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Inaugural sports-betting licence granted in Rio de Janeiro

Osaka’s delight: Japan’s inaugural casino resort gets green light

Media Owners Association of Kenya appeals for reconsideration of proposed gambling ad tax

KSA demand lotteries cease and desist games of chance

Overhauling Peru’s remote gaming law: Addressing criticisms and closing loopholes

Horse racing revolution: South Korea approves online betting

AUSTRAC agrees A$405m penalty fine for Crown Resorts

Philippine police officers warned of a zero-tolerance approach if they fail to curb illegal gambling

Royal Decree protecting youth from gambling approved in Spain

MGA cancels Totup System gaming licence

Philippine gaming regulator revokes accreditation of CGC Technologies Inc

Match-fixing probe initiated by Brazilian Congress

Digital assets are like gaming says UK Government Treasury Committee

Brazilian government unveils comprehensive regulations for betting industry

Spelinspektionen authorises new measures to protect gamblers

Transparency, taxes, and responsible gambling: Brazil’s proposed regulations

Illegal gambling crackdown sparks hope for enhanced public services in the Philippines

What you need to know: Bolivia’s gambling landscape

MLS star embroiled in Brazilian sports betting scandal

Match-fixing scandal in Brazilian soccer: Criminal charges and penalties

From Westminster to Fort Pierce: American crackdown on illegal gambling

What you need to know: A complex regulatory framework of Argentina

Iowa baseball under sports betting investigation

UK gambling White Paper set to reshape the industry: A comprehensive overview

Nevada requests Federal intervention against illicit offshore online betting sites

US Senate on the cusp of Vermont sports betting legalisation

Tabcorp facing allegations of allowing underage gambling

Sports betting high on Minnesota’s legislative agenda

What you need to know: Breaking down the gambling landscape in Latin America

Gambling addiction fuels Miami auto scam

Finland contemplates dismantling Veikkaus Monopoly, paving the way for fresh iGaming entrants

Thai Police arrest 93 in connection with illicit gambling ring

Ireland’s government aims to restrict gambling advertising while Labour Party looks to enforce an outright ban

Credit card ban for online gaming imminent in Australia

Crown Melbourne fined yet again

Thai doctor removes cheating magnets from man’s fingertips after 40 years

Swedish gaming regulator reports significant turnover increase in 2022

Illicit gambling ring raided by SJPD

AGCO penalises operators for violating iGaming standards in Ontario

Family torn apart: Chinese grandfather kidnaps granddaughter to settle $97,000 gambling debt

MP suspended for offering illegal lobbying services

Suspension indefinite for 3 NFL players

Madhya Pradesh to enact brand new gambling act

Estonian government consider blanket gambling advertising ban

USA coalition forms for responsible sports betting ads as legalisation and revenue rise

Finnish gambling monopoly under fire

Swansea City coach supports sponsorship ban on match day jerseys

AGCO presents athlete ban to gambling advertisers

Betr hit with record fine in NSW

New Delhi police arrest 9 from illicit gambling racket

MGM Springfield found guilty by MA Gaming Commission

Reallocation, or total ban? The POGO saga continues

MGTO reports a vibrant Q1 2023 for Macao

Gambling in Brazil is of major economic importance declares Brazilian politician and businessman

Gambling regulation amended in Hungary

Regulated iGaming takes off in Ontario, regulatory challenges persist

Albania on the verge of gambling legislation

Gambling addiction and global regulation

Committee questions Australian gambling regulations

Competitive Balance Tax lawsuit settled by Activision Blizzard

Crown Casino to impose strict limits

Sportsbetting becomes legal in Kentucky

PAGCOR sets aggressive revenue goals for 2023

Malaysian police crackdown on illegal gambling

G1 survey: Congresso Nacional in favour of gambling regulation

The big bet: Regulation sparks competition in Brazil

Neymar vs xQc: Fairness of Twitch gambling moderation questioned

888 relinquishes responsibility for regulatory failings

Georgia toughens up gambling laws

William Hill handed record-breaking fine

POGOs on the way out? Pressure mounts for immediate ban

Significant changes expected in Spain’s gambling sector

PAGCOR’s Alejandro Tengco confirmed to headline SiGMA Asia summit

UKGC faces backlash from operators over regulatory shortcomings

Total of 91 responses in advance of UK white paper publication

Tengco’s ambitious plans to privatise PAGCOR casinos

Loot boxes, EAˈs deceptive acts and practices

Star Entertainment Group guilty on seven counts

PAGCOR to implement new technical standards for EGMs in 2024

EU warns of enhanced due diligence measures for financial transactions with high-risk states

SOFTSWISS expert comment: first conclusions on iGaming regulation in Peru

Challenges and opportunities for Kenya’s gaming sector – Fredrick Mbasi

Three B2B companies receive gaming supplier licences under Sweden’s new framework

