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Belgium – Flutter signs up with European Gaming and Betting Association

Betting operator Flutter, who owns popular brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars and Sky Betting & Gaming, has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed, and regulated within the EU. Flutter is one of the largest online operators in the world…

Belgium – Europe’s leading online gambling operators step up safer gambling efforts

In a first-ever annual Sustainability Report by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the CEOs of its member companies, Europe’s leading online gambling operators, commit to taking the lead in fostering a stronger culture of safer gambling across Europe’s online gambling sector. In the report, the CEOs commitment is reinforced by data from their…

Belgium – EGBA welcomes proposals for new EU anti-money laundering rules

The European Union’s anti-money laundering rules are set to be updated and reinforced after the European Commission published proposals for two anti-money laundering (AML) Regulations and a revision of the current EU AML Directive today. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes the proposals and reaffirms its commitment to work with all relevant regulatory…

Switzerland – Industry groups send letter to European Commission in support of re-established EU Expert Group on Gambling

17 trade associations, representing the leading online gambling operators in the EU, have sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, calling for the European Commission to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling Services to support regulatory cooperation between Europe’s gambling authorities. The key recommendation from the industry group…

Belgium – EGBA welcomes gambling authorities call to re-establish EU expert group on gambling

A group of gambling authorities from 14 EU Member States have written to the European Commission to formally request the reestablishment of the Commission-mandated EU Expert Group on Gambling, the Chairperson of the Dutch Gambling Authority, René Jansen, has confirmed at a webinar this morning. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) fully supports reestablishing…

Italy – EGBA questions whether Italy’s move to reduce online licences contravenes EU law

The European Gaming and Betting Association believes that the Italian authorities should notify the European Commission about a new draft law proposing a reduction in the number of online gambling licensees in the country by two thirds. Notification enables the Commission to scrutinise and determine whether proposed national laws are in full compliance with EU…

Belgium – EGBA welcomes European Commission proposal for European Digital Identity

The European Commission has announced plans for a European digital identity, an electronic identity wallet (e-ID) to allow EU citizens to access public and private services online, a move welcomed by European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) who believes it will lead to more common approaches to identity verification for many online sectors in Europe,…

Germany – Online casino tax would advantage land-based operators in breach of EU state aid rules

A proposal by Germany’s Bundesrat to tax online poker and slots stakes at punitive rates would lead to more German players using unlicensed websites and offer a substantial and unfair tax advantage to land-based operators, as high as €290m each year in Bavaria alone. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that the…

Belgium – EGBA highlights data flow as post-Brexit concern

The European Gaming and Betting Association has highlighted cross-border data flow as a post-Brexit concern for online gaming companies operating in both the UK and the EU. On December 24, after months of negotiations, the EU and UK finally agreed to a post-Brexit trade deal which outlines their future relationship now the UK has officially…