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E-Sport will finally be recognised as a sport in Poland

Rafał Burda and Wojciech Biegański On 14 March 2017, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft law amending the Act of 25 June 2010 on Sport (accessible here). The draft is currently subject to its first reading in parliament. The draft introduces an extension to the existing definition of sport, supplementing the solely physical activity …

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New AML Act for Germany – impact on gambling operators

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The financial committee of the Federal Parliament agreed on amendments to the new German Anti Money Laundering (AML) Act (Geldwäschegesetz, GwG) yesterday. The new law will bring important changes for gambling operators. While the scope of the new AML Act will be extended from online gambling to also …

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Polish blacklist of gambling websites

On 1 April 2017, the Polish Regulator set up a gambling domain names blacklist. It will contain all gambling games websites addressed to recipients in Poland (i.e. in particular the websites that are in Polish or are advertised in Poland) which are run by gambling operators that do not have a Polish licence. Share this

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Amendment to the Polish Gambling Act signed by the Polish President

On 28 December 2016, an amendment to the Polish Gambling Act (described in this post) was signed by the Polish President. It will come into force on 1 April 2017. On 30 December 2016, new secondary legislation to the amended Gambling Act was notified to the EC. The notifications can be found here (700, 699 and …

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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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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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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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VAT exemption also applicable to unlicensed operators in Poland

By Paweł Satkiewicz, Senior Associate, DLA Piper, Warsaw On 28 June 2016, the Polish Supreme Administrative Court (“NSA”) issued an important judgment (I FSK 180/15) regarding an exemption from the tax on goods and services (“VAT”) pursuant to Article 43 paragraph 1 point 15 of the Polish VAT Act. This exemption applies to activities related …

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No gaming duty on non-negotiable chips and free bet vouchers

The UK Upper tier Tribunal has overturned the decision of the First Tier Tribunal and decided that no value should be attributed to non-neg chips and free bet vouchers for gaming duty purposes given out by casinos. Share this

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