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UK Regulators Clamping Down on Dodgy Bonus Offers

Gaming and business regulators in the UK are clamping down on the online gambling industry’s longtime relationship with dodgy bonus offers that require exponential play and trap player funds in an inescapable purgatory. The move is described in a press release from the UK Government about online gambling as, “…a …

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UKGC Comes Down on Broadway Gaming for Misleading Bonus Offer

Deposit bonus offers have long been a mainstay of marketing operations for online gambling operators worldwide. But while these offers look great on paper, most players know that actually earning their promised bonus can be incredibly difficult or even impossible. It’s an issue that’s not currently sitting well with the …

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Malaysia Cracks Down on Online Gambling

Malaysian government authorities are doing their best to make accessing online gambling sites as hard as possible for their citizens. As part of their efforts, lawmakers in the Southeast Asian country are looking at shutting down legal loopholes that have allowed some operators to exist in a legal grey area. …

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Sky Betting & Gaming Set to Shut Down Casino Affiliate Marketing Program

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) is shutting down its casino affiliate marketing program in the wake of some scathing media coverage and a rapidly changing regulatory environment. It’s a significant move that could signal seismic shifts in the casino affiliate marketing business. SB&G informed its affiliate partners of its decision …

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FanDuel Shuts Down UK-Facing Operation

FanDuel is shutting down its UK-facing operation as it prepares to fight for its life in the chaotic US daily fantasy sports market. The move is a good indication of how desperate the situation is at the company, now that its dreams of merging with rival DraftKings have been put …

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UK Gambling Commission Throws Down £150k Fine on Lottoland

The UK Gambling Commission has issued a £150,000 ($ 194,000 USD) to Lottoland for a radio advertisement the Commission says is misleading to consumers. The fine is the latest in a series of punishments doled out to gambling operators that are, more often than not, based on a single consumer …

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EU Slaps Down Hungarian Online Gambling Taxes

The European Union’s top court has ruled that Hungary’s draconian online gambling licensing and tax scheme is in violation of the Union’s laws regarding competition. In a ruling that came down late Thursday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) determined that Hungary’s rules were not transparent and would prevent …

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Political Turmoil Drives Down South Korean Casino Revenue

The South Korean casino industry is feeling the impact of worldwide political turmoil in the form of lower revenue for Q1 2017. It’s a challenging situation that could get a lot worse as relations between South Korea, North Korea, and China deteriorate. One of the biggest challenges for South Korean …

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Duterte Calls for Shutting Down ‘All Online Gambling’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his intention to shut down his country’s entire online gambling industry. It’s an unprecedented move that would cost the Philippines hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Duterte made his unexpected announcement while giving an unrelated speech at the ceremonial signing of …

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