Outlook | November 30, 2022 | GC Editorial, Research & Data
This edition of Vixio GamblingCompliance’s Outlook series is designed to provide high-level intelligence and forecasts for the European online gambling market. With another FIFA World Cup upon us, opportunities and regulatory concerns around players’ safety and advertising proliferation are amplified. Ireland is also on the cusp of establishing a modern licensing regime, while the last European state-owned gambling monopolies continue to come under increased scrutiny. All of this is happening against a backdrop of uncertainty around the world, as economic instability is being matched by major political changes and war on the continent.
64 - The age of Ireland’s Gaming and Lotteries Act
This outlook report includes:
- Key legislation and policy points to watch out for in the region, particularly in the UK, Finland and the Netherlands.
- A spotlight on Ireland following the approval of the long-awaited Gambling Regulation Bill.
- The anticipated advertising concerns surrounding the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Baltic states fastest-growing regulated online markets in Europe during 2021
The Baltic trio of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were the fastest-growing regulated online markets in Europe during 2021, the second year of robust regional expansion following the onset of COVID-19. Spain was the only locally licensed European jurisdiction to decline in market size during 2021, while major markets including the UK, Italy and Sweden exhibited decelerated growth against tough prior-year comparatives.