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September 2016

Turnover Tax prevents the successful development of a licensed online betting market in Poland20 September 2016

Tax Duty on Free Plays in Remote Gaming Duty Consultation 8 September 2016

August 2016

RGA appoints KPMG to aid introduction of NOSES15 August 2016

April 2016

IGRG supports RGSB Strategy Document11 April 2016

February 2016

Keith Bristow appointed first Chairman of GAMLG 8 February 2016

December 2015

New IGRG Chairman for 201623 December 2015

November 2015

RGA Updated AML Guidelines Published25 November 2015

October 2015

EC Funds Betting Industry Backed Education Project 9 October 2015

August 2015

Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising 20 August 2015

April 2015

RGA Makes Two New Appointments28 April 2015

February 2015

RGA calls for Montenegrin Government to review online gambling tax 24 February 2015

January 2015

Portugal- The Case for GGR28 January 2015

December 2014

UK Place of Consumption Tax Implemented 1 December 2014

October 2014

Online Gambling Industry states Greece must open the market 2 October 2014

September 2014

The General Court of the EU upholds the Danish tax regime for online gambling26 September 2014

Betting industry welcomes international match-fixing cooperation18 September 2014

New Sports Betting Report to help inform the integrity debate 15 September 2014

Portuguese online sports betting market: an opportunity for Santa Casa 8 September 2014

July 2014

RGA calls for the Commission recommendation to spur further opening of markets across the EU14 July 2014

Proposed taxes in draft Portuguese online gambling law unworkable 3 July 2014

May 2014

European Commission Study Challenges Sports Betting Right15 May 2014

March 2014

Industry Group for Responsible Gambling Launched20 March 2014

UK Budget: RGA Expresses disappointment 19 March 2014

European Parliament votes on new AMLD11 March 2014

RGA, GamCare & Gordon Moody Self Exclusion Initiative 3 March 2014

December 2013

International Companies challenge Greek failure 3 December 2013

November 2013

European Commission takes action against Member States' lack of compliance20 November 2013

September 2013

British Online Gambling Tax Proposals Need to be Changed16 September 2013

European Parliament adopts resolution on online gambling10 September 2013

August 2013

RGA calls for Commissioner Barnier to act 5 August 2013

July 2013

RGA Challenges Greek Threat to Interim Gambling Licensees 31 July 2013

International gambling companies apply for Greek online monopoly rights 1 July 2013

June 2013

State aid:Horserace betting levies must be fully compliant 19 June 2013

May 2013

Remote gambling industry challenges Greek protectionist law28 May 2013

EU Sports Commissioner supports EU Athletes and online betting industry education program 23 May 2013

March 2013

European Commission needs to act to uphold EU law 25 March 2013

An online gambling monopoly would breach EU law11 March 2013

January 2013

Greek enforcement measures "unworkable and illegal"29 January 2013

Hungary risks closing its market with high licensing fees 29 January 2013

OPAP' s exclusive rights breach EU law24 January 2013

December 2012

Register for iGaming North America 2013 7 December 2012

November 2012

Industry calls on European Commission to safeguard notifications 26 November 2012

EU funding program rewards groundbreaking educational campaign21 November 2012

RGA Challenges Greece's Unfair Enforcement Regulations14 November 2012

RGA calls on European Commission to take urgent action14 November 2012

October 2012

WrB Europe: 28 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium30 October 2012

EiG Start-Up LaunchPad 29 October 2012

European Commission publishes road map for regulation23 October 2012

Further call for the dismantling of OPAP's monopoly 2 October 2012

September 2012

OPAP's monopoly position in Greece is challenged20 September 2012

August 2012

RGA publishes model technical guidelines31 August 2012

11th European iGaming Congress & Expo15 August 2012

July 2012

Report urges adoption of GPT for sports betting in Italy27 July 2012

June 2012

European Commission to resume investigations 28 June 2012

April 2012

First year anniversary of joint betting education programmes26 April 2012

March 2012

Betting Integrity Seminar "constructive and informative"21 March 2012

WrB to provide first mover advantage for iGaming operators in Germany 8 March 2012

KPMG Report urges adoption of GPT for Cyprus' new online gambling regime 5 March 2012

CJEU: The end of copyright claims for sports fixture lists 1 March 2012

February 2012

Final Betview Awards 2012 tickets available now 28 February 2012

RGA challenges new online gambling taxation proposals in Greek Courts15 February 2012

