Scenarios of Future Growth in the EU Gambling Industry
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As part of the terms of reference of this Report, alternative scenarios for the future of the various sectors of the market for gambling services in the Member States of the EU are put forward. Based on the information gathered … Read More

The Remote Gambling Industry in the EU
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As part of the Study leading up to this Report, 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 … Read More

EU Gambling Industries – ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS
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Gambling Industries of EU Member States The veritable backbone of the economic side of this Report consists of 25 separate presentations of the gambling industries of individual EU Member States. Those presentations systematically integrate all of the useful and prima … Read More

Barriers for Gambling Services in European Union
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Bingo Prohibitions and restrictions For Austria and Germany, Bingo is covered by the licence for lottery games. In Cyprus also, bingo is considered to be a kind of lottery. Licenses Most countries impose licensing requirements upon bingo operators (Austria, Cyprus, … Read More

Barriers for Betting in EU
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Prohibitions and restrictions Specific prohibitions and restrictions with respect to betting include: – General prohibition of betting on non-sports events (Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Portugal) – Prohibition of bets lodged with bookmakers (Cyprus, France, Luxembourg and the  Netherlands) – Prohibition … Read More

Barriers for Machine Gambling Outside Casinos in EU
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Prohibitions and restrictions Certain Member States entirely prohibit machine gambling outside casinos (Cyprus, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Portugal and Latvia). A few Member States prohibit the location of gambling machines in particular types of premises (Lithuania, Latvia and the Netherlands (gaming … Read More

Barriers for Casino Gaming in EU
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Prohibitions and restrictions In Cyprus, Ireland and the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), the establishment of casinos is entirely prohibited. Austria does not allow its exclusive domestic operator to establish a branch abroad or acquire a qualified participation in a foreign … Read More

Barriers for Lotteries in EU
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Prohibitions and restrictions Specific prohibitions and restrictions with respect to lotteries include: – Prohibition to establish a branch abroad or acquire a qualified participation in a foreign company if such an acquisition would result in a reduction in revenue from … Read More

General Barriers for Gambling in EU
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General principle of prohibition A number of Member States proscriptively consider that gambling is prohibited on their territories, except in so far as exceptions are provided by law (this is true of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, … Read More

Charity Gambling in European Union
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In general, a “non-profit game”, or charity gambling means a game organized by a non-profit organization, the net proceeds of which are intended for a religious, sports, philanthropic, cultural, educational, social or other civic purposes (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, … Read More

Sales Promotional Gambling in EU
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In France, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, sales promotional games are said to serve commercial or advertisement purposes. In Luxembourg and to some extent in Germany (depending on the type of game operated), sales promotional games are not legally … Read More

Media gambling services in EU
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In Belgium, Luxembourg and France, media games are said to serve commercial or advertisement purposes. Not every Member State has enacted a specific definition of media gambling services (i.e. Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands … Read More

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