The British Gambling Commission has set out five key priorities for its 2020-21 business year, saying that it will aim to introduce new regulatory requirements by the end of the year's second quarter, which ends on 30 September, 2020.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has said that the current restrictions enforced in the country due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are costing the association up to PHP6bn (£95.1m/€107.4m/$117.8m) a month.
Norway’s gambling regulator Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) has announced that bingo hall operators will be able to offer their games online with no accompanying land-based draw until 13 April.
Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Norway’s gaming authority will allow bingo halls to operate in an online-only capacity, suspending regulations that require a physical draw to take place, as part of measures to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the sector.
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.
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
Tom Watson was one of the first MPs to call for significant changes to the British gambling sector and played a key role in shaping politicians’ thinking on the industry. But at a time when the industry is taking a very public bashing and its political opponents are in the ascendancy, does he feel things can be salvaged?
Carolyn Harris MP has emerged as one of the industry’s fiercest critics, and a leading advocate of a more responsible, sustainable sector – though her approach and proposed stringent controls for operators make her a controversial figure. She tells Robin Harrison why the sector’s past public affairs failings have handed the initiative to those looking to reshape the industry
Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has reported a 10.5% year-on-year increase in gross gambling revenue for 2019, due in part to significant growth within the igaming sector.
Spanish and Latin America-facing gaming operator Codere has reported a 5.9% year-on-year decline in revenue for 2019, after growth in European markets was offset by a currency fluctuations hitting the contribution from its Argentinean business.
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