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Matrix study on the technical requirements for gambling equipment in EEA Member States

29 May 2017


The study collected information on the technical requirements for online gambling services' authorisations across EU and EEA Member States. The results are gathered in a 'dynamic matrix database' which identifies and describes the legal technical requirements in individual EU and EEA Member States.

The legal technical requirements can be as stated in primary or secondary legislation, or through directives and/or guidelines which have the force of law within the particular Member States.

The dynamic matrix database includes data and information relating to requirements for:

  • certification.
  • security.
  • player identification and verification.
  • infrastructure and software architecture .
  • performance .
  • business continuity.
  • control systems.
  • monitoring .
  • data logging.

The database also includes a set of country summary reports and static data relating to legislative instruments and other technical documents.

The purpose of the study was not to articulate any form of proposal and/or recommendation on technical requirements or to evaluate in any way the existing technical requirements.

The results of the study have been summarised in the report available below.

The dynamic matrix database is also available on the website of the author of the study. 

Please note: this is a third-party website, external to the European Commission. The information and views set out on this website and in the study are those of the authors and are not to be attributed to nor necessarily reflect the views of the Commission. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in the study. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on the Commission's behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.