News & Analysis

News In Brief: January 9-January 13, 2023

Another German state says no to online casino licensing, Austrian ministry claims it is still working on a new regulator and Argentina's Supreme Court rules against casino owners in tax case.

Research & Reports

Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe

Advertising is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the European gambling industry. In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the current situation regarding gambling advertising in all jurisdictions. The map highlights the differences among the countries that allow, partially prohibit or forbid gambling advertising.

Austria: Ministry of Finance Consults on Draft Law Transposing Provisions of 5th AMLD

On April 12, 2019, the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerim Finanzen - BMF) introduced a draft law titled “Federal Law amending the Financial Markets Money Laundering Act, the Beneficial Ownership Register Act, the Account Register and Account Entry Act and the Gambling Act (Financial Market – Money Laundering Act)”, seeking feedback on the changes it proposes to introduce.

The draft law transposing into the national legal order the provisions of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD) serves two purposes:

Case Note: Gmalieva and Others (C‑79/17)

On September 6, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its reasoned order in the Austrian case Gmalieva and others (C-79/17) regarding the consistency of the Austrian gambling monopoly and, therefore, its compliance with EU law.

Austria: 4th AMLD — Implementation Law Published in Official Gazette

On December 30, 2016, the Austrian parliament passed the federal Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Financial Market (Finanzmarkt-Geldwäschegesetz - FM-GwG), and it has been published in the country's official gazette BGBl. I Nr. 118/2016.

Austria: Consultation on Data Protection Amendment Act 2018

The Austrian parliament has published a six-week public consultation on the federal act amending the federal constitutional law, adopting the Data Protection Act and repealing the Data Protection Act 2000 (Data Protection Act 2018).

This act implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which aims to protect natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data across the European Union.

Data & Forecasts

European Online Forecasting Dashboard

This interactive dashboard features our country-level market size forecasts for the €25bn+ regulated European online gambling sector through to 2026, with projections split between online betting, gaming and total online gambling.

Allwyn International Report - 2001 to 2022Q3

Latest quarterly data from Czech-headquartered Allwyn International (formerly SAZKA Group). The data released for the operator contains the following information: Gross gaming revenue by market and product line, gaming taxes, net gaming revenue, operating expenses and operating EBITDA by market. There are approximately 930 data points in this document.

Novomatic Report - 2004 to 2022H1

Latest half-yearly data from Austrian-based Novomatic. The data released for the manufacturer contains the following information: Revenues, expenses, operating profit, net income, revenues by business segment & geography and leased, self-operated & sold gaming devices by geography. There are approximately 940 data points in this document.

Austria - Austrian Lotteries Report - 2006 to 2021

Latest Annual Report data from Austrian Lotteries (Österreichischen Lotterien) of Austria. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Sales by game, income statement, number of retailers and taxes paid. There are approximately 600 data points in this document.

Casinos Austria Report - 2002 to 2021

Latest Annual Report data from Casinos Austria. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Turnover, gross gaming revenue, visitors, number of staff, number of machines and tables, Austrian Lotteries detail and Austrian Lotteries sales by game. There are approximately 1,350 data points in this document.
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