Casino licenses to be halted in Mexico

Optimove creates risk detection AI for problem gambling

Mass ban handed to Chinese Dota 2 pro players

Shocked Casino Malta responds to €229k FIAU fine for AML reporting failures

Risk mitigation the key aim for new AUSTRAC unit

Illegal gambling machines confiscated in South Africa

Online casino and lotteries, Indiana’s thrice time failure

Lady Luck Games: From rising star to in-demand developer

Italy ready for esports betting with regulation in place

MGA declares no connection with

Cards and beyond: the future of payments

Dutch government considering maximum casino deposit limits

CNIGA welcomes five more tribes to its membership

FIAU guidelines to support risk assessment questionnaire

MGA gives operators chance to declare non-compliance

Malta regulator declares no connection with PayWayGlobal

MGA cancels BetDino licence

10bet operator Blue Star Planet agrees to £620,000 settlement

UK Betting and Gaming Council calls for publication of White Paper

Companies fined in Lithuania over gambling promotion

French tennis player banned for four years, fined over match-fixing

MGA rebranding launch

Operators require MGA approval to accept Virtual Financial Assets

Massachusetts sports betting self exclusion scheme launched

Imminent release of UK gambling reforms

Malta regulator publishes DLT policy

888 Holdings CEO resigns, VIP activities suspended in Middle East

Gaming revenue in jurisdiction of Ontario up by 71 %

Malta Gaming Authority says that it has no connection to

Intouch Games fined by the UK Gambling Commission

Newly introduced Hawaii bill might establish a state regulator

Malta regulator initiative to develop ESG in iGaming

Malta regulator suspends Betago’s licence

GAMING1 and Maxima Compliance extend partnership into US

PAGCOR remits P256.38 to Philippine Sports Commission

The Blind Side – Corruption and sports betting

Common crypto for Africa? Panellists discuss at SiGMA event in Kenya

DraftKings stops DFS contests in Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria

Indian esports sector wants distinction between video and online games

‘We want to give Kenya’s BCLB its independence again’

Suncity Group founder Chau jailed 18 years for illegal gambling

Genesis Global suspended by Malta Regulator

SiGMA’s inaugural African expo opens its doors in Kenya

Malta regulator has no connection with

Malta’s gaming future is buoyant says CEO of Gaming Malta

Africa is slowly becoming an iGaming hub on all fronts Dutch operators fear negative effects ban on gambling advertisements

Malta regulator strengthens player protection framework

New German regulator starts to grant gambling licences

“The situation is not favourable for former employees of Genesis Global” says Dr Andrew Borg Cardona

FA open spot-fixing investigation into Oxford player after Arsenal FA Cup win

‘French iGaming industry needs more regulation’ – Betclic CEO

Batumi increases casino fees to maximum level, angering operators

Dutch advertising ban unjustified, claims gambling trade association

Greek regulator awards licence to Relax Gaming

MGA issued seven fines totalling €85,000 in first six months of 2022

Gaming represented 8% of Malta’s GVA in first half of 2022 – MGA

BHA revises regulations on whip’s ‘backhand-only rule’

Sports betting laws to be amended in North Dakota

Cambodia changes tax rules for commercial gambling businesses

Hellenic Gaming Commission grants licence to Spinomenal

Genesis Global employees claim compensation

Dubai announces $8.7 trillion economic plan

Legislators in Virginia to establish a new state committee on problem gambling

AI expert says that MGA sandbox is a crime fighter

Announcement from Malta Gaming Authority

Proposed reforms make future of Finland’s gaming monopoly unclear

Malta Gaming Regulator’s new framework will attract operators and gamers

Self-regulation for iGaming proposed by Indian government

Curacao licence reaction, U.S. regulation: A look back at 2022

U.K. gaming industry hoping for a more collaborative future in 2023

Looking at legal loopholes: Is it a game or a bet?

U.K. affordability checks beginning  to hit online revenue: EY

Vermont close to releasing sports betting legalisation final findings

Star gets second $100m fine, given a year to fix problems or lose Queensland license

India asks Google to drop all overseas online betting ads

Australia regulator launches civil proceedings against SkyCity

Majority of Brits say gambling health warnings will be ineffective

EGBA praises Ireland’s gambling regulation bill as a major milestone

PAGCOR hosts SiGMA delegation

Holland Casino no longer advertising physical properties on online site

Alderney gambling regulator appoints Andrew Gellatly as executive director

Ontario halts betting on UFC fights on integrity concerns

Hong Kong influencers might face up to seven years in prison for gambling promotion

MGA welcomed Ghanaian delegation with the goal of supporting Ghana’s lottery regulation

