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

Google and Apple Discover Hundreds of Disguised Gambling Apps and Purge Them

- September 30, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The researching company Trend Micro announced that they have discovered hundreds of “chameleon” apps on Google Play and iOS App Store, which were consequently purged by the giants. These apps were posing as non-gambling apps at first, and when customers downloaded them, they revealed their real faces. Google and Apple Get Rid of Hundreds of […] Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Gambling’s Revenue Continues Increasing Even Though There’s a DOJ Threat on the Horizon

Whilst Pennsylvania gambling’s revenue is on the rise, the DOJ appeals the New Hampshire federal judge’s ruling on the Wire Act.

- August 19, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Around the same time last year, it was reported that three casinos were approved for gambling operations in the state of Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. And in comparison with the figures from last year, there was a 1.1% growth. But amidst this good news, some really bad ones came by the DOJ. […] Continue Reading

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson to Introduce a New Gambling Ombudsman to Protect UK Citizens

Tom Watson proposes the establishment of a new gambling ombudsman to assist the UKGC and NHS.

- June 19, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Being one of the anti-gambling leaders, Labour Deputy Tom Watson has been trying to establish boundaries in the gambling industry for years, but operators don’t seem to listen. As a consequence, a new gambling ombudsman is about to be established in the UK as requested by the Labour party’s Deputy. He first mentioned the mandatory […] Continue Reading

The Netherlands Won’t Launch Its Online Gambling Market Until January 1st, 2021

The target date of the online gambling market launch in the Netherlands is January 1st, 2021.

- June 10, 2019 By Oliver Young -

The Netherlands has been considering launching an online gambling market for some years now. In fact, it was in 2014 that the country’s gambling legislation was approved. Then together with Belgium, they started fighting unlicensed operators that were offering online gambling services to their citizens. With hopes that they could handle the situation and prepare […] Continue Reading

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