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Shared liquidity between France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal is now an odds-on favorite following the latest words from French regulator ARJEL that put in place an aggressive timeline for adoption.
Regulation Insight: Your Summer Summary

Bringing you up to speed on regulated igaming news from the last month. The UK, Malta and Gibraltar, figures from France, Italy and Spain, the latest progress from Netherlands, Sweden and Poland, all the news from the United States, and more.


888 says it has exited Australia, but players report they still have access. The Czech Republic still hasn't issued any licenses, and it is not enforcing its new laws.
Regulation Insight

Confusion in Australia and the Czech Republic, full year figures from the US and Italy, and the latest on European shared liquidity.


In a case brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), the UK High Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine the legality of the new point of consumption tax (POC).
High Court Asks the CJEU to Rule on UK Gambling Taxes

The UK point of consumption tax is at risk.


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 Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) has conducted research into gambling habits in Denmark which had found that only 14% of online gambling takes place at non-Danish regulated sites.
Denmark’s Regulatory Approach Attracts 86% of Online Gamblers Into the Regulated Market

The combination of tax rates, game availability and international liquidity appear to be the key factors in minimizing the rate of participation at offshore online poker sites.


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to delay naming a successor to Chief Executive Jenny Williams until after the May elections.
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Pennsylvania gets a new bill, and Sweden tries to amend its existing laws to prevent advertising from offshore operators.


RAWA went off like a damp squib, but raised the hackles of both the industry and the poker media. In Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, national gambling and gambling tax regimes are being exposed in the courts as illegal under EU laws.
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A new federal bill to legalize online poker will shortly be introduced by Republican Representative Joe Barton.


This week has seen a flurry of new gaming laws or amendments passed before politicians break for the New Year.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A week of political activity sees new laws in Mexico and Andorra and amendments to the gaming act in Bulgaria.


A UK High Court has said that the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) can argue its case against the new point of consumption tax in a judicial review.
GBGA Receives Approval for Second Judicial Review of UK’s New Gambling Laws

The GBGA’s case against the UK’s point of consumption tax may have more chance than its first against the UK Gaming Act.


Gambling laws and their regulation remain under test this week, with the collapse of EuroPoker in France causing concern over the regulators capacity to protect player funds.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

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


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has updated its FAQ on the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act to explain that the latest legal challenge to the Finance Act which will introduce the point of consumption tax (POC) will not affect the new gambling regulations.
UKGC Says Second GBGA Legal Challenge Will Not Affect New UK Regulation

The UKGC’s opinion does not mean that operators are not exposed to potential tax liabilities if the GBGA challenge is successful.


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.


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