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GVC On Course To Hit ‘Upper End’ Of 2013 Forecasts 04 Dec, 2013

GVC Holdings said it expects full-year results to be at the “upper end” of analysts’ guidance after coping with the punter-friendly sports results that have knocked its online betting rivals.

UK Online Gambling Bill Approved By Commons 27 Nov, 2013

The House of Commons unanimously approved the UK government’s online gambling bill on Tuesday, but time has run out for the licensing and advertising changes to be passed into law this year.

Special Report: European Commission Gambling Infringements 22 Nov, 2013

For the first time in more than five years, the commission has opened a new series of infringement proceedings against countries for restricting the supply of gambling services. 

Sweden Court Threat Leads Fresh Batch Of European Commission Infringements 20 Nov, 2013

The European Commission’s threat to take Sweden to Europe’s highest court was the most eye-catching decision yesterday, as EU regulators also opened a fresh set of infringement cases against six other countries.

Deregulation Increased Gambling Ads Six-Fold, Says Ofcom 20 Nov, 2013

Evidence of an advertising feeding frenzy for gambling products emerged yesterday after UK media regulator Ofcom reported that the number of gambling-related adverts on UK TV had multiplied six-fold since deregulation.

European Commission Draws Up Gambling Infringement Targets 18 Nov, 2013

The European Commission has identified several countries, including Belgium and Sweden, that it hopes to launch fresh infringement proceedings against over accusations of breaking EU law on online gambling.

Belgian Model A ‘Success’ As Online Revenue Set To Top €100m 11 Nov, 2013

The Belgian Gaming Commission has hailed the “success” of its contentious online gambling model, as new figures suggest licensed online operators could generate as much as €120m in revenue this year.

Tax Rate Debate Hangs Over UK Online Gambling Bill 06 Nov, 2013

The UK government’s “small but important” online gambling licensing bill progressed in parliament yesterday, but not without calls from MPs for extra scrutiny of the accompanying tax.

Gibraltar Defends Ladbrokes After UK Gambling Commission Probe 05 Nov, 2013

The UK Gambling Commission has exaggerated Ladbrokes' failings in its offshore anti-money laundering (AML) and trading systems, according to the regulator of the bookmaker's online unit in Gibraltar.

UK Regulator Vows More Enforcement To Deal With Industry-Wide Flaws 01 Nov, 2013

A senior Gambling Commission official yesterday said it was dealing with “more and more” cases like those involving Ladbrokes, Coral and Aspers, and vowed to take tough action if the industry does not address widespread anti-money laundering failings.

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