The Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced plans to cap the maximum stake on gaming machines at €5 (£4.25/$5.51), while the top prize will be set at €500.
Svenska Spel president and chief executive Patrik Hofbauer has called for a ban on the lottery betting industry in Sweden, describing the continued legality of the business model as “incomprehensible.”
Redbridge London Borough Council has become the UK’s first local authority to revoke a pub’s gaming machine licence, after finding that The George Public House, a branch of JD Wetherspoon, repeatedly failed to stop children playing the terminals.
The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has issued injunctions to William Hill-owned Mr Green and Karl Casino, a brand operated by L&L Europe Ltd, after ruling that they breached the country's Gaming Act by marketing to self-excluded consumers.
The GB Gambling Commission and the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) have announced details of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the two regulatory bodies.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has used its General Election manifesto to call on the UK government to treat problem gambling as a public health matter, and also urged for the introduction of new laws to help protect children online.
The local council for the London borough of Tower Hamlets has adopted a new gambling policy that means the council may restrict the opening of new gambling premises near schools, playgrounds, hospitals and residential homes for the elderly.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has revealed that turnover and profit for the year-to-date are both ahead of initial expectations, while the organisation remains hopeful that a second Racing Bill will be passed to come into force by June 2020.
The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has completed its impact assessment of legislation that could see the state’s first bricks and mortar casinos constructed, projecting annual tax revenue of $262m.
The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints that argued a press and social media ad from Paddy Power was, “racist, offensive... and both highly insensitive and bigoted towards English people".
In the second part of his deep dive into key regulatory reforms being made in a number of African jurisdictions, Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori examines developments in a number of smaller markets.
Australia’s government will introduce legislation to create a national self-exclusion register for citizens, the latest stage in the ongoing implementation of the country's National Consumer Protection Framework.
The Swedish Patent and Market Court has ruled in favour of the country’s consumer ombudsman and against Global Gaming's Ninja Casino, determining that the brand's use of full-screen pop-up ads contravenes the legal requirement for “moderation” in gambling advertising.