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BELGIUM FINLAND
Emboldened by the recent ‘Bwin Liga’ decision at the European Finland’s schedule to review its outdated lottery law is slipping
Court of Justice, Belgium has defied the European Commission as politicians endorse the social responsibility concerns lauded in
by passing an online gambling law that restricts available licences to incumbent the ECJ’s Bwin Liga decision, but, at the same time, a new advertising campaign
operators in the country’s land-based betting and gaming sectors. by the monopoly lottery operator Veikkaus is stirring controversy by apparently
Source: GamblingCompliance.com targeting children. Source: GamblingCompliance.com
BULGARIA FRANCE
The Bulgarian government has imposed a 15 percent tax rate on One of the chief proponents of France’s online gambling reform
all gambling activities in the country in a shock move described has voiced his fears that a licensing regime will not be in place in
as “genocide” by one of the industry’s leading businessmen. time for next year’s World Cup Finals in South Africa, meanwhile observers
Source: GamblingCompliance.com suggest that a combined remote gaming market with Italy could be the ultimate
goal for French officials. Source: GamblingCompliance.com
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