Gambling Regulators Sharpen Focus on Loot Boxes & Social Gaming

Why the concern? As we have seen in other areas, the unease of gambling regulators has increased due to a combination of consumer concern, media focus and political interest in relation to...

Update: Loot Boxes in the Netherlands

Online gambling in the Netherlands Gambling in the Netherlands is regulated by the Dutch Betting and Gambling Act (the "Act"). Under the Act, it is prohibited to: "provide an opportunity to compete...

Online gambling on the rise: Is Slovakia getting it right?

In 2017, a new amendment to the Slovak Gambling Act was brought into force, introducing (among other restrictions) a black list and censorship of the websites of non-licensed gambling operators. Since...

PASPA Repeal: What does it mean for the American sports betting market?

Background On 14 May 2018 the United States Supreme Court paved the way for individual states to introduce legislation permitting sports betting if they so wish, by striking down a federal law...

BREAKING NEWS: Government to reduce maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2, and...

The decision follows advice published by the Gambling Commission in March 2018 aimed at reducing the risks that consumers face from gambling. While this decision has at its heart the protection of...

German Federal Administrative Court rules on admissibility of online casino games

The BVerwG's decision was delivered in two remarkable judgments on 26 October 2017 (8 C 18.16 and 8 C 14.16), the written grounds of which have now been made available to the public. Both...

International gambling operators score again in the ongoing exciting match against the Hungarian State

The Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) judgment in the Sporting Odds case (C-3/17) was recently announced, where it found again that the Hungarian gambling regulation is not compliant with the...

UK Gambling Commission to consult on KYC and age verification

The Review is part of the Commission's drive to raise standards across all gambling sectors, as outlined in its Corporate Business Plan for 2017/2018.  The Commission cited the fact that progress...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Gambling Regulation

Starting in early 2017 with the release of the Gambling Commission's three-year strategy, the UK gambling market has experienced increasing pressure from the Commission itself as well as both the CMA and ASA, including the joint...

Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

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