Loot box issues extend to Poland

Loot boxes are a topic of significant media law debate in recent months, and something that we are keeping on top of at MediaWrites, with recent articles by contributors Elizabeth Dunn,...

Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...

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’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...

PASPA Repeal: What does it mean for the American sports betting market?

Background On 14 May 2018 the United States Supreme Court paved the way for individual states to introduce legislation permitting sports betting if they so wish, by striking down a federal law...

Advertising Sports Betting Products: Key Issues Part II

In Part I of this article, we covered some of the common issues facing gambling operators advertising sports betting products from an advertising-regulatory perspective. This mainly focused on compliance with the...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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