Dutch regulator tells operators to stop providing cashback bonuses

AUSTRAC begins civil claim against Star for “serious” AML breaches

MPL bans over a million user accounts increasing transparency and fairness

MCK launches legal challenge against iGaming Ontario for damaging revenue

Dutch Regulator fines Netherlands lottery brand TOTO €400k for underage marketing

Sri Lanka needs regulatory authority before issuing casino licenses

Macau operators welcome concession awards: Genting misses out

Twitch ban to speed innovation in live streaming, Livespins says

PAGCOR defends POGOs, eyes PHP10b revenue by 2027

Australian regulator blocks 9 more offshore gambling sites

India ministers recommend 28% GST on online gambling

Regulation of litigation financing needed to curb player claims: SiGMA panel

Kindred “strongly disagrees” with Norwegian fine decision, to challenge in court

Japan’s online casino crackdown seen as more bark than bite

Europe’s esports industry needs regulation to prevent risks to integrity

Malta iGaming industry three times bigger since pandemic, PM says

Ireland to ban daytime gambling ads under new law

Malta on stronger foundation after lifting of grey-list status, MGA says

Curaçao plans tax incentives, banking help for industry, finance minister says

UKGC study finds 0.9% of children between 11-16 are problem gamblers

Dutch regulator tells two operators to step up checks on player behaviour

Europe’s regulatory shifts boosting offshore market: round up

Gameskraft GST notice a blow for India’s skill-based industry

Australia’s Crown Melbourne gets record fine, Star gets class action suit 

Flutter welcomes arbitration ruling over Fox’s FanDuel option

UKGC suspends LEBOM for non-compliance with safer gambling scheme

Dutch regulator hands warning to Postcode Lottery over celebrity ad

Dutch regulator warns against “tidal wave” of World Cup advertising

California Gov. comes out against sports betting

Kenya to host first SiGMA Africa summit

SkyCity continues to work with AUSTRAC, warns of potential risks

Japan warns online gambling is a crime punishable by jail

UK betting industry welcomes Sunak’s appointment as PM

Maryland to consider 10 online sports betting applications Thursday

NSW crime body calls for cashless gaming in pubs and clubs in AML crackdown

Authorities crush China/Korea gambling ring worth $3.9b

Sri Lanka lifts taxes on casinos by 150%

Malta Week ’22: kickstarting discussion with some of the leading minds in the gaming industry

Australia regulator says media breaches of gambling ad rules “disappointing”

India moves to clamp down on offshore gambling sites

Ex-Reading Kynan Isaac handed career-ending ten-year ban for spot-fixing and illegal bets

Kazuo Okada arrested in Manila, vows to fight 

UKGC’s Rhodes says operators targeting different groups as U.K. revenue plateaus

Hot conference topics to look out for during SiGMA Malta Week ’22

Calls to ban online gaming unlikely to hit legal POGOs, industry insiders say 

Malta seeks to attract start-up talent with residency program

Dutch regulator says celebrity ad ban generally well observed

NSW regulator fines Star $100m, suspends Sydney casino license

India’s Meghalaya to scrap gambling act after community pressure

Uncertain regulation threatens recovery of Macau’s gaming industry

Macau concession talks reportedly stall on Covid, stocks continue fall

China stresses opposition to POGOs, denies blacklist report

There’s always a complex way. There’s always a smart solution.

Philippines on China’s blacklist due to POGO ops

Malta Gaming Authority warns public of 18 illegal operators

Not only are we helping in these big markets, we’re also trying to support new emerging markets globally – Adam Doyle, RiskNarrative

Michigan investigators seize 56 illegal gaming machines

AGCO sets Oct 31st as deadline for unlicensed betting operations to exit the market

AIGF welcomes India’s call for ban on online gambling media ads

Philippines DoJ recommends coercion charges against Kazuo Okada

SciPlay stock jumps after investor pushes for merger/sale

MGA seeks industry input on changes to player protection policies

Is Kenya’s promise outweighed by regulatory risks?

PAGCOR defends legitimate POGOs, as senator calls for review

The end is nigh! – The latest iGaming doomsday predictions

Queensland’s casino industry watchdog under fire for lack of enforcement action

Cambodia’s PM asks China for support in a bid to combat illegal gaming

Casino streamers in the regulatory spotlight after Twitch action

Denmark blocks 82 unlicensed websites in regulator’s biggest gaming ban to date

Philippines revokes 175 POGO licenses as crackdown continues

Hogg departs as The Star’s acting CEO days before ILGA investigation

William Hill parent says technical glitch that led to Nevada fine fixed

Philippines set to deport 281 POGO workers as senate mulls ban

US operators launch first industry-led responsible gaming standards

PlayUp valued at as much as $350m in SPAC merger

Uruguay legalisation seen as driver for LATAM online gambling push

Allwyn formally awarded U.K. lottery license, with new conditions

Philippines online gambling at risk as senator calls for ban

POGO workers freed as Philippine authorities crackdown

Australia: Parliamentary inquiry set to evaluate gambling regulatory environment launched

