Gambling market in Europe

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The overall gambling market in Europe is growing, both land-based and online. Lotteries and gambling machines remain the biggest sectors in the overall gambling market. Source: H2 Gambling Capital The online gambling market is growing though at a faster pace. … Read More

Global online gambling market update

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The gambling sector is a growing market, both land based and online. In 2011, the annual revenues generated by the gambling service sector, measured on the basis of Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR) (i.e. stakes less prizes but including bonuses), were … Read More

Online gambling definition in European Union

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Many Member States do not yet have a definition of online gambling at national level. There is a need for any definition to encompass all forms of gambling and all forms of electronic or distance communication, such as internet, mobile … Read More

Games of chance in Europe

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While not all EU Member States have a legal definition of the concepts of “games of chance” and of “gambling”, in most jurisdictions a game of chance is defined as a game that offers an opportunity to compete for prizes, … Read More

Definitions of games of chance in EU

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The long-standing definition that exists for gambling activities in general in EU secondary legislation is that relied upon to exclude such services from the Electronic Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June … Read More

EU gambling market

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The online gambling services sector accounts for 10.9% of the gambling market share in the EU with a growth rate for 2015 double of 2008, which stood at €6.6 billion. In parallel, online technology is developing at a face pace. … Read More

An action plan for online gambling in European Unon

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Online gambling is one of the fastest growing service activities in the EU, with annual growth rates of almost 15% and an estimated €13 billion in annual revenues in 2015. It continues to develop alongside the fast-paced progress of online … Read More

Gambling in European Union

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General principle of prohibition A number of Member States proscriptively consider that gambling is prohibited on their territories, except in so far as exceptions are provided by law (this is true of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, … Read More

Schengen Information System updated

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Right now, the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) enters into operation to raise safety and facilitate cost-free movement inside the Schengen location. The SIS II makes it possible for for a simple exchange of data among national border … Read More

Eurojackpot

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Eurojackpot is the new pan-European lottery. Launched on March 23, 2012, it includes 14 European countries, namely: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It is expected to include other European … Read More

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Internet-related policies, about the net neutrality

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Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Internet-related policies, recently published an article in the French newspaper Liberation stating that while she was in favour of an open Internet and maximum choice that must be protected, and she believed that “consumers … Read More

Predictions for the gambling industry

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Gambling revenue will grow to $155 billion in 2012 from a 2007 revenue of $114 billion with an annually rate of 6.5 percent per year, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a report released this week. Asia, and especially Macau, will be … Read More

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