GIBRALTAR BETTING AND GAMING ASSOCIATION

“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...

Gibraltar remains a great online betting and gaming hub

We welcome today’s statement by the Government of Gibraltar. Our organisation and members have been co-ordinating closely with Minister Isola and his team in order to ensure we work together in this period of uncertainty. As an organisation the GBGA supported the Remain...

Judgement on the Point of Consumption Tax Challenge

The UK court has just handed down judgement on the Point of Consumption Tax Challenge and the court has decided to refer some of the issues in the matter to the CJEU. Please find attached a copy of the judgement.The next stage of the process is for the court to finalise the...

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...

GBGA takes legal action to challenge “illegal” British gambling law

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association {GBGA) has filed a legal challenge against a law introducing a new gambling licensing regime in the UK. The GBGA argues that the new regime, introduced through the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and also the guidance and...

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...

CJEU: NO RESOLUTION FOR FAILING GERMAN GAMBLING LEGISLATION

CJEU: no resolution for failing German gambling legislation Brussels, 12 June 2014 Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded in the Digibet and Albers case (C-156/13) that EU law does not preclude the co-existence of the gambling licenses of Schleswig...

UK’s new e-gaming and betting regulations could create a new black market

The unregulated e-gaming and betting market will likely balloon under the UK’s proposed “point of consumption” regime, says Peter Howitt the CEO of the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association in his recent article published by the New Statesman Magazine.

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...
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