The chief executives of a further seven Swedish licensees have signed a petition organised by operator association Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), protesting tightening restrictions imposed by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi.
The long-running dispute between Nigeria’s gambling regulator the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB) could resume after the state regulator blacklisted a number of operators licensed by its federal counterpart.
Legal wagering is coming to Colorado today (May 1), with four operators preparing to launch, while a further tranche of licences were handed out at yesterday’s Limited Gaming Control Commission meeting.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has cleared Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) to resume operations, in order to generate funds for the country’s government to combat the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
With single event betting once again on the agenda, and momentum towards regulation building in Ontario, Canada’s igaming market looks set to be opening up. However, don’t expect similar progress in other provinces, writes Jake Pollard.
Operators and suppliers face a massive challenge in preparing for the opening of Germany’s regulated betting and gaming market from July 2021. However those that invest wisely in this preparation stand to gain the most from the long-awaited opening, writes Greentube chief executive Thomas Graf.
The Finnish Ministry of the Interior has issued a decree significantly reducing monthly and weekly loss limits for online casino offered by Veikkaus, while the monopoly operator has also announced that raffle draws will be suspended until further notice.
Online-only bingo games will now be permitted in Norway until 11 May, after the country’s gambling regulator Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) announced yet another extension to the window in which the in-person registration requirement will be suspended.
Clive Hawkswood, former chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and current chair of Responsible Affiliates in iGaming (RAiG) has been appointed a non-executive director of responsible gambling solutions provider beBettor.
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has seen operators, regulators and governments in multiple countries take action to ensure players are protected from gambling harms during nationwide lockdowns. Ampersand, Clarion Gaming’s open source discussion forum, held its inaugural online edition to discuss what these efforts mean for the sector. By Ewa Bakun and Robin Harrison
The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has commenced a review of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005 to establish what changes may be needed to ensure the laws are relevant to the technical and social developments since its conception.
Gaming industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to having its members make safer gambling messaging more prominent in advertising, following calls from the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has written to leading online gambling operators demanding regular updates on players' behaviour patterns during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Tennessee Education Lottery has approved rules and processes for mobile sports betting in the state, with minor tweaks to the payout percentage, and now aims to allow operators to begin applying for licenses next week.
Flutter Entertainment’s Australian subsidiary Sportsbet has blamed remote working for the launch of stock market betting, which was quickly removed from its website following the intervention of the country’s financial services regulator.
China’s Ministry of Public Security has once again emphasised the importance of cracking down on illegal offshore gambling at its source, something it said was especially important as a result of increased activity during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has rejected a request to give the state’s two tribal casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, temporary approval to launch online gaming during the shutdown enforced as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.