PAGCOR cracks down on POGO-related kidnappings

Genting Malaysia confirms Macau concession bid

Ladbrokes owner Entain faces AUSTRAC investigation leading to potential million-dollar penalty

PAGCOR chairman to be businessman Alejandro H. Tengco

Kansas to allow online sports betting from Sept. 1st

Entain says regulatory issues pre-date upgrades to its systems

Jaydeep Chakravartty appointed in Meghalaya Gaming Commission, India

UK govt orders mandatory parental locks on lootboxes

Camelot continues National Lottery battle after loss of licence to rival

Lithuania gaming laws see amendment approvals

Speech is power: SiGMA Conference is your stage

Liftoff!: Ontario ignites North America iGaming – SiGMA Americas meets the Canadian industry players

Ontario gaming regulator, AGCO, hands BetMGM and PointsBet monetary penalties over marketing violations

Segev LLP on iGaming in Canada’s Provinces: Ontario and Beyond

Online Casino Licenses: A Comprehensive Guide

Relax Gaming set to enter newly regulated Ontario market

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator now certified for Spain

SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator now available to Maltese projects

How the Swedish gambling regulation affects the industry

How to help Ukraine: Crisis relief fund

Forty under forty launches ‘Manifesto for the future’

VAT Grouping – iGaming industry

Input VAT recovery – iGaming industry

“The right timing is vital” – M. Schumann, NoLimit Casinos

Relax Gaming brings Blue Guru on board as Silver Bullet partner

SOFTSWISS Sportsbook: 2021 Recap

Affilka by SOFTSWISS launches poker module

Spearhead Studios launches in Italy

Opening the floodgates: Hungary ends iGaming state monopoly

NSoft Taps Optimove as CRM Marketing Solution for its operator portfolio

SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator partners with N1 Bet

[WATCH] “Being part of the gaming market is something we say proudly as it’s become a really prime industry across the globe.” – IMGL President during SiGMA Europe

[WATCH] Mark Ellinger and International Gaming Law at SiGMA Europe 2021

[WATCH] “A Malta built for future generations will continue to be encouraged by similar ambition plans like those of SiGMA” – Silvio Schembri during Malta Week ’21

Online Casino Security: How Gambling Sites Protect Players from Cyberattacks

[WATCH] Understanding the regulatory climate in Sweden and the UK: SiGMA Europe 2021

Julian Buhagiar joins Xace as Non-Executive Director

Soft2Bet secures Danish Gaming licence

iGaming in the Great White North: Paul Burns on the Canadian market at SiGMA Europe 2021

BGaming shares 2021 results, sees double the growth

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator B2B Support launches 24/7 service

Rootz LTD Acquires ISO 27001 Audit Certification

CNMV approves Garzon’s new revisions put forward towards the 2011 Gaming Law on safer gambling

SOFTSWISS Sportsbook Partners with New Betting Provider

Affilka by SOFTSWISS Signs Agreement with

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator Takes Stock of 2021

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator Signs a Deal With Hölle Games

Legal turmoil in Virginia’s gambling sector may cause grey-area challenges moving forward

Bill 2713, the legislation that would clarify Ukraine’s gambling regulation, has been delayed to 2022

The SOFTSWISS Group Crosses the 1000 Employee Mark

Xpate launches Links and tops 100 team members

UK Minister for Digital Economy gives speech at GambleAware Conference

Yanica Sant, General Counsel of the Malta Gaming Authority, resigns

Colossus Bets announces filing of patent infringement lawsuit against DraftKings in the US

Crypto Trends in iGaming: SOFTSWISS Insights

SOFTSWISS shares customer satisfaction survey results

Buckle up, Brazilian gaming law may be accelerating

Focus North America Masterclass to take place during SiGMA’s Malta Week

Rebekah Jackson wins Premium Pass, flights, and accommodation to SiGMA Europe

Leading gaming markets in Africa

Ireland steps closer to regulating gambling and betting

The ever-changing gambling regulatory framework in Europe

Embracing diversity and inclusion

Online operator BGO has its own Brexit

Unlicensed promotions and affiliates’ responsibility in the online gaming market

MGA updates regulatory framework

Online-only licences lead to uneven playing field – Lithuanian corruption body

SiGMA Americas confirms Canada for 2022 expo

Portugal clamps down on gambling ads

Big players block Dutch customers pending licence

Mindway AI reveals play protection solutions for Dutch operators

Will Italy’s upcoming Budget Law reshape the country’s gambling sector?

