Japan Government Wants to Increase Taxes and Limit Casino Visits

- February 21, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Latest reports from Japan have sent shockwaves through the country’s gambling industry. According to available information, the government plans to introduce a staggering gaming revenue tax of 50%, which could seriously hurt the operations of leading gaming companies in the country. Taxes Are Set To Go Up Japan’s ruling party and its coalition partner want […] Continue Reading

CAP to Introduce New Online Gambling Advertising Regulations

- February 19, 2018 By Oliver Young -

UK online casino and sportsbetting operators will soon have to update their marketing strategies as the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) is expected to introduce new regulations regarding advertising. Certain common phrases are to be completely banned, while other segments will be heavily limited by the fresh laws, which should come into force 2 April. […] Continue Reading

Playtech Ready To Enter Portuguese Market

Playtech reinforces position in Mexico

- February 14, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Isle of Man-based supplier of online casino games and sports betting software Playtech has announced the latest deal which will see the company expand its presence on the regulated market of Portugal. Under the provisions of the latest partnership, Playtech will supply the largest Portuguese online gaming and betting operators Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (SAS) […] Continue Reading

German Authorities Considering Loot Box Ban

The YPC is considering issuing a ban on loot boxes.

- February 7, 2018 By Oliver Young -

Loot boxes have been one of the key debate points in the last several months. A loot box is an in-game virtual item which can be used during gameplay, but it may also be exchanged or even sold. Due to its monetary value, certain websites have started organising loot box gambling, where players wager loot […] Continue Reading

China Considering Gambling Legalisation in Hainan Province

The monopoly of Macau might be over.

- February 5, 2018 By Oliver Young -

China is one of the countries that have a very strict approach towards gambling. Namely, gambling in most, well, in pretty much, most its forms is illegal in China and the authorities have taken action on many occasions in attempts to tackle illegal gambling. In 2015, an illegal online gambling chain was broken and the […] Continue Reading

New Swedish Gambling Legislation Awaiting EC Review

- February 2, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Sweden is getting a brand-new online gambling legislation, and although the European Commission’s review of the latest proposition won’t be finished until March 20, some details have already emerged. Commenting on the new details, Mark Knighton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Obsidian Consultancy said under the provision of the new law online gambling and […] Continue Reading

Americans Will Wager $4.6 Billion on the Super Bowl Illegally

The NBA supports sports betting legalisation.

- January 31, 2018 By Oliver Young -

Sports betting is a hotly debated topic in the US. A lot of people hope to see the day when sports betting will be legal in the US and states will be able to decide for themselves whether sports betting will be legal on their territory or not, but on the other hand, there is […] Continue Reading

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Accused of Harassment

Wynn denies that he has ever attacked a woman.

- January 29, 2018 By Oliver Young -

Steve Wynn is one of the biggest casino moguls in the US, alongside Sheldon Adelson. Wynn’s company Wynn resorts owns and operates a number of casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Wynn has been active in the gambling industry ever since the late 1960s. Later, the company expanded to other parts of the US, […] Continue Reading

Swiss Online Gambling Legislation Set For a Referendum

- January 25, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The Swiss will have the final say on the country’s online gambling bill after a coalition of political parties managed to get enough votes to take it to a national referendum. The controversial piece of legislation was adopted in September 2017, and it should have come into force this month. The Money Gaming Act (Geldspielgesetz) […] Continue Reading

GambleAware Supports a Ban on Credit Card Gambling

A 1% levy tax on revenue is also proposed.

- January 24, 2018 By Oliver Young -

There have been quite a few legal initiatives in the UK in the past few years. Considering that the rules and regulations in this country are quite liberal, it is not surprising that most of these initiatives were aimed at introducing restrictions or tightening the existing rules. The UK Gambling Commission has been quite active, […] Continue Reading

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