Category Archives: Regulation

Updates and developments in the world of online betting regulation including country specific laws and licensing information.

PGA Tour Launching Integrity Program to Combat Betting Corruption

The PGA Tour will be launching a new program to more closely monitor sports betting as it relates to professional golf beginning on January 1st, 2018. The new Integrity Program will implement a more comprehensive policy regarding sports betting and will have the PGA Tour partner with sports data firm Genius Sports to monitor regulated betting markets around the world for suspicious betting activity. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup: 6 July 2017

Welcome back to our regularly-scheduled roundup of online gambling news from around the world. It has been less than two weeks since our last betting news roundup, but we have an extra-large collection today consisting of stories ranging from regulatory updates to who’s taking odds on the next James Bond.

Today’s topics of discussion include:

  • Online Horse Racing and Bingo Markets to be Privatized in Denmark
  • Interesting: How Floyd Mayweather Can Manipulate the Betting Lines to Cash in on McGregor Fight
  • UK Gambling Commission Levies £150,000 Fine on Lottoland
  • Betgenius Partners with Unikrn to Build Live eSports Betting Platform
  • Online Bookmakers Taking Bets on the Next James Bond
  • FA Will Sever All Ties with Betting Companies
  • Sportpesa to End Sponsorship of Kenyan Premier League Over Gambling Tax

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International Gambling News Roundup 22 June 2017

May and June provided us with plenty of news fodder with interesting stories from all around the world. Our biggest news item of the day comes courtesy of a report by Reuters that alleges a network of e-commerce websites is actually a front for processing illegal gambling transactions. This little bit of news has the potential to disrupt a lot of payments for gamblers in the USA. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup 9 June 2017

With a whole world of gambling developments to cover, we never suffer a lack of news updates worth mentioning. We try to keep the length of these roundups somewhat under control, but today’s update covers a broad range of topics. So, let’s dig right in and recap what has happened around the world in recent weeks.

The topics of discussion for today:

  • John Boyle to Resign from Boylesports
  • Study Calls German Gambling Laws a “Failure”
  • First Look at UK Gambling Commission’s Plan to Regulate eSports Betting
  • Bet365 Introduces Live Dealer Casino “Playback Bonus”
  • Unregulated Gambling Market Has Grown Nearly 60% in Sweden
  • Bwin Preparing to Enter Russian Market – Legally

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List of Countries that Block and Censor Gambling Websites

Different parts of the world take very different approaches to online gambling. Betting sites are licensed, legal and safe in some countries, but are completely banned in others. The dizzying array of gaming laws around the world makes for a difficult time in keeping up with what’s legal and available where.

Internet censorship is becoming an increasingly common means of combating online betting in countries where the activity is heavily regulated or outright prohibited. In this post, we focus our attention on how and where internet censorship is implemented for the purpose of blocking gambling websites. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup: 16 February 2017

Welcome to another edition of the OBS international gambling news roundup. It has been almost a month since our last update, so we have plenty of interesting news to catch up on and cover. Once again, some of this news is good and some is bad, but all of it is interesting in one way or another.

Today’s topics of discussion:

  • Vietnam Legalizing Sports Betting and Casino Gambling
  • Two Companies Planning to Bring Horse Races to London Streets
  • Dry Weather is Making Life Difficult for Cambodian Rain Gamblers
  • Artificial Intelligence Kills Four Poker Pros in Heads-up No Limit Holdem

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