UKGC fines EU Lotto £760k for AML and social responsibility violations

Online gambling licenses approved by the Lithuanian parliament

Pragmatic Play secures Greek supplier licence

Former CSR boss appointed to PAGCOR Board of Directors

Macau draft gaming law revisions announced at press conference

Yokohama integrated resort bid hits pause

Bill to ban use of credit card gambling launched by Sinn Féin

No more bets on National Lottery draw for South Africa’s LottoStar

Over US$27M in gaming debts owed to Philippines government

Tabcorp backs potential credit card online gambling ban in Australia

ELYSIUM’s new game ‘SUPA CREW’ lands September release

With the North American State loosening it’s gambling monopoly operators eye Ontario

Betting shops more likely to check ID than supermarkets

KSA’s Jansen marks territory with warning to operators

Calls to UK gambling helpline spike during Euro 2020

Caesars set to disrupt sports betting industry with new app

The Current State of Gambling in the Netherlands

KSA push register for problem gamblers

BGC celebrates Snapchat’s opt-out feature for gambling ads

GLI applies to Ukrainian Gambling Commission for inclusion of certification of gaming equipment

China strengthens expansion of gambling destination blacklist

Legal Japanese casinos well on their way

SiGMA Magazine: Pulling the same rope

Gaming stocks in the Philippines rise following Duterte’s approval

Florida tribe sports betting plan halted for legal violations

Chile’s sports betting regulation process reaching the finish line

La Presse digs deep into online gambling in Quebec

UKGC initiates suspension of licence to UK based operator PlayerFT

SBIF revamps online resources in bid to ensure UK sports integrity

Casino regulations in Uruguay

MGA report shines a light on COVID impact

The BGC calls for an established Gambling Ombudsman

NetBet enters Hellenic market

Swedish online sportsbooks receive in-play markets warning

Malta ratings barely impacted by greylisting – Fitch Ratings

Three arrested in India for online gambling with ‘links to China’

OFDT partners with French gaming regulator

Rappi sanctioned over illegal promotional game

Dutch gambling levy rates increased

Newly launched GC-UA meets the press

Soft2Bet gains MGA licence for two brands

Louisiana sports betting bill makes it through

Germany’s 5.3% turnover tax approved

Quik Gaming successfully obtains UKGC Licence

Vietnamese labour trafficking tied to online gambling

Puerto Rico: legalised sports-betting to boost tax revenue

Canada: Sports Betting Act expected to be approved today

Over E60 billion in crypto moved through Malta

EU regulators urge: bring back Expert Group on Gambling

EveryMatrix gains ISO 20000 certification

No more bonuses for Ukrainian gamers

Ohio Senate green lights sports betting bill

Italian draft gaming law: a consumer breach?

Betsson SEK 20 million penalty annulled

Swedish court halves Kindred fine

Malta may be forced to withdraw EU sports betting veto in Financial Action Task Force review

The Football Association of Moldova calls on Stats Perform Integrity Services to help protect the game from match fixing

Holding corporations accountable

Kenya’s biggest football clubs criticise 20% excise tax on betting firms

Football Association appoints first female Chair in its 157-year history

Germany’s brand new federal gambling law under the spotlight

UK, Malta, have best regulated markets, new study shows

Slotmill granted MGA B2B License

Brazil green lights changes to sports betting law

Nigeria: Lottery Commission seeks collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service

37% of casino goers want masks worn by staff

EGBA combats German gambling tax in court

Malta government lures digital nomads with Nomad Residence Permit

Zambia steps closer to single gambling regulation entity

Illegal online gambling operation in Bangkok busted

Philippines present new gaming tax system

Penn gets regulatory seal of approval for $31.1M Hollywood Casino Perryville acquisition

INDIA: GoM to assess online gaming and casino services for GST

Northern Ireland upgrade gambling legislation after 35 years

Maxima Compliance launches new services, including industry-first Maxima Insource

China: 914 mainland suspects surrender for cross-border gambling

Vietnam’s domestic gambling programme unlikely to be extended

The Dutch Gaming Authority raids homes in connection with illegal gambling

Gambling advertising banned in Lithuania

HK$2 million in fake casino chips seized in Macau this year

International Cricket Council rejects match fixing claims made on Al Jazeera Documentary

BetConstruct given the green light to provide Talisman & Big Hi-Lo under its UKGC Licence

Dutch Association NOGA commits to support the All-In Diversity Project

Stakers surrenders UK licence

SiGMA Roadshow: Manila marked for success

German gambling tax illegal – EGBA warns

IBIA reports: Football, Esports and Tennis account for 75% of all suspicious betting activity worldwide

Florida sports betting still uncertain despite preliminary deal

Lithuanian regulator amps up bid to block illegal operators

145 Chinese nationals in hot water following cross-border gambling and fraud

Moneyval votes in favor of Malta’s report

UKGC initiates licence suspension to Gibraltar-based supplier Nektan

PACGOR revenue down by 51.4% year-on-year in 21Q1

Crown Resorts fined $1m for junket conduct

India’s illegal cricket betting market sees further three arrests on Saturday

EA Games leaks: Are games scripted to push micro transactions? Will it be classed as gambling?

