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

Download Free eBook: Translation Style Guide for European Union Member States

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This guide is a companion to the English Translation Style Guide for European Union.    For each EU Member State, plus two candidate countries, the guide provides English terms and translations. Most of the individual country sections contain a general … 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

Copyright in European Union

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The Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (“the Directive”) has harmonised the right of reproduction, the right of communication to the public, the right of making available to the … Read More

Enforcement and related matters for gambling in European Union

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An unauthorised cross-border market may be accessible to consumers, due either to de facto tolerance or lack of effective enforcement. Effective enforcement is essential for Member States to ensure the achievement of the public interest objectives behind their national gambling … 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

Prevention of fraud in gambling in European Union

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Prevention of fraud All Member States seek to prevent fraud and unfair games. National legislation aims to protect, consumers (from fraudulent and criminal operators), operators (from fraudulent players or player syndicates) and event organisers. Examples include: unauthorised use of credit … Read More

English Translation Style Guide for EU – The treaties founding the European Union

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THE EUROPEAN UNION The European Union — EU. In geographical terms, the European Union comprises the combined territories of its Member States. Since the Treaty of Lisbon (see 15.15), it now has legal personality in its own right and absorbs … Read More

A system of gambling licensing in European Union – The principles of transparency, equal treatment and legal certainty

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Licensing systems for certain categories of offline gambling are common in many countries. A growing number of Member States is introducing licensing systems for the provision of online gambling services. These licenses may be issued on the basis of a … 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

Gambling addiction and protection of minors in European Union

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Gambling addiction Where such information is available, rates of probable gambling addiction appear to vary from 0.3% to 3.1% of the entire population (Data from 7 Member States, M. Griffiths, Problem gambling in Europe: An overview, Appex Communications, April 2009.). … 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

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