Frieder Backu

Does Compliance Matter?


The world is getting more complex for international IT services providers including remote gaming operators. Despite the fact that the internet is a borderless medium, national regulatory frameworks differ substantially. Moreover, the legal environment is changing continuously and the development is far from being completed. What is more, the operation of gaming websites in many cases is the result of a collaboration of a number of parties including the operator itself, third party providers for games, software, technical services, payment or white label providers.

In this article a number of aspects are examinedwhich may be worth considering by a European gaming operator who acts cross border and offers its services to customers in Europe. There is no intention to provide a comprehensive and detailed presentation of all legal issues which can occur, rather the aim is to
summarise crucial aspects in the sense of a checklist arising from experiences gained in advising operators acting in Europe.

European Gaming Lawyer