30
November
2020

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – DRAFT LAW ON THE NATIONAL BETTING AUTHORITY AND AMENDMENT DRAFT LAW ON THE BETTING LAW

The National Betting Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”), exercising the powers which derive from Article 15 (o) of the Betting Law, 37 (I)/2019 (hereinafter the “Law”), as amended or replaced, prepares recommendations on amendments needed to the existing legislation on betting and related sectors, launches today on November 30, 2020 a public consultation on the draft law of the National Betting Authority and its amending draft law on the Betting Law.

Under the framework of legality, transparency, and commitment for a continuous relationship with its stakeholders, as well as in the implementation of the Strategic Planning for 2020-2022, the Authority launches a public consultation on the draft Law of the National Betting Authority and the amending draft Law on the Betting Law, in order to obtain the views and suggestions of all stakeholders. The purpose of these draft laws is, on the one hand to optimize the operation of the Authority and on the other hand, to upgrade and improve the regulatory and supervisory framework, to develop and enhance the viability of the sector, to create incentives for start-ups and to strengthen the methods for the fight against illegal gambling.

Therefore, stakeholders are invited to submit their views on the provisions of the draft laws to the email address directives@nba.gov.cy by 11 December 2020. It is noted that the draft laws were presented to the Authority’s licensees for an informal consultation.

You can find the draft laws at the following links (Greek only):

Draft Law of National Betting Authority
Amending Bill of the Betting Law

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