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Amendment to Polish Gambling Act adopted

Last Thursday (Sejm) and Friday (Senat), an amendment to the Polish Gambling Act was adopted. Once signed by the Polish president and published, it will come into force on 1 April 2017. Its official aim is to increase the protection of players against risks related to excessive gambling and to decrease the unlicensed market. However, …

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UK: Online gambling operators probed over compliance with consumer protection laws

By Alastair Mackichan On 21 October 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA“) announced that it is launching an inquiry into the practices of online gambling operators. In particular, the CMA will scrutinise the fairness of gambling licensees’ terms and conditions following concerns raised by the Gambling Commission earlier this year. Share this

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UK: The ASA continues crack down on “FREE BET” adverts

The Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA“) ruled that Betway’s “£30 Free Bet” promotion was misleading and omitted material information. In June, Betway’s website featured an ad banner reading: “Football Betting Offer £30 Free Bet … Bet Now“. The fine print stated: “Key Terms 1) New Customers Only. 2) Min deposit £10+ required. 3) Maximum Free …

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Poland: Proposal of new betting and poker regulations

According to the statement of the Polish Minister of Finance, Paweł Szałamacha (the Gambling Regulator), proposals for the new Polish Gambling Act were to be presented by the end of April 2016. To date this has not been done. However, on Sunday 15 May, a press conference was organized by Minister Jarosław Gowin (Deputy Prime …

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New Polish Gambling Act – further speculation

Following a press conference on 2 April during which the Polish Minister of Finance announced that a draft of the new Polish Gambling Act should be ready by the end of the month, the media has been discussing how it may regulate gambling in Poland. There is a suggestion that the new regulations will be …

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Germany: Unconstitutionality of sections of the State Treaty on Games of Chance

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The Bavarian Constitutional Court (BayVerfGH) had to decide whether the German State Treaty on Games of Chance is constitutional. It decided that two sections of the State Treaty are unconstitutional. The first section is § 4a III 2 which enables the German prime minister conference to decide over the …

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Monetising social media and associated legal issues: summary of conclusions

Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick Presenters were Duncan Calow, Gianluigi Marino, Laura Chittick, Richard van Schaik and Richard Flaggert We recently hosted a webinar on monetising social media and associated legal issues. For those who could not attend, we summarise the main conclusions: Share this

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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AUSTRALIA: Review of Interactive Gambling Act & In-Play Betting

The Australian Government has commissioned a review of Australia’s online gambling laws. The review will be led by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and focus on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth). The terms of reference for the review have not been finalised but the review will examine topics such as live-sports betting, the regulation …

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