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€312,500 Fine for Mr Green

by Glenn Baird - September 12, 2018

Online casino Mr Green has been issued with a €312,500 fine by Dutch Gambling regulator, the Netherlands’ Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). It was reported today that the company has been fined for allowing Dutch players access to their website when they should have been using IP blockers. All foreign operators must apply for a Dutch gambling license […]

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UKGC Consult on Child Protection Measures

by Glenn Baird - September 6, 2018

The UK Gambling Commission are asking to hear from betting companies, prospective betting companies, consumers and the general public on changes they want to make to help strengthen their current child protection measures. They want to make these three significant changes: 1. All gambling outlets must have proof of age presented before they can allow […]

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Premier League Called Out by NHS

by Glenn Baird - September 6, 2018

The Premier League has been told by Simon Stevens, the head of the National Health Service in England, that it needs to do more to protect those suffering from gambling addiction. Stevens said that that problem gambling is one of the “new threats” that the NHS are having to deal with. He went on to […]

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Gambling Advertising Ban at Wembley

by Glenn Baird - September 4, 2018

The potential sale of Wembley Stadium to billionaire Shahid Khan could see The UK Government stepping in to ensure that all gambling advertisements remain prohibited at the iconic home of English football. Khan, owner of Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team and Fulham Football Club, made a 600 million pound offer to buy Wembley back in April […]

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Gambling Ads Banned During Australian Sports Airings

by Glenn Baird - September 4, 2018

Online sports broadcasts in Australia will no longer be allowed to show gambling advertisements between the hours of 5am and 8.30pm. The new legislation will be active as of the 28th of September. In March this year the same ban was put in place for all televised and radio sports broadcasts, meaning that the ban […]

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The UKGC Gives Warnings to Operators Over Withdrawals

by Glenn Baird - August 30, 2018

In a statement released yesterday the Neil McArthur said: “Protecting the interests of consumers is a priority for us and needs to be a priority for gambling operators. “These changes will protect consumers from irresponsible advertising and misleading promotions, ensure that they can withdraw their money more easily, and will mean that firms have to […]

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Kenyan Operators Facing New Restrictions

by Glenn Baird - August 29, 2018

Whilst Kenyan gambling operators can be pleased that they have been granted a tax break they might now have to face advertising restrictions. News outlet “The Star” stated a few days ago that the current 35% tax on all gambling revenue could be reduced by a whopping 20%, as Kenya’s National Finance and Planning committee […]

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Russia Increases Efforts to Restrict Foreign Gambling Sites

by Glenn Baird - August 29, 2018

In a push to prevent Russian gamblers playing at online casinos based outside of the country, the nation’s banks, internet and phone companies are applying new, more stringent measures. One of the country’s leading telecom operators, Roskomnadzor informed Russia’s internet providers that a new domain-blocking system will be put into place from the beginning of […]

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Ladbrokes Pulls out of Australian Self-Exclusion Talks

by Glenn Baird - August 20, 2018

Ladbrokes has criticised Australia’s proposed safer gambling legislation just a matter of weeks before its official implementation. The UK founded company have been working with other sports betting outlets and the Australian government to put in place a national self-exclusion policy. Any headway that the legislation might have been making has been dealt a serious […]

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Apple Axes Gambling Apps in China

by Glenn Baird - August 20, 2018

Apple have withdrawn roughly 25000 gambling apps from their online store in China. The tech giant have been heavily criticised on the Chinese TV channel CCTV for having allowed apps in their store that are not legal in the country. CCTV asserted that Apple had proceeded with the “large-scale removal of illegal apps that sold […]

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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.

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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.