EGBA Speaks on Spanish Reforms

Europe’s leading betting industry body has commented on the proposed reforms to the gaming market in Spain that were released last month. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has issued qualified support for the plans, but has also urged the government to make sure that the new rules are both proportionate and balanced. The plans, which […]

Swiss Regulator Names Illegal Sites

The fight against illegal gambling in Switzerland escalated this week as the country’s regulator went public with a list of illegal operators. The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board (Comlot) has released details of its first ever ‘blacklist’ of overseas gambling sites. The release followed significant changes to the regulations governing online gambling. So far, more […]

Greek Government Casino Threat

The Greek casino industry is facing a serious threat following new demands from the national government, it emerged last week. The government has demanded overdue social security money from the land-based casino sector, which it says amounts to nearly €100 million. Last week, the Greek media revealed that the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) had […]

British Columbia Concludes Video Game Gambling Study

The Canadian state of British Columbia has just finished a twelve month assessment carried out with more than 150 video gamers in order to explore the link between gaming and gambling addiction. The study reflects increasing concern among betting regulators over the way that video-game developers and their gambling-product counterparts are swapping features, leading to […]

Spain Classify Gambling Addiction as a Mental Health Issue

The Spanish betting regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has issued a new update for its Responsible Gaming Program. And according to their findings problem gambling will now be considered to be a mental disorder. The change was approved by the Responsible Gaming Advisory Council (CAJR), and the associated measures are set to […]