11
February
2019

ICE Totally Gaming 2019 edition

The National Betting Authority participated for the third consecutive at the ICE Totally Gaming 2019 international exhibition, the world’s largest gambling exhibition, held in London from February 4-7, 2019. This year’s exhibition has attracted the interest of more than 30,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors from 150 countries worldwide.

Headed by National Betting Authority’s chairwoman, Mrs. Ioanna Fiakkou, the delegation visited the ICE exhibition where it held contacts with respective EU and international regulatory authorities and representatives of gambling companies. It was also briefed on the latest developments and new products showcased at the stands. The National Betting Authority’s delegation also had bilateral meetings,  and discussed, inter alia, ways to enhance cooperation on common issues with other regulators and partners, such as gaming certification labs, non-profit organizations for responsible gambling, potential betting providers, anti-money laundering companies, and more.

The National Betting Authority delegation also attended lectures and specialised seminars organised within the framework of ICE VOX. This year’s edition of the seminars included the following seven topics: electronic crime and security, e-Sports, international casino developments, lottery modernization, advertising and marketing, world regulatory briefing and artificial intelligence.

ICE is held in London every year and offers company officials from the gambling sector and regulatory bodies the opportunity for networking, business development, information and exchange of views.

27
February
2019

Employment of consultants

The National Betting Authority is conducting an open competition with the award criterion of the most economically advantageous price-per-consultant bid for licensing and compliance, strategic planning and social responsibility, as well as IT consulting services. Eligible applicants may submit their offers for one to seven consultants.
The deadline for the submission of offers is on the 14th  March 2019 at 12:00
Find the tender documents and more information at the link below:

https://www.eprocurement.gov.cy/epps/cft/listContractDocuments.do?resourceId=3580769

25
February
2019

Public Consultation – Code of Advertising

The National Betting Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”), exercising the powers which derive from article 11(l) of the Betting Law 2012, L. 106(I)/2012, as amended or replaced from time to time, drafts and issues the following Code of Practice on Betting Advertising.

Under the framework of legality, transparency and our commitment for a continuous interactive relationship with our stakeholders, the Authority announces a public consultation in relation to the above-mentioned Code of Advertising. The consultation is concentrated in providing a regulatory framework apt in safeguarding good advertising practices in relation with the provision of betting services and the implementation of the said provisions.

The Authority’s aim is to ensure that all stakeholders receive adequate and satisfactory information regarding the accepted practices of advertising, as defined in the Code, and to determine whether these are sufficient enough in order to constitute a comprehensive regulatory framework.

The public consultation provides stakeholders with the opportunity to submit their comments and suggestions to the email address directives@nba.gov.cy.

The deadline for the submission of comments/suggestions is the 20th of March 2019.

Code of advertising draft