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 UKRAINIAN GAMING BUSINES LEGALIZATION CHRONICLES

UKRAINIAN GAMING BUSINES LEGALIZATION CHRONICLES

29 Jan, 2021peter

Round table discussions with gaming industry experts held on 18 December 2020, including with Boris Baum, were optimistic that the first gaming license would be issued on or before 31 December 2020. Even though industry experts considered tax conditions to be a concern for investors, the Ukrainian parliament — The Verkhovna Rada — did not accept amendments to the tax code.

Different categories of gambling, media converging for growth

Different categories of gambling, media converging for growth

27 Jan, 2021peter

Asociated Press:  The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice.

Casino gambling, internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports are no longer separate silos with unique audiences: Gambling companies are increasingly combining them and partnering with media companies to expand the reach of gambling.

AGEM INDEX December 2020

AGEM INDEX December 2020

6 Jan, 2021peter

Head of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries Ivan Rudyi to Speak at Ukrainian Gaming Week 2021: Buy Tickets at the Special Price!

Head of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries Ivan Rudyi to Speak at Ukrainian Gaming Week 2021: Buy Tickets at the Special Price!

22 Dec, 2020peter

Head of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries Ivan Rudyi to Speak at Ukrainian Gaming Week 2021: Buy Tickets at the Special Price!

The European Casino Association, The European Lotteries and The World Tote Association come together to Fight Online Illegal Gambling and Support the Digital Services Act Package

The European Casino Association, The European Lotteries and The World Tote Association come together to Fight Online Illegal Gambling and Support the Digital Services Act Package

18 Dec, 2020peter

Brussels, 18 December – The European Casino Association (ECA), the European Lotteries (EL) and the World Tote Association (WTA) joined their voices in the Alliance Against Illegal Gambling to support the upcoming Digital Services Act package of the European Commission, which will modernise the rules to tackle illegal online content through its notice-and-action mechanism.

UK online gambling sees 29% increase month-on-month in gross gambling yield in October

UK online gambling sees 29% increase month-on-month in gross gambling yield in October

18 Dec, 2020peter

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the renewed tightening of Covid-19 lockdown measures has impacted gambling behaviour in Great Britain. 

The data reflects the period between March and October, inclusive, and covers both online and in-person gambling with data from Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets.

The latest data for October shows: 

AGEM  INDEX Rise in November

AGEM INDEX Rise in November

16 Dec, 2020peter

November 2020

The AGEM Index gained substantial ground in November after declining in October for the first time in six months. increased 136.41 points in November 2020 to 631.72 points, a 27.5 percent gain from October 2020. Overall, the majority of AGEM

Ukraine Legislation Update — New Members Of UGLC Appointed

Ukraine Legislation Update — New Members Of UGLC Appointed

15 Nov, 2020peter

12th November 2020: The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has successfully completed the 2nd round of the competitive selection process to appoint 4 new members of the Ukrainian Gambling and Lottery Commission. 

UK Betting and Gaming Council re-affirms 10-pledge action plan as second lockdown gets underway in England

UK Betting and Gaming Council re-affirms 10-pledge action plan as second lockdown gets underway in England

5 Nov, 2020peter

The Betting and Gaming Council have re-affirmed their 10-pledge Covid action plan to protect staff and customers as the second national lockdown in England gets underway.

The standards body initially unveiled the pledges, which set out the standards expected of BGC members, at the time of the UK-wide lockdown in March.

It followed concerns that the closure of betting shops and casinos could lead to a rise in problem gambling online.

Park Lane Casino Operator's licence revoked by UK Gambling Commission

Park Lane Casino Operator's licence revoked by UK Gambling Commission

5 Nov, 2020peter

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced its decision to revoke the operating licence of the company that operates Park Lane Casino – Silverbond Enterprises Ltd.

Following a hearing before the regulatory panel, the decision was made under section 102(4)(b) of the Gambling Act 2005. Subject to appeal, the revocation takes effect on November 18, 2020.