The reduction in the maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and the increase in the Remote Gaming Duty came into effect on April 1, 2019. Additional consultations and calls for...
Legislation increasing gambling taxation is currently pending before the Lithuanian parliament, whereas stricter rules regarding advertising came into force on November 1, 2019.
The Russian Prime Minister signed Decree No. 2487-r “on the Creation of the Gambling Zone ‘Golden Coast’ on the Territory of the Municipal Formation of the Yalta City District of the Republic of...
In December 2018, the Polish monopoly operator, Totalizator Sportowy, opened its first online casino and, since then, it has been expanding quickly, offering new online games and opening more and...
The Ministry of Finance’s blacklist of illegal gambling websites is operating and remains available publicly, while more and more unregistered slot machines are seized and fines for them imposed....
The Malta Gaming Authority has published guidelines on the impact of Brexit on the gambling industry in Malta and has cancelled some authorisations of non-compliant operators. 
After the Gaming Act came into force in August 2018, the Malta Gaming Authority focused on enforcement and updated its advertising guidelines, setting up an oversight committee to enforce them...
The market opened for online gambling operators on January 1, 2019, subject to local licensing. Licence applications are currently being accepted and there is no limitation as to the number of...
A new licensing system came into effect in Sweden on January 1, 2019. The online gambling market was opened for private operators, whereas certain other gambling activities remain under a state...
A self-exclusion register is due to launch in January 2020; meanwhile, Latvia's Ministry of Health is recommending stricter requirements for gambling arcades and casinos following the final report...

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