Local regulation of online gambling has spread throughout Europe over the past decade and into the U.S., Latin America and Africa, presenting new opportunities and competitive challenges from traditional gambling companies, while requiring online operators to comply with different regulatory regimes in different markets.

GamblingCompliance breaks down the latest developments in online gambling regulation jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction to help operators and regulators monitor market growth, identify which products are permitted in specific jurisdictions and address compliance challenges from advertising restrictions to enforcement risks.

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...
Poland’s gambling trade association is pushing for the creation of a new UK-style regulator and has repeated calls for an end to the country’s 12 percent turnover tax on betting.
China has warned it is preparing to increase pressure on regional gaming jurisdictions in 2020, including against “neighbouring nations that strongly focus on gambling”, international gambling...
Payments industry experts have criticised the UK’s incoming credit card gambling ban for failing to address potential loopholes that could see problem gamblers easily circumvent it.
The Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) has proposed banning bets on red and yellow cards, penalty kicks and double faults in tennis, as part of an effort to curb match-fixing.
There have been no significant changes in the gambling landscape in Slovenia in the past few years. The draft gambling act, which would have significantly altered regulations, has not made progress...
Slovenia’s online gambling offering remains open to only the state monopolies for sports betting and lottery games, and for land-based casino concessionaires.
The UK Gambling Commission will ban gambling by credit card from April 14, saying players who gamble that way are more likely to be problem gamblers.
The Ukrainian attorney general’s office has forcefully closed 911 illegal gambling establishments over the past few weeks, after the President cryptically blamed gambling industry lobbying efforts...
Sweden's Spelpaus has been beset by opportunistic affiliates that divert consumers searching for self-exclusion toward unlicensed websites, in violation of Swedish law.
As private sports-betting operators continue to work their way through the application process in the District of Columbia, a DC Lottery official has said the lottery is hoping to launch its own...
A federal bill that would allow gaming tribes to take mobile sports bets without oversight from state governments is likely to draw stiff resistance from the Indian gaming industry, according to a...
A group of academics, researchers, advocacy groups and gaming organizations have joined forces to unify the industry to drive problem and responsible gambling efforts, while promoting responsible...
This report outlines the current legal and regulatory framework for different forms of internet gambling at the federal and state level, provides analysis of recent legislative actions and identif...
Estonian gambling and gambling-related laws were not changed significantly in 2019 and no major changes are expected in the foreseeable future.
The UK gambling regulator is set to introduce a ban on online gambling with credit cards this week.

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