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World Online Gambling Law Report

Current Issue (August 2015)

Volume: 14 Issue: 8



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

August's issue of the World Online Gambling Law Report

August's issue begins with our regular news analysis section. This month, we report on why, despite a perhaps unexpected veto of the recent bill by the President, Brazil's sports betting dreams may not have ended just yet. In Sweden, a timetable is set out to re-regulate the gambling sector, but the timeframe suggested will not see the reformed market live until summer 2018. And Australia has conducted a study into the relationship between social media, social gaming and gambling.

In this month's lead feature article, Harrie Temmink, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Brussels, and Chairman of the EU Expert Group on Gambling Services, writes on the progress of the European Commission's Action Plan on online gambling. Harrie discusses the initiatives inolved and comments on the Plan's aims. 

Jas Purewal of Purewal & Partners looks in his article at one of the hottest issues in the sector at the moment: the rise of eSports - competitive video gaming - and what this all means for the online gambling industry, especially in terms of revenue and promotional opportunities. Jas discusses the key issues created by the intersection of gambling and eSports. 

PLUS: M&A activity in the UK gambling market - Italy's draft bill proposing a ban on gambling ads - latest amendments to Hungary's Gambling Act - clarity on lottery-style commercial gambling products. 

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