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Lithuania Issues Clear Rules for Warnings in Gambling Ads

15 February 2021, 16:45
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The discussions and controversies around legal dos and don’ts are forever topic in many gambling news articles. Lithuania had had the same situation until the country’s parliament outlined a set of requirements, which regulated advertising in the gambling industry.

Lithuania Issues Clear Rules for Warnings in Gambling Ads

The Seimas, together with the regulator, has explained how operators have to advertise their products to stay compliant with the law.

Mandatory warnings, which still have many explications

Lithuania’s parliamentary body, the Seimas, has introduced the law, which makes warnings related to the damage from gambling entertainment, obligatory. All lawmakers have supported this bill, and it means that from July 1, 2021, it will come into force.

However, the regulatory bodies needed to make amendments and clarifications to the law as, initially, it was unclear when it applied to sponsorships. The Gambling Supervision Service has provided the information about a new decree and specified the cases when warnings are necessary or not required.

According to the law, warnings about gambling harm have to be included in the message, which doesn’t refer to a certain event. In addition to this, they have to be added to the messages that inform about gambling services and products. The regulator has also added that operators can skip warnings in ads on clothes, in the events where the sponsored team participates, or in the events, which have the name of a sponsor.

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