GIBRALTAR BETTING AND GAMING ASSOCIATION

UK Court rules that the Point of Consumption Licensing Regime is lawful

Today Mr Justice Green handed down his judgment in the UK judicial review proceedings and found that the new UK licensing regime was not in breach of EU law. GBGA comment: “Naturally we are disappointed with the Court’s decision.  Cross-border regulatory regimes require...

EC Recommendation is good for online gambling market

GBGA: EC Recommendation is a good basis for an improved online gambling market The European Commission this week published recommendations on online gambling aimed at better protecting online gambling consumers. The GBGA believes these newly published recommendations serve as...

“Unlawful’” Gambling Law Poses “New Danger” for Consumers

A new law that establishes the Gambling Commission as the industry’s regulator across the globe not only threatens the safety of consumers online but is unlawful, claims the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA).   Currently, British consumers gamble online with a...

GBGA Proposes World Leading Passporting Regime for UK Online Gambling Sector

Recently we have seen an increased balkanisation of the online gambling sector within Europe, many Member States have retreated from the core EU principle of freedom to provide services across borders. The GBGA is advising the UK to implement its proposed changes to the UK online...

OECD Tax Assistance Convention Extended to Gibraltar

OECD and Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters extended to include Gibraltar. Coinciding with the signing of the Gibraltar-UK Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to improve international tax compliance on 21 November 2013, the OECD...

Gibraltar signs Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with UK (FATCA)

Please see attached a press release just issued: HM Government of Gibraltar signs Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the United Kingdom to improve international tax compliance (FATCA). The Hon. Albert Isola MP, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, signed an...

GBGA Information Leaflet – The impact of the UK Government’s point of consumption proposals

We have attached the following information leaflet which gives you an introduction to the GBGA and to the impact that the UK Government’s point of consumption proposals are having on Gibraltar and its gaming industry.  Please click on the leaflet below to read more and...

EU confirms Gibraltar has a good record on collaboration for tax, financial services and money laundering matters

European Parliament Register Subject: Answer to written question on Gibraltar and collaboration on tax, financial services and money laundering matters Date published: November 1 2013 Question for written answer E-010033/2013 to the Commission Rule 117 Sir Graham Watson (ALDE)...

GBGA gives evidence to UK House of Commons re Point of Consumption

Peter Howitt gives evidence on behalf of the GBGA re Point of Consumption to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill Public Bill Committee at the House of Commons on Tuesday 12th November. Selected Quotes: “The [proposed] regulatory regime does not have a precedent in...

New Statesman Article – Gaming on the Rock

More e-gaming companies want to set up on Gibraltar than are eventually licensed to do so.  Peter Howitt, Chief Executive of the GBGA sets the scene in the article below that was recently published by the New Statesman as part of a supplement on Gibraltar’s e-gaming...
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