Gambling Laws Archive

Online gambling fraud puts Paddy Power Betfair next in line for UKGC paddling with £2.2 million fine imposed. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues its warpath this week, with Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) being the latest target. Following an investigation into criminal betting and failure to protect problem gamblers, the Irish company will...
What does it take for the UKGC to strip an online gambling license? We may never know… News reports from the UK Gambling Commission this morning were shocking, at least for this writer. Over the last many months, we’ve seen the UKGC raining fines down on internet gambling operators who violate the region’s strict...
More evidence that you can’t trust online casinos licensed in Curacao. I’ve always advised our readers not to trust online gambling sites licensed in certain locations. Costa Rica is the worst. Panama is right behind them. Coming in a close third is Curacao, delivering licenses via the questionably shady Curacao eGaming Authority (CEA). Generally...
BCLC promises single event betting in Canada, pending legal update. Sports betting in North America has been a subject of great dissimilarity between Canada and the United States. For more than 25 years, betting on sports has been legal in Canada, but illegal across 98% of the US. In that regard, Canada was considered...
End near for online credit card casino deposits in the UK? The UK Gambling Commission has spent the last four years implementing measures intended to resolve the region’s problem gambling crisis. A recent report shows online gambling is not increasing the rate of gambling addiction. But the UK Labour Party says status quo isn’t...
Online casino license and regulation are not the same. Here we are in 2018, the 21st century, a digital age where pretty much anything and everything can be done over the world web wide. And yet somehow, despite the obvious risks, not all eCommerce activities are under strict regulation. This is partly because people...
Dealer admits to cheating at baccarat, taking at least one Maryland casino for over $1 million. For many businesses, hiring new employees can be a tough job. Not only does the boss have to evaluate whether an individual is qualified and has enough experience to handle the position, they also have to determine whether...
ASA investigates UK online gambling promo ads, pulls one. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are continuing their warpath, in pursuit of any land-based or remote gambling operator in breach of regulatory standards. This week, it’s the ASA that’s dealing blows, following an investigation into several online casino and sports...
Million-pound racing win at online betting site Bet365 leads British bookmaker and Irish punter to court. Betting online is a common practice in many parts of the world, especially when it comes to racing and other major sporting events. The UK is home to the world’s largest, most strictly regulated internet gambling industry. That...
The novitiates guide to online casino gaming. Online gambling is finally surpassing land-based gambling as the most preferred way to place a real money bet. Available on desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet, internet casinos now provide a level of safety and security that players know they can trust. Newcomers to the iGaming community tend...