Boom Predicted for Virginia Sports Betting

Virginia’s new sports betting industry is set to grow into one of the largest markets in the country, according to research released this week. Analysts PlayVirginia say that the market could ultimately generate more than $5 billion in annual wagers, and as much as $400 million in revenue, with $60 million going to state taxes. Last month, Virginia became the 20th […]

Swedish Betting Operators Criticised over Gambling Harm

The gambling regulator in Sweden, Spelinspektionen has said that operators need to do more in providing information about gambling-related harm along with links to the Swedish self-exclusion scheme Spelpaus on their sites. The criticism follows an inspection of licensed operators carried out last autumn. Although the regulator said some improvements had occurred since the last […]

Optimism for Czech Gambling Operators with New Directive

Gambling companies who hope to run operations in the Czech Republic have been given cause for optimism in recent days after a new administrative development. The gambling sector in the east European nation will  be hoping that the Czech government will continue with their proposed regulatory adjustments to both banking and customer verification requirements across the […]

New Push on Kentucky Sports Betting

Another attempt to introduce sports betting to the US state of Kentucky is underway, but it faces significant hurdles before becoming law. Kentucky Republican Representative Adam Koenig has once again filed legislation to legalise online sports betting in the state, with House Bill 241. The new bill is similar to House Bill 137, which was filed […]

Crackdown on Gambling Advertising in Norway

The Norwegian gambling sector is set to face a significant crackdown in the New Year due to new guidelines that will severely restrict the sector’s ability to advertise. From January 1, the Norwegian Media Authority will be able to stop TV advertising from overseas gambling companies, and from the same date, the Norwegian Ministry of […]

Gambling Ban Hits Slovakian Capital

Betting operators and customers in the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava face an uncertain future after local politicians moved to ban gambling in the city. City councillors reportedly voted to ban gambling last week, following the receipt of an anti-gambling petition. The ban on gambling is due to come into effect on 1 January, next […]

Leading Conservative Calls for UKGC Scrapping

The UK gambling regulator, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has come under fire this week from a senior politician as the UK government gets its long awaited review of the 2005 Gambling Act underway. Leading Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has repeated his call for the government to scrap the UKGC altogether as part of a major shakeup […]

Gambling Firms Warned in Sweden

Gambling operators in Sweden’s regulated market have been warned about their responsibilities to provide fair conditions for their customers. The Swedish consumer affairs regulator, Konsumentverket, has put out a public warning to all licensed online gambling operators after a recent review. The agency claimed that it had found what it described as ‘numerous shortcomings’ having […]