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.
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".
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.
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.
The Lithuania Gambling Supervisory Authority is to lobby the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court for the power to block access and payments to unlicensed gambling sites, as it looks to step up efforts to tackle illegal gambling.
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.
A bill to impose a new 5% tax on the annual gross income of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) has moved a step towards passing into law, after it was passed by the House Ways and Means Committee.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cleared Gauselmann-owned Merkur Cashino of targeting children with its advertising, after a £5 free-play offer on the back of a bus ticket prompted a complaint against the operator.
Six potential bills to regulate gambling, plus two draft amendments to tax and budget laws around gambling and one change to rules about illegal gambling, have been submitted to the Ukranian Parliament.