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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

New Rules on Identification Verification Published by the UK Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission aims for safer and fairer gambling with the new ID verification rules.

- February 11, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The UK Gambling Commission has published new rules regarding identification verification. The rules will take effect on May 7, 2019. The Commission has introduced the new rules with the aim to protect children, make gambling safer and fairer and make identification easier and faster. The Rule Changes Until now, operators were allowed 72 hours in […] Continue Reading

UK Underage Exposure to Gambling Ads Dropping; UKGC Warns Over Gagging Orders

United Kindgom Underage Exposure to Gambling Ads Dropping

- February 4, 2019 By Oliver Young -

According to a new study from UKASA (UK Advertising Standards Authority), underage TV audiences across the island were being less exposed to gambling advertisements during the past years than they were about a decade ago. The study, which covers nearly a decade of advertisement exposure, was recently released by the Authority just before the weekend. […] Continue Reading

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