New ONJN instructions in the AML field – What do they entail in practice? (Part II)
17 Mar 2022

New ONJN instructions in the AML field – What do they entail in practice? (Part II)

In the previous article we analysed one obligation imposed via the new Order of ONJN President no. 370/2021 for the approval of the Instructions on preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing in the field of gambling has been published in the Official Gazetter (hereinafter referred to as the AML Instructions), namely the requirements regarding the training of the personnel. In this article we will briefly analyze...

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NAC TO CONTROL “DIGITAL” ADVERTISING
15 Mar 2022

NAC TO CONTROL “DIGITAL” ADVERTISING

by Raluca Tudoroiu, Senior Associate, RTPR and Filip Marinau, Junior Associate, RTPR (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA) If, in recent years, traditional media has been challenged by the question of “when?” in relation to broadcasting gambling commercials, the turn of “digital” media has now come as well: the National Audiovisual Council (NAC) will soon oversee video sharing platform providers (the likes of YouTube, Facebook,...

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NEW TAX EVASION OFFENSES FROM MARCH 1, 2022
11 Mar 2022

NEW TAX EVASION OFFENSES FROM MARCH 1, 2022

Following the entry into force of the Emergency Ordinance no. 130/2021 on some fiscal-budgetary measures, extension of deadlines, as well as for the modification and completion of some normative acts, Law no. 241/2005 on preventing and combating tax evasion has been amended and supplemented by new acts of tax evasion, to be sanctioned, as we will see below, starting with March 1, 2022.   Thus, the latest amendments to Law no....

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Liviu Popovici, President of Romanian Bookmakers:  “The gambling industry is at a turning point!”
17 Feb 2022

Liviu Popovici, President of Romanian Bookmakers: “The gambling industry is at a turning point!”

Interview with Liviu Popovici, President of Romanian Bookmakers, about the main priorities of the Romanian gambling industry, but also the dangers it will have to respond to this year Liviu Popovici, President of Romanian Bookmakers, points out that the gambling industry, especially the landbased sector, is going through a delicate period due to the health crisis, the long and restrictive measures imposed and the lack of support from...

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THE BUREAUCRACY – THE 7- HEADED DRAGON OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ROMANIA OR AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?
15 Feb 2022

THE BUREAUCRACY – THE 7- HEADED DRAGON OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ROMANIA OR AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

                  by Dumitru Loredana Marlen and Ciobanu Andreea Corina, Lawyers at Luca Mihai Cătălin Law Office It is notorious that, at the level of public administration in Romania, there is at least one constant that over time has remained unchanged, namely: THE BUREAUCRACY. The folder with fastener seems to be deeply rooted in the institutional consciousness of both the administrative...

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Theoretical and practical aspects regarding the taxes owed by slot machine gambling operators, in Romania, as per the specific gambling legislation
11 Feb 2022

Theoretical and practical aspects regarding the taxes owed by slot machine gambling operators, in Romania, as per the specific gambling legislation

  In Romania, the gambling activity is taxable under general conditions based on the Fiscal Code[1], as well as in specific conditions pertaining to the gambling industry, based on Government Emergency Ordinance 77/2009[2].   Below we will try to provide a brief description of the tax burden specific to the gambling industry due by slot-machine gambling operators, as well as the technical or administrative difficulties that...

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