The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) urges the incoming European Commission and Parliament to focus on ensuring the Single Market rules are better implemented and enforced to benefit European consumers, particularly in the online environment:

Making the Digital Single Market work for EU citizens who bet or play poker online is crucial – because today they are less well protected than a person who buys a plane ticket or a book online. A recent study by the City University of London attributed Europe’s failure to protect online gamblers to the highly fragmented nature of the national policy rules for online gambling. The study showed that the Digital Single Market is failing to protect online gamblers and found that only one country has fully implemented the Commission’s guidelines aimed at providing EU citizens a basic set on consumer protection measures dedicated to responsible gambling.

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued fines to Genesis Global and Paf Consulting, after ruling that the two licensees breached the country’s self-exclusion regulations.

France’s Senate has revealed that it will review the proposed sale of state-owned assets Française des Jeux (FDJ) and Aéroports de Paris (ADP) this April.

Unibet, 888, and ATG have begun rolling out Kambi’s new Bet Builder product that the provider claims is “smarter and faster” than existing products on the market.

Operator 888 Holdings has announced the appointment of Naama Kushnir as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Customers of German supermarket chain Aldi Süd may now participate in a special lottery draw using their sales receipts.

Kosovo plans to ban gambling within its borders following two murders at local gambling venues.

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