December 2011

Sue Rossiter to join the Remote Gambling Association28 December 2011

Football Fixtures: Advocate General refutes intellectual property rights claim15 December 2011

ICE Totally Gaming 2012 9 December 2011

November 2011

Remote gambling industry challenges Greek protectionist law28 November 2011

RGA welcomes pro-market aspects of the Creutzmann Report15 November 2011

Doping Remains Greatest Threat To Sports Integrity10 November 2011

October 2011

RGA Disappointed by German Gambling Law Proposals28 October 2011

RGA Launches Greek State Aid Complaint 4 October 2011

September 2011

RGA Lay Out Regulatory and Tax Objectives22 September 2011

Denmark Online Gaming, 03 October 2011, Copenhagen16 September 2011

August 2011

EiG Milan:19-22 September 2011- 10th Annual European iGaming Congress & expo23 August 2011

July 2011

Viable regime the key for unlocking potential in the UK remote gambling market13 July 2011

June 2011

Gamblers left out of the Consumer Rights Directive16 June 2011

May 2011

RGA welcomes the Spanish online gambling bill12 May 2011

New betting campaign to educate 8,500 athletes 9 May 2011

April 2011

The RGA supports Schleswig-Holstein proposal13 April 2011

March 2011

Green Paper on Online Gambling published24 March 2011

Gambleaware Website Relaunched14 March 2011

Free conference passes for start-up companies at WGB 2011, Malta10 March 2011

GiGSE drives momentum of the iGaming debate in North America10 March 2011

IOC event discusses the challenges for sport and betting operators 1 March 2011

February 2011

Industry hails groundbreaking Pan-European agreement 24 February 2011

I-Gaming North America - Boot Camp set for May 2-423 February 2011

RGA welcomes the publication of the British Gambling Prevalence Study 201015 February 2011

RGA Praises Player Betting Education Programme14 February 2011

The RGA moves onto Greece in gambling taxation debate 1 February 2011

January 2011

Greek Online Gambling Consumers Want More Choice26 January 2011

11th Global iGaming Summit & Expo, San Francisco25 January 2011

Spanish Tax a Disincentive for Remote Gambling Operators12 January 2011
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has urged the Spanish Government to change its proposed tax regime to one based on gross profits rather than turnover. Despite welcoming the thrust of the regulatory proposals, the RGA has made clear that a turnover based tax system would make the Spanish market unviable.

December 2010

RGA, Aedapi and EGBA call for sensible tax regime in Spain14 December 2010
Spanish draft bill to regulate online gambling puts more than €100m in advertising and

November 2010

French Online Gambling Market Failing Consumers24 November 2010
Today the European Commission announced the closure of its French online gambling infringement proceedings. This followed the changes made to Franceâ€ââ€ÂÂ

September 2010

ECJ rules against protectionist gambling laws in Austria 9 September 2010
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) found today that the conditions and the procedure for the award of concessions to operate casinos in Austria is in breach of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services.

ECJ rules that German gambling legislation is in breach of EU law 8 September 2010
The European Court of Justice (ECJ), , finds in the two rulings issued today in cases Winner Wetten and Carmen Media that the German gambling monopolies do not contribute to limiting gambling opportunities in a systematic and consistent manner and that consequently German gambling laws are in breach of the freedoms of the Internal Market. The ECJ also confirms that all Member Statesâ€ââ€Â¢ legislation, even at constitutional level, must comp

August 2010

Dutch report short of mark23 August 2010
Industry welcomes the move to regulate online poker, but sees failings by exclusion of betting and casino games

The Dutch Ministry of Justice has released the report of the Commission Jansen, an advisory group assembled on 11 September 2009, to reflect on and investigate the scope for reforming gambling laws in the Netherlands, with a view to considering the regulation of online gambling. The final report, published today by the Ministry of Justice, calls for a licensing system for poker operators, but excludes sports betting, bingo and casino style games.

July 2010

RGA issues anti-money laudering guidelines to the online gambling industry14 July 2010
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today issued practical guidelines to help companies in the online gambling industry combat money laundering. They have been developed in the light of a report produced in 2009 for the RGA by MHA Consulting.

