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Belgium-Brussels: Evaluation of regulatory tools for enforcing online gambling rules and channelling demand towards controlled offers
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/
Section II: Object
Evaluation of regulatory tools for enforcing online gambling rules and channelling demand towards controlled offers.
The study will enable DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs to play its role in finding workable solutions to the problem of proliferation of gambling websites which are accessed by millions of citizens but remain outside of the Member State authorities' control (the operators being unauthorised in the relevant Member State and many of them also located outside the EU).
The contractor will be expected to present an evidence-based analysis of the effectiveness and scope for optimisation of responsive enforcement measures, such as:
— blocking of access to websites,
— blocking of financial transactions which are incompatible with gambling laws, and
— administrative and criminal sanctions against operators and players engaging in unauthorised gambling.
In addition, the contractor will be required to design an evaluative framework for preventive enforcement measures, such as bans on advertising of unauthorised online gambling services; advertising of authorised online gambling offer (in order to channel demand towards it); calibrating authorised online gambling offer to compete with the unauthorised; or awareness-raising campaigns to warn of risks associated with illegal online gambling. This evaluative framework should include at least:
— methodology for monitoring online gambling activity within a given jurisdiction in order to set the baseline, determine targets and measure progress, and
— appropriate indicators, allowing for differences between regulatory models and specific objectives adopted by each Member State.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See Internet address provided in Section I.3.
Section IV: Procedure
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue de Nerviens 105, meeting room 02/080, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Section VI: Complementary information
Only electronic submission through e-submission will be allowed for this call.
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