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Danish Gambling Market update with Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority) at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

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Riga – 12 April 2018 Mare Balticum Gaming Summit is specially designed to focus on the Baltics and the Scandinavian region by bringing a wealth of information from the local regulators.

By creating such a networking platform, all attending parties can benefit of learning opportunities and also quality takeaways.

We are honored to announce that Birgitte Sand (Director, Danish Gambling Authority) will join the inaugural event as a speaker in the panel dedicated to the Scandinavian region.

About Birgitte Sand

Birgitte started her career in the court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different positions and tasks in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies, projects regarding innovation, development, strategy and change of organization and structures within the Ministry of Taxation.

Birgitte Sand has been in charge of the development of a nationwide IT salary system and head of the central IT department, and has for many years been a member of the board covering the nationwide planning of the tax production (what to focus on in regards to compliance).

For a number of years Birgitte also taught various subjects.

Birgitte Sand took up her current position after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center. She is a member of the IAGR (International Association of Gaming Regulators), Board of Trustees, since late 2011, former chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee and has served as President for the association since October 2014.

Given the current turn of event in Denmark and with the new legislation coming into force next year, there will be lots to discuss.

Quick note for those interested in horse racing:

On January 1st 2018, betting on horse racing in Denmark was liberalised.

In connection to this, a special contribution of 8 percent of the bet must now be paid when betting on Danish horse races. The administration of the special contribution is handled by The Danish Gambling Authority

Unlike other gambling fees, where a fee is paid according to the gross gaming revenue, a special contribution of the player’s stake on Danish horse races must be paid. Whether the bet is closed before time (cash out) or not, the special contribution must be paid.

Make sure you register in order to get a chance to network with the representatives of Cubits, Triogames, Losimu strategine grupe – UAB, Tatkazino, Scout Gaming, Play’n GO, Danish Gambling Authority, Danish Online Gambling Association, Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling Penta Investment and many more. The event has limited seating without the opportunity of adding more registrations, so make sure you reserve you place at this unique event. Register here!

Visit the official website of the event for more details: https://marebalticumgaming.com/


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Potential New Casino In The Center Of Gdansk

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There is a new intention of creating a new casino in Gdansk in the newely opened IBB Hotel in Dlugi Targ. The one and only issue is that there are already two casinos in the city and the current gambling legislation does not allow another one.

The Warsaw-based company Casino, which manages, among others: a casino in Sopot, wants to open another one in Gdańsk. The company applied for permission to rebuild the premises for a casino and a club with a small gastronomy. Where? In the basement and ground floor of the IBB Hotel in Długi Targ, which opened in April.

We have accepted the casino offer, but now it has to deal with a number of procedures, including getting permission from the Ministry of Finance and the City Council of Gdansk” – said Adam Trybusz, the owner of the object.

The Gambling Act of Poland states that in towns with up to 250,000 residents only one casino can be created, and for each subsequent started 250 thousand inhabitants, their number is increased by one. The number of casinos in the region can not be higher than one casino for each full 650,000 inhabitants.

 

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ACMA probes .cc gambling websites

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is investigating the allegation that gambling websites using the .cc domain extension have breached of the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA).

As per the IGA, website operators are prohibited from offering casino-style games and live sports betting to Australian customers.

Gambling operators without an Australian licence are also prohibited from taking bets from Australian customers.

“When deciding if a site should be investigated, the ACMA considers a number of factors, including whether the service being provided may be a prohibited or unlicensed service … and whether it may have an Australian-customer link,” an ACMA spokesman said.

Dr. Charles Livingstone, a gambling law expert from Monash University, said the sites do appear to have breached the act.” The avowed purpose of the IGA is to protect Australians from less well-regulated gambling sites, and to prohibit non-wagering gambling being available online,” he said. “Using a web address of an Australian territory to offer online gambling services is an offence, unless the provider is registered in an Australian jurisdiction.”

 

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MGA | FIAU issues the Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to the Remote Gaming Sector

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The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has today issued the Implementing Procedures – Part II (found here) addressed to the remote gaming sector.  This document focuses, and provides guidance, on certain aspects of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) which warrant further elaboration at industry-specific level to ensure that they are understood and interpreted consistently by licensees.

The Implementing Procedures – Part II for the remote gaming sector were drawn up in conjunction with the Malta Gaming Authority and following due consultation with the relative sector.  All interested parties are to take note thereof. These Implementing Procedures are also accessible through the FIAU’s website – http://www.fiaumalta.org/ – and are considered to have come into force on the date of their publication.


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