Tag: Regulator

Trinidad and Tobago modernise market with Gambling Control Bill

Trinidad and Tobago Gambling tax bill
After six years of “filibustering” by an incorrigible opposition bloc in the senate, Trinidad and Tobago has passed a new bill that will raise gambling taxes 6-fold - and potentially pave the way for igaming licences through a new regulator.

Netherlands’ KSA gears up for October igaming launch

Netherlands KSA October igaming launch
Pitted to be one of the most explosive market launches this year, authorities in the Netherlands are readying licensees and regulations for online play to begin on 1 October.

Jansen: ‘The day we’ve all been waiting for’

Rene Jansen KSA Dutch Gambling Regulator new law online
Rene Jansen, chairman of the Dutch gambling regulator, the KSA, describes the significance of a new law that will finally regulate the online sector - and what it will take to turn one of Europe’s final black markets white.

Regulator ‘leak’ reveal extent of Kenyan betting market

Kenyan regulator document leak
A document said to have been leaked by the Kenyan gambling regulator reveals sports bettors placed around Sh30.6bn ($300m) in wagers in a single month last year.

Philippines bids POGOs resume to shore up coffers

Philippines regulator gambling sector Andrea Domingo
The Philippines’ regulator has cleared its offshore online gambling sector for a partial return to operations - in an effort to generate more taxes for fighting the covid pandemic

French decree initiates new gambling regulator

ANJ France regulator Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin
France’s primary online gambling authority, ARJEL, is to be superseded by L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) after a legislative decree formalised a transition of regulatory powers in March.

UK regulator shows gladitorial muscle with Caesars

Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment has been ordered to pay a £13m regulatory settlement following a Gambling Commission investigation into its UK casinos.

Colombian regulator takes action on illegal gaming sites

Colombian regulator shuts illegal websites
Colombian regulators shut down around 3,365 illegal gambling websites in less than four years after opening the market to licensed operators in 2016, it has been revealed.

Dutch regulator warns ‘licences will not be given lightly’

Dutch regulator warning
Speaking at the Annual Gaming Industry conference in Amsterdam, Rene Jansen, chairman of Dutch regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), warned operators that gambling is still “a controversial subject in the Netherlands” - and that bad behaviour would not be tolerated. The regulators come as the country vigilantly prepares for a regulated market launch for online gaming in July next year - and...

Ad authority ‘avatars’ find five firms targeting under-18s

Advertising Standards Authority Guy Parker companies targeting under 18s
An investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority - which used artificially intelligent ‘child avatars’ to monitor online ads - found five online

Harris Hagan wins Regulatory Law Firm of the Year

Harris Hagan has won the Award for “Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year” at the Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards 2019. This was awarded for “exceptional legal service to clients in the gambling industry”. The Awards recognise excellence in and commitment to responsible gaming and gambling compliance. Gambling Compliance CEO, Mike Woolfrey said: "The awards are a highlight of...

Domingo: Philippine regulator has ‘no conflict of interests’

Speaking at an ICE VOX event in London, Andrea Domingo, CEO of the Philippines’ regulator PAGCOR, gives a staunch defence of the country’s gambling policy - and its controversial status as both operator and regulator. The Philippines regulator…

JenningsBet shrugs off regulatory changes with SG Gaming UK

JenningsBet, regulator, SG Gaming, UK
In a testament to Scientific Games’ continued investment in the UK retail sector, British bookie JenningsBet has extended its partnership with SG Gaming UK - to benefit from its extensive ‘cashbox-driving opportunities’ through April’s regulatory…

Dutch regulator uses new punitive powers, fines directors

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Holland’s Games of Chance Authority exorcises powers by issuing heavy fines to an unlicensed igaming company and its directors.   In the first sign that the Dutch regulator is willing to use its newly awarded punitive powers, the Games of Chance Authority (KSA) has issued a heavy fine to an unlicensed igaming company, and personally fined the firm’s directors. The news comes...

Dutch regulator opts for sticks over carrots in new igaming market

Betting Business Netherlands Kansspelautoriteit
Kansspelautoriteit increases penalties surrounding igaming market.   The Dutch gaming regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has heightened its stance on unlicensed online gaming operators, and will now issue hefty fines to offenders without prior warning. The KSA announced that as of January 2017, those operators breaching regulations will be “directly eligible for enforcement action” with fines of up to €820,000 for the most serious...

Philippine regulator fighting off accusations of licensing outside its remit

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The Filipino gaming regulator has responded to a lawsuit filed against its issuing of online gaming licences to offshore operators.   The Philippine regulator-cum-operator has been hit with a lawsuit for overstepping its authority in issuing offshore gaming licences and allegedly violating constitutional regulations. The Union for National Development and Good Governance-Philippines (UNLAD) filed the legal challenge with the country’s Supreme...