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Brazil – Remote gambling could be worth US$2.1bn in Brazil

At a time when the Brazilian Congress and Executive branch are working towards a competitive regulated online gaming market, a KPMG report commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), estimates that the size of the market measured in terms of Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) could be worth above R$6.7bn (US$2.1bn). The RGA believes that the…

Portugal – RGA calls for changes to Portugal’s online tax

The body responsible for the online gaming industry the Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) has only issued six licences since Portugal passed its online gaming act two years ago. The Government approved rules for online gambling and betting on April 29, 2015. During this period, the SRIJ received 19…

UK – RGA publishes Anti-Money laundering guidelines

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), has published the Second Edition of its publication, ‘Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry’. The guidelines are designed to help licensed online gambling companies combat the threat of money laundering and terrorist financing in a consistent and effective manner. It covers key areas such as the…

UK – Remote Gambling Association makes two appointments

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), the largest trade association for remote gambling operators in the world, has announced two new appointments. Paul Morris, former remote gambling lead at the British Gambling Commission, joins the RGA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. On 1 August he will be joined by Pierre Tournier, who will take up the…

Montenegro – RGA highlights problems with Montenegro’s tax approach

At the first major conference on gambling taxation in Montenegro the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) said that the high levels of taxation imposed on licensed gambling operators would send citizens into the black market. The RGA spoke about its experience of tax regimes across Europe and said that to protect consumers and prevent money laundering…

UK – Trade associations form the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling

Trade associations in the five sectors of the British gambling industry have joined together to form the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG). The new group will allow the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), British Amusement & Catering Trade Association (BACTA), Bingo Association (BA), National Casino Forum (NCF) and Remote Gambling Association (RGA) to work…

Greece – Remote Gambling complains to Greek PM

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has joined the furore over OPAP’s online gambling monopoly with a letter to the Greek President, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to set out the potential legal actions that could be commenced if the government does not amend the proposed Greek Gambling regime to make it compliant with both…

Greece – RGA slams Greek legislation

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has written to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Deutsche Bank and the Hellenic Bank to notify them of further legal complaints to the European Commission concerning Greece’s unfair and unworkable internet betting and gaming laws. There are now two complaints outstanding with further complaints in preparation. There is…