07
July
2020

Public Consultation – Unified Self-exclusion Platform

Pursuant to the provisions of article 15 of the Betting Law of 2019 L.37(I)/2019, the National Betting Authority (hereafter the “Authority”) is responsible for the drafting of prevention and protection measures for players, young people and vulnerable groups of the population against addiction to betting. Part of the measures to protect the players and the society, as these are presented in the Authority’s Strategic Planning for 2020-2022, is the creation of the Unified Self-Exclusion Platform. Moreover, there is provision for the establishment of the Unified Self-exclusion platform in the Regulations for the Protection of Players, Young People and Pathologically Addicted Players, which were published for public consultation and are currently in the process of legal examination by the Law office.

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 establishment of a Unified Self-exclusion platform. The consultation outlines basic features and functions of the platform for consultation purposes, aiming at recording feedback from licensed bookmakers, as well as from all relevant stakeholders.

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 24th of July 2020.

The consultation document can be found here:

10
April
2020

PUBLIC CONSULTATION- REGULATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PLAYERS, MINORS AND PATHOLOGICAL PLAYERS

The National Betting Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”), exercising the powers which derive from article 15(q) of the Betting Law 2019, L. 37(I)/2019, as amended or replaced, drafts and issues Regulations for the Protection of Players, Minors and Pathological Players.

Under the framework of legality, transparency and our commitment for a continuous interactive relationship with our stakeholders, as well as our Responsible Gaming Action Plan and the Strategic Plan, the Authority announces a public consultation in relation to the above-mentioned Regulations. The consultation is concentrated in providing a regulatory framework apt in safeguarding good practices in relation with the protection of players, minors and pathological players.

The Authority’s aim is to ensure that all stakeholders receive adequate and satisfactory information regarding the accepted practices for the protection of players, minors and pathological players, as defined in the regulations, 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 27th of April 2020.

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

16
February
2018

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE PREVENTION OF THE USE OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM FOR THE PURPOSES OF MONEY LAUNDERING OR TERRORIST FINANCING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/849 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF 20 MAY 2015

The National Betting Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”), announces the extension of the deadline for the public consultation for the submission of comments / opinions / suggestions on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing in accordance with the Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and the Council of 20 May 2015. The deadline for the submission of comments/opinions/suggestions is the 23th of February 2018.

The purpose of this public consultation is twofold: to ensure that all stakeholders receive adequate information regarding the practices that the Authority intends to apply to prevent the use of the financial system for money laundering or terrorist financing, and to provide the opportunity to stakeholders to submit their comments and suggestions. The consultation paper can be found here.

All stakeholders are invited to complete the response template provided with all possible comments or feedback they may have and submit it to the email address directives@nba.gov.cy