News & Analysis
European Countries Address Low-Income, Minority Gambling Harm
News In Brief: March 6-March 10, 2023
Dutch Regulator To Extend Duty Of Care Review
Swedish Regulator Will Not Issue Umbrella Supplier Licence
Research & Reports
Regulatory and Enforcement Landscape: United Kingdom, Sweden and Malta
Responsible Gambling Comparative Analysis
Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe
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.
Sweden: Financial Supervisory Authority Consults on Proposed Amendments to Identity Verification
On October 9, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) published proposed amendments to the regulations (FFFS 2017:11) on measures against money laundering and terrorist financing. The amendments form part of the implementation of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD), amending Directive (EU) 2015/849.
Among other things, the amendments propose changes to the requirement for identity verification of a “true principal” (natural person).