France to allow online gambling

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France accepted the rules imposed by the European Union and will allow online gambling operators starting with the middle of the next year. Online casino and poker sites will be able to operate gradually, the details will be established soon.

Kosovo, the Pandora’s box

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France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, the states of the old USSR… almost all the European countries have provinces in the same situation with the Serbian province Kosovo. The European Union would be a solution. But the independence of the provinces … Read More

Romanian gamers complain against Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo WII

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The Romanian gaming community is complaining against the discrimination of the manufacturers of the game consoles Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo WII that, although Romania is member of the European Union, the Romanian gamers do not benefit by the … Read More

Creative Content Online for EU

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On January 3rd, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation for the preparation of a recommendation on Creative Content Online for the European Union for a common legal environment for online content, proposing multi-territory licences.EU policies should support the … Read More

UK white list for online gambling advertising, updated

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U.K. Gambling Act of 2005 went into effect Sept. 1, 2007, restricting online gambling advertising to only those companies based in the United Kingdom or other countries in the European Economic Area. The EEA consists of the 27 countries in … Read More

Two neighbors that quarrel on their poverty: Romania and Bulgaria

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Now I am living at the border with Serbia, but in my childhood I was living at the border with Bulgaria. It is true, during the communist era there was not so much visits of the Romanians in Bulgaria or … Read More

Gambling predictions, 2008

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It seems that it is very hard to make predictions on gambling, this year even more difficult than the other years, and online gambling much more difficult than the classical gambling. 2008 will be a very good year for the … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008

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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

EU online gambling companies against US

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The European Union, Japan, and Canada have reached a settlement with the U.S. regarding its protectionist online gambling policy through UIGEA, although US tolerates some forms of online gambling, such as state lotteries and horse racing. Remote Gambling Association made today a complaint … Read More

EU fights against misleading advertising and aggressive sales practices

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Just two weeks before Christmas, sweeping new EU rules to crackdown on misleading advertising and aggressive selling practices – including a ban on fake “free” offers and a ban on “pester power” advertising (direct exhortation) to children on the Internet … Read More

US and EU agreement on online gambling, possible Canada and Japan

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Unfortunately for the online casinos and poker rooms, the agreement (signed in Geneva) is not to change UIGEA, but to compensate EU for this ban. United States will compensate European Union especially in the domain of the trade, and mail … Read More

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