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 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement (UIGE) act which made it illegal for US financial institutions to process payments originating from online gaming sites, and along the way decisively...
It comes as no surprise that bwin has recently announced its withdrawal from the Turkish betting and gaming market with immediate effect. According to the bookmaker’s press release, Turkey had...
The Philippine government’s campaign against the proliferation of illegal online gambling activities hangs in the balance as a judge in Angeles City today hears a motion for reconsideration of the...
According to GamCare chief executive Geoffrey Godbold OBE, being in possession of a UK gambling licence issued by the Gambling Commission will not automatically guarantee the licence-holder GamCare...
London-quoted PartyGaming closed its French website to new customers this week and leading executives have received invitations to meet with French police over their advertising and sponsorship in...
In a dramatic move, Macau’s regulators have set out their policy plans for a dynamic new remote licensing regime open to all applicants in the Asian gambling hub.
This paper will review the new law, regulations and guidance papers to analyse the responsibilities of operators and personnel in securing their facilities against under-age gamblers.
In the fourth in a series of articles focusing on the practical aspect of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005, Gamblingcompliance discusses the new requirements for independent dispute resolution.
Susanna Fitzgerald QC, a leading counsel specialising in UK licensing applications, has spoken out against the many new layers of regulation contained in the 2005 UK Gambling Act, noting that...
On the day that the location of Britain’s first “super casino” was announced the government also reiterated its plan to ensure that remote operators based in certain jurisdictions will no longer be...
In an exclusive interview with GamblingCompliance, Wes Himes, partner with European lobbying firm Policy Action, explains the consequences of France’s new regulatory crack-down on remote operators,...
A major blitz on online gambling announced this week by the Chinese government suggests that Macau’s plans to issue remote gaming licences may not guarantee operators full access to the Chinese...
The Chinese government has begun a three month campaign against illegal online gambling that it claims “is damaging youth development” in the country.
EU ascension and infrastructural developments have established Malta as a leading remote gaming jurisdiction, as the 250 Maltese remote gaming licenses granted since 2002 prove.
As part of new betting laws, bookmakers offering to place bets with international websites for Turkish citizens could face prison if caught.
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has reported record year-end profits, and emphasised the importance of capitalising on regulatory change in international markets, but noted increased competition in some of...

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