Romania adopts secondary gambling legislation

Romanian lawmakers have finally adopted secondary legislation for the gambling market, setting out the operational and technical regulations for licensure.

The new regulations apply to both land-based and online gaming operators and suppliers. They state that 10-year online gaming licences will be made available to Romanian companies as well as those based with the European Union and European Economic Area, with non-domestic operators required to appoint a local representative.

They also include the technical and advertising regulations for gaming, as well as the schedule for tax payments.

The secondary legislation also establishes rules for blacklisting unlicensed operators which Romanian internet service providers (ISPs) will be required to block access to.

The exact details of the secondary legislation, which was adopted Wednesday (February 24th) are expected to be released on Monday when published in the official gazette.

There are currently 19 online gaming operators in the Romanian market holding temporary authorisation, with more than 500 blacklisted sites.


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