In each regulated jurisdiction we establish contact with the regulator, local legal support, official translators and technical infrastructure support, where required. This enables us to provide timely, cost effective support to our clients.
We currently have clients operating in the following gambling jurisdictions:
Bulgaria is one of the younger on-line jurisdictions, but very dynamic and open to dialog with the industry. It allows operators to have infrastructure elsewhere, but the reporting server has to be located in Bulgaria.
Croatia has submitted its new gambling law to the European Commission. After receiving detailed opinion from Austria, Malta and the Commission, we are expecting to see some changes in the proposed law.
Denmark is regarded as a success story amongst nationally regulated on-line jurisdictions, and is often regarded as a model on which to base on-line regulations.
Gibraltar is one of the oldest regulated jurisdictions in Europe, and also the most affected by the changes in the United Kingdom. Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) tried to challenge the new UK regulations in court but only managed to delay the implementation. They have just applied for the judicial review of the new tax regime for on-line gambling in the UK.
Malta is one of the main licensing hubs for international operators. Current gambling law is over ten years old, and the Maltese regulator is working on updated regulations, aiming to take into account changes in technology and emerging trends in the European Union.
Republika Srpska is a part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with an open licensing regime. In the other part - the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - gambling is still a state monopoly.
Serbia is now accepting on-line gambling license applications. Compliance with the technical requirements has to be certified by the Vojno Tehnički Institut (Military Institute for Technology) a state run laboratory. However, VTI has announced that during the process of evaluation it will take into account certifications operators have obtained in other regulated jurisdictions.
Spain has recently expanded its on-line regulations to allow slot type of games and betting exchanges. Operators with a current General Licence are able to add slots and betting exchange licenses to their portfolio. In addition there is a short period for new operators to apply for a General License.
United Kingdom changed the tax regime for on-line gambling to a point-of-consumption model which is based on the idea that gambling is a service and as such it is taxed where the consumer is. As a consequence, any operator offering gambling to anybody on UK soil has to be licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Also, any software providers to the operators with a UK operator license have to have a remote software operating licence. The implementation of the new licensing regime has been delayed twice due to the legal challenge by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. The current date for the new licensing regime is 1st December 2014.
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