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Saturday, 14 July 2012

my short thoughts on Restrictions on cross-border casino advertising are not prohibited under EU law - Articles - Olswang LLP

Restrictions on cross-border casino advertising are not prohibited under EU law - Articles - Olswang LLP:

Like any cross boarder industries, only a worldwide harmonised rules would work.. as otherwise, it would be either

1) compliance for some and
2) lets find the best loophole for some..
3) or combination of the two..

however there is no escaping a universal fact:  "No one country can legislate for the world" and therefore, sadly this will be the status quo going forward for the future unless there is some catalyst for change, to bring some #common standards and measurements..

Only when there is a common benchmark, would industry players can compete fairly and thus can focus efforts on creating new and better products and also adopting best practices to protect consumers, like responsible gaming and supporting charities like GamCare etc.


"The ruling highlights once again the fragmentation of EU Member States' approach to gambling regulation and is a reminder that while outright protectionism will not be tolerated, there is still room for some Member States to take a more zealous approach than others. Reacting to yesterday's judgment, the European Gaming and Betting Association is reported as stating that the ruling "confirms that Member States cannot regulate the gambling market in isolation but need to take into account protection guaranteed by other Member States". With Michel Barnier's recent commitment to pursue Member States whose gambling legislation infringes EU law and the upcoming publication of the European Commission's gambling action plan (see our recent update for further detail), we will wait and see whether this judgment has any impact on the future harmonisation, or divergence, of EU gaming regulations.
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