Law and Regulations

Kyiv began talking about the legalization of gambling

The First International Conference “Ukrainian Gaming Summit 2017” devoted to the issue of legalization of the gaming business in Ukraine was held in the prestigious hotel “Hyatt Regency” in Kyiv. As is known, since 2009 gambling in Ukraine is prohibited by law. The initiator of the conference, the president of …

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Portugueses play on unregulated sites

As is known, in 2015 a new law came into force in Portugal, concerning the legalization of gambling, organized on the Internet. Approved list of entertainment, prescribed procedure for licensing online operators, set the size of tax deductions. However, according to a recently published study, 68% of online casino players …

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The question of legalization of gambling in Brazil stalled

Liberalization and legalization of the gambling market in Brazil not only did not move from the dead point, but also worsened. The Constitutionally and Justice Committee (CCJ) again delays voting on the bill of legislation on gambling in the Senate. In addition, the upcoming presidential elections next year may delay …

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EveryMatrix receives Maltese Gambling License

Industry-leading iGaming software provider EveryMatrix is pleased to announce that it has officially receive Maltese Gambling Authority, as it continues to strengthen its presence in the dynamic and rapidly expanding European market. “Being now licensed in Malta, our company will be able to fulfil the requests it has received for …

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The UK online gambling market has brought £4.7 billion for year

The gambling sector in the UK generated gross gaming revenue of £4.7 billion (about $6.3 billion) for the period from April 2016 to March 2017. This reported by the press service of the British Gambling Commission in the industry statistical report. According to the British regulator, the segment of online …

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Sports betting in Australia growth at 13 percent

Australia published a new analytical research, according to which the total cost of gambling in Australia increased by 3.9% in the period from 2015 to 2016, while sports betting reached a growth of 13% compared to the previous year. Total spending on gambling amounted to $23.6 billion this year. The …

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Portugal changes laws in the regulation of gambling

The Ministry of Economy of Portugal has put forward a number of changes in laws and regulations for the online gambling market in the country. The proposal for the state budget includes amending the law to allow licensed operators in the country to share their gaming platform for the provision …

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Latvia charges €400,000 annual fee for live casino providers

Since January 2018 online casino providers based in Latvia will pay a fixed annual fee of 400 000 euros for broadcasting games from the country. A new fixed fee was set after the country’s parliament amended its initial plans, which forced the operators to charge a fee depending on the …

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Electronic Arts under investigation from the Belgian Gaming Commission

Created by the Californian giants of the video game Electronic Arts (EA) the new game Star Wars Battlefront II did not have time to go out, as it immediately led to criticism for the introduction of virtual loot boxes. This was the subject of an investigation by the Belgian Gambling …

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Vietnamese allowed to play in the casino, but not all

The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance issued a decree, which shows that from December 1 of this year local residents, whose minimum income is $ 440 per month, will be able to play in the casino. But this is not all. Residents must submit documents proving their financial ability, that is, …

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Online poker will be allowed in Pennsylvania

Located in the northeast of the US, Pennsylvania will become the fourth state in the country after New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware with legitimate online poker and gambling. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow residents of the state to play online poker, online casinos and …

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Riga will close 42 gambling halls for five years

The gambling industry in Latvia is one of the lines of business demonstrating stable growth. At the end of 2016, the industry is ready to reach the pre-crisis level, but the changed policy of the state with regard to the sphere of gambling puts into question not only its development, …

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Belgium toughens advertising gambling

At the end of July, the Belgian government considered two bills imposing new restrictions on gambling. Now the authorities insist on adopting a tougher law on advertising gambling, which would completely prohibit advertising of all types of gambling during live broadcasts of sports events. Minister of Justice Cohen Hins, who …

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Yuriy Lutsenko for legitimizing gambling business

The General prosecutor of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko supports the legalization of the gambling business “in the established manner, with the issuance of licenses”. The politician explained that it is necessary to place such establishments not in villages and cities, and especially not near schools and institutions. According to the Prosecutor …

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Colombia has issued a fourth license for online gambling

Colombia’s Gambling Commission Coljuegos has issued a fourth permit to work in online gambling. Another operator became Colbet, which will operate on the Internet under the Colbet.co domain. The license will enable the operator to offer online sports betting to clients. It is reported that the Colbet website only recently …

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Cambodia will allow gambling for residents

The government of Cambodia plans to lift the ban for local residents to gamble in the casino. At this step, the authorities will go because of the continued competitiveness of the region and the attractiveness of international gambling operators, most likely, will have to weaken the regulation of the industry. …

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