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Study on the role of regulators for online gambling: authorisation, supervision and enforcement

Study on the role of regulators for online gambling: authorisation, supervision and enforcement
Published on: 24/03/2015
This study identifies the ways in which EU countries authorise and supervise online gambling, and the ways in which they enforce national rules.

It covers standardisation and certification of gambling equipment, player identification and verification tools, consumer information measures, regulatory authorities’ technical solutions for monitoring online gambling, technical enforcement tools, and sanctions.

The study presents good practice and commonalities in rules, policies, and operations in EU/EEA countries, and draws conclusions on the potential for administrative cooperation amongst online gambling regulatory authorities. It contains a set of country profiles providing an overview of the regulatory and legislative situation in each country, including information on the implementation of the regulatory framework, developments in the regulatory framework, supervision and enforcement tools and measures, and cooperation agreements with other online gambling regulators.

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Background

One of the key priority areas identified in the Commission Communication “Towards a comprehensive European framework for online gambling” is administrative cooperation between regulatory authorities in EU countries. To obtain a detailed overview, the Commission carried out a study to gather information on the authorisation process and supervision of online gambling services in EU and EEA countries. The study is the result of a year's work during which all EU/EEA countries’ national authorities and industry representatives were consulted.