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Swedish Regulator Announces First Licenses

- December 4, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The Swedish gambling watchdog Lotteriinspektionen issued a press statement last week revealing the names of the first 16 operators that received the new licences. All these operators will, therefore, be able to offer their services to customers in Sweden’s regulated online gambling market from January 1, 2019. Familiar Names on the List Some of the […] Continue Reading

Switzerland is Getting Ready to Legalise Online Gambling

- November 30, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Earlier this year, Switzerland voted and gave the green light to the new online gambling bill, which will come into force next year. The Swiss Gambling Act will officially have legal effect from January 1, 2019, effectively legalising online gambling in this Central European country. New Licenses for Operators However, all operators based outside of […] Continue Reading

Peru Is Getting Ready for Sports Betting Expansion

- October 25, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Peru is expecting big changes in the country’s sports betting laws, with two proposals aimed at further regulating this activity. The first proposal was introduced by Percy Eloy Alcala Mateo, a member of the Fuerza Popular Party, and if adopted, would mark the beginning of a major expansion of the industry. A Big Update Is […] Continue Reading

Summary of All the Changes in the UKGC’s Rules That Come into Force from 31 October

UKCG’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection and Empowerment Ian Angus gives a summary on all the changes for better consumer protection.

- October 24, 2018 By Oliver Young -

In the anticipation of the new rules to come into force from 31 October, the UKGC’s Senior Manager for Consumer Policy Pradeep Rajania and the Programme Director for Consumer Protection and Empowerment Ian Angus have recapitulated everything you need to know about the changes to the License Conditions and Codes of Practice. The main aim […] Continue Reading

Owner of Suspected Money-Laundering Sportsbook from Costa Rica Found Dead

- October 22, 2018 By Oliver Young -

Sean Creighton , the owner of 5Dimes – an online platform providing online casino games, betting, and bingo out of Costa Rica –has been found dead, local news source Costa Rica Star reports. Creighton, also known as “Tony,” was reported as kidnapped late last month and his whereabouts and location were unknown to the authorities […] Continue Reading

Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish Gaming Regulatory Body, Receives 55 Gambling License Applications

55 companies await Swedish online gambling license by the Lotteriinspektionen

- October 10, 2018 By Oliver Young -

The Swedish gaming regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen recently announced to have received more than 55 applications for an online gambling license. Lotteriinspektionen has started preparing for the new gambling legislation since January 2018 and has published the information regarding the dates for submitting applications and the launch of the new regime. The new gambling rules will […] Continue Reading

Ireland Set to Increase Gambling Tax

- October 9, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

According to numerous reports by media outlets in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Finance is seriously considering an increase in the current gambling tax. The country’s finance minister Paschal Donohoe has already announced the current gambling tax, which is set at 1%, will be doubled. Doubling the Current Tax The long-awaited announcement will […] Continue Reading

The UK Gambling Commission’s Updates for Alternative Dispute Resolution Will Take Effect This Month

UK Gambling Commission’s new standards for ADR come into effect from October, 31st.

- October 3, 2018 By Oliver Young -

The UK Gambling Commission, the most renowned gambling regulator in the online gambling industry, has updated the rules and guidelines for Alternative Dispute Resolution. These new rules, as well as some additional changes, will come into effect from October, 31st. The Commission explains that the update was absolutely essential since the old one showed no […] Continue Reading

NetEnt Applies for License in Pennsylvania, Launches Its Own Affiliate Business

- September 27, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Swedish online games developer NetEnt is getting ready to expand its operations to the regulated market of Pennsylvania in the near future. In order to do so, the Swedes have applied for a gaming license, submitting an application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. If the company receives the license, it will be able to […] Continue Reading

A New Casino in Galicia Gets the Green Light

- September 26, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The government of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia has approved the opening of a new casino in Vigo. The soon to be opened venue will be located in the A Laxe Shopping Centre, one of the newest shopping centres in this city. Commenting on their decision to give the green light, the government said […] Continue Reading

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