EGBA embraces new CJEU consumer protection ruling

21 Feb 2018

egba cjeuThe European Gaming and Betting Association have declared their support towards the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice (CJEU). According to it, the European Commission (EC) had complete legal authority in setting specific guidelines towards safeguarding the security of online gamblers within its Member States.

The CJEU turned down the Belgian Government’s objections, which stated that the guidelines violate Treaty-based competences. In response to that objection, the CJEU found the guidelines to be compliant with the Member States’ rights to manage their own online gambling policies.

The EGBA stated that CJEU aimed at providing practical pathways towards consumer protection in Member States, as well as help minors keep away from online gambling.

The guidelines serve as a significant tool to help ensure that Member States retain good consumer protection standards for online gamblers, with EGBA claiming that they are not legally restrictive in their nature.

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA announced the association’s agreement with the guidelines and their contribution in consumer and minor protection in the Member States.

He also urged the Commission to ensure their proper implementation and detect gaps where corrective measures should be taken.

Join and grab exclusive bonuses, daily offers and free bets!

Lay hands on exclusive daily bonuses for members only. These promos are limited and are not advertised on the website.

Yes, I have read the Terms & Conditions and I consent to receiving emails from Bookmakers.bet regarding betting promotions, betting guides and news.

BOOK SPY

The Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality in Norway has begun consultations to introduce a new Gambling Act to replace the Lottery Act, the Totaliza...

Read more »

The online gaming giant Entain, the owner of brands like Interwetten, has won the Advanced Safer Gambling Standard award by GamCare for providing play...

Read more »

One of the pioneers of online betting, Interwetten, has signed a new regional long-term sponsorship deal with English football giants Liverpool FC. Fa...

Read more »

The global online sportsbook 1xBet recently paid out some big winnings. A bettor from Yaounde, Cameroon, signed up with the bookie and placed a 12 eve...

Read more »

The international online sportsbook NetBet has added Apple Pay as a payment option for French players giving locals another top-notch method for depos...

Read more »

The online gambling operator Kindred Group, which incorporates several brands like Unibet, has announced that it will further contribute to the mental...

Read more »

The Treasury of Kenya has published the 2022 Finance Bill, which re-introduces the controversial 20% tax rate on wagering stakes. Despite the protests...

Read more »

The international gaming operator Vbet has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), adding to the platform’s global integr...

Read more »

The state-owned gaming operator in Finland, Veikkaus, has agreed on a double partnership with the Football Association of Finland (SPL) and the countr...

Read more »

The UK Gambling Commission has issued a new directive aiming to limit further players’ participation related to gambling harm. The new rules wil...

Read more »

LATEST BOOKMAKER PROMOTIONS