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Belgian Ministers Look to Close Loopholes Allowing Minors to Gamble Online

Belgian Ministers Look to Close Loopholes Allowing Minors to Gamble Online

Belgian Ministers are set to discuss this week stricter regulations in relation to the provision of online gambling services in the country and the protection of young and vulnerable members of the population, local news outlet De Tijd reports. Under the nation’s current gambling law, customers need to be aged […]

by · June 27, 2018 · Events & Reports
William Hill Blasted for Trying to Squeeze Money from FOBTs Players as MPs Delay Clampdown

William Hill Blasted for Trying to Squeeze Money from FOBTs Players as MPs Delay Clampdown

William Hill has once again come under criticism over its responsible gambling policies as it became known that the bookmaker has sent an email to betting shop staffers encouraging them to inform gamblers that the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is yet to be reduced to £2 from £100. […]

by · June 26, 2018 · Events & Reports
Fontainebleau Casino Owner Throws Light and Optimism about Planned 2020 Launch

Fontainebleau Casino Owner Throws Light and Optimism about Planned 2020 Launch

A poster child of the Las Vegas Great Recession crash and burn, the unfinished Fontainebleau casino resort is now expected to bring life to an underdeveloped but what investors consider a very promising section of the Strip. The property’s owner, real estate developer Steven Witkoff, provided this weekend updates on […]

by · June 26, 2018 · Events & Reports
Dutch Senate to Finally Debate Online Gambling and Holland Casino Privatization Bills

Dutch Senate to Finally Debate Online Gambling and Holland Casino Privatization Bills

The Dutch Senate might finally begin discussions on several bills that aim to introduce significant changes to both the online and land-based sectors of the nation’s gambling industry. The legislations were already approved by the House of Representatives, some of them years ago, but have seen little progress in the […]

by · June 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
Betfred Founder Gets £10.2 Million Dividend as Company Faces Shop Closures and Lay-Offs

Betfred Founder Gets £10.2 Million Dividend as Company Faces Shop Closures and Lay-Offs

Betfred founder Fred Done received a £10.2 million dividend, as the company is gearing up for massive lay-offs and betting shop closures following the UK government’s recent announcement that it intends to crack down on the nation’s gambling machines sector. Betfred reported a pre-tax loss of £18.1 million for the […]

by · June 24, 2018 · Events & Reports
Bulgarian Oddity: Private Company Operates as the National Lottery, But No One Seems to Care

Bulgarian Oddity: Private Company Operates as the National Lottery, But No One Seems to Care

Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the European Union, but recent figures show that its gambling industry has been thriving, particularly over the past several years. And while that industry has been hopping from strength to strength, it is also understood that it has been contributing relatively small […]

by · June 22, 2018 · Events & Reports
Swedish Gambling Authority to Publish License Application Forms for Interested Operators on July 10

Swedish Gambling Authority to Publish License Application Forms for Interested Operators on July 10

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Lotteriinspektionen, announced Wednesday that application forms for interested gambling companies will be available on its website from July 10. The regulator has previously confirmed that the application process for online gambling licenses would start from August 1, 2018. Yesterday’s announcement marked another preparatory stage ahead of […]

by · June 21, 2018 · Events & Reports
Bill Restricting Gambling Advertising Stalls in Bulgarian National Assembly, Needs EC Green Light

Bill Restricting Gambling Advertising Stalls in Bulgarian National Assembly, Needs EC Green Light

Proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s gambling law will have to be reviewed by the European Commission before coming into effect, members of the country legislature’s Committee on Budget and Finance announced Wednesday. They said that the move was obligatory as the country’s gambling law was previously ratified by the EC which […]

by · June 21, 2018 · Events & Reports
Dutch Gambling Regulator Calls for Innovation, Government Reveals Market Liberalization Progress

Dutch Gambling Regulator Calls for Innovation, Government Reveals Market Liberalization Progress

Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, invited gambling companies to undertake innovative approaches in the country but within the boundaries of what is legal. The gambling official was invited to deliver a keynote speech during this year’s Gaming in Holland Conference, which started yesterday June 19 and […]

by · June 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Latest Developments in Europe’s Online Gambling Industry, Comments from iGaming Legal Experts Tal Ron and Stephanie Attias

Latest Developments in Europe’s Online Gambling Industry, Comments from iGaming Legal Experts Tal Ron and Stephanie Attias

Europe’s online gambling market has been jumping from strength to strength over the past several years and it is only poised to grow larger as technology servicing the sector becomes more sophisticated and the general demand for online services, including betting and gaming ones, keeps growing. Although providing correct data […]

by · June 19, 2018 · Events & Reports
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