Following the Parliamentary Committee hearings last month, where the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill was discussed in detail, the Committee has published a detailed summary of the written evidence lodged by a variety…more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
The Turkish authorities have published today an announcement regarding the privatization of their lottery services (Official Gazette w. no. 28833)…more
By the judgment rendered on 22 October 2013 in the Belgian version of the long-lasting The Pirate Bay saga, the Belgian Court of Cassation (Belgium’s Supreme Court) confirmed the lawfulness of a far-reaching injunction order…more
In a wide-ranging and extremely detailed report, OFCOM, the UK’s communications regulator, has released results of it analysis of gambling advertisements on television…more
Today, the European Commission has called on a number of Member States to ensure compliance of their national regulatory frameworks for gambling services with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU…more
The Parliament of South Australia has passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013 (SA) which contains reforms to gaming machine (“pokies” in Australian slang) laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA) and other…more
Victoria is set to be the first state in Australia to introduce a pre-commitment system for gaming machines which will allow players to predetermine net loss and time limits. The Gambling Regulation Amendment (Pre-Commitment)…more
In a letter sent to applicants on 14 November 2013, the Ministry of the Interior in Hessen, informed that none of the applicants, including the ones already invited to the negotiation phase in May of this year, meet the minimum…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
Various interested parties put their points across in Committee today, as the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill makes its way through Parliament…more
We previously reported that Italian videolottery operators had been offered with the option to settle the massive fines issued against them through the payment of 20% of their value. The term for the payment expired and it…more
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
The Gaming Commission again announced yesterday in Belgian media that it intends to restrict the possibility to play games on social network sites such as Facebook. According to the Commission, a majority of the participants in…more
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the Belgian Gaming Commission’s announcement in today’s newspapers that it should be granted access to the State Register in order to fight against…more
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