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France – French regulator ANJ highlights law changes in its first year

During its first year of operation, French regulator ANJ has implemented the various new tools provided for by the Pacte law and by the ordinance of October 2, 2019: responsible gaming action plans, gaming program, promotional strategies, frames of reference for addiction and money laundering, etc. This institutional engineering forms the basis of ANJ’s action…

Bulgaria – National Revenue Agency takes responsibility of Bulgaria’s gambling regulation

The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NRA) will oversee the regulation of gambling in Bulgaria, following the decision by legislators to axe the country’s previous gambling regulator, the State Commission on Gambling (SCG). Galya Dimitrova will oversee the new authority as the NRA’s Executive Director. The abolition of the State Gambling Commission (SGC) followed fierce criticism…

France – L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux officially takes over as the French gambling regulator

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has now officially replaced l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) unifying French gambling as a single regulatory body which oversees all forms of gambling in France, including online gambling, casinos, horse racing and lottery games, which makes up 78 per cent of the betting market in France….

Spain – DGOJ appoints Mikel Arana as its new Director General

Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has appointed Mikel Arana as its new Director General. He is currently an auditor of the Economic Control Office of the Basque Government. He also teaches at the University of the Basque Country. Mr. Arana had previously been a member of the Basque Parliament as a…

UK – Gambling Commission publishes 2020 business plan

The Gambling Commission has published its 2020/21 Business Plan which outlines key priorities for the year ahead, including an ongoing commitment to reducing gambling harm, and continuing its work in making gambling safer, particularly online. Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, said: “We begin a new financial year in extraordinary circumstances, the Covid-19…

Brazil – CAIXA wants to be regulatory body over Brazil’s gaming industry

Gilberto Occhi President of the largest state owned bank and lottery operator – the Caixa Econômica Federal (CAIXA) said that the bank wants to act as the supervisory body of both land based and internet gambling in Brazil. Occhi said that the legalisation of gaming could generate around R$20bn per year and that online gaming…

Norway – Oslo to stage IAGR regulator conference

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has announced that its 2013 Annual Conference will take place in Oslo September 29 to October 2, 2013.  The event will explore emerging issues affecting gaming regulators, policymakers and industry executives in gambling markets around the world. The conference will focus on challenges faced by regulators as they…