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UK Budget Hits Online Operators

by Glenn Baird - October 30, 2018

As of October 2019, online operators in the UK will see a significant increase in their tax contributions. This will come as no surprise to most, as the government looks to compensate for the loss of revenue it will face when the maximum wager on fixed odds betting machines is reduced from £100 to £2. […]


Tougher Laws for Illegal Gamblers in the Cayman Islands

by Glenn Baird - October 29, 2018

Illegal gambling in the Cayman Islands is likely to be facing stricter sentencing as the country looks to tighten up it gambling bill. The proposed law changes will not just be aimed at the operators but at gamblers as well. This will be discussed at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly as changes are […]


Fixed Odds Betting Machines To Stick Around a Bit Longer

by Glenn Baird - October 28, 2018

It was announced earlier this week in the Guardian that the original proposal to cut the maximum wager on fixed odds betting machines in the UK, due to go through in April 2019, will now be postponed until October next year. According to the Guardian the plan to reduce the maximum bet on fixed odds […]


Ireland to be Hit by Betting Tax Increase

by Glenn Baird - October 15, 2018

As of January next year new tax levies will be introduced in Ireland that will increase the amount paid on turnover and commissions. The increase has worried Irish bookmakers so much that the Irish Bookmakers Association have called an emergency meeting. The big fear is the impact that this could have on smaller, more independent […]


Ireland Says Yes to Loot Boxes

by Glenn Baird - October 3, 2018

Yesterday, Ireland’s gambling regulatory body came out and stated that loot boxes are not a form of gambling. The debate has been raging across the globe for months now with the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia all determining that loot boxes do constitute gambling. This is in contrast to France and New Zealand, who have both […]


Dr Nick and the Hot Aussie Chick Podcast

by ThePOGG - September 27, 2018

Dr Nick is a long time associate of ThePOGG.com owner Duncan Garvie and a very experienced offline Advantage Player. On this episode of the Dr. Nick and the Hot Aussie Chick Show we discuss a new development in Dr. Nick’s ongoing struggle against the casino gaming industry. A complexity of law suits that Dr. Nick […]


EA Under Criminal Investigation

by Glenn Baird - September 12, 2018

Belgian authorities will lead a criminal investigation into the use of loot boxes in Electronic Arts’ (EA) extremely popular football video games, FIFA 18 and 19. The use of these so called loot boxes has been big news of late, with regulators in both Belgium and the Netherlands branding them as a “ game of […]


€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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.