With the expansion of online gambling in Europe, many countries have been facing new societal, regulatory and technical challenges. Laws on gambling are the responsibility of individual countries, but online gambling doesn't respect borders. The challenges of cross-border online gambling cannot be tackled without efficient cooperation between countries. To make this cooperation a reality, the gambling regulatory authorities of EEA Member States today signed an agreement on online gambling services, the first of its kind in the world
Commenting on 9M15 results INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, noted: “We are pleased with the 3Q results that are in line with our expectations for stable growth of our business. EBITDA grew by 6% compared to 3Q14. The majority of our subsidiaries reported strong results coupled with our new contracts in Wyoming, Ohio and Georgia, in the US, thus leading to an increase of our EBITDA on a like for like basis by 15.8% in the nine months of 2015.
After hearing about the AG’s defection, Gov. Brian Sandoval said, “I am very concerned that anyone representing the state’s legal interests would speak out against current state law in our leading industry. At its core, this is a state’s rights issue and I disagree with the Attorney General that a federal government one-size-fits-all solution is in the best interest of Nevada.” Evidence has now come to light that demonstrates that Laxalt may be directly influenced by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his continued drive to ban online gaming and poker.
This agreement provides for a controlled and intensified exchange of information between the supervisory authorities of the EEA Member States, consider the exchange of information relating to gaming markets, gaming suppliers, licensees, research supervision, consumer protection, prevention of gambling-related fraud, money laundering and match fixing, and reduce unnecessary administrative burdens. The agreement was establishment led by the European Commission, after finding by the member states that they need to work more closely together to address cross-border aspects of gambling.
The government has laid before parliament a draft order to amend schedule 11 to the Gambling Act 2015 to make it easier for small-scale lotteries to be used to raise money for charities and other good causes. The proposals include allowing incidental lotteries to take place at both commercial and non-commercial events. Fundraising lotteries could then be offered by, for example, pubs, clubs, shops, concerts, festivals and trade fairs at their events.

The state Lottery is airing public-service announcements to discourage lottery purchases for kids, with the message: "Some gifts are better left to the grown-ups.”

Tom Delacenserie was appointed Secretary of the Florida Lottery in the November 2015. In the two years prior, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Sales and Marketing at the Florida Lottery. Mr. Delacenserie has been an integral part of the Florida Lottery’s success. His leadership of the Lottery’s sales team, management and expansion of the Lottery’s retailer network and distribution channels and overall involvement with every division of the agency has helped the Florida Lottery break numerous sales records and achieve unprecedented transfers of Lottery revenue to benefit education.

The Belgian Data Protection Authority found, in substance, that Facebook processes personal data for commercial purposes without complying with the legal basis of data subject consent.
The lottery companies and national sports federations Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are continuing their successful cooperation. At the third annual meeting in Stuttgart in addition to the latest developments in the sports betting concession process was the fight against match-fixing in focus. For this purpose, a position paper was adopted. "We must be able to rely on that athletes and teams in a fair competition against each other.Manipulations take the joy of sport and threaten it in its social significance, "said Marion Caspers-Merk, managing director of the Staatliche Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg, at the meeting in Stuttgart Lotto headquarters.


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