Finland Parliament Approves Lottery Act Creating Tighter Gambling Controls

Finland Parliament Approves Lottery Act Creating Tighter Gambling Controls

It only took one reading of the new Lottery Act for the Parliament of Finland (Suomen eduskunta) to approve changes to the country’s gambling industry. The result is stricter controls regarding offshore operators and more safeguards for the monopoly held by Veikkaus. The first reading of the measure took place in mid-December. One more reading…

Belgium Player Protections: Cuts to Gambling Deposit Limits

Belgium Player Protections: Cuts to Gambling Deposit Limits

Belgian gamblers may soon find significantly lower deposit limits at online casinos. Minister of Justice and Deputy Prime Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne recently proposed amendments to the Royal Decree on Games of Chance and the Protection of Players, lowering the deposit limit to €200 (~$236.18) a week. The Council of Ministers in Belgium approved the…

Spain’s Gambling Regulator Reveals New Restrictions

Spain’s Gambling Regulator Reveals New Restrictions

The online gaming environment in Spain is about to change. Spain’s gambling regulator, Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has announced new rules for the online gambling sector. The new rules affect betting operators and players alike. A consultation round just started for the new regulations in which stakeholders can provide feedback. The DGOJ…

Lithuania Gambling Advertising Ban Announced: Now Enforced

Lithuania Gambling Advertising Ban Announced: Now Enforced

Lithuania is set to ban all formats of gambling advertising. Parliament’s recent approval of an amendment to the Law on Gambling will prohibit gambling promotion in any form, beginning July 1st. The amendment applies to gambling advertising in all formats. Television and radio ads are prohibited along with promotions, gifts, discounts, and additional incentives. The…

Dutch Regulator Announces 28 Applications Filed for New Online Gambling Market

Dutch Regulator Announces 28 Applications Filed for New Online Gambling Market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling regulator in the Netherlands, has announced that potential operators have submitted a total of 28 license applications. The Netherlands will launch a newly regulated market later this year, and several companies hope to be approved to offer iGaming products.

Canada Single-Event Sports Betting Approved

Canada Single-Event Sports Betting Approved

Proponents of single-event sports betting want to see legal single games sports betting available in Canada. After a recent approval by a House of Commons committee, the possibility is slowly becoming a reality. This week, the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights voted unanimously to approve C-218. The measure now moves forward to a…

Netherlands Betting Licenses: Dozens Approved

Netherlands Betting Licenses: Dozens Approved

As the Remote Gambling Act comes into effect on April 1, as many as 35 applications are expected to be approved by Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The regulator expects to receive around 40 applications for licensing, with the majority coming from international operators. The licensing announcement was included in the regulator’s annual report for 2020,…