Gaming Law & Society News

Gambling jurisdictions can be complicated and hard to understand. Our news team will dissect the facts and release it in simple black and white terms as they are put into law and/or updated. Each country has their own regulatory body that we cover including local community news as well. Here is where you will find all the lawful and unlawful gaming information.

NCPG Went Public With Results Of Gambling Attitudes Survey

Added on March 22, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

National Council On Problem Gambling (NCPG) conducted a survey with the purpose of examining various gambling attitudes and experiences. The study included 3000 participants nationwide and the results of National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences (NGAGE survey) were introduced to the public. Having in mind the growing expansion and popularity of sports betting ... Read more

By Aleksandra Zolotic

Swedish Gambling Regulator to Ban Excessive Advertising

Added on March 22, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Spelinspektionen, a Swedish national gambling regulator, announced their new plans to stand in the way of excessive advertising in the newly regulated market. The regulatory body will cooperate with Konsumentverket, a Swedish consumer agency, in order to have better control over gambling advertisements. Still, the regulator hasn’t really made a thorough analysis of how much ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Sports Betting One Step Closer To Legalization In Montana

Added on March 21, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Land-based, web-based and mobile sports wagering stand good chances of being legalized in another US state, as lawmakers in Montana are considering a new bill to regulate it. Montana Sports Betting Act, also known as SB330, should be soon placed before… … the Senate’s Business, Labour and Economic Affairs Committee. This definitely seems to be ... Read more

By Aleksandra Zolotic

Denmark Issues a New Code of Conduct For Operators, Sets Out to Protect Consumers

Added on March 21, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Danish iGaming operator and other relevant governmental authorities have devised a brand new “code of conduct” that operators and licensees in this country will need to adhere to. The one key aim of this new set of ground rules is to ensure better consumer protection and further lessen the risks that problem gambling poses. Despite ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

UK Gambling Regulator Announces Stricter ID Checks

Added on March 21, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The Gambling Commission that is in charge of all gambling operations in the UK officially announced that all iGaming operators licensed in England, Scotland and Wales will have to introduce stricter ID checks. Officially, from May 7 of this year, all operators will have to verify a customer’s name, address, and date of birth… …before ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

MGM China Holdings Ltd to Gain Financial and Investment Benefits From Macau Contract Extension

Added on March 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The Macau government’s decision to renew and extend the casino license for MGM China Holdings for another two years, until June 2022, could bring numerous benefits for the gargantuan operator. The Hong King-listed company’s CEO, Grant Bowie, reckons that this extension will help the operator “improve business financing and prepare for capital investments.” The announcement ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Schleswig-Holstein Pushes Towards Online Gambling Extension Legislation

Added on March 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The province of Germany with the strongest internationally recognized gambling jurisdiction, Schleswig-Holstein, has been under a lot of pressure lately with their online casino licenses expiring at large recently. The tate’s lawmakers and gambling authorities are now working on a piece of legislation that should effectively extend these licenses until at least 2021. It would ... Read more

By Jim Murphy

Ohio Introduces New Sports Betting Bill

Added on March 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Ohio state lawmakers have finally joined other US states that have already started the process of legalizing sports betting… …as they have officially introduced their very own sports betting bill. The state Senate introduced a bill named Bill (SB) 111, with aim to legalize sports gambling in casinos, racinos as well as in other state ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

European Gambling And Betting Association Forces EU To Introduce Common iGaming Rulebook

Added on March 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Having in mind that online gambling accounts for 21% of all gambling activity in Europe, the European Gambling And Betting Association (EGBA) points out the utmost importance of establishing a rulebook. This document should feature as many iGaming regulations as possible with the aim to… …protect consumers all over the continent. The major issue here ... Read more

By Aleksandra Zolotic

Maryland Won’t See Sports Betting This Year

Added on March 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Although the officials from Maryland wanted to speed up the process of legalizing sports betting, it looks like there is no chance of introducing sports wagering any time soon. The lawmakers introduced a bill named, House Bill 1132, back in February, but unfortunately, it was announced last week that this bill won’t be considered before ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Connecticut Committee Opposes Sports Gambling Bill

Added on March 18, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Just a few days ago, lawmakers from the US state of Connecticut introduced a new sports betting bill, and it was expected that it would be easily accepted by the committee. But, the bill was brought, on March 13, in front of the Committee of Public Safety and Security, which met to discuss it… …and ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Dutch Gambling Regulator Proposes New Set of Guidelines

Added on March 17, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The Dutch regulatory body and gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), recently issued a consultation with the intention to gather the overall opinion from the industry and other stakeholders… …regarding new player protection measures in the Netherlands’ newly-regulated iGaming market. Just last month, the state Senate of the Netherlands held a meeting in which they voted on ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Rhode Island Mobile Betting Bill to Become Law

Added on March 17, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Rhode Island online wagering bill named S37, that would allow placing bets via mobile, was already approved by the Senate back in February… …but now, it also passed the state’s House of Representatives approval. So, the only thing left now is to wait for Governor, Gina Raimondo’s, approval. If she signs the bill, which will ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Pennsylvania Delays Roll Out of Online Gambling Following Wire Act Alteration

Added on March 14, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Pennsylvania’s gambling market has seen a lot of bright developments in its favor in recent times, and one particularly anticipated event was supposed to be the rolling out of the online gambling market. However, it is not meant to be, at least not just yet: the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has decided to put the ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

West Virginia Governor Last to Decide On iGaming Bill

Added on March 13, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The state of West Virginia was one of the first states in the US that legalized sports betting after the US Department of Justice decided to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act back in May of 2018… …and now the country has been continuously pushing forward the plans in the past few months ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

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