An interesting study has just been published by the Asser Institute, which looks at whether any empirical evidence can be found to support the views expressed by certain gambling and sports regulatory bodies that the major...more
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation aimed at assessing how lotteries and lottery type products are offered in the British market....more
Those in the industry who continue to derive revenue from Norwegian players continue to pay close attention to local developments. Recently, the Government announced measures to adapt the monopolistic regime and a small...more
The Responsible Gambling Trust has published its eagerly awaited independent study into the use of gaming machines in the UK.
The RGT has published 7 documents...more
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
The High Court has handed down its judgment this morning, backing the Government over the Judicial Review instigated by a collective of Gibraltar-based operators of the proposed POC legislation. The industry had been awaiting...more
On 26 September, the General Court of the European Union handed down two judgments dismissing the appeals of Dansk Automat Brancheforening ("DAB") and Royal Scandanavian Casino Århus against a European Commission decision of...more
The Government has announced that the full implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 will be postponed until 1 November 2014....more
The Gambling Commission has published updated guidance to the industry aimed at assisting operators grapple with the complicated requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...more
The Gambling Commission has updated its FAQs and has extended the deadline for the licensing of “gambling software” providers....more
The Government has published The General Betting, Pool Betting and Remote Gaming Duties (Registration, Records and Agents) Regulations 2014....more
The Government has commenced a second consultation on the Horserace Betting Levy. The Government is seeking views on two options: reforming the existing Levy or replacing it with a bespoke new statutory framework....more
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (“GBGA”),which represents the interests of a number of Gibraltar-regulated operator has filed a legal challenge against the pending changes to British remote gambling regulation....more
The Gambling Commission has launched a consulation asking for views from the public and the industry on the levels and nature of social responsibility protections that gambling operators must provide....more
On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services.
The Gambling Commission has published its latest set of FAQs.
A key addition is the confirmation of the Commission’s expectations in terms of the presentation by B2B operators of their risk rationales....more
The Gambling Commission has published a guidance note aimed at assisting the industry determine what constitutes “gambling software” and which entities within a supply chain require a licence from the Gambling...more
The Government has published The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014, which confirms the transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process....more
The Gambling Commission has published the latest set of FAQs to assist applicants with the licence application process....more
In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance...more
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, a trade body representing the Gibraltar operators, has published correspondence between its external legal counsel and both the British Government and the British Gambling...more
The International Social Gaming Association, the trade body representing many of the leading providers of casino-style social games, has published a detailed report analysing the social games phenomenon....more
The International Centre for Sports Security, in collaboration with the University of Sorbonne, has published a detailed analysis of the integrity issues facing sport in the context of betting. ...more
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act received Royal Assent last night (14 May), ending weeks of speculation in the industry as to when the amendments to the British Gambling Act 2005 would finally go through the final...more
Following two consultations conducted towards the end of 2013, the Gambling Commission has published the final Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP“).
These three consultations resulted in the publication of...more