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Category: Gaming / Gambling

New requirements for the identification of individuals and the establishment of databases – a privacy perspective

January 2023 Authored by Cosmina Simion and Petruș Partene. The recent legislative amendments brought by Law No. Law No. 326/2022 amending and supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance No. 77/2009 on the organization and operation of games of chance impose a set of new obligations on gambling operators. In summary, gambling operators will have: Although we expect…
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SIMION & BACIU awarded Best Law Firm active in Gambling Law in Romania at the Casino Inside Gala 2022

December 2022 2022 marks the 8th edition of the Casino Inside Gala, an awards programme dedicated to the companies and professionals active in the gambling field and to celebrating their achievements throughout the year. As a result of its outstanding results in this area and continuous contribution to the gaming and gambling regulatory law field…
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Changes to the Romanian gambling legislation: new requirements for gambling operators

November 2022 In an effort to monitor the social circumstances of self-excluded and undesirable individuals, and to increase preventive measures against gambling addiction, on 31 October 2022, the Chamber of Deputies approved a new piece of legislation that amends the primary gambling legislation. The envisaged changes impacting the B2C operators as per the proposed amendments…
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SIMION & BACIU Managing Partners are the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged as Leading Individuals for Gaming by WWL 2022

Who’s Who Legal recently released the results for the 2022 edition of its research that covers sports and gaming: Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu continue to be the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged by the legal marketplace analysis of the publication in the gaming area. SIMION & BACIU Managing Partners are included for the second consecutive…
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IMGL Autumn Conference 2022: Cosmina Simion to moderate the panel on the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the local gambling industry, while Ana-Maria Baciu will speak on the panel tackling the topic of regulation vs innovation in the gaming industry

September 2022 “Shaping the future of gaming law” is the commitment of the International Masters in Gaming Law (IMGL) to the business community. In this spirit, IMGL’s 2022 autumn conference tackles an inspiring list of topics, inviting the community to debate from a multitude of perspectives. The agenda includes panels titled: Regulation vs innovation in…
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Cosmina Maria Simion is the first Romanian lawyer nominated for the 2022 Best Regulatory Lawyer award

September 2022 SIMION & BACIU is delighted to announce that Cosmina Maria Simion, Managing Partner of the firm, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the category Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year at the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards 2022 (GRAs). Cosmina is the first Romanian lawyer to achieve such an exceptional performance…
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Andrei Cosma speaker at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) 2022

September 2022 The 6th edition of CEEGC, one of the representative regional gatherings aiming at bringing together gambling industry professionals, executives, and government representatives will take place on September 16th, in Budapest, as an in-person event. Andrei Cosma will be a speakers during the inaugural panel of the event, titled “Industry Update: Central and Eastern…
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Join Our Enthusiastic Team

We are expanding our enthusiastic team to welcome anAssociate-level lawyer to our Gaming & Gambling Practice ABOUT THE ROLE This Associate lawyer position, located in Bucharest, can be the opportunity for you to: Work with some of the most noteworthy companies active in the global gambling industry, innovative international law firms or trade associations dedicated…
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Romanian authorities introduce changes to taxes and fees for the gambling industry

July 2022 The taxation regime in the gambling industry has undergone significant changes following the adoption by the Romanian Government of Government Ordinances no. 15/2022 and 16/2022, respectively, in July 2022. An outline of the main provisions introduced by the Government Ordinances no. 15/2022, amending Government Emergency Ordinance no. 77/2009 on the organization and operation…
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First esports regulation in Romania

On June 20th, 2022, the first legislative proposal aimed to regulate the esports phenomenon in Romania has been registered with the Romanian Senate. This legislative proposal aims to modify the existing law which regulates sports by introducing esports in the spectrum of sports. In accordance with the draft law, esports is intended to cover all…
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