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.

The success of a 15-year-old tennis player at Wimbledon is forcing Swedish regulators to consider how strictly to interpret gambling law that forbids taking bets on events "predominantly" composed...
UK ministers are set to ban the sale of lottery scratchcards and online games that give instant wins to under-18s, according to reports.
Sports-betting legislation in Maine is in limbo after a ten-day window for Governor Janet Mills to sign the bill closed with no action.
The legislative effort to move the Massachusetts State Lottery online continues to be opposed by retailers who argue the disruption to their businesses is unnecessary given the agency is already...
Maine lets sports betting slip by for now, the Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes an updated Dutch care manual and slot machine heavyweights prepare to square off in Australia.
The diverse European online gaming sector is facing consolidation amid “high churn” of customers and the proliferation of advertising campaigns, industry executives have said.
At a time when major sports leagues around the world are assessing their relationship with gambling firms, Major League Soccer (MLS) has become the first large US sports league to allow its clubs...
William Hill is warning 4,500 staff members they could lose their jobs, as the UK bookmaker confirms plans to shut 700 betting shops following drastic cuts in fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT)...
Latest quarterly Online Gambling Report data from Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) of Portugal. The data released for the country contains the following information: Gross gaming...
The Chinese government requested that Apple remove more than 600 apps from the App Store last year, with the “vast majority” relating to illegal gambling, according to official data released by the...
There is not enough evidence to suggest that loot boxes in video games constitute gambling, the UK’s digital minister has told parliament.
Latest Annual Lottery Report data from the Korea Lottery Commission. The data released for the country contains the following information: Total lottery sales, distributions to the lottery fund and...
France's regulator ARJEL is on the hunt for a replacement for Claire Pinson-Bessonnet, who leaves for a role in industry, while Tabcorp leads a series of Australian moves and California appoints a...
Long-standing plans to limit gambling advertising in Spain have been stalled by an ongoing political maelstrom but nevertheless threaten to curb growth in the country’s booming online sector, in...
Kenya has declined to renew the gambling licences of 19 betting firms and deferred the renewal of 13 casino, six lottery and eight other betting licences, as the government follows through on its...
Executives with European online gaming companies and interest groups have lamented poor communication between operators and hardline regulators, but warned a lack of political unity and strategic...

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