News & Analysis

COVID-19 Lockdowns Fail To Check Growth In Blacklist Enforcement

The number of blacklisted online gambling domains across 17 reporting European countries, as monitored by VIXIO GamblingCompliance, increased by 17 percent to more than 90,000 during the first half of 2020, despite disruption to normal working patterns.

Croatian Lottery Plots Step-By-Step Recovery

With its products sold mostly in land-based outlets, the Croatian lottery's revenues have been barely half their usual levels during the coronavirus lockdown, but operator Hrvatska Lutrija is counting on tactical marketing and hygiene measures in its re-opened stores to nurture a comeback.

Serbia, Croatia To Tighten Gambling Laws

Serbia and Croatia are to continue the Eastern European trend for placing more restrictions on their respective gambling industries, as both nations prepare gambling law amendments.

Fortuna Results Show Scale Of Tax Burdens In Poland And Slovakia

Central and Eastern European betting specialist Fortuna Entertainment grew gross win by 56 percent year-on-year to €483.6m in 2018, but had to pay €141.4m or 29 percent of this total in betting duties due to challenging turnover taxes in Poland and Slovakia.

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.

Croatia: Law Transposing 4th and 5th AMLD Published in Official Gazette

On April 11, 2019, the Law on Amendments to the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Official Gazette 39/19) (izmjenama i dopunama zakona o sprječavanju pranja novca i financiranja terorizma) was published in the official gazette.  

The law intends to transpose the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) and 5th AMLD into national law. 

The key changes include (non-exhaustive): 

Croatia: Consultation on Draft Law for Transposition of the 4th AMLD

On August 1, 2016, the Croatian Ministry of Finance launched a public consultation for the transposition of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) into national legislation, which remained open until September 1, 2016. 

According to the Ministry of Finance’s explanatory memorandum, this draft law seeks to harmonise the Croatian legal system with the 4th AMLD and Regulation 2015/847 (on the information accompanying transfer of funds).

European Commission Notifications — 2014

GamblingCompliance publishes a summary of gambling-related draft legislation which was notified to the European Commission, was under review or its standstill period ended at the commission in 2014.

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.

Croatia - Hrvatska Lutrija Report - 2005 to 2021

Latest annual data from Hrvatska Lutrija of Croatia. The data released for the state-run operator contains the following information: Income statement, Hrvatska Lutrija's share of the Croatian casino, slot machine club and betting shop markets, turnover by lottery game, betting turnover, casino and slot machine club revenue and online KPIs. There are approximately 870 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: European Land-Based Gaming

This report aggregates available, sourced data on regulated land-based gaming markets across Europe, split between casinos and non-casino gaming venues. Market size and annual growth comparisons across 28 reporting European countries can also be visualised via an interactive dashboard.

Market Analysis: 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.

Market Analysis: 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.
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