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    19/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    Jockeying for Clarity – Upheld: ASA Rules against GB Sports Advisors Ltd Betting Ad

    The Advertising Standards Authority (the "ASA") issued a ruling on 17 July 2024 against GB Sports Advisors Ltd t/a Geoff Banks Online for failing to communicate significant terms and conditions of a promotion. The AdvertisementIn April 2024, the Geoff Banks Online website featured a promotion which read "FOR THE MISSUS: Place a bet on the Aintree Grand National and get a free £10 bet on the Scottish Grand National." The ad featured a brief outline of further conditions below, stating “Geoff Banks will award a £10 free bet for use on the Scottish Grand National if you wager...
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    17/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    ASA rules against EA gaming ad

    On 10 July 2024, the Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) issued a ruling against Electronic Arts Ltd t/a EA for featuring a misleading gaming ad that failed to make adequately clear that the game contained random-item purchasing (loot boxes).The ASA has previously upheld rulings against three separate social media ads for online games that failed to disclose the inclusion of loot boxes (read more here).The AdvertisementOn 20 March 2024, an ad for Golf Clash, a mobile app game, showcased its gameplay footage. Text at the bottom of the screen stated, “Includes optional in-game...
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    21/06/2024
    Italy

    Italian Supreme Court Upholds OECD Transfer Pricing Rules

    The decisions of the Italian Supreme Court nos. 10577/2024 and 10499/2024 (concerning the same case for corporate income tax and regional income tax purposes) confirm important principles regarding transfer pricing transactions between associated companies.Firstly, the approach taken in the previous decision of the Italian Supreme Court no. 15668/2022 (available here) is confirmed with regard to the relevance of the arm’s length principle set forth by Article 9 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and included in Article 110, par. 7 of the Italian Income Tax Code.Moreover, the principle that,...
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    11/06/2024
    South Africa

    The Remote Gambling Bill and the legalisation of online gambling in South Africa

    IntroductionOver the past decade, the sports betting industry has experienced robust growth in many jurisdictions, including South Africa. However, online gambling (interactive games), except for online betting through a licensed bookmaker, remains an unregulated and prohibited activity in South Africa. The current prohibition is aimed at persons participating in a gambling game (similar to those ordinarily on offer in a casino or similar establishment) remotely using the internet (i.e., not in licensed premises such as a casino).The legalisation and regulation of interactive games is dealt with...
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    06/06/2024
    CEE

    Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges 2024

    The gambling sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is constantly evolving, driven by regulatory changes that are shaping the industry. CMS is excited to present the third edition of our comprehensive expert guide, the CEE Guide to Gambling Laws, which explores the legal landscape of gambling and offers expert advice on regulatory matters and recent developments.Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and ChallengesThe liberalisation of gambling regulations is creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, while others are imposing stricter legislative controls, narrowing the legal avenues for...
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    31/05/2024
    United Kingdom

    Land-based Gambling: DCMS Consultation Response

    Following its consultation on “measures relating to the land-based gambling sector”, DCMS published its response on 16 May 2024, broadly proceeding as planned with its proposed reforms.Since then, the Government has announced that a general election will be held on 4 July, raising the question of whether or not this could hinder the implementation progress of these reforms, as well as those other areas still being consulted on by DCMS and/or requiring legislative change to implement.Consultation responseBroadly speaking, the aim of the Consultation - which you can find our note on here...
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