Four questions posed to CJEU regarding compatibility of its online gambling law with EU law. Suitability in question given its contradictory state and federal laws, with Schleswig-Holstein's state law more liberal than the State Treaty.
German Court Suspends Online Gaming Case, Defers to CJEU on Consistancy of Law

Questions posed to Court of Justice for the European Union over Germany’s inconsistent “dual system” at the state and federal level.


EC gives German state the green light to join the much-criticized Germany Gaming Treaty. New provisions expected to come into effect from March 7.
Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein set to Join Anti-Online Poker Gaming Treaty

Schleswig-Holstein defies EU concerns and will hold a vote on joining the restrictive gaming treaty, despite having already issued dozens of State licenses.


RGA and EGBA denounce Greek's plan to extend OPAP's monopoly into online gambling. EU issues letter to Hellenic Gaming Commission regarding OPAP plans.
Greek Gaming Regulation Under Fire

EU Commission, industry groups and operators decry Greek’s plan to extend OPAP’s gambling monopoly online.


The European Commission has released a statement in which it warns Belgium to comply with Commission’s requests for information on its national gaming…
Belgium Must Respond to EU Commission by Year’s End

The European Commission has released a statement in which it warns Belgium to comply with Commission’s requests…


Gaming bosses across Europe have rallied to support bwin.party Co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger following his detention by Belgian authorities last week.
Teufelberger’s Belgian Detention Provokes Backlash by Gaming Bosses

Heads of the European online gambling industry criticize the EU Commission for lack of action following the bwin.party co-CEO detention last week.


In a follow up to an almost interminable period of debate and consultation over the last three years, the EU has finally published its online gaming action plan.
EU Commission Backs Off from Pan-European Regulatory Framework

Years of consultation and discussion concludes with guidelines and a three-point action plan.


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.


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Cake Poker Migrates US Players to JuicyStakes.EU Site

Players from four Cake-owned skins moved in overnight transfer.


Publication of the EU regulatory plan for online gaming has been delayed. The plan was due to be published on September 26, but is now not expected until some…
EU Commission Kicks the Can on Online Gaming

A regulatory plan for online gaming in the EU has been delayed until October.


Bodog Pulls Out of 20 European and Middle Eastern Countries
Bodog Withdraws from 20 Countries in Europe, Middle East

Bodog.co.uk, a brand on the Bodog Poker Network, has announced that it will withdraw from 20 countries, including…


FullTiltPoker.com will return, but not in Spain, France, Italy, and other regulated European markets.
Full Tilt Relaunch: .COM and .EU, but no Euro Regulated Markets

Relaunch slated for 90 days, but no plans for Full Tilt Poker in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Denmark or Estonia.


The regulators from four European countries convened in Barcelona recently for a two-day meet to discuss regulatory co-operation. As part of a general discussion…
Italy, France, Spain, Portugal Discuss Possible Shared Liquidity

June meet between major Euro regulators lays foundation for better co-operation and information sharing, with shared player pools still an ongoing discussion.


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