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29th May
Vietnamese police arrest 16 in $2.6bn gambling operation
Vietnamese police in Hanoi have made 16 arrests in relation to an online gambling ring with revenue estimated at around $2.6bn,...
28th May
Comment: True problem gambling progress needs industry togetherness and the right mentality
As I've written before on Gambling Insider, I will always defend the right to gamble, but I can't...
28th May
Playtech to donate £3.5m after taking "full responsibility" for PTES breaches
Playtech has said it takes full responsibility for regulatory breaches by subsidiary PT Entertainment Services (PTES) and will match the penalty...
27th May
Sheikh accused of failing to pay £2m debt with Mayfair casino
Sheikh Salah Hamdan Albluewi has been accused of failing to settle a £2m ($2.46m) debt with a Mayfair casino, as reported...
27th May
Gambling Commission finds Playtech brand showed serious failings in tragic case
A Gambling Commission investigation has found PT Entertainment Services (PTES) showed serious social responsibility, anti-money laundering and VIP failings, following a...
26th May
Regulation round-up: Italy's tax increase, sports betting exempt from Swedish restrictions
ITALY The Italian Government has approved a temporary tax on sports betting turnover, as the nation attempts to recover from the coronavirus...
22nd May
Analysis: What does the ASA’s TV ad exposure data really tell us?
Today, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) released data from its 2019 survey on children’s exposure to age-restricted TV ads. The annual report...
21st May
GVC set for £200m refund due to overpaid tax on gaming machines
GVC Holdings has estimated it will receive approximately £200m ($244.4m) from a rebate because of overpaid tax paid on gaming machines...
20th May
Another ‘ghost game’ in Brazil reportedly generates £1.4m in wagers
A ‘ghost game’ has taken place in Brazil, according to reports, providing a similar case to one in Ukraine earlier this...
20th May
William Hill to receive £125-150m FOBT windfall
William Hill could receive up to £150m ($183.7m) after a recent tribunal ruled the gaming industry overpaid tax on fixed-odds betting...
19th May
No spike in UK illegal gambling complaints during pandemic
New data released by the Gambling Commission shows there has been no increase in the number of complaints about illegal gambling...
19th May
EGBA: concerns over forced limitations
The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) supports the Spelinspektionen’s advice against government-imposed mandatory deposit limits. The Swedish gambling regulator is...
13th May
Gambling Commission issues new operator guidance despite decline in gambling participation
The Gambling Commission has published guidance and measures for online operators in the UK, aimed at furthering player protection during the...
12th May
Coronavirus: Caesars outlines reopening strategy
Caesars Entertainment has announced its plans to reopen its properties once permitted by applicable Government or tribal bodies. As part of its...
11th May
Analysis: Is Kindred justified in its response to Sweden's COVID-19 measures?
Last week, operator Kindred published a written condemnation of the Swedish Government’s treatment of the gambling industry during the current pandemic. The...
11th May
Fincore CEO: For added cybersecurity, remote workers should only use company equipment
Gambling Insider caught up with Fincore CEO Predrag Popovic to discuss cybersecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. Can you give our readers an...
8th May
Freeze on Donaco shares lifted
Donaco International Ltd announced that the Supreme Court of New South Wales lifted a freezing order that was placed on the...
6th May
FSB responds after £600,000 settlement for AML and social responsibility failings
FSB says it has made significant changes to its practices after reaching a settlement of £600,000 ($741,324) with the Gambling Commission. An...
6th May
Hong Kong police arrest 17 in $17.2m gambling syndicate
Hong Kong police have arrested 17 alleged members of a gambling syndicate which used a foreign gambling website to generate HK$133m...
5th May
Panel: "Gambling missing closer relationship between companies and problems caused"
Companies and individuals taking greater responsibility for problem gambling will improve player protection, according to a panel. Speaking at last week’s SBC...
4th May
Videoslots says proposed Sweden restrictions will bolster black market
Online casino Videoslots believes further restrictions in Sweden will hinder player protection and could drive players to the black market. Last week,...
4th May
NetEnt offering set for Croatian debut
NetEnt has expanded its offering by entering the Croatian market for the first time. Operators SuperSport, Germania and Arena Casino are the...
1st May
BGC CEO confounds industry critics, including MP's 'heroin' comparison
Betting and Gaming Council CEO Michael Dugher says the work the gambling industry has done to protect players during the coronavirus...
1st May
England footballer Kieran Trippier charged by FA for betting breaches
Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) due to betting breaches. The charges relate to the period...
1st May
Gambling Commission appoints four senior commissioners
The Gambling Commission has announced the appointment of four commissioners to start effective immediately. Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister, Jo Hill and Sir...
29th April
Gambling Commission provides £9m to GambleAware in problem gambling fight
The Gambling Commission is to divert £9m ($10.3m) of funds generated from regulatory settlements to GambleAware. The charity, which helps deliver the...
29th April
Analysis: Are Scandinavian markets becoming ‘guinea pigs’ for stricter gambling regulation?
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting industries worldwide, without even mentioning its effect on human life in general, the gambling industry was...
28th April
EGBA introduces first pan-European responsible online gambling advertising code
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has published the first pan-European code of conduct for responsible online gambling advertising, particularly...
28th April
MGA exec: Problem gambling has not increased as we were expecting during pandemic
Yanica Saint, head of EU affairs & policy, Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) says the data the regulator has received does not...
27th April
Pakistan international banned by PCB for cricket corruption charges
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned batsman Umar Akmal from all forms of the sport for three years, after he...
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