Tag Archives: EU
- Sweden to overhaul gambling regs; Spanish to see slots in 2013; Italian ad rules come into force
January 2, 2013
Sweden is getting closer to overhauling its gambling industry with new legislation to be published later this year. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Peter Norman, minister for financial markets with responsibility for gambling issues, both signed a statement that says the country will act upon recommendations made in a report...
- Cyprus getting tough on online casinos
November 17, 2011
Cyprus’ new online gambling industry law will punish offenders with hefty punishments as they attempt to regulate the industry. Cyprus Mail reports that offering gambling services could land you with a ten-year stretch behind bars and a fine of up to €500,000. Players that partake, whether it be in their...
- Bulgarian gambling plans in the dirt
June 22, 2011
Bulgaria’s online gambling plans are in tatters after their gambling bill was roundly criticized. Every man and his dog, which actually extended to the European Union, on and offline operators and even Malta, reserved their ire for the legislation and it’s hardly that surprising. Reforms are now on hold until...
- Greece told to get a move on; Probability lose a valuable member of the team
May 23, 2011
Greece is being told to get a wriggle on by the EU after it has dragged its heels on the sale of its stake in OPAP. The Greeks must have been too busy thinking up new ways to hide and escape after they realized that a Trojan Horse can be...
- ESSA chairman hopes consultation will create a “competitive landscape”
March 16, 2011
After a EU Green Paper on online gambling that has been beset with delays one commentator is hoping that the upcoming consultation will create a “competitive landscape” for firms within the EU. Khalid Ali, chairman of the European Sports Security Association (ESSA), spoke to website EurActiv, in an interview conducted...
- EU Commissioner releases draft paper on gambling
January 12, 2011
Ever since the Right Honorable Mr. Gambling decided that he would start to take over the Internet, the industry has taken different forms in every part of the world that it operates. Europe is an example of where a process of balkanization has taken place, which sees each state operating...