October 13, 2015

Romania ONJN blacklists bwin.party services

bwin.party brands have been blacklisted by the Romanian online gaming regulator despite the operator having re-paid €8 million in back taxes and having been approved an igaming licence by authorities.

Romania’s regulator ONJN published a new blacklist of offending operators (click here to view list), which featured bwin.com, partycasino.com and partypoker.com.

ONJN informed that the bwin.party brands had breached national gambling polices by promoting their services to Romanian consumers, whilst government authorities were carrying a review of the country’s online gaming framework.

The regulator stated that bwin.party brand should have terminated all marketing activity for Romania during this period. ONJN did not inform the media whether bwin.party brands would be removed from the list having gained licensing provisions following the repayment of taxes.

bwin.party governance did not comment on the actions taken by ONJN regarding its services for the Romanian market. The operator was one of the first operators to receive igaming licensing for the market, along with leading European operators bwin,bet365, Sportingbet and PokerStars

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