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Familiar face for Norway’s gambling regulator role

The Norwegian struggle against remote online igaming services is taking a boost with Gunn Merete Paulsen. The gambling regulator of the Nordic country, Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet, reappointed Paulsen as its Director General, exactly when the...

32Red fined 2 million GBP for not protecting gambling addict

Online betting company 32Red, sponsor for various football clubs such as Rangers, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, has been hit with 2 million GBP fine for failing to protect a client with gambling addiction. The...

Lottovate launched a new lottery in Netherlands

The company Lottovate, owned by the Zeal Group, has developed a new lottery Raffld - the first in the Netherlands lottery after almost thirty years. This lottery is focused primarily on the Dutch "millenials" -...

Betsoft entered in Romania

Malta-based online game developer Betsoft Gaming is launching its games in the regulated Romanian iGaming market after receiving licence approval from the country’s National Gambling Office. Full portfolio of games from Betsoft will be available...

Foreign gambling sites are banned in Switzerland

On Sunday Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship. The new Gambling Act...

BtoBet intends to enter in Peru

The European developer of software for gambling operators' websites BtoBet announced plans to enter the market of Peru. BtoBet considers the Latin American iGaming market to be ‘up-and-coming’ and pointed to the imminent introduction of...

Gambling brought Kazakhstan $16.6 million in 2017

According to the published government report of Kazakhstan, the gambling industry has replenished the state treasury by 5,5 billion tenge or about $16,6 million in 2017. Compared to the previous year, tax payments increased...

Latvia developed a check lottery

Gambling in Latvia is rapidly gaining popularity. Last week, Latvian Ministry of Finance drafted a bill on a check lottery, designed to strengthen the control of tax revenues, and to increase annual tax revenues...

BetConstruct entered the Romanian market

BetConstruct announced that the National Gaming Authority of Romania (ONJN) granted it a second category license, so that the company can now offer gambling products of well-known casino providers in the country. The software provider...

The first casino operator will appear in Andorra

Andorra first talked about gambling in 2016, when created the legal framework necessary to manage the nascent casino industry. Now Andorra is set to announce the winning bidder for the principality’s first land-based casino by...

888 extended partnership with the Delaware Lottery

UK-based gaming operator has extended its contract with the Delaware Lottery, agreeing to power the state’s regulated iGaming platform for a further two years. It was in 2013 that 888 first joined hands with the...

Delaware legalizes Sports Bets in June

The full sports betting could become available in Delaware by the end of June - the decision by the high court was released on Monday morning. The action comes in the wake of this...

Gambling activity up in Italy almost doubled

Pisa branch of national research council CNR published an annual results, according to which gambling is on the rise in Italy. The study revealed that at least 17 million people gambled at least once...

Americans want states to control legal sports betting

The latest Seton Hall Sports Poll revealed that 62% of respondents believe state governments should be overseeing legal sports betting activity if the Supreme Court overturns the longtime federal betting ban, compared to just...

Louisiana brings riverboat casinos on land

A Louisiana Senate committee voted 22 in favor and 14 against the initiative to move 15 river casinos ashore in an effort to increase the state budget by tax revenues from gambling operators. Ship casinos...

Norway wants to squeeze out foreign bookmakers

The Norwegian gambling regulator Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet made proposals to restrict access to companies with an international license to the internal market of Norway. This implies more stringent regulatory rules in accordance with the proposed new...

Colombia will not unite poker markets

In November Colombian gambling regulator Coljeugos said that pooling liquidity would allow Colombia to become “even more competitive” and suggested regulated markets such as France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, which last year cleared the...

Italy launched a self-exclusion scheme for players

Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) announced the introduction of program for players who want to exclude themselves from gambling and sports betting. In developing the self-destruction program, AAMS cooperated with the Milan...

Japanese must pay $74 to visit casinos

Japanese need to pay 6,000 yen (S$74) at the door, and are allowed to visit casinos up to three times a week and a maximum of 10 times a month. This amount was approved...

Brazilian Senat rejected the gambling bill

Brazil’s Comisión de Constitución, Justicia y Ciudadanía (CCJ) has considered a legislative draft on the reform of the Brazilian gambling sector. Senator Ciro Noguiera described the bill as the government’s answer to the growing...

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