The Norwegian Government has recently appointed a committee which shall report on the consequences if the Norwegian lotteries and gaming monopoly were to be repealed. The committee shall amongst others consider whether if one...more
Following last year’s consultation, the Gambling Commission has published the the final two documents which set out the responses to the consultation and the Commission’s consequential position.
On 30 April 2014, the Government published its Gambling Protections and Controls document which details the statutory measures it intends to take in relation to a number of gambling related issues....more
Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona -
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more
Today (8 April), the Gambling Commission published an updated version of its FAQs, providing updated guidance to the industry in relation to a variety of questions that both we, and the industry generally, have been asking....more
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill was passed by the House of Lords today in the Third Reading and returned to the House of Commons with one amendment....more
Gambling Law No IX-325 currently regulates gambling in the Republic of Lithuania. However, it fails to take account of which entities are permitted to provide gambling services and through which means of communication. In a...more
Pursuant to the Gambling Law dated 19 November 2009 (“Law”), the Polish government grants monopoly rights over number games, cash lotteries and telebingo. However, the Law does not specifically refer to the internet and the...more
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
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.
Following on the Gambling Commission’s publication of its LCCP and customer funds consultations, on 26 September a third consultation was published, which seeks the industry’s views on the changes proposed to operational...more
Overview of the top gambling regulatory developments in September.
Following Bulgaria’s publication of a blacklist of operators illegally targeting the jurisdiction in June 2013, the country issued...more
Top gambling regulatory developments in August.
With Australia’s federal election set to be held on 7 September 2013 and press reports claiming that leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, will...more
In the 2012 Budget, the UK government announced its intention to tax remote gambling on a point of consumption basis. A consultation ran from 5 April 2012 until 28 June 2012 whereby operators, suppliers and other interested...more
Hot on the heels of their Northern Ireland counterparts the Irish Government has proposed a number of reforms which suggests their liberalisation of gaming laws....more