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Three Video Games with Loot Boxes Violate Belgian Gambling Law, Regulator Finds

Three Video Games with Loot Boxes Violate Belgian Gambling Law, Regulator Finds

At least three video games featuring loot boxes have been breaching Belgian gambling laws, an investigation by the Belgian Gaming Commission has shown. The news about the regulator’s position on the widely publicized issue comes shortly after its Dutch counterpart released its own findings regarding the virtual items just days […]

by · April 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
Norway Rolls Out New Rules to Combat Unlicensed Gambling Operations

Norway Rolls Out New Rules to Combat Unlicensed Gambling Operations

A coalition of four Norwegian parties has presented the country’s legislature, the Storting, with a set of measures aimed at better protecting Norsk Tipping’s monopoly over the provision of gambling services and at blocking unlicensed international operators from targeting local players. Norwegian news outlet VG reported Tuesday that the set […]

by · April 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
Gambling Machines Crackdown Announcement Due Within Weeks

Gambling Machines Crackdown Announcement Due Within Weeks

The UK Government is set to reduce the maximum stake on the highly controversial fixed-odds betting terminals to £2, The Times reports citing people familiar with the ongoing discussions. An announcement is expected to be made within the next few weeks. The decision was to be made public at an […]

by · April 24, 2018 · Events & Reports
A Total of 29,319 Belgians Self-Excluded Themselves from Gambling in 2017

A Total of 29,319 Belgians Self-Excluded Themselves from Gambling in 2017

As many as 29,319 Belgians self-excluded themselves from gambling (both online and at land-based venues) in 2017, according to a press release published earlier today on the official website of Belgian Minister of Justice Koen Geens. The reported figure represents a 9% increase from 2016, when 26,782 opted for exclusion […]

by · April 23, 2018 · Events & Reports
Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Josephine Teo, the Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs of Singapore, said that greater consolidation of the functions of casino regulatory authorities should be considered, especially at a time when the country’s gambling landscape has been quite complex. Today, Ms. Teo took part in the annual Workplan Seminar of […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Italian Regulator Reveals Applicants for Online Gambling Licenses

Italian Regulator Reveals Applicants for Online Gambling Licenses

Italy’s gambling regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) opened on Thursday the applications submitted by 70 gambling operators seeking to be issued a license to operate in the country or to have their existing license extended. ADM announced last month that it had received 80 applications by the […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Four out of Ten Loot Boxes Violate Dutch Gambling Law, Local Regulator Finds

Four out of Ten Loot Boxes Violate Dutch Gambling Law, Local Regulator Finds

Four out of ten loot boxes in video games were found to be violating the Dutch Betting and Gaming Act (Wet op de kansspelen), the local gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit, said in a report on the matter. The gambling regulator pointed out that loot boxes incorporate elements of games of chance […]

by · April 19, 2018 · Events & Reports
Redone Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Open Doors on June 28 under the Hard Rock Brand

Redone Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Open Doors on June 28 under the Hard Rock Brand

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the latest Hard Rock-branded resort, will open doors on June 28, executives announced during a Wednesday press conference livestreamed from the company’s Times Square café to Tanger Outlets The Walk in Atlantic City. The property is located at the site of the former […]

by · April 19, 2018 · Events & Reports
UK Lottery Sector Sees Significant Diversification, Says UKGC Executive Director

UK Lottery Sector Sees Significant Diversification, Says UKGC Executive Director

Today, the Lotteries Council gave the start to its two-day Annual Conference and Networking Event, with various exhibitors taking part. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) also became part of the Conference and its Executive Director Tim Miller gave a speech, addressing the event’s participants and praising the work done by […]

by · April 18, 2018 · Events & Reports
Japanese Lawmakers to Submit Casino Bill to Diet on April 27

Japanese Lawmakers to Submit Casino Bill to Diet on April 27

Japan’s ruling coalition will table the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill to the parliament late in April, sources close to the country’s rulers said Wednesday. Chikako Ikeda, member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s affairs committee confirmed the reports and added that the piece of legislation is planned to be submitted […]

by · April 18, 2018 · Events & Reports
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