Consumer protection and problem gambling against online gambling in European Union

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A majority of players do not suffer from problem gambling. However, those that do must be fully accounted for given the associated social costs for the player, his or her family and society as a whole. All gamblers need protection … Read More

Remote Gambling and the Land-Based Gambling Market in European Union

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In terms of trying to appreciate what the effect of continuing evolution of remote gambling companies and technologies will have on traditional gambling services sectors, it is necessary to speculate on how their presence will affect aggregate demand for gambling … Read More

General economic observations on gaming industries of the European Union

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The commercial and government owned gaming industries of the European Union are organized under a wide variety of ownership regimes and market structures. Ownership and market structures are affected by numerous factors, including Member State laws and regulations; restrictions on … 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

Gaming services industries in European Union

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Lottery operators in Member States of the EU are more extensive in their offerings and typically more aggressive in their strategic positioning than is the case for lottery organizations in the United States. American lotteries are all operated under a … Read More

Gambling in European Union and the Consumer Market Monitoring Survey

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The figures below are extracted from the annual Consumer Market Monitoring Survey. The overall MPI (Market Performance Indicator) score per market is the combination of seven individual dimensions which have been incorporated in this survey. Gambling services and the market … Read More

Education in European Union

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Within the European Union education is the responsibility of Member States; European Union institutions play a supporting function. Based on Art. 165 from the Treaty on the Functioning from the European Union, the Neighborhood “shall contribute towards the development of … Read More

Unfair terms in European Union

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In European Union, abusive clauses are clauses in consumer contracts that are considered void, unwritten as non-balanced for the consumer. Since Directive 93/13 of the Council of 5 April 1993, this type of clause is framed at European level. These … Read More

e-Commerce in the European Union

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The European Parliament and the Council adopted on 8 June 2000 an European Directive on electronic commerce (Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain legal aspects of information society, including the electronic commerce, in the … Read More

e-Commerce in European Union

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The European Parliament and the Council adopted June 8, 2000 a European Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain legal aspects of the information society, especially electronic commerce (Directive 2000/31 /, including the electronic commerce, in … Read More

Dimensions of the legal gaming services industries in the European Union

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Based on EU best estimates of the size of the commercial gaming industries among the 25 Member States of the European Union, the combined sectors of lottery, casinos, gaming machines, betting services, and bingo generated Gross Gaming Revenues (gross winnings … Read More

Economy of the European Union

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Currency 1 Euro (€) = 100 cents Other currencies in member states: Bulgarian lev, Czech koruna, Danish krone, Hungarian forint, Latvian lats, Lithuanian litas, Polish złoty, Romanian leu, Swedish krona, British Pound sterling Statistics GDP ranking 1st (2011) GDP (Nominal) … Read More

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