Sunday, January 29, 2023


EU Commission consults on new money-laundering protocols

EU Anti money laundering protocols
In its response to a recent European Commission consultation, EGBA outlines its support for a consistent application of anti-money laundering (AML) rules across the EU and its commitment to promote the highest standards of AML compliance in Europe’s online gambling sector.

Italy to cut online licensees by two thirds

Italy to cut online licensees by two thirds
Italy has announced plans to cut the number of online gambling licences in the market from 120 to just 40, while also planning to raise licence fees.

Dear Santa, can Finland please fix its gambling policy?

Finland Comment Maarten Haijer of the European Gambling and Betting Association
Finland’s gambling policy is at a crossroads and the government faces a clear choice: stick with the failings of the current policy and its monopoly system, or change course, writes Maarten Haijer of the European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA).

European Commission – single market post-Brexit

European Commission post Brexit
With the EU’s most reluctant member no longer a consideration in the new legislation, the European Commission is reviving past promises of a digital..

EGBA: Spain should focus on channeling, not ad bans

EGBA Spain advertising ban
Advertising does not increase problem gambling, writes Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) - but banning ads.

The German Lander reach a ‘cautious’ igaming consensus

online gambling legislation Germany
Germany’s draft online gambling legislation has been tepidly welcomed as long overdue. Yet experts warn that a careful sum of all its limitations suggests this new regime may more about effective restriction than open reform.

EGBA urges EU member states not to ban gambling ads

EGBA EU Gambling advertising
Gambling advertising is essential to direct players to licensed operators, Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the EGBA has said.

Europe’s diverging online gambling rules are problematic for consumers

Europe online gambling rules
Regulatory convergence on online gambling is a win-win for EU member states, writes Dr Margaret Carran, City University of London, for the EGBA - so why..

EGBA joins calls for Portuguese tax overhaul

Portugal EGBA
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on the Portuguese government to rethink its “discriminatory” sliding tax for online gambling..

EGBA in new push for European harmony

EGBA, Europe, brexit, eu
Only one of the EU’s 25 member states, Denmark, has introduced the Commission’s guidelines on consumer protection, says the EGBA, as it calls for greater regulatory harmony across the bloc. A City University London study, “Consumer protection in EU…

Austrian Association joins pan-European lobby effort

Austrian gaming
Due to a lack of certainty in its own online gaming market, the Austrian gaming trade body has joined forces with the EGBA to help realise a continent-wide regulatory regime.   The European Gaming and Betting Association has announced the induction of its newest member, the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG), to help drive for clarity in pan-European gaming...