Tag Archives: Belgium
- Belgium ministers approve gambling advertising curbs
October 16, 2017
Belgium is pressing forward with new restrictions on gambling advertising, including a blanket ban on gambling promos during live sports broadcasts. This summer, Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens hinted that new gambling advertising curbs were in the works. On Friday, Belgian media reported that Geens’ plan had received the approval...
- Belgian police gambled online using private citizens’ data
October 9, 2017
Belgian authorities are investigating allegations that dozens of local police officers used private citizens’ personal information to register online gambling accounts. On Saturday, Belgian news outlet Het Nieuwsblad reported that dozens of officers at the Antwerp Police Service were under investigation for using private citizens’ data to open online gambling...
- Online gambling claims one-third of Belgium’s 2015 market revenue
September 7, 2017
Online gambling sites accounted for one-third of Belgium’s licensed gambling market revenue in 2015, according to new statistics from the state gaming regulator. This week, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) released its 2016 annual report, which (confusingly) contains Belgian-licensed operators’ financial information from 2015, allegedly due to the slow pace...
- World Cup review: Belgium makes it six through to the finals
September 5, 2017
A review of the current state of World Cup qualification for the 2018 tournament in Russia, including Belgium becoming the sixth nation to book their space. Only three weekends into the new English Premier League (EPL) season, a cavernous crack appears in the fixture list to make way for the...
- Belgium seeks tighter curbs on gambling advertising on television
June 13, 2017
Belgium is joining the growing list of countries seeking to impose tighter restrictions on gambling advertising. Last week, Belgian media reported that Justice Minister Koen Geens was preparing new legislation that would significantly reduce gambling operators’ ability to advertise on local television broadcasts. The proposals reportedly have the full support...
- Betclic Everest gives up on Belgium after one year
May 10, 2017
French online gambling operator Betclic Everest Group has shut its operations in Belgium just one year after joining the country’s regulated online market. In May 2016, Betclic Everest launched its Belgian-licensed Betclic.be sports betting and casino site. The site was a partnership with the Ardent Group (the former Circus Group),...
Online gambling claims one-third of Belgium’s 2015 market revenue
September 7, 2017
European Union online poker liquidity deal due on July 6
June 30, 2017