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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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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Germany’s Online Gambling Industry Making a Comeback

At the beginning of 2020, Germany adopted an experimental sports betting regime that was authorized in the Third State Treaty on Gambling. Thanks to the new regulatory regime, operators in the country have been able to apply for licenses in order to offer their services and products to the country’s residents. This experimental framework will […]

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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stemmed from the fact that a number of parties interested in the space noted that the existing legislation was not only outdated but did not also serve the intended purposes.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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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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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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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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