[WATCH] DFNN on the Philippines taking over the Asian gaming market: ‘we are now the leader’

Internet service providers in Australia urged to block further offshore websites operating illegally

Sweden is at its highest threat level” of money laundering”

Ryan Pace appointed new MGA Chairman

Dutch regulator inaugurating regulated iGaming activity with 28 confirmed applications

China: Yancheng police arrest 15 suspects and confiscates $3.8M worth of digital currencies over EOS gambling app

U.S. regulators odds-on to approve in-game tokens says Jeff Ifrah

Spain’s advertising ban emphasises need to focus on retention

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the verge of a three-year sanction over part-ownership of Malta-based betting company

GiG signs partnership agreement with Kaizen Gaming for the provision of GiG Comply

Maryland’s new sports betting bill to host 60 online operators

Sweden plans to extend deposit cap on iGaming again until November

This antiquated tax aids the offshore, illegal market and disadvantages safe, legal and regulated sportsbooks – Bill Miller – AGA

Alabama Senate greenlights gambling bill

Tasmania’s land-based Federal Group under ransomware attack

Crown Resorts: Bruce Carter aka Mr. Fix it” to the rescue”

China extends purge on illegal gambling activities

US latest: New York inches closer to mobile sports betting as Georgia waits

SoftSwiss Game Aggregator receives a B2B licence from MGA

NSW Regulator says Australia’s Crown Resorts could regain its Sydney licence in ‘months’

Japanese politician Tsukasa Akimoto pleads not guilty to IR graft scandal charges

So far, so good: Malta’s efforts recognised by Moneyval

[WATCH] Silvio Schembri: ‘the future is the digital economy’

BGaming expands market reach via MGA license

First online betting operator to get US licence suspended now sues state

Jeju Dream Tower casino licence hangs by a thread

Danish regulator blocks 55 gambling websites operating without a licence

Change is the only constant

Philippines imposes ban on foreigner entry: new COVID-19 variant detected

Changing KYC regulation leaves financial institutions questioning relevance of required customer data

Ukraine: Parimatch obtains first sports betting licence

Lithuania: Tete-a-Tete Casino slapped with €15,000 fine

UK Gambling Comission’s Neil McArthur steps down from CEO role

[WATCH] Exclusive first interview with Carl Brincat CEO of MGA – Part 1

League of Ireland clubs are not subject to FAI betting ban

Betsson joins Betway in acquiring German online sports betting licence

Betway acquires German sports betting licence

Brits vote against politicians setting spending limits on betting

Ukraine: Merkur and Ukraine’s regulator announces strategic partnership

Brazilian children’s association joins fight against loot boxes

UPDATED: Loot box dangers – Restrictions on the way?

Austrian authorities crush two additional illegal gambling venues

Austria announces new regulator in massive overhaul

Top 10 gaming law firms in Malta

We strongly believe our products must directly respond to customer’s expectations at Promatic””

Malta Government obliged to issue public call once a casino concession expires

POGOs: AML reporting becomes necessity

Call for bids after Dragonara Casino concession expires

Malta Gaming Authority: a look back over 2020

Ukrainian gambling market gaining momentum

Tanzania imposes a new tax scheme on virtual gaming operators

Netherlands: Govt prioritises player protection ahead of new iGaming market

Habanero seals Romanian licence

Chile’s government unveils plan to legalise online gambling

Autorite Nationale des Jeux announces three year strategic plan

Gambling Commission imposes new online gaming restrictions

1st online gambling licence issued in Ukraine since 2009 market shut down

You are no longer the customer, you are the product – Tim Cook

Major Development: Gaming apps to be available on Play Store

David-and-Goliath market chaos fueled by Reddit traders on WallStreet

Gaming industry reacts to MGA CEO Carl Brincat’s appointment

PM Robert Abela convinced Malta will pass the Moneyval test

Carl Brincat named new MGA CEO

Gibraltar to become part of the Schengen Area after three centuries

Thai govt. proposal to legalise gambling faces stiff opposition

First Ukrainian gambling licences to be issued by the end of this month: what you need to know

Eight potential candidates for MGA’s CEO role

Dutch gambling authority issues €600,000 illegal gambling fine

Gambling experts at 4H Agency on the upcoming reform of the gambling sector in Curacao – What to anticipate

Nairobi City Hall imposes strict new regulations on gamblers

France imposes new player protection regulations

Ukraine sets licensing conditions for gambling activities

iGaming company CEO cleared of stealing former employer’s client database

Illegal gambling racket busted in Colombia

Maltese gaming market: Enter Betixon

Spanish Minister supports halting of the opening of land-based establishments

Colombia: LatAm’s leader among regulators?

