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World Online Gambling Law Report

Current Issue (June 2016)

Volume: 15 Issue: 6



About World Online Gambling Law Report

The monthly law journal exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming including licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, match fixing, Bitcoin gambling, gambling fraud and security, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

June's edition of the World Online Gambling Law Report

Last October saw the arrival at the GB Gambling Commission of a new Chief Executive, Sarah Harrison. In an article this month written exclusively for World Online Gambling Law Report, Harrison shares her thoughts on taking on the role at the GB regulator, lessons from the last 18 months, and the Commission’s focus areas for the future. 

Pieter Paepe of Astrea lawyers in Brussels discusses the new bill put forward this month that would amend the Belgian VAT Code, so that certain online games are no longer covered by the broad VAT exemption gambling enjoys in Belgium. The proposals have been met with considerable criticism, as Paepe explains.

Our news analysis section – which is free to read, and can be found in the top left-hand side of this page – features expert commentary on a number of recent developments, among them the news that France has submitted its online poker liquidity amendment to the European Commission, perhaps marking the beginning of the end of a saga that has seen multiple proposed amendments around poker liquidity tabled over the years.

PLUS: Oklahoma tribal arbitration in the US – Quebec’s site-blocking law – Russia’s gambling amendments – update on Greece – new Czech Bill is adopted – proposed amendment in Poland – LCCP changes in GB on preventing crime.

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