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UK Gambling Operators Slammed for ‘Appealing to Children’

Could Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf entice children into a life marred by gambling addiction? That seems to be the conclusion drawn by the UK Advertising Standards Authority in a recent case involving online slots developed and promoted by ProgressPlay Ltd. According to a complaint lodged …

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Aussie Regulators Fine Neds for ‘Inducing Gambling’

It’s been clear for some time that Australian lawmakers and regulators are coming down hard on the online gambling industry and the case of Neds, an online bookmaker, really drives that point home. Earlier this week, the operators of Neds.au plead guilty to five counts of offering New South Wales …

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Ransomware’s Favorite Target is the Online Gambling Industry

The online gambling industry ranks number one in a category that no business wants anything to do with, ransomware attacks. According to a recent study by NTT Security, roughly 20 percent of all ransomware attacks are aimed at online gambling sites. Ransomware is the practice of criminals taking over a …

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Loot Boxes are Now Considered Gambling in Belgium

Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) is the latest group of gaming regulators to decide that video game loot boxes are, indeed, a form of gambling. In a report released yesterday, the BGC declared that loot boxes must be removed from video games sold in the country. Video game makers who are …

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Sweden Ready to Call Loot Boxes Gambling

Young Swedish video game players may lose the thrill of purchasing loot boxes if their government prevails in its efforts to brand the video game feature as a form of gambling. Earlier this week the Swedish Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi, made clear his intentions to reign in the …

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Will Greece Keep its Online Gambling Tax at 35 Percent?

Anyone who is still thinking that Greek online gambling operators will be able to dodge a sky high 35 percent tax on their revenue is likely in for a big disappointment. Earlier this week, a US consultant contracted by the Greek government to study the matter issued a report recommending …

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UK Gambling Regulators Ready to Drop the Hammer on Ad Code Violators

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is getting ready to make good on its promise to crack down on gambling operators who violate its advertising code. Late this week the Commission released a series of proposed new standards, and penalties, that could radically reshape the face of UK gambling advertising. Among …

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Duterte Picks Notorious Gambler to Combat Illegal Gambling

If the expression, “It takes a thief to catch a thief,” is true, could it also be possible to say, “it takes a gambler to combat illegal gambling?” In the beleaguered Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte is about to find out. Earlier this week, Duterte make a public statement declaring that …

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