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26th March
Prague Gaming Summit: “Netherlands the world champions at slowly regulating the gaming sector”
Gaming lawyer Justin Franssen has dubbed the Netherlands the "world champions" of slow regulation, following ongoing delays to the opening of...
23rd March
Tom Watson: I’ve been impressed with the engagement from the BGC
Tom Watson has told Gambling Insider he is encouraged by the Betting & Gaming Council’s (BGC) "very good start" since its...
18th March
Kindred blames “unnecessary ambiguity” for SEK 100m fine
Kindred Group has received a Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) fine of SEK 100m ($10m) for offering incentives in a way that...
17th March
KSA takes action against “corona-free” illegal online gambling offerings
The Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA) has announced it will be taking strict action following an increase in activity from online gambling...
16th March
Newgioco CEO: Italian coronavirus shutdown causing “measurable increase” in mobile
As coronavirus sweeps across Italy, the Italian Government has implemented a lockdown with the intention of stopping the virus from spreading...
13th March
Crown Resorts appoints new CFO amid public inquiry
Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of Alan McGregor as its new CFO, subject to the receipt of any necessary regulatory...
12th March
Analysis: What could coronavirus mean for UK sports betting?
As coronavirus spreads across Europe, governments and sporting bodies in multiple countries are taking action to limit the pandemic’s impact. In Italy,...
12th March
Betway fined £11.6m for VIP failings
Betway will pay a Gambling Commission fine of £11.6m ($14.8m) after being found guilty of a series of failings in relation...
11th March
ASA bans two Profit Accumulator advertisements
Two advertisements posted on Instragram by Profit Accumulator have been deemed irresponsible and banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Profit Accumulator...
10th March
US racehorse doping scheme leads to 27 arrests
A number of racehorse trainers, veterinarians and drug distributors have been arrested in the US with charges related to the illegal...
9th March
Alderney eGambling CEO: Alderney license opens up pre-regulated markets
Susan O’Leary, CEO of Alderney eGambling, believes an Alderney license is unique in its ability to open up pre-regulated markets to...
5th March
GVC CEO exclusive: We've benefited from competitors closing UK shops
Following another financial report that was met with positivity by analysts, GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander spoke to...
5th March
Swedish-licensed operators see 2019 turnover of SEK 24.8bn
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has reported that gaming companies with a Swedish license generated turnover of SEK 24.8bn ($2.62bn) for...
3rd March
Oregon casino closes after positive coronavirus test
Leaders of an American Indian reservation in Oregon have closed its casino after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The positive test...
3rd March
Digital Isle of Man CEO: Blockchain has been the island's success story
Lyle Wraxall, CEO of Digital Isle of Man, believes the island has hit the ground running with blockchain technology. Speaking with Gambling...
28th February
Analysis: Will the handling of online stake limits truly be “sensible and evidence-based?”
William Hill has enjoyed a busy few days of news – understandably so given it was the week the operator reported...
25th February
Gibraltar Government: Brexit provides opportunity for growth
Andrew Lyman, Executive Director of HM Government of Gibraltar – Gambling Division, believes that rather than damaging Gibraltar’s gambling industry, Brexit...
21st February
Spain to consider gambling advertising restrictions
Alberto Garzón, Minister of Consumer Affairs for Spain, has outlined plans to restrict gambling advertising in the country. Garzón is a member...
21st February
The Big Pitch: Should gambling adverts call out offshore operators?
It is almost needless to remind you all of the precarious time facing operators in the gambling industry right now, especially...
19th February
Player protection not where it should be, says Gamban Founder
Despite having the necessary tools, more support needs to be given by operators when it comes to player protection in gambling,...
18th February
Triplebet boosting compliance after temporary Gambling Commission suspension
Operator Triplebet, which runs the Matchbook sports betting exchange, has accepted the Gambling Commission’s temporary suspension of its license in Great...
17th February
Gamban signs deal with Lloyds Banking Group
Gamban has announced a partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, which will provide customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax access...
14th February
GVC Australia hit with record New South Wales fine
GVC Holdings-owned Ladbrokes Australia and Neds have been hit with a New South Wales record fine of AUS$207,500 (US$139,300) for offering...
14th February
Analysis: Lessons the SGA should take from 2019
More than one year on from Swedish re-regulation and it would be an understatement to say the market has experienced a...
13th February
Gambling Commission considering capping online maximum stakes
The Gambling Commission is considering limiting the maximum stake allowed on online casino games to £2 ($2.61), the CEO Neil McArthur...
13th February
Q4 Sweden analysis: Live casino, M & A and other talking points
Wednesday was jokingly dubbed "national Sweden day" in the Gambling Insider office, as Kambi, Evolution Gaming, NetEnt, Betsson and Kindred Group...
13th February
Global Gaming CEO: Swedish channelisation simply isn’t working
Tobias Fagerlund, CEO of Global Gaming, believes the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) needs to urgently address channelisation rates in the Swedish...
12th February
SGA rejects Viral Interactive’s application to add Ninja Casino to license
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has rejected Viral Interactive’s application to add Ninja Casino to its current license. ...
5th February
CMA launches first phase of investigation into Flutter - Stars Group merger
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it is investigating the scheduled merger of Flutter Entertainment and Stars Group. In October,...
3rd February
Analysis: Balanced Tom Watson speech offers outstretched arm to gaming firms
So I have to say: this wasn’t necessarily what I was expecting. As Tom Watson addressed an audience full of gaming...
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