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On Monday, gambling regulators from more than a dozen countries and one US state including the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Washington…
UKGC and 15 International Gambling Regulators to Study Relation Between Gambling and Social Casino Games

International Gambling Regulators including the Washington State Gambling Commission in the US join forces to address concerns over video games in-game purchases gambling risks.


Shared liquidity between France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal is now an odds-on favorite following the latest words from French regulator ARJEL that put in place an aggressive timeline for adoption.
Regulation Insight: Your Summer Summary

Bringing you up to speed on regulated igaming news from the last month. The UK, Malta and Gibraltar, figures from France, Italy and Spain, the latest progress from Netherlands, Sweden and Poland, all the news from the United States, and more.


Italian tax revenues from gaming amounted to €12.2 billion according to the government’s report on tax collection in 2015.
Regulation Insight

Russia, Belgium, Lithuania, Poland, Italy and more.


Belgium’s Gaming Commission--KansSpel Commissie--has issued an information note containing changes to the identity verification procedures that regulated online operators must adopt.
Belgian Regulator Changes Identity Verification Procedures

Additional friction in the registration process could mean fewer customer acquisitions for regulated sites.


Italian gambling tax changes approved in the Senate. Denmark to regulate Daily Fantasy Sports.
Regulation Insight

Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and more, all in this week’s wrap up of igaming regulatory news.


The Belgian Gaming Commission announced that operators of gambling establishments could set up wi-fi networks as long as they were not used for online gambling.
Belgian Gaming Commission Allows Wi-Fi in Casinos—But Not for Gambling

The BGC goes against the technology trend which is blurring the boundary between online and live gambling.


Italian politicians have advanced their efforts to ban all gambling advertising. The Swedish government is running out of time to begin the process of amending Sweden’s gambling laws.
Regulation Insight

The CJEU delays a German decision, Sweden’s clock is ticking, the UKGC intervenes and the Belgian Gaming Authority strikes a deal.


888 remains on the acquisition trail despite failing to win the bid for bwin.party. Betclic Everest settles with Belgian Gaming Authority.
Industry Insight

888 still on the lookout for acquisitions, William Hill launches a new payment card and more chatter of PokerStars’ licensing in New Jersey.


MPN and Full Tilt run September tournament series, while 888 increases weekly schedule. Romania and Ireland announce licensees, plus new launches in Belgium, Italy and Denmark.
Poker Room Insight

Fall tournament series, lottery sit and go innovations, dozens of new dot-country online poker rooms, new payment processing solutions and more.


French gaming group Betclic Everest has agreed a deal with the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) which has led to its name being removed from the Commission blacklist.
Deal With Regulators May See Betclic Everest in the Belgian Market by Year’s End

The French company is no longer on the blacklist after it agreed to pay fines and comply with Belgian gaming laws.


The race to find a buyer for bwin.party heats up with Amaya supporting a bid by GVC and 888 independently competing to takeover the company.
Industry Insight

All eyes are on bwin.party as the names of potential bidders are revealed.


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and European Lotteries (EL), have both welcomed the EU’s new Digital Single Market Strategy; although, the two organizations are focusing on different aspects of the proposal.
Regulation Insight

Belgium adopts a policy of fining players that gamble on sites without a national license.


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