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Conservative Minister Takes Charge of UK Gambling Laws Review

The United Kingdom’s plans to review its gambling laws just got a major shakeup recently. John Whittingdale, the minister for media and data who also happens to have backed the expansion of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), has taken over the responsibility of the review. He takes over from sports minister Nigel Huddleston who was at […]

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Ireland Finally Passes Interim Gaming and Lotteries Act

It seems like Ireland is finally ready to take its online gambling sector to the next level. This news came as the country passed the ‘Interim Gaming and Lotteries Act’ which is the first indication that next year will probably the year that we see sweeping reforms in the country’s gambling law and regulations. The […]

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Videoslots Expresses Concern Over New Swedish Gambling Measures

Sweden has been trying to clean up its gambling industry for quite some time now and this has seen to the introduction of several measures that are designed to protect its citizens. The most recent move in this regard pertains to a set of new rules that involves, among other things, the introduction of forced […]

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Singapore to Form New Gambling Regulation Agency by 2021

Last Friday, the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced its plans to establish a new Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA).  The new gambling regulator will bring all of the country’s gambling operators under one umbrella with the main aim of the bid being to “consolidate and optimize gambling regulatory resources within a single agency.” This […]

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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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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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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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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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