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Fox Hounding Next EU Commissioner For Tougher Controls | GamblingCompliance

Fox Hounding Next EU Commissioner For Tougher Controls | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The author of the European Parliament’s latest report on online gambling, Ashley Fox, has urged the next European Commissioner to be stricter on enforcing EU laws and to pursue infringement cases against member states with more vigour.
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Glu Launches Real-Money Mobile Gambling Game

Glu Launches Real-Money Mobile Gambling Game | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Glu Mobile has launched its first real-money gambling game, Samurai vs. Zombies slots and immediately shores its shares rise by more than 20% to $2.91. Samurai vs.
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Australia Balks at Legal Online Poker, In-Play Bets | Online Gambling News : Online Gambling News

Australia Balks at Legal Online Poker, In-Play Bets | Online Gambling News : Online Gambling News | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The Australian government's review of the Interactive Gaming Act passes on legalizing online poker and in-play wagering.
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German Judges Cheer Industry With ECJ Referral | GamblingCompliance

German Judges Cheer Industry With ECJ Referral | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Germany’s Federal Court of Justice kicked a ruling on the enforceability of German internet gambling restrictions upstairs to the European Court of Justice, a move that boosted online gambling companies that plan to keep operating while legal...
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More Grexits As Online Firms Shy Away From Greek Threats | GamblingCompliance

More Grexits As Online Firms Shy Away From Greek Threats | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Most of Europe’s biggest online gambling operators have now pulled back from Greece amid threats of uncompromising sanctions and a mooted online monopoly for privatisation target OPAP. 
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OPAP-Led Group Wins Greek Lottery Bidding; Lottomatica Pulls Out | GamblingCompliance

OPAP-Led Group Wins Greek Lottery Bidding; Lottomatica Pulls Out | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
An OPAP-led group was provisionally declared the successful bidder for Hellenic Lotteries with an improved offer, but Italy’s Lottomatica has withdrawn from the consortium. 
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Dutch Online-Offline Rivals Drop Court Battles For ‘More Friendly’ Approach | GamblingCompliance

Dutch Online-Offline Rivals Drop Court Battles For ‘More Friendly’ Approach | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

Online and offline gambling companies in the Netherlands are more used to battling each other in the courtroom than lobbying together, but 12 of them have now agreed a shared list of demands for a looming Dutch online gambling bill. ... #WrB12

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Schleswig-Holstein Gambling Act Repeal Delayed, Critiqued by European Commission | GamblingCompliance

Schleswig-Holstein Gambling Act Repeal Delayed, Critiqued by European Commission | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

The European Commission last week critiqued Schleswig-Holstein’s proposed repeal of its online gambling laws, and Malta and the UK took issue with it, steps that have delayed the German state’s plans to revoke its rules for another month. ... #WrB12

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Former UK Gambling Minister: DCMS Wary Of Legal Threat | GamblingCompliance

Former UK Gambling Minister: DCMS Wary Of Legal Threat | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

The UK government has already taken careful steps to limit the chances of legal action scuppering a new bill to force online gambling firms doing business in the country to take a licence. ...

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Offshore Hubs Split On UK’s Draft Online Gambling Bill | GamblingCompliance

Offshore Hubs Split On UK’s Draft Online Gambling Bill | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

The offshore jurisdictions most affected by the government’s push to force online gambling companies to take licences in the UK are split on the merits of a draft bill released this week. ...#WrB12

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UK Releases Draft ‘Light-Touch’ Online Gambling Bill | GamblingCompliance

UK Releases Draft ‘Light-Touch’ Online Gambling Bill | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a draft bill which would force online gambling companies doing business in the country to obtain a licence from the UK Gambling Commission. ...
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Belgian Regulator Still 'Not Doing Enough', Eyes Social Gaming | GamblingCompliance

Belgian Regulator Still 'Not Doing Enough', Eyes Social Gaming | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The Belgian Gaming Commission’s legal enforcer has said he does not expect to add social gaming site Facebook to the country’s controversial blacklist, but has submitted a royal decree that could see Facebook’s social gambling offers limited to...
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EU Online Gambling At ‘Critical Moment’ After Teufelberger Grilling, Say Operators | GamblingCompliance

EU Online Gambling At ‘Critical Moment’ After Teufelberger Grilling, Say Operators | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

The European Commission must take urgent action against restrictive markets, like Belgium’s, to stop “irreparable and unjustifiable” damage being done to the online gambling industry, according to operators.

 

Trade groups, analysts and investors called yesterday for the European Union’s executive body to speed up its investigation into 20 countries’ gambling regimes and punish the most blatant breaches of EU law.

