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While PR has been slow in coming, many operators are running special Christmas promotions. Behind the scenes, PokerStars Power Up remains under development.
Festive Fun, Power Up Progress, and Regulatory Wranglings: This Week in Online Poker

In case you missed it, Christmas is coming. It is a key time for online poker operators, consumers are off work, at…


The Italian regulator AAMS has complained about the continuing operations of Dollaro Poker following police raids which charged that several skins on the network were controlled by Italian organized crime families.
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Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy and more.


The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling which makes it clear that the German Interstate Treaty on Gambling is illegal in its current form.
CJEU Stops German Courts from Enforcing the Interstate Treaty on Gambling

Operators contravening the German laws may not be prosecuted by the German authorities.


The EU Commission may have abandoned plans to introduce a supra-national framework for online gambling regulation, but it may ultimately end up achieving the same goal by adopting a piecemeal approach.
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California takes a small step forward, with hearings that expose the issues without worrying about whether there are solutions.


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and European Lotteries (EL), have both welcomed the EU’s new Digital Single Market Strategy; although, the two organizations are focusing on different aspects of the proposal.
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Belgium adopts a policy of fining players that gamble on sites without a national license.


Legal challenges continue to bedevil EU gambling laws this week. The EU Commission has launched its first ever case to do with gambling laws, referring Sweden to the CJEU.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the UK.


The EU Commission has launched legal action in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) against Sweden.
Sweden Becomes the First Gaming Jurisdiction to be Taken to Court by the EU Commission

Politics will not be far away, but at last the EU is taking legal action against member states which ignore their legal obligations.


The Gibraltar industry body, the GBGA joins forces with the EGBA to enhance Gibraltarian lobbying in the EU.
GBGA-EGBA Partnership Gives Gibraltar a Stronger Voice in Europe

The Gibraltar gaming industry group affiliates with the bwin.party-led European Gaming and Betting Association.


The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) have filed a complaint with the EU Commission alleging that the Greek online gambling regulations contravene EU law.
RGA and EGBA file Complaint With EU Commission Over Greek Regulations

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) have filed a complaint…


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Belgian Authorities Detain bwin.party co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger

bwin.party’s battle with the Belgium Gambling Commission deepens as EGBA Chairman and bwin.party head detained during Brussels conference.


In advance of the expected but delayed EU Commission Communication and Action Plan on online gaming, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has…
EGBA Pressures EU: German Gaming Regulations Breach Law

“highly contentious” German licensing process contrary to declared purpose of “an open, fair and transparent” Europe.


The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) filed a formal complaint Monday with the European Commission,...
Industry Groups Challenge Greece’s New Online Gambling Regulation

The RGA and EGBA call Greek law “protectionist” and non-compliant with EU law.


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