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.

News In Brief: November 14-November 18, 2022

The UK Gambling Commission remains silent on white paper timeline, former Texas governor Rick Perry joins push for sports betting legalisation and a slots operator is fined in Australia.

News In Brief: October 24-October 28, 2022

Apple pauses App Store gambling ads, the chances for California's mobile betting proposition fade further and delays to online licence approvals in Argentinian state.

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.

Lithuania: Parliament Introduces Amendments to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act VIII-275 for Transposition of 5th AMLD

On May 31, 2019, the Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) passed the draft Republic of Lithuania Cash Flow and Terrorist Financing Prevention Law VIII-275 Articles 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 25, additional amendments to the Annex and supplementary law of Article 25. The law amends the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act VIII-275 by implementing provisions for virtual currency exchange operators and custodian wallet service providers, to align the national regime with the provisions of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD).

Lithuania: Implementation of the 5th AMLD

On January 2, 2019, the government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, amending Articles VIII-275 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 39, 40, 49 and 51 and Articles 7, 14 and 25 of the 2018 law, and submitted it to the Seimas (parliament).

Lithuania: Consultation on Amendments to Personal Data Protection Act

The Lithuanian parliament has launched a public consultation on draft amendments to Personal Data Protection Act No. I-1374. This act implements provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The purpose of these amendments is to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms through a high level of protection of personal data, including new obligations created by the GDPR.

Update: July 7, 2017. The consultation is now closed.

Data & Forecasts

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.

Lithuania - Gaming Control Authority Report - 2003 to 2022

Combined online GGR in Latvia and Lithuania grew in the mid-teens to just under €250m in 2022, driven by strong growth in online casino revenue that was sustained amid a belated rebound in land-based gaming during the second half of the year. Online gaming momentum has picked up in Lithuania in particular, where growth has accelerated meaningfully since the repeal of the country's terrestrial licence requirement last summer.

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.

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.
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