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EA Submits to Pressure and Removes Fifa Points in Belgium

by Glenn Baird - January 30, 2019

For a while there things had gone quiet on the whole loot box controversy front. The second half of 2018 was a battleground for those sitting on the 2 sides of the argument, with news articles filling Twitter feeds about the pros and cons of different forms of gaming prize crates. The big question was […]


Alvarez Early Favourite in Jacobs Match-Up

by Glenn Baird - January 21, 2019

The announcement that Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs will meet in a middleweight title unification match was made last week, with the bookies wasting no time in backing the Mexican to win the bout. The fight will take place on the 4th of May in Las Vegas and is set to be one of the […]


On the Mobile Gambling Road to Rhode Island

by Glenn Baird - January 18, 2019

Dominick Ruggerio, Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, has proposed a bill that could introduce mobile sports betting into his constituency. The bill was proposed this week, with Ruggiero arguing that its introduction would be economically advantageous for the area. In a press release Ruggerio stated: “The new, in-person sportsbook that opened in November […]


Tougher Self-Exclusion Restrictions Coming in the UK

by Glenn Baird - January 14, 2019

After a BBC investigation, carried out by Radio 5 Live, proved that gamblers who had sought self-exclusion could continue gambling by changing their login details the Gambling Commission has announced that tougher ID checks will be coming. The Gambling Commission has stated that this is something they were already aware of. In an official statement […]


Temporary Licences a Non-Starter in Sweden

by Glenn Baird - December 21, 2018

With less than 2 weeks to go until online gambling gets the green light in Sweden, their main regulator, Lotteriinspektionen, has made it clear that no temporary licences will be distributed to those who have failed to gain a proper licence before the deadline. Online gambling goes live on January 1st in Sweden with only […]


Barclays to Protect Problem Gamblers

by Glenn Baird - December 11, 2018

The UK based bank, Barclays, have launched a new feature that will allow problem gamblers to block payments made to certain outlets. The bank actually has 5 categories that their customers can “turn off” any attempted payments to. On the list are, groceries, restaurants, petrol, premium rate websites and phone lines, and gambling websites. The […]


UK Gambling Firms Agree to Advertising Cull

by Glenn Baird - December 6, 2018

Some of the biggest gambling firms in the UK have met and made the voluntary decision to stop advertising on TV during live sporting broadcasts. The pressure is on gambling companies in the UK just now as more and more reports find their way onto the front pages of newspapers damning the industry for the […]


Online Gambling Licences Get the Go Ahead in Sweden

by Glenn Baird - December 3, 2018

With Sweden set to launch into online gambling next year, Lotteriinspektionen (One of Sweden’s regulators) have issued their first set of licences to allow operators to compete within the market. Lotteriinspektionen, which will rename itself Spelinspektionen next year when online gambling goes live in Sweden have recently announced the names of 16 companies who will […]


80% of Advertising Budgets now Spent Online

by Glenn Baird - November 29, 2018

It has been revealed that UK betting firms now spend much more on online advertisements than they do on any other advertising medium. GambleAware, released numbers this weekend showing that gambling operators spent £1.5 billion on advertising in 2017, which sees the amount spent on marketing rise by well over 50% in the previous 3 […]


Gambling Commission Fines 3 Online Casinos

by Glenn Baird - November 29, 2018

Three online casinos have been fined by the Uk’s regulatory body, as the Gambling Commission looks to implement “effective safeguards” within the industry. In total, nearly £14m has been taken from the three companies as concern continue to grow in the UK over the impact of online gambling. Daub Alderney has been asked to hand […]


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.


The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.