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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

Swedish Regulator Issues Final Warning to Operators

- January 24, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

Sweden’s gambling watchdog Spelinspektionen has once again issued a warning to all licensed online gaming operators doing business in the country that it will start issuing strict fines to all those who fail to comply with license conditions. Apart from financial penalties, the regulator warned it could cancel licenses, even without previous warning. Spelinspektionen added […] Continue Reading

Google to Assist Russian Authorities in Blocking Online Casino Sites

- January 22, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

When it comes to regulating online gambling, Russia has some of the strictest regulations in the world. And all those online casino sites which don’t comply with these regulations are blocked from accessing the Russian market and its players. Strict Regulations Among those names which are not allowed to operate in Russia are some well-known […] Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Faces Wire Act Re-Interpretation and Warns Operators to Comply with It

A new opinion of 1961’s Wire Act is published, and PGCB warns operators be compliant with it.

- January 21, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The Department of Justice has delivered a new opinion on the Wire Act and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board warns its online licensees to ensure their online gambling operations are compliant with the new interpretation of the Act. A week ago, the PGCB published a memo giving its licensees 30 days to clarify how their […] Continue Reading

Danish Gambling Watchdog Cracks Down on Illegal Gambling Sites

- January 10, 2019 By Riley Wilson -

Danish gambling watchdog Spillemyndigheden has announced it has given orders to local internet service providers (ISPs) to blacklist a total of 18 websites. According to a statement made by Spillemyndigheden, the reason these websites were blocked was a fact they were found to be in violation of the country’s Gambling Act. Keeping the Market Safe […] Continue Reading

New Licenses Issued by the Swedish Regulator

- December 25, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The Swedish gaming regulatory agency Lotteriinspektionen announced last week that 26 additional gaming licenses had been issued. These online and land-based approvals represent the last batch of licenses to be issued before the end of the year. Getting Ready for the Kick-Off of the New Market This means the companies who received the licenses will […] Continue Reading

President of Brazil Signs New Sports Betting Bill into Law

- December 21, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Brazil has finally gotten its new sports betting legislation, after President Michel Temer signed Provisional Measure 846, and effectively making it law. The President inked the new piece of legislation last week at the Planalto Place in Brasilia, the official presidential residence. An Important Move A number of high-profile officials were present at the ceremony, […] Continue Reading

Spain’s Gambling Market on the Rise, Say the Latest Figures

- December 18, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has recently published a report that revealed betting was the main driving force behind growth in the Spanish gambling market. According to available information, the country’s gambling market recorded €181.7 million in gross gaming revenue during the third quarter of 2018, which represents a solid 30% increase when […] Continue Reading

Slovakian Online Gaming Market Ready for New Changes

- December 13, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The Parliament of Slovakia made an important move toward the opening of the country’s gambling market. The Slovakian legislature has adopted the new gambling law which will allow foreign-based operators to offer their services to customers in Slovakia, even if they have registered offices outside of the country. This piece of legislation was prepared by […] Continue Reading

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