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Sport&Marke: Panel discussion on “Sports sponsorship of the gambling & betting industry”

In Austria, online gambling and betting providers licensed in EU member states invest around EUR 100 million annually in the Austrian sports and media landscape. The announced gambling reform jeopardizes these amounts....

Sport&Marke: Interview with Dr. Raffaela Zillner

Austrian sports and the online gambling and betting industry have always been important economic partners. Every year, 100 million euros are invested in sponsorship and marketing in the Austrian sports and media landscape. These investments could be increased even further: Last year, we made a proposal for the introduction of a contemporary online gambling licensing system, in which additional revenues, such as any license fees, would be earmarked for grassroots and professional sports...

Austria’s Online Gambling Regulation Needs The Right Instruments

Monopolies have often been justified under the belief that the state is better placed to protect its gamblers. But that’s why countries should have stringent consumer protection rules: it’s the rules that protect the consumer, not whether there is a monopoly or not....

New studies: Effect of gambling advertising of the Austrian monopolists on consumers!

In the study, the University of Vienna comes to the conclusion that the current advertising activities of the Austrian gambling monopolists create a strong incentive to gamble via various strategies. Furthermore, the experts from the University of Munich concluded that all of the monopolists' advertising strategies examined by the University of Vienna are highly problematic with regard to ECJ requirements and that the "gambling makes you rich" advertising strategy in particular is blatantly contrary to EU law....

February 11th, 2021|Glücksspiel, Legal, Player Protection, Sportwetten|

New article on the topic of “Incoherence of Austrian Gambling and Betting Regulation”

According to the authors, the structure of the Austrian gambling and betting regulation largely contradicts the coherence requirement under EU law. In this respect, it is contrary to EU law and inapplicable....

Hot off the press: OVWG Annual Report 2020

When we subtitled the 2019 activity report "An exciting year in Austria", nobody expected that 2020 would bring a new dimension of excitement. Only three months later after we had published our last annual report, Austria was in lockdown...

4th OVWG expert panel on the incoherence of gambling regulation

In our next expert panel on 23 November 2020, the authors of the expert opinion, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Hartmann, LL.M. (University of Osnabrück) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tristan Barczak, LL.M. (University of Passau) will present the main findings of their expertise....

University expertise: Gambling rules inconsistent and in breach of EU law

Vienna (APA): The Austrian gambling rules are incoherent and contrary to EU law, says an expert opinion prepared by the University of Osnabrück on behalf of private gambling and sports betting operators (OVWG). The authors, two university professors...

COVID-19: European Gambling Associations Renew Commitment To Safer Online Gambling

As many European countries face the return of more severe coronavirus-related (COVID-19) restrictions, online gambling associations have renewed their commitment to safer gambling and responsible advertising ....

More than sports betting: Study on the importance of the sports betting industry in Austria

New sports betting study published! A new study of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKOÖ), prepared under the scientific direction of the University of Linz, underlines the importance...

Online gambling operators present plan to support Austrian sports in the Corona crisis

Austrian sports and gambling/sports betting operators have always been important economic partners, which is ....

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