The voluntary ban on TV and radio gambling ads instigated by the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council members which comes into force this week is raising questions about its efficacy and how the operators will reverse the move in little more than a month from now.
Germany has come one important step closer to legalizing and regulating online gambling and poker. This comes as the heads of Germany’s sixteen states have reportedly reached an agreement to legalize online casino games and poker beginning July 1st, 2021.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has just levied its largest fine ever to a gambling operator. On Thursday, online gambling and sports betting operator Betway broke the all-time record after finding itself on the receiving end of a £11.6 million fine imposed by the UKGC.
Danish betting sites are facing stronger deposit limit regulations and other new obligations beginning in 2020. A steep tax hike will follow in 2021 as the government seeks to simultaneously control problem gambling and squeeze more money out of the online gaming industry.
Polish regulators are having a hard time channeling gamblers away from black market operators and onto regulated gambling sites according to recent figures from the Polish Supreme Audit Office (NIK).
Legal online gambling in Switzerland will be restricted to just a handful of local casinos starting today. The new gambling laws took effect on July 1st, one year after 73% of the voters agreed on a major industry major overhaul.
Kenya is considering a significant overhaul of its gambling law. A wide-ranging proposal being considered by the Kenyan National Assembly could potentially lead to a complete revamp of how online betting operators are licensed and regulated, re-regulation of land-based gambling options and the establishment of a national lottery.
Spain’s citizens’ rights ombudsman Fernandez Marugan recently recommended the government order a blanket ban on all gambling advertising. Now, the country’s top online gambling trade association, JDigital, has hit back with accusations he has no true understanding of Spain’s existing gambling advertising regulations.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is taking proactive steps to secure greater consumer protection for online gambling consumers.
Victoria becomes the first Australian state to toughen its online betting rules this week under the national-approved National Consumer Protection Framework. The rules were approved a few months back by all states and territories in Australia with plans for additional states to follow Victoria’s lead in the near future.