The Oslo District Court has ruled that the Norwegian government does have the right to block payments to offshore igaming operators, and that the move does not contravene EU law. However the plaintiffs in the case could still prevail in a second hearing dealing with the issue of whether the blocking measures constitute an illegal restriction on the provision of services within the European Economic Area.
The GB Gambling Commission has launched a 12-week consultation on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards for gambling, although an outright ban is likely to be robustly opposed by the industry.
Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines.
Multinational online payments giant Paysafe Group has appointed Philip McHugh as its new chief executive, replacing Joel Leonoff in the role. McHugh joins from Total System Services, with Leonoff shifting to a new role as vice chair of Paysafe's board.
Online gambling operator Bet365 has joined forces with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey. The operator is yet to launch in the state but has a partnership in place do so with the the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino.
A new report commissioned by German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has claimed that a turnover tax levied on betting shops by local authorities across the country contravenes federal law.
US financial services corporation Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has struck a $35bn (£26.4bn/€30.8bn) deal to acquire Worldpay, one of the iGaming industry’s most prominent payment providers.
UK’s leading credit providers have vowed to play their part in minimising problem gambling after the Gambling Commission announced the launch of a consultation on gambling with credit. UK Finance, a body which represents more than 250 firms across the UK’s finance and banking industry, will submit evidence to the regulator's new investigation
The Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lottstift) has ordered the country’s banks to cease processing transactions to a trio of igaming operators in February, taking the total number of payment blocking orders issued by the regulator to seven.
Open Banking service will allow operators to access customer financial data to limit the risk of gambling-related harm, with Rank looking to ensure customers don't spend beyond their means while gambling via its brands.