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Star Entertainment on The Spotlight Over Violations

Star Entertainment, a major gaming and hotel company, has come under fire for several transgressions. Recent allegations indicate that it may have violated criminal, business, and gaming laws. By putting up its controversial China UnionPay program, Star Entertainment has been accused of infringing both gambling and criminal legislation in NSW, as well as the Corporations […]

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Soccer Clubs Call for Blanket Betting Sponsor Ban in the UK

The United Kingdom is still on track to introduce some gambling reforms sometime this year. However, there is still a lot of pressure as more stakeholders are stepping in to push for more measures to control the influence of gambling. Recently, a group consisting of 20 English Football League (EFL) and some non-league clubs have […]

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ACMA Issues Blocking Order Against Several Gambling Affiliate Sites

Australia has been very aggressive in its pursuit of a safer gambling environment for its citizens. In addition to introducing some very robust regulations, the country is also looking into further mechanisms to make the process a success. Recently, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issued blocking orders against some affiliate gambling sites. The […]

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Will the UK Finally Clean Up Its Gambling Industry in 2020?

In early December 2019, there were several notable calls for tighter regulation of the United Kingdom’s gambling industry. This mostly stemmed from the fact that a number of parties interested in the space noted that the existing legislation was not only outdated but did not also serve the intended purposes. The gambling sector has grown […]

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Sri Lanka Doubles Down on Efforts to Combat Cricket Graft

Cricket is perhaps the most important sport in Sri Lank and this is due to its massive popularity in the country. The sport is favorite in the Asian professional sporting scene as a whole and it has presented lots of opportunities in a number of sectors. It currently has the potential to become the biggest […]

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UK MPs Call for Loot Boxes to Be Banned for Kids

Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom have called for the country’s government to regulate the video game industry’s use of loot boxes. The MPs are calling for a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes in video games to players who are children. According to them, the model that should be used should […]

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US Financial Watchdog Sets Sight on Sports Betting & Crypto

On August 12, the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the country’s main financial watchdog, held its 12th Annual Las Vegas Anti-money Laundering Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “cooperation in an environment which is rapidly advancing on many technological fronts”. This year, Kenneth Blanco, the Director of FinCEN, focused on […]

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Sweden’s Svenska Spel Accused of Violating Gambling Ad Rules

State-run former gaming monopoly Svenska Spel has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Review Board for allegedly violating regulations relating to betting or gambling advertisement standards to that were outlined when the countries new regulatory regime began in January 2019. Last Monday, the Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) trade group which represents Sweden’s independent online gambling […]

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SkyCity Makes Oddball Move to Launch Online Casino

Renowned casino operator SkyCity is reportedly exploiting a gap in the law that will allow it to launch a European-based online casino in the course of 2019 whether a government vexed by the plan likes it or not. The company will also pay around “$40 million” in taxes for the yet-to-be-launched online gambling platform. Discussions […]

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UK Gambling Commission Imposes New Online Gaming Age Checks

Online gambling in the United Kingdom is about to get even better thanks to a new set of rules and regulations proposed by the UK Gambling Commission, the country’s gaming regulator. The country’s online gambling market is one of the largest, if not the largest, regulated market on the planet and safety and fairness have […]

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