German Federal Administrative Court rules on admissibility of online casino games

The BVerwG's decision was delivered in two remarkable judgments on 26 October 2017 (8 C 18.16 and 8 C 14.16), the written grounds of which have now been made available to the public. Both...

International gambling operators score again in the ongoing exciting match against the Hungarian State

The Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) judgment in the Sporting Odds case (C-3/17) was recently announced, where it found again that the Hungarian gambling regulation is not compliant with the...

UK Gambling Commission to consult on KYC and age verification

The Review is part of the Commission's drive to raise standards across all gambling sectors, as outlined in its Corporate Business Plan for 2017/2018.  The Commission cited the fact that progress...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Gambling Regulation

Starting in early 2017 with the release of the Gambling Commission's three-year strategy, the UK gambling market has experienced increasing pressure from the Commission itself as well as both the CMA and ASA, including the joint...

Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport

Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...

UK’s Gambling Commission opens consultation on proposed changes to operators’ licence conditions

The GC has published its proposed changes to its standard Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), to which all British licensed operators are subject, and has opened up the floor...

ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice requests the removal of gambling ads that appeal...

As the letter reminded gambling operators, under the CAP Code gambling ads must not "be likely to be of particular appeal to children or young persons, especially by reflecting or being...

DCMS Review finally published but more uncertainty ahead

Immediate gains for major operators' share prices upon the release of the Government's report suggested that the market considers the Government's proposals to be broadly less damaging than they could have...

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