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Ontario Lottery Launches Online Gambling Site

January 10th, 2015 by kdollar

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) announced plans to build an online gambling site in 2013. The OLGC has finally launched its new site, which is being met with a warm reception from Ontarian citizens. Robert Murray, an official from the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, predicts that there will be both positive and […]

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European Commission Sues Sweden over Online Gambling Laws

November 6th, 2014 by kdollar

Online gaming advocates throughout Europe have repeatedly argued that Sweden’s online gaming laws violate European free trade laws. They have filed multiple complaints with the European Commission since 2007, but lawmakers appeared reluctant to take action. The Commission has finally initiated a lawsuit against Sweden, which may force the country to repeal its restrictive online […]

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Ireland Plans to Generate €25 Million from Online Gambling Tax

October 16th, 2014 by kdollar

The Irish government intends to introduce a new online gambling tax in the near future. Michael Noonan, the Minister of Finance, has been lobbying for this new tax since assuming office three years ago. The new tax is finally about to take effect and Noonan is confident it will generate substantial revenue for the country. […]

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UK High Court Strikes Down Online Gambling Lawsuit

October 12th, 2014 by kdollar

In May, the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of a new UK online gambling law. The law was scheduled to go into effect on October 1, but the UK Gambling Commission was forced to delay implementation until the lawsuit was settled. The High Court has finally rendered […]

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German Court Decision Leaves Online Gambling Market in Limbo

October 7th, 2014 by kdollar

Germany regulated online betting earlier this year, but a recent court decision could jeopardize the new industry. Many experts believe that the industry will remain unregulated for the foreseeable future. The Hesse Ministry of the Interior began accepting online betting applicants in March. Calvin Ayre initially believed that online gambling would be launched in the […]

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UK Players Urge Gambling Commission to Change Auto Top-Up Rule

September 27th, 2014 by kdollar

Several years ago, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission implemented a new set of policies to discourage problem gambling. The Remote Gambling and Technical Standards states that gaming providers must avoid designing their products to encourage players to chase losses or increase their wagers. However, a number of players have filed complaints with the UKGC, stating […]

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Spain Closes Bitcoin Loopholes for Online Gambling Providers

September 22nd, 2014 by kdollar

Bitcoin gambling sites are prolific in Spain. They have been mostly unregulated, because law enforcement officials and gaming regulators believed the laws only applied to gambling sites using traditional currencies. However, El Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas, the financial regulatory authority recently announced that existing laws apply to bitcoin gambling sites. The Spanish government […]

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GBGA Launches Challenge to UK Gambling Laws

July 24th, 2014 by kdollar

The United Kingdom recently passed a new law that would require all companies to receive a license from the UK Gambling Commission. Online gaming providers throughout the world have protested the new requirement. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been one of the most vocal critics of it. The GBGA said that it […]

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European Leaders Propose Restrictions on Online Gambling Advertisements

July 16th, 2014 by kdollar

European lawmakers have raised a number of concerns about the social consequences of online gambling. The European Commission recently stated that countries in the region will need to reform their online gaming laws to protect citizens and minors. EC lawmakers are advocating member states to pass new laws that would restrict advertisements for online gaming […]

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UK Gaming Regulator Expects Surge of License Applications

July 10th, 2014 by kdollar

The UK government recently revised its licensing requirements for online gaming providers. Under the new regulations, gaming operators will be required to pay a consumption tax on all revenue generated in the United Kingdom. The new tax will apply to all online gaming providers, regardless of where their servers are based. Jenny Williams, the CEO […]

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