The Netherlands Open Regulated Online Gambling Market

- October 12, 2021 By Riley Wilson -

The Netherlands Open Regulated Online Gambling Market October 1st 2021 marks a turning point for online gambling in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. The country will finally have its own regulations concerning online gambling and casinos, along with a national licensing authority. The news already sent ripples throughout the industry. The Birth of […] Continue Reading

France Launches the New Gambling Regulatory Body

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has taken over its duties as the new gambling watchdog in France

- July 2, 2020 By Riley Wilson -

The recently-launched French regulator L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) officially took over its duties on June 22 by holding the first meeting of its Board Members. ANJ will be tasked with overseeing gambling in this European country, from online gambling to lottery games and horse race betting. The regulatory body will oversee all 202 brick […] Continue Reading

Cambodia Is Getting Ready to Ban Online Gambling

Cambodian Prime Minister says online gambling ban will proceed as planned.

- December 31, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

Cambodia is getting ready to ban online gambling early next year, with the country’s Prime Minister Hun Sen once again pointing out the intention of his government to make such a move. According to Sen, Cambodia’s growing online gambling sector hasn’t brought good to the country’s economy. A Somewhat Surprising Decision The news about the […] Continue Reading

UKGC Publishes Supervisory Expectations Regarding the Updated Money Laundering Regulations

UKGC publishes a statement on the Money Laundering Regulations updates, reminding operators to meet the expectations.

- December 23, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The UK gambling industry is going through a lot of changes. The last we heard about any possible changes were the major politic parties’ manifestos, all promising that the 2005 Gambling Act will be reviewed, with the aim to further tighten regulations. And now, the UK Gambling Commission, who published its expectations regarding the updates […] Continue Reading

The 2005 Gambling Act Will Be Reviewed, Regardless of the UK Election Outcome

All three major UK parties swear to review the 2005 Gambling Act, imposing tougher restrictions and preventing problem gambling.

- November 27, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Operators with a gambling license issued by the UK Gambling Commission are about to face restrictions, considering all parties want to review the 2005 Gambling Act. Regardless of the outcome of the General Election, scheduled for the 12th of December, there will be changes in gambling legislation, since in their manifestos, all three major parties […] Continue Reading

UK MPs Called for a £2 Stake Cut on Online Slots, Gambling Firms Started Losing Their Market Value

A stake cut on online slots requested by MPs, causing an instant drop in shares and market value of UK gambling companies.

- November 6, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Even though the UK Gambling Commission does everything in its power to make a fair and responsible gambling environment, it seems it is never enough, according to the UK cross-party MPs. The number of problem gamblers is always either stagnating or increasing, and the MPs have a new plan to handle the problem. Remember when […] Continue Reading

UK’s Children Commissioner Longfield Urges Loot Boxes in Games like FIFA to be Classified as Gambling

The Gambling Act 2005, section 6 to be amended, classifying loot boxes and treating them as gambling, the UK children commissioner said.

- October 23, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The talk among gambling authorities about the blurred lines between video games gaming and online gambling that was initiated a year ago has not been forgotten. The UK children commissioner Anne Longfield has called for action, urging parents to curb children from excessive in-game purchases and the government to change the current law and classify […] Continue Reading

Facebook to Sue a UK Startup for Gambling Ads Targeting Children

The social media platform Facebook found The Spinner guilty of targeting underage users to gamble and is considering taking legal action.

- October 16, 2019 By Oliver Young -

A UK startup marketing firm has been advertising gambling on Facebook targeting children. The Facebook Ads that encouraged underage gambling were spotted by the giant, which is going to sue the company. And even though it was reported at the beginning of the year that UK underage exposure to gambling ads was dropping, it seems […] Continue Reading

Casumo Offered Free Spins to Players Googling Ways to Block Themselves from Gambling

Problem gamblers trying to find ways to ban themselves from gambling on were targeted by Casumo and were being offered free spins instead.

- October 14, 2019 By Oliver Young -

An ad was banned since it targeted problem gamblers to continue playing by offering free spins. The ad was paid by Casumo, an online casino operator against which players have made complaints just a few months ago. Casumo targeted players who were Googling and trying to find ways to block themselves from gambling. Instead, these […] Continue Reading

UK Watchdog Reminds Licensees Leaving the Market of Important Expectations

- October 9, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The UK Gambling Commission continues with its reminders. This time, it has dedicated a full article to those licensees that opt to leave the UK gambling market for whatever reason. The watchdog explained to those who leave the market that there were some expectations they need to meet. And it made sure that these expectations […] Continue Reading

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