Category Archive: Gambling

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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Casinos Given Green Light in Japan

On December 15th 2016, the National Diet officially opened Japan’s doors to Casino gambling by passing the ‘Integrated Resort Promotion Act’, which lays the groundwork for the legalization of Casinos in Japan. If the process continues smoothly, casinos will be operating in Japan after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Share this

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Unlawful prohibition of sports betting in Germany

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany (BVerwG) ruled in a recent decision that if the state monopoly for sports betting persists an administrative prohibition of sports betting without a German sports betting concession would be unlawful. This decision ties in with a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). There the ECJ ruled …

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Polish Regulator publishes a new report on the gambling market in 2015

The Polish Regulator has published a new report on the implementation of the Polish Gambling Act in 2015. The report presents interesting statistical data and summarizes the most important court judgements. The Polish version can be downloaded from the Regulator’s website: link. Share this

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New gambling law for Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann A few days after the prime minister conference decided on the amendment of the State Treaty on Gambling Germany has informed the EU commission about the proposed legislative changes. The draft of the “Second State Treaty Amending the State Treaty on Gambling” provides for a few changes of …

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Prime minister conference: amendment of the German State Treaty on Gambling

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann Last week the German prime ministers reached an agreement on the amendment of the German State Treaty on Gambling (GlueStV). They decided to cancel the limitation of concessions for sports betting. With the 2012 GlueStV the German states wanted to allow up to 20 licenses for private sports …

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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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How should the Polish Gambling Games Act be amended?

In connection with on-going work on the amendment of the Polish Gambling Games Act (the “Act”), numerous press articles have been published, presenting the planned amendments and assessing their impact. Meanwhile, it is worth analysing which provisions of the present Act, not necessarily those covered by the draft amendment, should be changed in order to …

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

By Alastair Mackichan 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. …

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Bill on the Amendment to the Polish Gambling Act adopted

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers on 19 July 2016, the Bill on the Amendment to the Gambling Games Act and Certain Other Acts, tabled by the Ministry of Finance, was adopted. The Ministry stressed that its main objective was to limit the so-called “grey zone”, protect players against the negative consequences of …

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