War on illegal casinos: associations join forces to battle unlicenced gambling

Malta’s General Workers Union and NetEnt reach out of court settlement

Who is the Government?

Sweden: EGBA unimpressed with proposed iGaming regulations

MGA licence no longer valid in Germany

Denmark’s Spillemyndigheden outlines new guildlines for Brexit transition

Spelinspektionen fines ATG and Spooniker after deposit cap breach

The MGA and Slovak Football Association reach agreement

Ireland implements interim gaming and lotteries Act

Suspicious igaming transactions double in Malta accoridng to 2019 FIAU report

Coljuegos announces new president

Russia set to introduce new gambling regulator

[SiGMA Virtual]: Sports and gaming – a match made in heaven

[SiGMA Virtual]: New regulations shaping the future of gaming

Rise in online gambling taxes in Argentina despite industry infancy

SportPesa’s bank account unfreezed by Kenya’s High Court

Australia blocks around 180 unlicensed gambling sites

The Financial Reporting Centre launches money laundering investigation on SportPesa

The new Maltese Gaming Tax Regulations: Has the competitive edge been retained?

Curaçao’s gambling industry undergoes structural reform

UKGC punishes BoyleSports for anti-money laundering failings

Jdigital condemns new gaming ad restrictions in Spain

Philippine Inland Gaming Operators tax rate predicted to be set at 42.5%

UPDATED: Bloomberry’s Solaire Casino sole operating online casino

UK Government to inspect gambling companies’ sponsor agreements with football clubs

Rwanda gaming companies allowed to resume operations

OGL: a new network for legal online gaming operators in LatAm

OGL: a new network for legal online gaming operators in LatAm

Philippines’ casinos vie for survival as PAGCOR approves their online operations

Association of Argentina’s State Lotteries criticizes government for tax increase on online gaming

Stop-Pesa – Kenyan SportPesa shareholder reveal billions transferred to offshore accounts

The Netherlands’ regulatory authority publishes ‘Remote Gambling Act’ document

Final curtain for crypto following European Commission regulatory proposal?

Ex-MGA, MFSA’s Joseph Cuschieri: Self-suspension over Vegas vacation news report

Philippines ranks in top 50 nations list of good peace and order

PAGCOR ponders 5% cockfighting tax

Cambodia officially launches national digital currency – Bakong

[WATCH] African Markets: Risks and rewards for operators

UKGC announces tougher licensing conditions for online operators

DPW halts Imperial Pacific International hotel and casino project in Garapan

MGA CEO Heathcliff Farrugia reported to be stepping down

A quantum leap in regulation for the gaming industry as IAGR and IGSA herald collaboration

Regulatory overhaul in Finland

Philippines’ Vice President lashes out at POGOs

Genesis Global has UKGC Licence Suspension Lifted

Crown Chairman and CEO admits casino ‘enabled’ money laundering

Deputies request report on financial situation of Lotería del Chubut

IAFAS in Argentina strives to reopen casinos to recover from pandemic

Land-based casinos in France hopeful of tax exemptions as new lockdown measures kick in

Mendoza’s online gambling bill passes and awaits approval by the Senate

Bank Australia hinders all betting and gaming exchanges on Visas 

China mulls intensified legal action for international gambling operations

Five arrested for allegedly running an IPL betting racket from GOA

GVC announces German sports betting licence approval bribery scandal handed suspended jail terms

Philippines’ Central Monetary Authority approves digital payment transformation plan””

Nelson Fabricio De La Fuente Serrano appointed Bolivia’s Gaming Authority Director

Staying ahead of the regulatory curve

Norwegian regulator calls for complete rethink on rules relating to the sector

“Love is Not Tourism” movement asks Philippines IATF to lift restrictions on foreign nationals

Sweden’s online casino revenues down 30% with government imposed casino limits

Cambodia National Assembly nods draft casino law

Australia’s NSW Government to introduce cashless poker machine cards

Nouv iGaming services for iGaming operators

Federal judge orders no jail time for PokerStars founder

Two year comeback: Albanian govt’ approves return of casinos

Sweden’s gaming regulator to ban wagering on sporting violations

Live table games allowed to reopen at Alberta casinos, Canada

Delays for Ireland’s own gaming regulator

Czech lawmakers to ban all slot machines in Prague

COVID-19 vaccine candidates reviewed for possible clinical trials in Metro Manila, Philippines

