Law and Regulations

Uzbekistan Steps into the Digital Era: Legalizing Online Betting

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In a significant move towards modernization, Uzbekistan has embraced the digital age by legalizing gambling, online betting and lotteries. This landmark decision comes as a result of a presidential decree aimed at improving the regulation of these activities within the country. The decree, titled “On measures to improve the regulation …

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The Danish Gambling Authority blocks 83 illegal websites

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The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has been successful in the court in Næstved to have 83 websites that offer illegal gambling in Denmark blocked. It is the 10th time that the Danish Gambling Authority has gone to court to have illegal websites blocked, and the DGA has now intensified its …

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SportChamps fined again for flouting gambling ad laws


Online betting operator SportChamps has been fined $17,500 for inducing people to gamble and open a betting account, following seven previous convictions for similar offences. SportChamps pleaded guilty in Downing Centre Local Court to two offences under the Betting and Racing Act following a Liquor & Gaming NSW investigation into …

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Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) and IBIA join forces


Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), and the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sports betting integrity. It brings together the body responsible for ensuring that the Swedish gambling market is legal, safe and reliable, and the largest international betting integrity monitor of …

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UKGC imposes £6m fine on online operator Gamesys

Gamesys will pay a £6 million penalty after a UKGC investigation revealed social responsibility and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) failings. Gamesys Operations Limited – which operates 16 websites including ballycasino, doublebubblebingo, jackpotjoy and megawayscasino – will also have to undergo a third-party audit to ensure it is effectively implementing its anti-money …

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Australia to ban credit cards for online gambling

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The Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and Other Measures) Bill 2023 in Australia will seek to ban the use of credit cards and credit related products, as well as digital currencies, used for online wagering. Australians at risk of online gambling harm will be better protected through a ban on credit …

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Hungarian Regulator (SZTFH) to Block Illegal Gambling Bank Accounts

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Hungarian iGaming regulator, the Supervisory Authority for Regulated Activities (SZTFH) will, in cooperation with the banks, block bank accounts related to illegal gambling, i.e. limiting deposits and withdrawals related to unlicensed gambling sites, from July 2023. From the same date, Hungarian banks will also refuse bank card payments to illegal …

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Responsible gambling at sweepstakes casinos: Setting boundaries and staying in control

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In this fast-paced era of online entertainment, sweepstakes casinos have gained significant popularity, offering a unique blend of thrilling gameplay and exciting rewards. While gambling can be enjoyable for many, it’s crucial to approach it responsibly and set clear boundaries to ensure a safe and controlled experience. Understanding the appeal …

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What does the government’s new white paper on gambling mean for the online casino industry?

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The UK ’s new white paper on gambling reform for the digital age has been out for three weeks, but what do the upcoming rule changes mean for the online casino industry? Let’s take a look. The white paper is fundamentally aimed at the online industry, as it proposes updates …

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Dutch regulator KSA fines Bet365 for youth oriented TV ads

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The Dutch Gaming Authority (KansSpelAutoriteit, KSA) has imposed a fine of 400 thousand euros on Hillside New Media Malta Plc (Hillside), a bet365 company. In an investigation following a broadcast of the TV program “Kassa”, the KSA found that Hillside directed advertisements and bonuses to young adults (18-24 year old) …

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Dutch regulator (KSA) on high alert during World Cup

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The Dutch gambling regulator – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is extra alert in order to stop unauthorised activities by betting providers during the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Especially during the past couple of weeks, during which the national team of Netherlands advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals rising the football heat …

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FDJ Gaming provides state-of-the-art terminals to the ISBB to modernize network


The Israeli Sports Betting Board (ISBB), the exclusive sports betting operator in Israel, has chosen FDJ Gaming Solutions to modernize their retail network with camera-based ELITE terminals. FDJ Gaming Solutions, the B2B international arm of Groupe FDJ, is providing ISBB with 2,000 terminals together with their application and management suite. …

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Entain fined with £17m penalty by UKGC


Gambling business Entain Group is to pay £17 million for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at its online and land-based businesses, according to UKGC. Entain Group will pay £14 million for failures at its online business LC International Limited which runs 13 websites including, and It will also pay …

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GAMSTOP records more than 7,000 new registrations per month in 2022


GAMSTOP, the free, independent national self-exclusion scheme for online gambling, has registered in 2022 more than 300,000 people in the UK, with an average of more than 7,000 new signups per month. According to GAMSTOP’s latest data release for the first six months of 2022, while the White Paper on …

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IBIA reports 42 alerts of suspicious betting during Q1 of 2022

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The leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 42 cases of alerts betting to the relevant authorities during the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. The 2022 Q1 total is a reduction of 39% when compared to the 69 cases in …

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When Will Ohio legalize online gambling?

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The good news for all sports fans in Ohio is that online gambling is now legal. Ohio legislators passed an online sports betting bill in late 2021, which Governor Mike DeWine promptly approved. Since then, the process of approving sportsbook license applications has begun. There’s no clear timeline on when …

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Pinnacle Solution gets MGA license

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Top international sportsbook Pinnacle’s B2B platform provider Pinnacle Solution secured its iGaming license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Under the new acquired license Pinnacle Solution will be able to provide its services to its partners within its jurisdiction. The highly-regarded MGA license, along with a new esports product which …

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ACMA blocks illegal iGaming and affiliate sites


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) undertook investigations that found some offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. The following step was for ACMA to request that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block those sites  which include among others: …

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Armenian parliament to ban iGaming advertising


The parliament of Armenia enacted a series of revisions to the legislation on advertising in the second and final reading by a vote of 63 to 23 abstentions, restricting the promotion of gambling by casinos, lotteries, bookies, and other organizations that give the option to place bets. The advertising ban …

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