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.
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 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.
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.
Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.
The Swedish authorities may consider new restrictions on loot boxes, after the government submitted a report that warned of the video game feature's potential risks for children and the vulnerable to the country's Gaming Market Commission (Spelmarknadsutredningen).
Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.
The Korea Racing Authority (KRA), the public company established to manage the racehorse industry in South Korea, has launched efforts to introduce online horse race betting in the country in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.
A lawmaker in the Philippines has proposed a new 5% tax on revenue generated by the country’s licensed online gaming operators, with the move securing the backing of the country’s finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
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.