Online Gambling Archive

Ireland to update antiquated gambling laws with new regulatory body. As a consistent purveyor of multifarious news relating to the live and online gambling industry, I’m constantly researching the current and historical legal status of gaming in Canada and other jurisdictions all over the world. As such, I’ve come across a lot of outdated...
Switzerland’s new online gambling laws to require licenses in 2019. Switzerland has long been known for its neutral position among leading nations. Come January 1, 2019, that stance will no longer apply to online casino games. A few months ago, the Swiss government adopted new internet gambling regulations. Implementation of the Swiss Gambling Act...
BBB warns postal gift exchanges are a pyramid scheme, constituting illegal gambling in Canada. Day in and day out, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is tasked with investigating claims of industrial malpractice. They warn the public of any duplicitous activities they find along the way. For the last few years, the organization has been...
New evidence suggests online casinos better at keeping minors out. Gambling is a very popular pastime, but one that comes with a notable amount of risk. Therefore, gambling should only be undertaken by those responsible enough to understand that risk. Governments all over the world are well aware of this, enforcing age restrictions on...
Extrapolating Canada’s reluctance to amend federal online gambling laws. Did you ever wondered why Canada is among the few remaining major nations of the world still under the ‘grey market‘ label for online gambling? Most European nations have either authorized or prohibited it. Likewise, most US States now have specific laws on the books,...
King of mobile casino gambling pins bullseye on compliance. For more than five years, LeoVegas has carved its own unique path through the real money casino slots business. From the outset, the company chose to mimic no other, blazing a trail of success on ingenuity and innovation. It was the first internet gambling operator...
The Canadian Gaming Association welcomes the partnership between NHL and MGM in hopes it will become the catalyst for legal single game betting in Canada. On Monday, we told you about a breaking news announcement in which the National Hockey League (NHL) and MGM Resorts International teamed up in a deal to enhance fan...
Betjoy closing November 2018 as legal online casino players get wiser. Yesterday, October 17, 2018, Betjoy Casino sent out an email to all affiliates informing them that its affiliate program would cease in exactly one month, November 17, 2018. This prompted questions as to whether the entire operation would be shutting down. Betjoy Casino...
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...