The Invest in Greece package of economic reforms, which includes an overhaul of the country's gambling regulations, passed into law yesterday (30 October) after receiving approval from president Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
Changes to the GB Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Pratice (LCCP) that aim to raise standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and consumer interaction have come into effect today (31 October).
The Tanzanian government has amended the country's gaming regulations, to expand the range of licence categories available, and to permit a partial lifting of an advertising ban implemented in January this year.
The head of Portugal’s leading online gambling trade group has called for the authorities to block payments to unlicensed operators after it was found that a significant number of players continue to gamble with illegal sites.
Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.
Gambling operator Betsson AB has launched a new social impact website as part of an ongoing drive to improve its responsible gambling measures and report its corporate social responsiblity efforts to stakeholders.
The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has launched an appeal against a decision to reduce a penalty levied against Svenska Spel subsidiary Casino Cosmopol for failing to comply with licence requirements for money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.