The ban on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling is due to come into force from April 14. Jake Pollard examines what sort of impact it is likely to have on the industry – and on problem gambling rates
A meeting of Germany’s heads of state in Berlin saw lawmakers approve gambling regulations to legalise online poker and casino from 1 July, 2021, as well as deciding on the location of the country’s new regulatory authority.
The GC's latest regulatory settlement with Mr Green followed hard on the heels of licence suspensions for MoPlay, Matchbook and Stakers and revealed that the William Hill-owned brand was allowed to operate in a non-compliant manner for four months. A more efficient review process would be beneficial to all stakeholders, argues Melanie Ellis
In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain and Spain are among those updated for this edition
The final six months of the decade saw talk of regulatory crackdowns continue, with pressure growing on operators across a number of markets and verticals. Elsewhere M&A activity rose to the fore, with a number of high-profile acquisitions announced during the period
The body responsible for processing German online sports betting licence applications has once again stressed that operators must shut down any online casino or poker products if they are to operate legally in the market.
The GB Gambling Commission has called for ongoing industry cooperation to continue to tackle underage gambling after a new report from the regulator highlighted a decline in the number of 11 to 16-year-olds taking part in gambling activities.
The Swiss canton of Glarus has launched a public consultation on a series of changes to its gambling laws, following the implementation of the Federal Act on Real-Money Gaming (Bundesgesetz über Geldspiele) in January 2019.