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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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ESRB Won’t Classify Loot Boxes as Gambling

The line between video games and gambling has been blurred quite a bit in the last few years with the introduction of games featuring “loot boxes.” But the line isn’t blurry enough for the the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to classify the practice as gambling, yet. Though not a …

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UK Labour Party Says No More Gambling Jersey Sponsorships

The UK Labour Party has pledged to put an end football jersey sponsorship by gambling operators. It’s a move that party leaders say will help combat both problem and underage gambling. Word of Labour’s proposed war on gambling logos was outlined in a statement from the party’s deputy leader, Tom …

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New Zealand Debuts Online Gambling Regulations

Lawmakers in New Zealand have introduced a bill that would require online gambling operators to pay a point of consumption tax based on their transactions with Kiwi gamblers. The legislation is the culmination of several years worth of studies and promises to increase tax revenues derived from the online gambling …

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UK Gambling Commission Warns Operators About Fantasy Sports

The UK Gambling Commission has a word of warning for fantasy football operators: don’t do anything that even resembles traditional sports betting if you want to keep your license. It’s a warning that illustrates the challenges fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports operators face as they market a product that, …

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Slovakian Government Blacklists 10 Gambling Operators

Slovakian government officials have published a blacklist containing the names of ten gambling operators whose sites they are ready to block from the country’s punters. It’s the most recent move in an effort by the government to crack down on unlicensed foreign operators serving local online gamblers. The names on …

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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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Google Blocked in Russia as Part of Online Gambling Dispute

Russian telecom authorities briefly blocked access to Google.ru last week as part of an ongoing dispute with the search giant over links to online gambling sites. Though service was restored after just a few hours, the incident points out the increasingly hard line the country is taking in its battle …

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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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Pennsylvania Inches Toward Online Gambling and VGTs

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are inching their way towards a consensus on regulated online gambling, but the contentious issue of land-based video gaming terminals (VGT) could derail the entire process. As it stands today, the Pennsylvania legislature is working on two different bill that both legalize online gambling in the Keystone …

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