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Norway: Gaming monopoly may be repealed

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appointed a committee which shall report on the consequences if the Norwegian lotteries and gaming monopoly were to be repealed.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


GB: Gambling Commission publishes final set of responses to licensing conditions consultation

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. ...more

5/1/2014 - Gambling Licensing Rules UK

GB: Gambling Protections and Controls document published

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

4/30/2014 - Advertising Gambling Internet Gambling

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

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

4/11/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Broadcasting Doping EU Football Gambling Internet Gambling Sports UK

GB: Gambling Commission updates FAQs and provides more clarity over grey markets issue

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

4/8/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions

GB: POC Bill passed at Third Reading

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

3/20/2014 - Gambling Gaming

Lithuania: The latest Member State to propose new online gambling regulations

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

2/11/2014 - Gambling Online Gaming

Poland: Proposals to allow monopoly to offer online games

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

11/14/2013 - EU Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions Monopolization

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

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

UK: Consultation on streamlining the licence application process

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

10/4/2013 - Disclosure Requirements EU Gambling Licenses UK

All-in September (Global)

Overview of the top gambling regulatory developments in September. BULGARIA - Following Bulgaria’s publication of a blacklist of operators illegally targeting the jurisdiction in June 2013, the country issued...more

10/1/2013 - Advertising EU European Commission Gambling Internet Gambling Money Laundering Sports Betting UK

All-in August (Global)

Top gambling regulatory developments in August. Australia - 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

9/3/2013 - Australia EU Gambling Mexico UK

UK: Government publishes responses to POC tax consultation

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

8/16/2013 - Gambling Gaming Commissions Internet Gambling Tax Rates UK

Ireland: Gambling Control Bill 2013 Approved

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

7/17/2013 - Casinos Gambling Gaming Commissions

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