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Operators Fret After UK Regulators Approve FOBT Stake Limit

Fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have long been the source of controversy in the UK and, late last week, UK gaming regulators made the decision to move the maximum stake at FOBTs from £100 to a mere £2. To say that this decision will have a major impact on the …

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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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Dutch Regulators Investigating 4 Video Games for Loot Box Violations

The potential that video game loot boxes are a form of gambling that should be regulated and licensed has emerged in Holland. Members of the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA) have reviewed 10 popular (but unnamed) video games to determine whether or not their techniques for distributing loot boxes are in …

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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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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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UK Ad Regulators Call Out Fruity King for Sexist Tweet

Ad regulators at the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are calling out Fruity King Casino for sending out a tweet that is, by any standard, incredibly sexist. The tweet in question was posted on September 8 and the ASA’s description of it in their posted complaint provides a pretty thorough …

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New Zealand Regulators Ruling – Loot Boxes Aren’t Gambling

Gaming regulators in New Zealand have ruled that in-game loot boxes are not a form of gambling. The decision is a big victory for the video game industry and its recent efforts to beef up revenue streams through loot boxes and other in-game transactions. The announcement regarding loot boxes came …

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