Market Barriers delivers the most accurate, up-to-date and impartial picture of the status of online gambling across Europe – which jurisdictions are reforming their online gambling regulations, trends in regulation, experiences from jurisdictions which have opened their online markets and visibility on future developments, risks and likely trends.

Alongside key data and analysis on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction level, the study also includes exclusive coverage of hot topic areas: debates at the European level, taxation, advertising, payment processing, website blocking, blacklisting, social gaming and sports integrity, among other operational and regulatory issues.

Market Barriers – A European Online Gambling Study 2013/2014 is a useful tool for operators, regulators, governments, law firms, research houses and academic institutions, among others.

Out now: 2013/2014 edition, an updated reference series on the state of play of online gambling regulations across all 28 EU member states, plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and EU enlargement countries. There will be three quarterly updates to Market Barriers through to Summer 2014.

 

Current Updates Available: 

 

Market Barriers - Summer Update

This Summer Update, the final in the Market Barriers 2013/2014 series, looks in detail at European offshore jurisdictions, their regulatory solutions, their role in and impact on online gambling developments and the challenges they face in the future. This report also contains a special updated supplement about the United Kingdom’s move to point of consumption taxation and local licensing. 

The report also provides key updates on developments at both European and member state levels.

  • A full report on offshore jurisdictions including their gambling policy and regulations, their international relations and reactions to the UK legislative changes.
  • An updated special supplement on the UK’s countdown to point of consumption regulation, which contains the latest developments and up-to-date clarifications from the licensing authority. 
  • A concise summary of developments across Europe’s online gambling industry and regulation since June 2014. 
  • A complete update on every European Union jurisdiction in which changes in the regulatory information captured in jurisdictional chapters have occurred.
  • A complete update to the reference section which contains easy to access tables for European case law, draft legislation notified to the European Commission and blacklists across multiple jurisdictions. Further, regulatory maps have been added to this reference section.

 

 

Spring Update

This update provides an in-depth look at the UK’s move to point of consumption licensing contained in a special supplement. In addition, this Spring Update looks at the payments industry and its place within the online gambling sector, looking at how the two industries are interacting in the face of growing regulation and innovations such as crypto-currencies.

  • A full report on payments at EU and member state levels, along with emerging trends in payment processing and its relation to the gambling industry. 
  • A special supplement on the UK’s countdown to point of consumption regulation.
  • This overview includes detailed information regarding new infringement proceedings cases and further actions taken by the commission, including member state responses. 
  • A concise summary of developments across Europe’s online gambling industry and regulation since January 2014. 
  • A complete update on every European Union jurisdiction in which changes in the regulatory information captured in jurisdictional chapters have occurred.
  • A complete update to the reference section which contains easy to access tables for European case law, including the Digibet case handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union, draft legislation notified to the European Commission and blacklists across multiple jurisdictions. Further, regulatory maps have been added to this reference section. 

 

 

Winter Update

In this Winter Update 2014 we have included the latest developments from the European Commission and in particular its new wave of infringement proceedings. Regulatory updates from a host of member states are also included.

  • A full report on the infringement proceedings started/re-initiated by the European Commission in November 2013. 
  • A concise summary of developments across Europe’s online gambling industry and regulation since October 2013.
  • A complete update on every European Union jurisdiction in which changes in the regulatory information captured in jurisdictional chapters have occurred.
  • A new reference section containing easy to access tables for European case law, draft legislation notified to the European Commission and blacklists across multiple jurisdictions.