News & Analysis

Montenegro Plans To Overhaul Gambling Legislation

Montenegro is on the cusp of reforming its online gambling regulations, as the country looks to open up the market to foreign operators, increase tax revenue and clamp down on the black market.

Regulatory News In Brief

Portugal’s adoption of a long-awaited online gambling bill and changes to Norway’s lottery regulation are among this week's news events covered briefly here.

Sporting Bodies Push For Unified Betting Strategy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday opened the door to unprecedented collaboration with the legal betting industry as it met to develop a strategy for the future of sports betting which would centre around the creation of a new betting watchdog.

Betfair, Ladbrokes Suffer European Court Blow

De Lotto believes it is in a strong position to maintain its ‘Europe-proof’ monopoly over sports-betting in the Netherlands following yesterday’s preliminary judgments at the European Court of Justice.

EU and Industry Diverge on ISP, Payments Blocking

An EU Council progress report on gaming and betting says financial transaction and ISP blocking can be appropriate methods to combat illegal online gambling even as some industry representatives continue to doubt their effectiveness.

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.
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