Gaming: Country Q&A Tool

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Legislative framework of gambling regulation

Overview

1. What legislation applies to gambling?
 
2. What is the legal definition of gambling in your jurisdiction and what falls within this definition?
 
3. What are the regulatory or governmental bodies that are responsible for supervising gambling?
 
4. What gambling products have been specifically identified by legislation, and what different requirements have been established for each?
 

Land-based gambling

Regulation/licensing

5. What is the licensing regime (if any) for land-based gambling?
 
6. What are the limitations or requirements imposed on land-based gambling operators?
 

Online gambling

Regulation/licensing

7. What is the licensing regime (if any) for online gambling?
 
8. What are the limitations or requirements imposed on online gambling operators?
 
9. Is there a distinction between the law applicable between B2B operations and B2C operations in online gambling?
 
10. What technical measures are in place (if any) to protect consumers from unlicensed operators, such as ISP blocking and payment blocking?
 

Mobile gambling and interactive gambling

11. What differences (if any) are there between the regulation of mobile gambling and interactive gambling on television?
 

Social gaming

12. How is social gaming regulated in your jurisdiction?
 

Gambling debts

13. Are gambling debts enforceable in your jurisdiction?
 

Tax

14. What are the applicable tax regimes for land-based and online gambling?
 

Advertising

15. To what extent is the advertising of gambling permitted in your jurisdiction? To the extent that advertising is permitted, how is it regulated?
 

Developments and reform

Legal development

16. Has the legal status of land-based and online gambling changed significantly in recent years, and if so how?
 
17. What, if any, are the likely short-term and long-term developments/legislative amendments concerning gambling in your jurisdiction? Are there any proposals for reform?
 
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