Tag: European Commission

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..

Not-so-new German Gambling Treaty passed by states

Betting Business - German states
Germany’s sixteen states have agreed to pass a revised version of its Interstate Gambling Treaty that will allow for the issuance of forty sports-betting licences throughout the country by January 2018.   The move aims to break the legal deadlock that Germany has been facing over the past few years, paving the way for potential liberalisation of online casino games. But...

Lawyers question basis of new racing levy

Betting Business - Racing levy
The newly amended and “highly controversial” horse racing levy, due to come into effect from 1 April, will have to face a gauntlet of potential challenges before being realised, legal experts have said.   The UK government published a draft statutory instrument mid-March laying out the premise and provisions for the amended levy: “To secure that the bookmakers by whom the...