Big Names Added to Latvia Online Gambling Blacklist: Mansion Group and Vera and John

Latvia’s Lotteries and Gambling Supervision authority has been getting stricter of late, making changes that they hope will protect players and bring tighter regulation to a sprawling industry. So far, the authority has blacklisted a total of 144 online domains, and a further twenty were added yesterday. The new blacklisted site list includes domains owned…

Singapore Online Gambling Ban: New Details Come To Light On

On September 8th this year, a new bill to ban all online gambling in Singapore was tabled, named the Remote Gambling Act. Exemptions Before discussing the law and its implications, it is important to understand that exemptions to the law are very narrowly defined. Only particular government entities, such as Singapore Pools and the Turf…

Hong Kong Will Not Block International Online Gambling Sites

Hong Kong will not follow in the footsteps of Singapore in outlawing international online gambling sites. Just a week after Singapore banned its citizens from playing on sites not based in the country itself, Hong Kong has ruled out doing the same. This is in spite of the fact that many Hong Kong Chinese residents…

Netherlands To Legalize Online Gambling In 2015

Big changes are happening in the Netherlands in regards to the gaming industry, and it looks like its all very positive. Currently, Holland Casino has a monopoly on land-based casinos in the Netherlands. Fourteen casinos currently come under the auspices of Holland Casino, which is officially known as the National Foundation for the Exploitation of…

Is Brazil Dragging Its Feet With Online Gambling Regulation?

Brazil is moving extremely slowly towards a bill that regulates online gambling within the populous South American country. Prior to their successful hosting of the 2014 FIFA world cup, Brazilian senator, Ciro Nogueira introduced the Online Gambling Bill. If passed, this bill will lead the way to providing millions of Brazilians access to the extensive…

Is Sports Betting Coming to New Jersey?

Legal sports betting might be coming to New Jersey for the first time. Earlier today, NJ Governor Chris Christie issued a Statewide Directive to allow casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting without risk of criminal or civil liability. The Christie administration believes that there are no federal laws preventing the state from legalizing real…

Using VPNs for Online Betting

Internet censorship is a sad fact of modern times. Too many of our readers live in countries where the government actively monitors the internet and blocks access to sites deemed “dangerous” or “immoral.” In every case, internet censorship is a result of authoritarian top-down control rooted in paranoia and an unhealthy fear of free information….

NCSL Supports States Rights To Regulate Online Gambling

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has expressed its support of states’ rights in regulating online gambling. Recently, it published the policies of the NCSL Standing Committee on Budgets and Revenue as of its annual August 22 business meeting. In the publication, the NCSL clearly expresses its support of state sovereignty in matters of…