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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.

While observers agree that the confirmation of Bwin’s sponsorship deal with Real Madrid is a significant breakthrough for the remote industry in Spain, the fact that the company has yet to apply...
Remote gambling operators, until now more interested in Asian opportunities, have so far only taken tentative steps into Latin America but according to Fernando Ors of Codere, technological...
The South Korean Government has announced that it will look to take action to reign in the increasing number of gaming websites illegally targeting Korean citizens.
Members of both main political parties in Spain have put pressure on the government to either regulate or prohibit online gambling whilst a leading consumer association has called upon the Spanish...
As Federal scrutiny of Second Life’s virtual gambling activities continues a consensus is growing that virtual currencies are just as prone to money laundering abuses as real ones, and know your...
Increasing obligations and responsibilities are being placed on both terrestrial and remote gambling operators to police their entry points as part of their regulatory commitments.
Discussions on the fallout from last year’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act dominated the first day of the 2007 GIGSE event in Montreal with attention focussed on the growth potential of...
The Gambling Commission has further clarified its expectations regarding the independent dispute resolution process that licensees are required to establish under the new Act but there are still a...
Lawyer Mark Mendel has expressed confidence that powerful nations will join Antigua in claiming compensation over the United States’ decision to withdraw from its WTO GATS commitments on gambling....
The Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf has upheld an earlier ruling of August 2006 that the Deutscher Lotto - und Totoblock's regionalised division of the German lottery market constitutes a...
Legislation aimed at creating an online gambling licensing regime in South Africa is scheduled to go in front of Parliament in July but, according to one expert, prospective licensees would be well...
A hearing at the House Financial Services Committee for Barney Frank's HR-2046 Bill, which would create a regulated environment for online gambling to take place legally in the U.S, attracted only...
The Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice require that all licensees must make information readily available to their customers on how to gamble responsibly and how to access information about...
The Gambling Commission on 1st June issued an updated version of its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice first issued in November 2006. Holders of operating licences should review the revised...
While UK-listed Sportingbet remains in talks with Vienna-listed betting company Bwin about a possible takeover, it has emerged that absorbing the UK operator’s business in Turkey, where regulatory...
Google Adwords announced yesterday that it will no longer permit the advertisement of free play online gambling websites, terminating a valuable, and much used, marketing strategy for many online...

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