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    The European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA) pan-European advertising code has secured a major endorsement from a non-industry body, with the European Association for TV and Radio Sales Houses (EGTA) throwing its weight behind the standardised best practice blueprint.

     

     

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    H2 Gambling Capital saw the first gain in its 2020 gross gambling win forecasts this week since it started tracking the impact of the pandemic on the sector five months ago.

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    The Dutch Council of State, the highest administrative court in the Netherlands, has ordered the country's gambling regulator to assess whether its licensing processes are compliant with European Union law following a legal challenge from Kindred Group.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has released a new code of conduct on data protection and compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

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    A gap analysis conducted by the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) claims that the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) code of conduct for gambling advertising could significantly enhance marketing regulations in a number of European markets.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published the first pan-European code of conduct for responsible advertising for online gambling, with a particular focus on the protection of minors.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has disputed claims that national lockdowns as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will lead to an increase in online gambling, claiming instead that it will in fact decline.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has launched a consultation on a code of conduct for the igaming industry’s compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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    Georgia’s national public television broadcaster, Georgian Public Broadcasting, has issued a ban on gambling advertising on its flagship channel, the First Channel.

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    The UK Government has published an eight-point checklist to help those working in the gambling industry prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit. The UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31, but an exit deal is yet to be agreed with the EU.

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    Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have completed their year-long study into gambling-like microtransactions in video games, but have opted against specific recommendations to introduce measures against the features.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has repeated calls for the European Commission to adopt a standardised regulatory framework for online gambling across the continent.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on the European Commission to work towards a standardised regulatory framework for gambling across the continent.

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    The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners.

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    Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has issued a call for the incoming European Parliament and Commission to focus more on the online gambling market to help ensure consumers across the continent are better protected.

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    European regulatory authority Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) has appointed Jorn Starck, executive director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, as its new chairman.

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    The Danish delegation to the Council of Europe has called upon European Union member states to address contentious elements of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to ensure it can be implemented across the bloc.

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    The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, is finally set to enter into force from September 1, though concerns remain over its definition of illegal sports betting.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

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