News & Analysis

Bulgaria Wants To Become Balkan Las Vegas

​​​​​​​Bulgaria’s gambling regulator has said the country is on the right track to becoming the Las Vegas of the Balkans, but its ambitions have been slowed by its own issues over the past few years.

U.S. Sanctions Bulgarian Exile's Gambling Empire

The U.S. Treasury has launched sanctions against Bulgarian businessman Vasil “The Skull” Bozhkov and numerous related companies, including gambling operators currently active across Europe.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: European Online Gambling

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 32 European online gambling markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, sector themes and key market developments bringing stakeholders opportunities, challenges, tailwinds and headwinds.

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.

Market Insight: European Lotteries

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 30 European lottery markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and lottery-level developments including growth trends by game category and channel shift towards online sales.

Bulgaria: Implementation of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

On July 3, 2019, the Council of Ministers introduced before parliament a bill including amendments and additions to the Law on Measures against Money Laundering. This law was adopted in March 2018 to implement the provisions of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD).

The bill was introduced to parliament as the existing legislation does not meet all of the requirements of European legislation, and at the same time implements the 5th AMLD, which must be transposed into national law by January 10, 2020.

Bulgaria: Consultation on Draft Law Implementing GDPR

On April 30, 2018, the Bulgarian government launched a public consultation on a draft law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and amending and supplementing the current Personal Data Protection Act.

The draft law modifies the Personal Data Protection Act and includes new provisions, such as:  

Data & Forecasts

Bulgaria - BTAMOGI Industry Statistics Report - 2008 to 2022

Latest annual Industry Statistics Report from the Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI). The data released for the country contains the following information: State income from gambling and number of casinos, gaming halls, gaming machines and gaming tables in operation. There are approximately 170 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: European Online Gambling

This quarterly report contains a comprehensive overview of available data on the €25bn+ European online gambling sector. Jurisdictional market size figures and year-on-year growth rates are supplemented by an interactive dashboard and standardised, comparable data on betting-gaming splits and online penetration rates.

Market Monitor: World Lottery Association Compendium

This report contains around 40,000 data points across over 150 lotteries and 85 countries, as collated annually by the World Lottery Association. The dataset displays total sales, GGR, digital sales & digital GGR by product category in horizontal time series and filterable table views.

Europe - Euromat Gaming Machine Report - 2007 to 2011

Latest annual European Gaming Machine Report data from Euromat. The data released for each EU member state represented within Euromat contains the following information: Installed base of gaming machines and gross gaming revenue from gaming machines. There are approximately 180 data points within this document.
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