The Romanian government has moved closer to opening the country’s online gaming market to private operators following the expiration of the European Commission's standstill period yesterday.

The new regulations, which were notified to the European Commission in November, were approved by the Romanian government on December 29th and amend Government Emergency Ordinance No 77/2009 regarding the organisation and operation of games of chance.

The standstill period required by the European Commission expired yesterday, giving the Romanian government another thirty days to formulate and adopt the implementing rules, referred to as ‘norms’.

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