developments are: (i) the status and likely timings for...more

5/1/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming Licenses

Spain: More clarity on new games and the re-opening of the market should be coming soon…

The Spanish regulator has confirmed today that it will be holding a public meeting early next week (namely, on April 29) in order to provide more information on the process of approval of the regulations that will introduce...more

4/23/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming

Spain: The draft decrees on slots and exchange betting have been notified to the European Commission

Pursuant to the information posted in the European Commission’s website, yesterday the Spanish authorities did notify the draft decrees on slots and exchange betting to Brussels. Such a notification is made in order to...more

3/20/2014 - EU European Commission Gambling

Spain: the draft decrees on slots and exchange betting are published

The Spanish authorities have finally published the draft decrees regulations online slots and exchange betting. This publication launches a public-consultation phase that will last until March 27 and during which any...more

3/11/2014 - EU Gambling

Spain: Approval of a simplified system for the fulfillment of regulatory duties by the gambling industry

The Spanish Parliament has approved this week the so-called Market Unity Act. This piece of legislation is aimed at simplfying the difficulties of providing services or manufacturing or distributing goods connected with...more

12/13/2013 - Distributors EU Gambling Licenses Manufacturers New Regulations

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - November 2013

BETTING AND GAMING - UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more

11/5/2013 - Gaming Match Fixing Sports Betting

Spain: Approval of new regulations for betting and bingo

The Spanish Official Gazette has published today a Decision from the Spanish Gambling Authority (namely Decision no. HAP/1998/2013) amending the regulations that apply to betting and bingo....more

10/31/2013 - EU Gambling Online Gaming Sports Betting

Spain: First Steps for Coordinating Measures against Match Fixing

The Spanish General Directorate of Gaming Affairs (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego – “DGOJ”) has recently held a first meeting with the some of the main licensed online sport bookmakers aimed at establishing a...more

10/11/2013 - EU Gambling Match Fixing Sports Sports Betting

All-In@EiG 2013 - Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale.

Welcome to EiG 2013 - Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012. The...more

10/9/2013 - EU Gambling Internet Gambling Licenses Online Poker Social Gaming Sweepstakes TFEU UK

Portugal: Announcement of Online Gambling Market Legalization

On 3 October 2013, and as a result of the country´s evaluation meeting with Troika, the Portuguese Government announced that it will legalize the online gambling market, in order to increase tax revenues....more

10/4/2013 - EU Gambling Internet Gambling

Spain: The lone smoker solution

Very high expectations have arisen in Spain since two major gambling and entertainment projects were announced some months ago. Indeed, Las Vegas Sands has confirmed in several occasions its ambitious project for developing a...more

9/30/2013 - Casinos EU Gambling Smoking Bans

Spain: Authorities approve the first Strategic Plan on Responsible Gaming

The Spanish Gaming Authorities, in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Responsible Gaming (CAJR), have approved the so called Spanish strategy on responsible gaming....more

7/23/2013 - EU Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions

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