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Germany consultants reject sports sponsorship ban.

A ban on sports sponsorship in Germany has been rejected at a public meeting of the Sports Committee of the German Bundestag. The experts pointed to sponsorships’ importance to sports in Germany and the subsequent loss of funding such a ban would cause as the primary reason for its rejection. However, managing director of the

Swedish regulator bans three operators.

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has banned three operators from targeting players in the country as they did not hold the appropriate licence. Newera Frozen PTE Limited and Aprodi Limited were banned on similar contraventions. Spelinspektionen discovered that both operators organised illegal “skin” lotteries for Swedish players. These lotteries allow players to stake skins, which are

Michel Groothuizen steps in as KSA chairman.

Michel Groothuizen has been named as the new chair of the board of directors at Netherlands’ regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), succeeding René Jansen. KSA announced that Jansen was to step down after six years at the helm in October last year. Jansen decided not to stand for reappointment as he reached retirement age at the end

EGBA lauds EU’s proposed introduction of digital identification.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the European Parliament’s approval of introducing a standardised electronic identification method called a “European Digital Identity” (e-ID). The EGBA-endorsed move would oblige states in the European Union (EU) to issue an e-ID to citizens. This would allow them to authenticate their identity for online services. e-IDs

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