Legislation Reports

UK Gambling Commission imposes stricter licence conditions on online operators

Oct 28, 2020peter

Three online gambling operators have been investigated by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and money laundering failures as part of the Commission’s ongoing drive to raise standards through its tough enforcement action. 

BGO Entertainment Limited, GAN PLC and NetBet Enterprises Limited were all subject to licence reviews following a number of failures which included not doing enough to keep consumers safe and failing to prevent money laundering and criminal spend.

Gaming Legislation Report on Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.

Sep 28, 2020peter

By: Marko Tomic, Partner, Law Firm Anđelović, Siketić & Tomić d.o.o. Zagreb

1. Russia

Gaming Legislation Report on Ukraine, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

Sep 28, 2020peter

By: Marko Tomic, Partner, Law Firm Anđelović, Siketić & Tomić d.o.o. Zagreb

1. Ukraine

Gambling Business Legalized in Ukraine

Aug 18, 2020admin

The document introduces comprehensive regulation of the gambling market and an exhaustive list of permitted activities in the sphere of gambling.

 

The slot machine rooms may only be installed in hotels that have three, four or five stars. 

Residents of the aggressor state are not allowed to have gambling business in Ukraine.

Japan IR Legislative Timeline Update

Aug 18, 2020admin

By: Bay City Ventures Managing Director, Joji Kokuryo

Twenty-three months since the passing of the Integrated Resort (IR) Implementation Act, Japan’s procedure continues to gradually move forward. However, there are still many major steps that must be accomplished for the gaming industry to lay its roots in this East Asian country.

Grosvenor Casinos to reopen UK venues

Jul 20, 2020admin

Monday, July 20: Games and adult entertainment will soon return to cities and towns across the country, after The Grosvenor Casino today announced that it is preparing to open its venues from Saturday, August 1.

Under current government directives, 44 casinos across the country will welcome returning friends and family to enjoy the fun and excitement of visiting the casino for the first time since Grosvenor temporarily closed its facilities in March due to lockout restrictions.

MACAU GAMBLING WATCHDOG (DICJ) INSPECTS IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES

Jul 20, 2020admin

The new director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Adriano Marques Ho, has paid a visit to local gambling venues to inspect the casino operators’ implementation of the new measures aimed at preventing the Covid-19 epidemic, according to a DICJ press release.

Mr Ho met with security management representatives from all six concessionaires and sub-concessionaires and asked them to fulfil the new requirements in controlling the entrance of visitors and customers with a view to guaranteeing the hygiene and health of its workers and clients.

Banning Credit Cards is a positive step, but operators must get better at using data to protect vulnerable players

May 24, 2020admin

By: Rachel Swann, Commercial Director of 3radical

January was a very busy month in the news for the gambling industry in the UK, with one of the biggest news stories coming from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Following a 12 week consultation the newest legislation to impact the sector is the ban on the use of credit cards in online gambling transactions. So as we started to discuss if any other territories will follow the UK’s lead we thought - is that even the point?...

U.S. wagering has fled the barn and won’t be corralled By: David McKee

May 24, 2020admin

It has been 15 months since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Bradley Act, making sports betting potentially legal across the land. The sports betting genie is out of the bottle, never to be reconfined. However, expectations that legalized sports wagering would sweep the country have proven somewhat exaggerated.