14 MAY | BERLIN

Players'Cards Workshop

2 - 4 JUN | LISBON

Industry Days

22 - 25 JUN | FORTALEZA

Joint CIBELAE/WLA/EL Sports Betting Seminar

On March 11, 2014, the European Parliament plenary adopted its resolution on the European Commission proposal for a revision of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The plenary resolution follows the adoption in the respective committees at the end of February. The European Lotteries Association (EL) welcomes that the European Parliament text takes into account the specificity of the gambling sector.

On February 20, the European Parliament adopted its report on the Anti-Money Laundering Directive in the joint parliamentary committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) and Economic affairs (ECON). This report is the European Parliament’s position on the European Commission proposal for the revision on the Anti-Money Laundering which was published on 5 February 2013. This proposal is also being discussed in the Council which has not yet reached an agreement. The report of the European Parliament is thus not the final text of the Directive, but it will be the position that the representatives from the European Parliament will defend during the discussions with the Council.

Gambling experts, sports commentators, athletes and EU decision-makers gathered in Brussels on November 12, 2013 for the first European Lotteries Sustainable Gambling Conference in the European Parliament. The event, hosted by MEPs Hannu Takkula and Santiago Fisas Ayxelà in the European Parliament, aimed to address where things stand on match-fixing in Europe and discuss the solutions to it while highlighting the role of Lotteries – the historic partners in the EU Member States - in promoting the highest sports integrity standards and ensuring fair sports betting.

EL welcomes the new European Parliament Resolution on online gambling adopted today by an overwhelming majority wherein the Parliament clearly endorses the approach of the European Commission’s Action Plan to not propose a sectoral harmonisation Directive for online gambling.

2 new announcements for jobs in Switzerland can be found here.

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Fake lottery email
17 Apr 2014

Long-term contract extension with the National Lotteries Control Board in Trinidad and Tobago

Secondary instant ticket printing contract with the South Carolina Education Lottery

09 Apr 2014

Gaming protocol converter certified by GSA

Purchase of new 22-station press—the most advanced instant ticket printing press in the industry