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Inadequate Gambling Legislation Causing Problems in Northern Ireland

Local members of parliament in Northern Ireland are currently getting ready to debate a recent report that reveals a lot of concerning details about the state of the territory’s gambling industry. As it turns out, Northern Ireland’s existing gambling legislation is extremely inadequate and requires urgent reforms. As a result, the territory has reported extremely […]

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Tighter Controls Suggested at 5th Singapore Symposium on Gambling Regulation and Crime

Singapore’s 5th Symposium on Gambling Regulation and Crime went down on Thursday, August 29 and it saw the announcement of a number of new initiatives that are meant to help reduce the issue of problem gambling and promote responsible gambling. Manpower Minister and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo delivered most of the gambling-related […]

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UK Regulator Says Loot Boxes Do Not Constitute Gambling

Debates pertaining to the controversial issue of loot boxes continue to rage on but it may seem like the legislative standpoints on the matter are beginning to become much clearer in certain jurisdictions. The United Kingdom is one of the places where the lines have been drawn with regards to whether or not loot boxes […]

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New Hampshire Finally Legalizes Sports Betting

New Hampshire has recently taken the leap forward and decided to finally legalize sports betting after Governor Chris Sununu signed into law. The state is now the second state in the New England region to legalize sports wagering after Rhode Island whose first two casinos went live late last year. Sports betting in the United […]

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Federal Court Rules Against DOJ’s Wire Act Reinterpretation

Last week ushered in some very interesting and potentially very positive legislative news for the United States’ online gambling industry. The biggest highlight was the Monday, June 3 ruling by a United States District Court judge in New Hampshire – Paul Barbadoro, the judge, ruled that the 1961 Interstate Wire Act opinion only applies to […]

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Danish Gambling Authority Steps Up Fight Against Money Laundering

About a fortnight ago, Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority officially launched a whistleblower program that is aimed at combating money laundering with the country’s regulated gambling industry. The initiative will allow employees to report any evidence of the violation or even potential violation of Denmark’s anti-money laundering legislation. How It Works The gaming regulators provided […]

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UK Government Facing Criticism for Dismissing Mandatory Levy

The United Kingdom’s government has been on the spotlight lately for failing to approve the UK Gambling Commission’s proposal that calls for the introduction of a mandatory levy for gambling activities. The mandatory tax levy which is set to be imposed on various gambling venues across the country is supposedly meant to generate funds that […]

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DOJ Claims Lotteries Not Affected by New Wire Act Opinion

Earlier this year when the United States Department of Justice announced its new interpretation if the 1961 Wire Act opinion, a number of states began panicking. This was especially evident in states that offered such games as the Powerball and Mega Millions. However, just days before both the Department of Justice and the New Hampshire […]

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The Future of Online Gambling in Israel

Israel has since time immemorial taken a very strong stance towards banning online gambling – the activity is an anomaly of sorts in the country. While the country has embraced the high-tech industry in almost every other sector, it has opted to resist the prospect of online gaming liberalization which makes it impossible for its […]

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Labour Proposes Stricter Regulations for Online Gambling

Tom Watson, the Labour Party deputy leader is reportedly set to call for even more stricter regulations on the online gambling industry. The goal is to bring the online gambling regulations at par with the regulations that govern the operations of land-based casinos in the United Kingdom. These proposed regulations will include an overhaul of […]

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