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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


UK Parliament Considering New Anti-Addiction Laws


Since the pandemic began and various health and safety measures took effect, there has been a significant uptick in online betting activities across the globe. This was not too surprising especially because of how deeply entwined gambling has become to various cultures. Even so, the uptick in online gambling activity also came with some problems […]


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 […]


Georgia Moves One Step Closer to Legalized Sports Betting


Since the United States Supreme Court abolished PASPA and lifted the federal ban on sports betting, several states have been working very hard to launch their own sports betting industries. Georgia, one of the states, has recently checked off an important milestone that brings it closer to a legal and regulated sports betting industry than […]


Russia Welcomes New Dramatic Sports Betting Legislation


After a rather long wait, Russian President Vladimir Putin last week (Wednesday, December 30) officially signed a legislation that is going to bring massive overhauls to the country’s online sports betting sector. This means that the country is headed to the new year with a new set of laws that will be imposing stricter oversight […]


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 […]