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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson to Introduce a New Gambling Ombudsman to Protect UK Citizens

Tom Watson proposes the establishment of a new gambling ombudsman to assist the UKGC and NHS.

- June 19, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Being one of the anti-gambling leaders, Labour Deputy Tom Watson has been trying to establish boundaries in the gambling industry for years, but operators don’t seem to listen. As a consequence, a new gambling ombudsman is about to be established in the UK as requested by the Labour party’s Deputy. He first mentioned the mandatory […] Continue Reading

The Netherlands Won’t Launch Its Online Gambling Market Until January 1st, 2021

The target date of the online gambling market launch in the Netherlands is January 1st, 2021.

- June 10, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The Netherlands has been considering launching an online gambling market for some years now. In fact, it was in 2014 that the country’s gambling legislation was approved. Then together with Belgium, they started fighting unlicensed operators that were offering online gambling services to their citizens. With hopes that they could handle the situation and prepare […] Continue Reading

Latvia to Introduce New Measures Against Unauthorized Gambling Sites

- April 18, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

Earlier this month, Latvian parliament amended the current gaming laws in this Baltic country, with changes aimed at limiting Latvians from accessing unauthorized online gaming operators offering their services to local customers. Under the provisions of these amendments, banks are prohibited from processing transactions between Latvians and websites operating without a proper license. More Pressure […] Continue Reading

Ontario to Open Its Market to Competition

- April 16, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

According to the latest news, the Canadian largest province plans to put an end to its online gambling monopoly. Last week, Ontario’s new government made a promise to end the monopoly and open up the market with nearly 15 million residents. Ending the Monopoly At this moment, there’s only one option available for online gambling […] Continue Reading

Argentinian Province of Buenos Aires Regulates Online Gambling

Buenos Aries becomes the first Argentinian province to legalize and regulate online gambling.

- April 3, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Argentina has been considering regulating online gambling for years. Last December, after a long debate over the language used in the bill, the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires approved Decree 181 of the Budget Law. There were still things that needed to be done so that online gambling could make its way into Buenos Aires. […] Continue Reading

Portugal Is Considering a Change in Its Gambling Tax Policy

- March 21, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

The current gambling tax regime in Portugal will finally be reviewed after the government formed a working group to analyze the country’s online gambling industry. Portugal’s existing gambling law went into effect in 2015, but it took more than a year before the reorganization of the market actually started. Finding the Best Solution The first […] Continue Reading

Sweden to Crack Down on Gambling Advertising

- March 20, 2019 By Oliver Young -

After sending warnings to online casino operators two months ago, Sweden’s gambling regulatory agency Spelinspektionen is now taking steps to further restrict gambling advertising in the country. Stressing the importance of complying with regulatory rules, the gambling watchdog has informed its licensees that it may start applying retroactive penalties but also that it has linked […] Continue Reading

Dutch Gambling Regulator Imposing Strict Penalties

- March 5, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

The Dutch gambling watchdog, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has a rather simple strategy when it comes to dealing with online gambling operators doing business without a proper license. The regulatory body has recently announced it will impose extremely harsh financial penalties on those who try to offer their services to customers in the Netherlands without its permission. […] Continue Reading

Spanish Regulator Updates the ID Verification and KYC Tools

Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego updates the tools for DNIe identification and KYC to facilitate correct players’ protection.

- March 4, 2019 By Oliver Young -

2017 ended pretty successfully for the Spanish gambling market. It proved that online gambling in Spain was much appreciated by Spanish players, considering the fact that more and more players have been joining online casinos all the time. Since the Spanish watchdog noticed that online gambling in Spain is continuously growing, it has set out […] Continue Reading

NetEnt Granted Permanent Casino Service Industry License in New Jersey

- February 26, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

The Swedish developer of online gaming content, NetEnt, has recently announced an important move which will see the renowned operator offer its extensive offering of games to customers in the United States. Or New Jersey, to be more precise. An Important Move for the Swedes NetEnt has proudly announced that the company has been awarded […] Continue Reading

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