ECJ rules against discriminatory enforcement of gambling laws 8 July 2010
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) accepts today that Swedenâ€ââ€Â¢s ban on the advertisements of online gambling operators established in other Member States is compliant with EU law if it can be justified by overriding reasons of general interest. This is consistent with previous judgments, but the ECJ also rules against imposing higher penalties on advertisers when the promotion concerns operators established elsewhere in the EU than when it relates to unlicensed Swedish based com

June 2010

RGA & EGBA make a complaint against the Belgium gaming law23 June 2010
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the European Gaming and Betting
Association (EGBA) have today lodged a joint complaint to the European Commission
on the basis that the recently adopted Belgian gambling legislation is not compliant with
EU law.
A number of elements of the Belgian legislation are designed to protect the domestic Belgian
gambling market from legitimate competition by putting in place unacceptable barriers to
new entrants seeking to offer online gambling.

May 2010

RGA calls for meaningful action to make national laws EU compliant27 May 2010
RGA calls for meaningful action to make national laws EU compliant

The Remote Gambling Association welcomes the Spanish Presidencyâ€ââ€Â¢s efforts to produce a balanced document, but argues strongly that the CouncilâÃ

Industry welcomes Barry Hearn's Decisive Stand on alledged Match Fixing 4 May 2010
The RGA echos the views of both the Association of British Bookmakers( ABB) and the European Sports Security Association(ESSA) in welcoming the Chairman of the WPBSA stance on alleged match fixing and the need to eliminate unethical behaviour, not just in snooker but in all sports in the interests of complete integrity.

April 2010

French remote gambling law fails EU tests 7 April 2010
The lower House of the French Parliament adopted today the remote gambling law which creates a licensing system for private operators wishing to provide services in France. Hailed by the French government as a “controlled opening†of the market, the bill does little to truly facilitate a competitive and thriving market for such services and ultimately the burden of the bill will fall squarely on the shoulders of French

February 2010

ABB AND RGA WELCOME GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE PARRY REPORT24 February 2010

PPF Partnership with Betting Operators to Fund Education11 February 2010

January 2010

Ample funding already exists for integrity issues27 January 2010
On 27th January 2010 The Remote Gambling Association launched an independent report into the impact of betting on sport, notably from a commercial and integrity perspective within the European Union at the Betting Show in Lomndon.

We hope and believe that this report will serve to inform any wider debates about these matters and we commend it to anyone who seeks to look at the issues fairly and objectively.

Please click the following links to download the full PDF version of the report, Executive Summary and RGA Press Release:

RGA may challenge French gambling reforms14 January 2010
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it will consider mounting a legal challenge if the French gambling bill is passed in its current form. The RGA has become increasingly concerned after the Assemblée nationale approved a bill in October 2009 which effectively discriminates against private sector operators, most notably in the area of sports bettin

November 2009

Fighting for an EU citizen's right to choose26 November 2009
The RGA supports Right2bet , the organisation comprising consumers from across the European Union who believe in a citizen's right to choose. Right2bet's mission is to ensure that the principles of economic freedom in the European Union are applied as fairly to betting and gaming as they are to any other sector. Ultimately, they want all EU citizens to be able to bet with whichever EU-licensed betting company they wish, regardless of in which member state that company is based.

Gambling Industry contributes over three billion euro's annually to EU sport 9 November 2009
At its Annual General Meeting in London today the Remote Gambling Association announced the findings of a study undertaken on its behalf by the independent consultancy, Europe Economics.

October 2009

Industry Responsible Gambling Awareness Day19 October 2009
To highlight the importance of gambling responsibly, the gambling industry has declared Monday 19th October as Responsible Gambling Awareness Day

Failed bet for France: Opening of online gambling to competition : only in appearance13 October 2009
The Remote Gambling Association today expressed its regret that the French Gambling Bill in is current form will fail to achieve any of its stated objectives. The proposed regulatory and taxation regime will be wholly unattractive and in most case completely unviable for private sector online gambling companies.

September 2009

RGA Condems ECJ's Flawed Judgment in Santa Casa 8 September 2009
The Remote Gambling Association expressed surprise and disappointment at the European Court of Justice’s failure to find that Portugal had violated the freedoms of the internal market by creating an exclusive internet gambling monopoly.

July 2009

New report finds that online gambling is not susceptible to money laundering 8 July 2009
A report produced by MHA Consulting for the RGA concluded that a combination of statutory and self regulation had effectively reduced the risk of money laundering through online gambling and that there were almost no examples of money laundering in licensed jurisdictions.

The RGA has today launched an extensive consultation on sports betting 1 July 2009
The aim of the review is to provide the RGA’s members with a thorough and objective assessment in order to enable them to take informed decisions about the range of issues that are involved. It is also hoped that the review, of which this consultation is a key stage, will identify ways in which the relationship between betting and sports can be usefully develope

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