Our online gambling news roundup from earlier this month touched on a few regulatory issues, but that post dealt more with industry developments in general. Since then, we have rounded up a whole batch of updates related specifically to gambling regulation around the world. These regulatory updates span both June and July of 2017. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations and identity verification procedures are the cause of considerable consternation for new gamblers. Even if you have made multiple purchases online in the past, the odds are you’ve never been asked to submit proof of your identity or scan a copy of a recent utility bill. Continue reading
Online gambling regulatory activity is ticking up around the world as lawmakers increasingly resign themselves to the fact that internet gaming is here to stay. A growing number of countries are addressing the legality of online gambling, with some opting to embrace the industry and others choosing to temper its growth. Continue reading
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
It is time once again to wrap up another week’s worth of online gambling news from around the world. As usual, the stories of the week consist of a mixture of good news for gamblers, bad news and interesting news.
Today’s topics of discussion:
- 888 Leaves Australia and Slovenia
- Croatia Gets Its First Licensed Poker Site
- US Supreme Court Asks Trump Administration for Opinion on Sports Betting
- Western Unions Coughs Up Big Fine for Gambling and Other “Issues”
An amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 introduced into the House of Representatives this past November looks likelier by the day to become law in 2017. If the proposal is successfully implemented in Australia, it will do much to clamp down on unlicensed betting sites and more effectively enforce Australia’s gambling laws. Continue reading