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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.

The UK’s spread betting firms have played down the need for extra regulation despite last month’s betting prevalence study claiming that more than one in seven clients are problem gamblers.
A single body acting as the only source of results for bookmakers in a particular sport would help protect the integrity of sports betting, according to Britain’s leading sports agency. The UK...
While a settlement in the long running dispute between the United States and Antigua over compensation for restrictions on online gambling appears to be heading for arbitration, the Eastern...
Operators awaiting confirmation of the launch of online skill games (including online poker) in Italy have been encouraged by news that the government is putting new measures in place to clear the...
The Argentine market has prospered greatly under the presidency of Nestor Kirchner. With Kirchner’s wife Cristina seemingly set to take over from her husband, the country’s gambling industry which...
The UK Gambling Commission has called on sports bodies and the betting industry to work together more to protect the integrity of sports betting – but has for the moment ruled out the banning of...
Mitch Garber, the chief executive of internet poker and sports betting firm Party Gaming said yesterday that developments in the twelve months since the passage of the UIGEA act have made it more...
European online bookmaker Unibet may have terminated its partnership with the cycling team that was controversially excluded from several ProTour events this year, including the Tour de France, but...
Executives of the online gambling industry, meeting at this weeks EIG conference in Barcelona were largely resigned to news of the US Treasury’s proposal for implementing last years UIGEA act, and...
With indications suggesting that France is preparing to bow to European Union pressure over the licensing of online gambling sites, leading French Casino operator, Groupe Lucien Barrière, has...
Growing political will, emboldened by a decisive election result this summer, may encourage the Turkish Government to enforce its restrictive internet gambling legislation with greater force than...
The US Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have invited comments on 52 pages of draft rules designed to implement last year’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
Against a background of rising concern over higher rates of taxation for private gambling operators in the country, Mexican media giant and gaming operator Televisa is asking the government’s...
The Norwegian government has announced that it is looking to ban money transfers to foreign online gambling companies but the move has been greeted with scepticism by operators and by politicians...
The European Union is seeking to encourage US regulation of internet gambling as part of ongoing trade negotiations but experts warn that the legislative bill presented by Congressman Barney Frank...
After an intense and brief discussion the Mexican Senate last week finally approved the tax reform bill proposed by Felipe Calderon’s Government. However, lawmakers amended some aspects of the bill...

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