It’s Christmas (lottery) time – “El Gordo” is reaching the German lottery market

Secondary lotteries and messenger services (brokers) In Germany - and most likely elsewhere - there are an increasing number of websites granting access to lottery products. Such...

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...

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...

Change is on the cards – how the Czech Republic is set to open...

All bets are off – what are the proposals? The Gambling Act is an attempt by the Czech government to regulate the online gambling market and, even more importantly, to increase its...

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...

No poker face shown by the European Court as decisions relating to gambling in...

"No dice", says the European Court In 2016, the CJEU indicated that it didn't share the opinion of the Hungarian legislator, when it decided that certain Hungarian laws constituted a restriction on...

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice requests the removal of gambling ads that appeal...

As the letter reminded gambling operators, under the CAP Code gambling ads must not "be likely to be of particular appeal to children or young persons, especially by reflecting or being...

UK’s Gambling Commission opens consultation on proposed changes to operators’ licence conditions

The GC has published its proposed changes to its standard Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), to which all British licensed operators are subject, and has opened up the floor...

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