Archive for October, 2018

55 Online Gaming Operators Apply for Swedish License
October 31st, 2018 By April Bergman

55 Online Gaming Operators Apply for Swedish License

Fifty-five online gaming companies have applied for a Swedish gambling license, according to Sweden’s regulatory agency, Lotteriinspektionen. Sweden’s new era of gambling regulations are set to begin on January 1, 2019. Lotteriinspektionen said it received 60 license applications in all, but 55 of them are exclusively online gambling applications. The time frame between passage of […]

Czech Republic Struggles to Collect Unlicensed Online Gambling Fines
October 30th, 2018 By April Bergman

Czech Republic Struggles to Collect Unlicensed Online Gambling Fines

The Czech Republic is struggling to collect fines from unlicensed online gambling operators who accept play from Czech residents. The Czech Finance Ministry has been able to collect only one-fifth of 1% of the fines it has imposed on unlicensed operators. On 1 January 2017, new online gambling regulations came into force in the Czech […]

Spain Passes Gambling Advertisement Ban Based on Tobacco Laws
October 29th, 2018 By April Bergman

Spain Passes Gambling Advertisement Ban Based on Tobacco Laws

The Spanish government plans to restrict gambling advertisements with a set of new regulations. The new rules for gaming ads are expected to be part of the Spain’s 2019 budget. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the leader of the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), supports the new regulations. Reports suggests that Sanchez has gained the support of […]

Judge Blocks Unlicensed Gambling Sites Which Sign up Israelis
October 28th, 2018 By April Bergman

Judge Blocks Unlicensed Gambling Sites Which Sign up Israelis

A district court judge in Tel Aviv ordered the ISP blocks on three unlicensed gambling websites which allow signups from Israeli residents: 1xbet.com, Totobet777.com, and p2vbet.com. The judge is enforcing a longstanding ban on Israel citizens accessing real money online gambling sites. In Israel, the only legal forms of gambling are offline lottery betting and […]

UK Exchequer Considering 10% Hike on Point-of-Consumption Tax
October 27th, 2018 By April Bergman

UK Exchequer Considering 10% Hike on Point-of-Consumption Tax

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is considering a 10% tax hike on offshore gambling firms. Hammond needs to raise €1.13 billion and is considering offshore gaming operators as a good place to start. The UK Exchequer would raise the current Point-of-Consumption tax from 15% to 25%. If Philip Hammond pushes through such a […]

Russia Closes Azov City Casinos Effective January 1, 2019
October 26th, 2018 By April Bergman

Russia Closes Azov City Casinos Effective January 1, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order this week to close down the Azov City gambling zone in the Krasnodar Territory. Medvedev’s order told the three casino operators there they must be closed by December 31, 2018. Azov City was the first gambling zone created in Russia, back in 2009. The Russian Federation has […]

William Hill Files Lawsuit on FanDuel over Sports Betting Guide
October 24th, 2018 By April Bergman

William Hill Files Lawsuit on FanDuel over Sports Betting Guide

William Hill US filed a “willful copyright infringement” lawsuit against rival sports betting operator FanDuel in a US District Court in New Jersey on Wednesday. William Hill claims FanDuel duplicated its sports betting tutorial in ways which were unmistakable. FanDuel operates a New Jersey sportsbook at the Meadwowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, while it also […]

South Africa Introduces National Gambling Amendment Act of 2018
October 23rd, 2018 By April Bergman

South Africa Introduces National Gambling Amendment Act of 2018

The South African national parliament introduced a new bill to overhaul the country’s gambling laws and regulatory bodies. The National Gambling Amendment Act of 2018 passed on November 21, creating a top national gambling regulator. The new law is not as comprehensive as some of its proponents would have wanted. Provisions to ban dog racing […]

Identity Spoofing Is a Growing Threat to Online Gambling Industry
October 22nd, 2018 By April Bergman

Identity Spoofing Is a Growing Threat to Online Gambling Industry

ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report, a prominent anti-cyberattack corporation, released data this week showing that “identity spoofing” is the most common way gambling companies are attacked by hackers. Spoofing uses stolen data to collect cash, banking information, and passwords from individuals and companies alike. The term spoofing might seem like something humorous, but the activity is one […]

LeoVegas Files EU Complaint over Italian Gambling Ad Ban
October 21st, 2018 By April Bergman

LeoVegas Files EU Complaint over Italian Gambling Ad Ban

LeoVegas filed a complaint with the European Union over Italy’s recent gambling advertisement ban. LeoVegas, an award-winning Swedish gambling site with operations based in Malta, claims the Italian ban on gambling ads violates EU standards in three separate ways. The legal complaint states that Italian advertising laws violate a specific recommendation the European Union made […]

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