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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 ....

Study: Online gambling behavior before and during COVID-19

Using data from a major European online operator, authors Michael Auer, Doris Malischnig and Mark D. Griffiths have examined the gaming behavior of 5396 sports betting customers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19: European associations issue guidance

With increasing global concern about the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health, safety and well-being of the general public is of outmost concern. During this particularly concerning time for citizens online gambling companies should act in socially responsible way

March 30th, 2020|Digitalisation, Glücksspiel, Legal, Player Protection, Sportwetten|

Survey on online gambling: player protection and control yes, monopolies no!

A study on online gambling commissioned by the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG) and conducted by Marketagent comes to interesting results: The majority of respondents are against the gambling monopoly ...

March 18th, 2020|Digitalisation, Gambling, Glücksspiel, Legal, Player Protection|

2nd OVWG expert panel on Gambling Regulation 2.0 – Best practice example Denmark

On 3 March 2020, the 2nd OVWG Expert Panel on the topic " Gambling Regulation 2.0 - Best Practice Example Denmark" took place.  During the event, Birgitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gaming Authority, explained how...

Integrity wins: OVWG becomes new Play Fair Code member!

If sporting events are manipulated and confidence in sport is thus abused, everyone loses: the sports associations, the athletes concerned and the betting operators. Therefore, betting fraud and game manipulation must be fought consistently and relentlessly - all members of the OVWG agree on this...

February 7th, 2020|Integrity, Legal, NoManipulation, Sport, Sports betting, Sportwetten|

OVWG @ ICE Totally Gaming 2020

Also this year, the German Online Casino Association (DOCV), the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) and the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG) informed participants about current developments in the (online) gambling and sports betting industry in Germany and Austria within the framework of an Industry Dialogue Germany & Austria....

February 6th, 2020|Event, Gambling, Glücksspiel, Sports betting, Sportwetten|

Video: 1st OVWG expert panel on the topics of player protection and sports sponsoring

On 7 June, the 1st OVWG expert round took place at the Haus des Sports in Vienna on the topics of player protection and sports sponsoring. After a keynote by Claus Retschitzegger, President of OVWG....

November 13th, 2019|Digitalisation, Event, Glücksspiel, Player Protection, Sportwetten|

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