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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 4 Issue: 10
( 2005)


News

The European Commissioner for Internal Market & Services, Charlie McCreevy launched a strong attack on national gambling monopolies in little reported remarks during an October 4 visit to Sweden. / read more

The Chairman of the Gambling Commission has urged the Treasury to set tax rates to attract offshore remote gambling operators in to the UK. / read more

An independent survey of US gambling habits by market research company, Directions Research has revealed that six per cent of US adults gamble online. / read more


Features

Opening up Europe to cross border competition in services is an issue that goes well beyond gambling. / read more

It's a well-known fact that the online gaming industry is growing fast. Some commentators even go so far as to say that it is the fastest-growing industry in the world today. / read more

Competition law has not figured much in the thoughts of remote gambling operators but as the sector gains maturity and becomes more stable the current level of competition law awareness may need to change. Becket McGrath, formerly at the Office of Fair Trading and now a solicitor with Berwin Leighton Paisner examines the issues. / read more

Recent regulatory developments have enforced Malta's reputation as a successful hub for remote gaming operators. Dr Olga Finkel, Partner at GFT Advocates examines the key issues currently taking place. / read more

Sweden has been the focus of litigation and debate as gambling operators,both bricks and mortar and remote challenge the Swedish State gambling monopoly. Bengt Palmgren, General Counsel, AB Svenska Spel, traces developments. / read more

Mobile gambling is, for the moment oppnly a small sector of the gambling market but Professor Griffiths argues it is set to grow, particularly in Europe and Asia. As the sector grows so will the need to examine what social risks might be associated with this form of remote gambling. / read more

The UK Gambling Commission, which was formally established in October 2005 has launched a consultation programme both on its overall policy on licensing and regulation and specific issues. This article looks at key aspects of the consultation. / read more


About Online Gambling Lawyer

The monthly publication exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming, on a global basis. Topics covered included licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, in-play betting, eSports, fantasy sports (DFS), Bitcoin gambling, and gambling fraud, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

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