Problem Gambling in EU Member States
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As part of this study, the research team received comments and summaries of reports submitted by organizations we had approached in the information gathering phase. The following submissions are presented with the caveat that their findings need to be subject … Read More

Services for Problem Gamblers in European Union
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The Relationship between the Availability of Commercial Gambling Opportunities and Problem Gambling The research evidence suggests that most people who gamble do so in such a way as to enhance their enjoyment of life, and without causing themselves significant harm. … Read More

Obstacles to Measuring Problem Gambling and its Costs in EU
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The two most important obstacles to measuring prevalence accurately are that there is as of yet no “gold standard” for measuring problem gambling, i.e. there is no internationally agreed upon and culturally neutral instrument that has yet emerged. The South … Read More

Problem Gambling in European Union
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Problem or pathological gambling can be broadly defined as “an impulse control disorder consisting of consistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior that disrupts family, personal, or vocational pursuits. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Washington, D.C.: … Read More

Effects of Remote Gambling on Land Based Gambling in European Union
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Remote gambling was not predicted to rise beyond 5% of the total EU gambling market by 2012. In those Member States which have poorly developed land-based gaming sectors, remote gambling could rise beyond that. It should be noted that DeSIA, … Read More

The Future of Remote Gambling in the EU
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A GBGC analysis has recorded the growth in interactive GGR in recent years as shown by the graph reproduced below. (See Adrian Goss, “Jay Cohen’s Brave New World: The Liability of Offshore Operators of Licensed Internet Casinos for Breach of … Read More

Survey Data for Remote Gaming Companies in the EU
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A survey instrument was developed and disseminated to all known remote gaming operators in the EU, as well as the regulatory authorities in Gibraltar and in Malta. As of mid-February 2006, a total of 19 companies from Malta, Gibraltar, and … Read More

EU Country Reports for Remote Gambling
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The table below summarises the positions taken by Member State governments in response to the rising importance of remote gambling. Generally, policies of increasing liberality are featured in the columns further to the right. Countries are mentioned in more than … Read More

Growth of Remote Gambling in European Union
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One reason why governments focus on the growth of interactive gambling is that they want to predict the possible tax and licence revenues that could flow into government coffers by offering jurisdictional services to operators. Certainly, the UK government, in … Read More

Remote Gambling Market Channels in European Union
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Remote gambling channels at a global level are estimated by GBGC to have GGR of €4.8 billion in 2003, broken down as follows: Channel: 2003 2012 Projected increase Internet: €4.8 €7.32 152.5% Mobile phones/other: €0.78 €3.51 450.0% iTV €0.32 €1.33 … Read More

Sectors of the Remote Gambling Industry in the EU
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a. Betting Betting firms have offered ‘remote’ services via the telephone for decades, subject to clients having accounts with the bookmaker. More recent innovations in information technology extend the possibility of interactivity to screens in mobile phones, as well as … Read More

Estimating the Economic Impact of Remote Gambling in Europe
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The general questions that need to be asked and answered are: – How much remote gambling will be supplied out of Europe by 2011? – How much of this will be supplied to EU consumers and how much to non-EU … Read More

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