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.

As the first draft of the UK Government’s whitelist of approved gambling jurisdictions nears completion, observers have expressed surprise that Nevada is not even in the race.
Harrah’s, the United States' largest casino operator has entered into a deal with online operator Betfair to promote the upcoming World Series of Poker in London.
A new decree, which will choke off commission deals and limit transactions to credit cards only, will see Italian regulators eradicate the thousands of street corner outlets which support internet...
While the worthy objective of “Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling” is one of the three statutory tenants of the 2005 Gambling Act, the...
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has underlined his opposition to gambling and outlined the intention of his government to eradicate it from the islands.
Although awarded broad regulatory powers in the 2005 Gambling Act, the Gambling Commission is seeking to delegate the responsibility to monitor fraudulent sports betting activities to the relevant...
Stephen Lawrence, co-founder of Isle of Man-based online payment company Neteller, has pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal conspiracy in a New York Court. The outcome of the case, based on...
Plans for a global horseracing superbet system face a host of legal and technical problems despite a successful trial earlier this month, racing bosses have admitted.
Alderney's online gambling industry made the island more than £1m last year.
The former Papua New Guinea treasurer, Bart Philemon, has said moves to pass a new gaming bill allowing casinos and internet gambling to operate in the country has been ill-timed.
Norway’s gambling market is one of the most hotly contested in Europe, but appeals over licensing decisions there have been handled by the EFTA court and not the ECJ. The outcomes have been...
Finland's government is in the process of appointing a working group that will be tasked with making legislation relating to the country's gambling monopoly more compliant with EU rules.
According to one Swedish politician, the European Commission’s decision to issue Sweden with a Reasoned Opinion is unlikely to provoke a liberalising knee-jerk response from the recalcitrant...
The European Commission confirmed yesterday that it has sent Reasoned Opinions to both France and Sweden to formally request that both countries amend their laws covering sports betting services....
Mark Mendel, legal counsel for Antigua & Barbuda in its dispute with the United States, has confirmed that a total of eight countries have filed claims for compensation over the US’s decision...
For gambling operating licensees anxious to understand and anticipate the way in which the enforcement of the provisions of the Gambling Act will be managed, there is not a great deal that can be...

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