Key takeaways from our first Global Gambling Webinar

Bird & Bird’s International Gambling Group were delighted to host our inaugural online Global Gambling webinar on 27 June 2023. Over the course of the morning, specialists from across our international offices delivered sessions on some of the key issues shaping the industry. Below you can find some of the key takeaways, along with a recording for each session:

Introduction & Consultation Saturation: UK White Paper, What Next?

Elizabeth Dunn and Lucy Paterson: ‘We are eagerly awaiting the first consultation on financial checks, and it remains to be seen whether the checks envisaged by the White Paper are possible. Industry stakeholders should engage with the Commission at every opportunity.’

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New Regulating Markets: Finland 

Mikkel Taanum and Maria Karpathakis: ‘Finland is planning to give up on the online gambling monopoly and open the gambling system to competition by 1 January 2026.’

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Netherlands: Upcoming Gambling Advertising Laws - Ban on Untargeted Advertising

Manuela Cox: ‘The ban on untargeted advertising will tremendously change the way remote gambling providers as well as other parties active in the gambling advertising ecosystem may go about advertising in the Netherlands.’

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The Promise of Reform: Anticipated Changes to Gambling Laws in Ireland

Deirdre Kilroy and Georgina Parkinson: ‘Plan ahead! Start thinking today about how the anticipated extensive reforms will impact your organisation, products, services, operations and plans.’

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The Battle for Sports Data continues: Legal and Commercial Developments

Andy Danson and Toby Bond: ‘The battle over exclusivity in data rights supply is still running; everyone in the supply chain has an interest in the outcome.’

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Gambling in the Metaverse & Closing Remarks

Elizabeth Dunn and Will Deller: ‘Proper due diligence on third party platforms involved in delivering a Metaverse gambling product, service or campaign is essential to managing regulatory risk.’

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If you have any questions about the topics covered, please reach out to a member of the team above. To find out more about our International Gambling Practice, click here.

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