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Olswang LLP | European Union, Greece | 25 Jan 2013

European Court provides preliminary ruling on the legality of OPAP's monopoly

On 24 January 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a preliminary judgment on questions referred to it by the Greek courts in


Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Jan 2013

Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Gambling Act Report: the government response

In 2012 the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published its report on the progress of the Gambling Act since it came into effect in September


Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Jan 2013

Northern Ireland to revise gambling laws: plans to address rapidly changing gambling environment

The Gambling Act 2005 does not, for the most part, apply in Northern Ireland. When the Act was adopted in the rest of the UK, Northern


Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Dec 2012

UK point of consumption gambling tax moves one step closer

The UK's move to a point of consumption basis for betting duty moved one step closer yesterday with the publication of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill.


Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Nov 2012

The Horserace Betting Levy to carry on and on ... ?

Like in a bad Western, where the hero has been shot many times but keeps coming back for more, there is a suggestion that the Horserace Betting Levy may have staggered back to its feet and have a much longer life than had been expected.


Olswang LLP | European Union | 24 Oct 2012

The Commission unveils its action plan for online gambling regulation - a small swing back on the pendulum

The European Commission yesterday set out its action plan for online gambling in a Communication entitled 'Towards a comprehensive European framework for online gambling'.


Olswang LLP | Poland | 23 Oct 2012

Time to take a gamble on Poland?

With unofficial spending by Polish online gamblers estimated at 1bn in 2010, any potential chink in Poland's strict regulatory regime, which prohibits all online gambling save for online betting, deserves to be fully exploited by gambling operators.


Olswang LLP | Belgium | 23 Oct 2012

Online gambling is taking off in Belgium

It is only during the last few months that the impact of the Belgian Gambling Act's provisions on online gambling, which entered into force on 1 January 2011, has become visible on the Belgian market.

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