News & Analysis

News In Brief: January 16-January 20, 2023

Massachusetts regulator scheduled to approve sports-betting ad rules, University of Colorado discontinues PointsBet referral scheme and New South Wales Premier supports proposed ban on club political donations.

Irish Gambling Bill Gets Government Go Ahead

Ireland’s government has approved the publication of the Gambling Regulation Bill, setting out the country’s new regulatory framework and licensing rules, in a major milestone for the long-awaited reforms.

Irish Laws Ready 'Very Soon', Says Panel

​​​​​​​Ireland’s progress towards establishing an independent gambling regulator and introducing new legislation has been welcomed by a panel representing a wide range of industry stakeholders.

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.

EU Online Gambling Outlook 2020

Despite the fact that EU countries are generally some of the most mature markets when it comes to regulating online gambling, a few have yet to issue any licences. In Germany, the latest amendments to the gambling regulatory framework entered into force at the beginning of 2020, allowing for an unlimited number of online sports-betting licences to be issued straightaway.

Ireland: Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019

On January 3, 2019, the Department of Justice and Equality published the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019. The scheme sets out the heads of the bill that will implement the provisions of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering.

The provisions amending the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 include:

Ireland: GDPR Implementation – Publication of the General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017

On May 12, 2017, the Irish Tánaiste and minister for justice and equality, and the minister of state for data protection, published the General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017.

The text aims to give effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679 or GDPR) in Ireland, and transpose Directive 2016/680 (the Law Enforcement Directive) into national law.

The text also aims to replace the data protection commissioner with a data protection commission.

Dara Murphy TD, the minister of state for data protection, stated:

Data & Forecasts

Flutter Entertainment Report - 2015 to 2022

Latest half-yearly data from UK-listed Flutter Entertainment. The data released for the operator contains the following information by business segment: Pro forma sportsbook stakes & net revenue margin, sports, gaming & total net revenue, gross profit, operating costs, underlying EBITDA & operating profit and online revenue growth by brand. There are approximately 3,520 data points in this document.

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.

Ireland - Betting Duty Report - 2003 to 2021

Latest annual Betting Duty Report data from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. The data released for the country contains the following information: Annual traditional betting duty and remote betting duty receipts. There are approximately 80 data points in this document.

Ireland - National Lottery Report - 2002 to 2021

Latest Annual Report data from the Irish National Lottery. The data released for the country contains the following information: Sales & prizes by game, costs, funds raised and key performance indicators. There are approximately 365 data points in this document.

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.
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