Tag Archives: European Commission
- Betsson formally asks EC to spank Netherlands’ gambling regulator
July 7, 2017
Nordic online gambling operator Betsson AB has formally requested that the European Commission take disciplinary action against the Netherlands’ restrictive gambling market. On Monday, Betsson issued a statement urging the European Commission to reopen infringement proceedings that were initiated against the Netherlands in 2006. Betsson's request was spurred by to...
- Betsson urges European Commission to spank Netherlands
July 3, 2017
Nordic online gambling operator Betsson AB has called on the European Union’s trade watchdogs to prevent the Netherlands from taking enforcement action against the company’s Dutch-focused brands. For years now, the Netherlands has been prepping new online gambling legislation, although legislators have yet to completely agree on how best to...
- European Commission backs Danish online bingo and horse race betting market opening
June 6, 2017
Gambling operator Danske Spil’s reign in Denmark will soon be over after the European Commission (EC) greenlit the opening of online bingo and horseracing wagering markets in the country. IGaming Business reported that the EC gave its nod to the Danish government’s plan to liberalize its bingo and horseracing markets. The...
- European Commission approves UK uniform race betting levy
April 24, 2017
UPDATE: UK Minister for Culture, Media and Sport Tracey Crouch announced late Monday that the new levy will take effect Tuesday, April 25. The European Union’s regulatory body has okayed the UK’s plan to impose a levy on online race betting, even as the UK continues its plans to detach...
- The EC rubber stamps Portugal’s online poker shared liquidity framework
April 11, 2017
After a long and laborious wait, the European Commission finally rubber-stamped a technical framework from the Serviços de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos allowing them to start negotiating with other European regulators on a shared online poker liquidity scheme. The sorry saga for online poker pros trying to ply their...
- New EU draft law seeks to monitor bitcoin users
March 15, 2017
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) continue to seek to end bitcoin's anonymity. Last week, the parliament drafted a new proposal that seeks to extend the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), published in May 2015, to include virtual currencies like bitcoin. The proposal states that "competent authorities should...
When we say Bitcoin, we mean Bitcoin Cash
October 17, 2017
‘Game of skill’ allows users to bet on bitcoin price movements
September 1, 2017
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Roger Ver bets $1M that Bitcoin Cash will not be ‘short-lived’
September 22, 2017