 

The Remote Gambling Association, which represents dozens of European online gambling companies, said “irreparable and unjustifiable damage” will be done unless the commission takes firmer action.

 

Belgian authorities questioning Bwin.Party’s co-chief executive, in Brussels to lobby for equal treatment within the EU, was the latest “injustice”, said Clive Hawkswood, chief executive of the RGA.

 

“If the European Commission does not take the opportunity now, it might be lost forever. It is a critical moment,” added Brian Wright, the RGA’s business director. ...

 

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Bet365 Takes Top Spot In Spanish Online Betting | GamblingCompliance

Bet365 Takes Top Spot In Spanish Online Betting | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Bet365 has emerged as the early leader of a fiercely competitive pack of operators that are dominating Spain’s online betting market.
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Bet365 has emerged as the early leader of a fiercely competitive pack of operators that are dominating Spain’s online betting market.

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UK Government Considers Cutting Online Gambling Tax

UK Government Considers Cutting Online Gambling Tax | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
There are reports that the UK government is considering cutting the tax on online gambling revenues in order to attract more companies to the UK.
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ECJ Criticises OPAP Monopoly, Fuels Greek Gambling Challenges | GamblingCompliance

ECJ Criticises OPAP Monopoly, Fuels Greek Gambling Challenges | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Europe’s top court has “opened doors and windows” for companies to challenge Greece’s gambling laws with its ruling that OPAP’s gambling monopoly violates EU law without tighter controls, experts said.
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Roll up! Roll up! ICE Totally Gaming organisers and WorldPay announce launch of Official ICE Party | Totally Gaming

Roll up! Roll up! ICE Totally Gaming organisers and WorldPay announce launch of Official ICE Party | Totally Gaming | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
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Bet-At-Home Left Duelling Belgium After Bwin.Party Agreement | GamblingCompliance

Bet-At-Home Left Duelling Belgium After Bwin.Party Agreement | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Bet-at-Home will be the only online company fighting Belgium in court following Bwin.Party’s announcement on Friday of an alliance with a land-based casino in a move that headed off a confrontation today. ...
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888 friends Facebook for real money launch

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Great news! You can hear about Mytopia's progress at the Monetising Social Gaming conference at ICE Totally Gaming on 6th February where Mytopia CEO Eran Gonen will speak on the bridging of Social Casino players to real-money gaming! http://www.icetotallygaming.com/conferences/monetising-social-gaming/page/program

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Bill To Grant OPAP’s Online Monopoly Headed For December 11 Vote | GamblingCompliance

Bill To Grant OPAP’s Online Monopoly Headed For December 11 Vote | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

Betting operators are waiting to see whether Greek lawmakers will take up a proposed legislative amendment that would give OPAP a monopoly on most internet-gambling products through to 2020, extending the betting giant’s offline control online. .... #WrB12

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William Hill is leaving Playtech?, iGaming Post

William Hill is leaving Playtech?, iGaming Post | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

William Hill came a step closer to buying out its online joint venture partner Playtech after formally triggering a valuation process for William Hill Online. The move is part of its right to exercise a call option over Playtech’s 29% stake in the business.


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Zynga files Nevada online gaming application | Totally Gaming

Zynga files Nevada online gaming application | Totally Gaming | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

Social game developer Zynga took its first official step toward offering real-money gambling games in the US by filing preparatory paperwork for a preliminary finding of suitability to hold a gaming license in Nevada. The state gaming board said it would examine Zynga's financial standing and regulatory track record as part of the application, and would make a decision within 12-18 months. ...

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Increased protection for online gamblers

Increased protection for online gamblers | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

Draft legislation published today will ensure greater protection measures for British based users of remote gambling services, including online bingo, casino websites and telephone betting.

 

The Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill (Pdf, 1.4mb) will amend the Gambling Act 2005 so that remote gambling by consumers living in Britain is regulated at the point of consumption.

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Greek Watchdog Rejects RGA Call to Halt Blacklist Enforcement | GamblingCompliance

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has pushed back against requests to drop enforcement of Greece’s blacklist plans, rejecting arguments from the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) that the rules were "protectionist measures" that will not meet European...
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Online Gambling CEOs Urge European Commission Action In Open Letter | GamblingCompliance

Online Gambling CEOs Urge European Commission Action In Open Letter | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it

The bosses of 12 online gambling companies have written an open letter to the Financial Times reiterating that the detention of Norbert Teufelberger in Brussels last week was a “stark reminder of the legal uncertainty” in Europe’s online gambling...

 

The Belgian Gambling Commission will attend WrB Europe on 28 November alongside the EU Commission - be there and join the debates as the industry continues to be at a crossroad over regulation - wrbriefing.com/europe

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