News & Analysis

News In Brief: May 3-May 7, 2021

Portugal discusses casino tax break, Nevada delays pivotal online casino hearing and Macau to finally kickstart new concession process.

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.

Portugal: Data Protection Authority Consults on Impact Assessments

On July 13, 2018, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados - CNPD) launched a public consultation, which aims to establish and make public a list of the types of processing operations that are subject to the requirement for a data protection impact assessment.

Portugal: Ordinance on Beneficial Ownership Central Register Published in Official Gazette

On August 21, 2018, Ordinance no. 233/2018 was published in the official gazette. The ordinance regulates the legal regime of a beneficial ownership central register, in light of Law no. 83/2017, which transposes the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law.

As provided by the ordinance, all entities must disclose to the beneficial ownership central register the identity of their beneficial owners. The ordinance's key features are:

Portugal: Consultation on GDPR Implementation

On September 8, 2017 a consultation was launched in Portugal for public and private entities to express their opinion on several matters regarding the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in national legislation. The regulation is to come into effect on May 25, 2018 and aims to ensure an equivalent level of protection for the processing of personal data in all member states.

The topics submitted for consultation are:

1. Treatment of special categories of personal data - genetic, biometric and health data

Data & Forecasts

Portugal - Online Gambling Report - 2016 to 2022

Portugal's heavily-taxed online gambling market broke past the €600m mark in 2022, fuelled by consistently strong gaming growth and robust, margin-assisted momentum in betting. Online casino growth has only accelerated in the face of a steady rebound in land-based gaming, while a surge in player registrations during the 2022 FIFA World Cup should bode well for the market's prospects in 2023.

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.

Betclic Everest Group Report - 2019 to 2022

Latest half-yearly data from Betclic Everest Group via Dutch-listed FL Entertainment. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Net gaming revenue by product category, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin. There are approximately 80 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.

Portugal - Casino Revenue Report - 2001 to 2022Q3

Latest quarterly Portuguese Casino Revenue Report data from Serviços de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) of Portugal. The data released for the country contains the following information: Portuguese casino gaming revenue by gaming zone and casino game. There are approximately 610 data points in this document.
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