Northern Ireland Welcome New Gambling Law

Northern Ireland’s gambling regulations have been overhauled for the first time in over four decades. The approval of the laws came in March and recently, the initiative has received royal assent effectively making it law. The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Bill alters various sections of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Order 1985, which […]

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More Stakeholder Input as UK Gambling Review Approaches

The United Kingdom’s government is still on track with its plans to consider a proposal that called for updates to the country’s gambling laws. We are closer than ever to a possible reform targeting the Gambling Act of 2005 which is considered by many to be severely lacking in the modern gambling era. As the […]

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Northern Ireland Inches Closer to Gambling Law Reforms

Following the arrival of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly, we now have confirmation that gambling reforms are on the way. After the bill passed the first stage of becoming law, the next steps seem to be clearly defined. In mid-October, James Browne TD, the Ireland Minister of […]

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The Netherlands Green Lights Online Gambling

On 1 October, online gambling officially made its debut in the Netherlands thus bringing a long wait for the sector’s arrival to an end. Gamblers are no longer restricted to land-based casinos and offshore gambling sites. It is now possible to legally gamble online at several locally regulated online casinos. A Long Time Coming Even […]

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Connecticut Approves Sports Betting and Online Gaming Regulations

Connecticut is set to become the newest gambling haven thanks to recent approval by a legislative committee in the state. While the state officially enacted legislation authorizing sports betting, online casinos, and only daily fantasy sports, there were a few things that had to be ironed out. With the recent developments, gamers in the state […]

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Sweden’s SPER Publishes Draft Framework for Online Gambling

Sweden’s online gambling sector is headed for some more shifts as it continues to grow and evolve. Recently, Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) which is the country’s independent online gambling trade association, published a new framework. This new draft framework’ outlines all the best practices that relate to consumer terms and conditions. If all goes well, these […]

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Major Changes Coming to Northern Ireland’s Gambling Industry

Last week Northern Ireland’s Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey announced that nation is now actively pursuing some major changes to its gambling industry. As far as gambling regulation and laws are concerned, the nation’s gambling sector has largely remained the same for decades but now it seems that it is finally time for some much-needed changes […]

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The EGBA Argues Against Germany’s Proposed 5.3% Turnover Tax

As part of its gambling reforms, Germany’s Bundesrat has recently issued a proposal to tax online poker and slots stakes at a rather punitive rate. However, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has warned that the proposal which, if passed, would subject online poker and online slots stakes to a 5.3 percent tax might […]

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