Air Macau to resume and increase mainland destinations from late September

PAGCOR extends deadline for Landing International IR

South Korean lawmakers push for online horse bets

A big boom within the Rwanda tourism industry

Green lights for William Hill’s CG Technology

Nigeria opens its doors to tourism following a 5-month shutdown

Malta Gaming Authority and Dutch Gambling Authority

Bill to regulate influx of illegal foreign workers in the Philippines

Gambling initiatives in Nebraska excluded from November ballot

China unveils blacklist of gambling tourism destinations

Ministry of Finance in Vietnam on casino regulations

Imperial Pacific Int. vs Commonwealth Casino Commission extends its US reach with Tennessee licence

22 illegal gambling dens raided, 153 arrested in Hong Kong

Panama Minister of Health overviews lottery operations protocol

NLRC moves to end underage gambling in Nigeria

Singapore to relax travel restrictions from 1 September

EC prolongs standstill period on Germany’s new gambling laws

Investment owner defrauds investors N179m, spending N139m

Supreme court of Japan ruling bans Okada from returning

ACMA to block eight illegal offshore gambling websites

US TikTok and WeChat ban heavily impact Wynn Resort

New Hengqin checkpoint opens integrating Macau to the island

Slowly recovery in Macau despite Individual Visit Scheme

Manila reverts to GCQ

Mozambique revises gambling and land-based operations law

Senator Risa Hontiveros to investigate Clark Freeport Zone

Greece prohibits online gaming advertising

Tourist visas for Guangdong – Macau to restart on August 26

Four Chinese nationals arrested on illegal gambling

Galaxy Entertainment Group determined to get Japan IR

Colombia on reopening plan for bingo and casino halls

DOLE – less than 100 POGOs in operation during lockdown

Brazilian Senator Angelo Coronel defends gambling legalisation

Ukrainian President signs bill legalising gambling in Ukraine

Philippines House of Representatives approve E-Government Act

Gaming Commission of Ghana on regulation of online gambling

CenturionBet had its payments processed by Wirecard 

Authorities in Macau imposes strict measures on Hong Kong

Macau flights increase options to US and Europe

Japanese pachinko king Kazuo Okada assets frozen

Complitech adds new functionalities and markets

Brazil casino regulation in the hands of the Evangelical bench

ORYX Gaming receives ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue relaxes taxation on POGOs

Spain bans gambling firms from sponsoring La Liga teams

CAOLAB request resumption of official lottery agencies in Buenos Aires

Analysis: Is banning betting sponsorships a good idea?

Bolivian Gambling Authority puts online gambling on the table

Soft2Bet expands its footprint into Brazilian territory

RP Darmstadt looks to develop transitional gambling regulations in Germany

Scratchcard and video bingo to push Columbia’s economy

The iGaming industry seeks the opportunity to legalise Chile’s online gambling

Macau launches subsidy scheme to revive tourism economy

English betting shops to reopen from lockdown

Philippines’ Duterte to ease lockdown measures from June 1

NOGO for illegal offshore gaming operations as Philippine police arrest 265

Operators fight Latvian gambling ban in court

Macau’s gaming regulator director steps down

Vietnam cracks down on illegal online gambling

Taxes closing in on POGOs

PAGCOR backs illegal POGOs raids

Philippine House minority leader proposes anti-gambling” bill”

Swedish online gambling association warns against new restrictions

MGA cancels bSupporter’s gambling licence

Philippine Senator submits senate resolution to prohibit the resumption of online gambling operations

Unchartered territory: embracing iGaming in Macau

Singapore prepares overhaul of gambling regulations

MGA asks licensees to be vigilant and responsible

Goa to close all casinos for two weeks

KSA calls for a six month “cool off”

Singular appoints new Head of Legal

UK Gambling Commission, struggling to protect gamblers

Mr Green to pay £3 million UKGC fine

Playtech selects Rightlander for affiliate compliance drive

PAGCOR on track to triple POGO income in 2020: Domingo

Parimatch teams up with Esports Integrity Commission

GIG approved for Pennsylvania launch

IMG ARENA gets NHL streaming deal

Betsoft confirms Regulator’s approval for launch in Colombia

Doomsday for Affiliates with German Traffic?

Betzest goes live with MGA license

Clayton Bartolo terminates Hillman’s MGA contracts

PAGCOR signs MOU with Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council

China crackdown on online gambling continues

Award in iGaming Recognised by MGA as key achievement

MGA identifies skills gap in iGaming

UK Gambling Commission bans credit cards

Silvio Schembri comments on MGA’s highest fine ever

Yggdrasil granted Isle of Man B2B software licence

Connective Games receives UK certification