Internet gambling in Europe
November 9, 2009, 11:23 am (9 years ago)
UK newspaper The Financial Times commented that online gambling companies are getting ready for consolidation throughout the next 2 years along with vigilant confidence that the speed of broadband penetration and more liberal regulations by several governments are going to face a period of continued expansion.
According to the op-ed, top execs in the industry are at the present more relaxed after a rough period of political and enforcement intrusion which has developed to a more steady setting lately, where controlled markets are beginning to open their doors.
The article explains the controlled but more liberal approach which is going to see the restriction of French monopolistic policies in 2010, and the escalating rapidity of liberalization in the Italian market, together with positive expansion in Denmark, Belgium and Sweden, and the first major cracks in the 3-year-old anti-gambling treaty amongst German states.