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Glaring Flaws In British Online Gambling Self-exclusion Scheme

The head of the UK’s scheme to help gambling addicts has expressed deep concerns after an investigation found people could easily cheat the system. GamStop has more than 50,000 people signed up since its launch in April of 2018, aiming to let them block themselves from all online betting providers. But it has been discovered […]

West Virginia Pushing For Online Gambling Again

Lawmakers in West Virginia are trying to legalise online gambling in the state, after numerous failures to do so in recent years. However, there is a difference this time: the proposed measure is coming off the back of successfully legalising sports betting, which has led to improved state revenues since August 2018. Hoping For Growth […]

Regulatory Pressure Expected On UK Gambling

The past few years have been incredibly lucrative for the UK gambling industry as a whole. Indeed, the UK market is thought to be worth around £14 billion with online gambling accounting for approximately £4.7 billion of the overall amount. 2019 and beyond could prove to be less successful, however, as UK legislators work hard […]

GamCare’s National Gambling Helpline Certified Advice Organisation

The National Gambling Helpline, which is operated by GamCare, received renewed accreditation as a certified advice organisation that provides public health assistance from the Helplines Partnership in late 2018. This re-accreditation procedure has taken three years to process and is confirmation that the GamCare service adheres to the code of practice that is set out […]

Italy Continues Gambling Operator Woe With Increased Taxes

The New Year in Italy sees a continuation of government clamp downs on the casino sector. The Italian government had already announced a ban on all gambling advertising effective from 1 January 2019, but it is continuing to crack down on the gambling sector by introducing a number of tax increases. New Italian Gambling Taxes […]

Online Gambling Bill Vetoed By State Governor In Michigan

Only one week after Michigan’s online gambling bill was approved by legislators, the bill appears to be dead in the water. All that was required for the bill to pass was for it to be signed off by the Michigan state governor Rick Snyder. However, the hopes for online gambling in Michigan will have to […]

€28mn tax bill from Israeli authorities For Playtech

Playtech is one of the most successful online casino brands but the company has just announced some more bad news for investors as it is being hit with a €28mn tax bill by the Israeli authorities. This news follows on from its December earnings warning which had such a bad impact on the company’s share […]

Why Online Gambling Thrived Throughout 2018

In the last decade or so, online gambling has become the figurehead of the gambling world. Estimates suggest that global online gambling is set to be worth a staggering $74 billion by 2023, though some experts believe this figure could end up being even higher. But why exactly is online gambling so popular all around […]

Slovakian Gambling Changes Stall Following Presidential Intervention

Many Slovakians spent the majority of 2018 anticipating the mass liberalisation of online gambling in their country, but it seems that reform plans have been stalled at the eleventh hour by Andrej Kiska, the country’s president. Foreign Gambling Business Only last week, Slovakian commentators suggested that a new bill which would have allowed foreign gambling […]

Bans And Re-regulation: January Gambling Changes

As Swedish gamblers and operators get used to a raft of new rules governing the sector, Albania has enforced a near-full ban on wagering money online. 1st January saw significant changes to online and land-based betting in the two nations, with Sweden introducing a new 18% tax on commercial gambling alongside fresh measures to curb […]

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