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 […]

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 […]

GamCare Announces New Problem Gambling Research

UK based gambling charity GamCare has announced a major new initiative to dig deeper into the issue of problem gambling among UK gamblers. The charity is set to look into potential indicators of vulnerability in an attempt to provide more insight into the issue. GamCare will be working with City University and business consultants Ignition […]

Huge Interest in Virginia Sports Betting Licences

Sports betting continues to expand in the United States and the latest news from the state of Virginia underlines how competitive the growing market has become. According to local news reports, the Virginia Lottery Board has revealed that it has received 25 applications for new mobile betting licences in the state. The Lottery Board has […]