Gambling Law Archive

With penalties for non-compliance growing larger by the month – it's now normal for the UK Gambling Commission to lash out with 7-figure fines – some operators no longer feel the market is worth their time, money and effort....
The UK's 'Big Five' are responsible for a non-profit committee that's working in tandem to promote proactive player protections throughout the region's internet gambling market. They've already secured Lord Chadlington as Chairman of the committee, and are hoping to fill the rest of the board's seats in September....
A slot machine bonus promo is an offer of free spins on the reels. Players could receive anywhere from 10 to 100 free spins, depending on the promotion. It's meant as a way to try out the games for free, without making a deposit, and if a player gets seriously lucky, it could...
In all my years of reporting in the iGaming industry – 13 years and counting – I've never once come across a story of a Microgaming slot machine malfunctioning. Never have I quoted the devastating comments of a player who felt betrayed by Microgaming, or any casino delivering the company's world-class content. Microgaming...
In a story confirmed by Reuters just hours ago, we learned just how serious Kenya is about protecting its people from any company that may feel inclined to violate the nation's staunch regulatory demands. The BCLB elected not to renew a number of its former licensees this month. Upon doing so, the foreign...
This morning, the California-based makers of iPhone, iPad and a throng of other computer related products released the Apple Transparency Report (.pdf), detailing a throng of app removal and data release requests, mostly from local governments with concerns as to the legality of the apps and user accounts in question....
Are Loot Boxes Video Game Gambling? If you're not familiar with the concept, a loot box is a mystery gift that can be purchased within some of today's most popular MMO style video games. The items within can be anything from character customization items, to more powerful weapons or players....
While it's not exactly the 'new sports book next door', those casinos will soon be the closest we've come to having such wagering conveniences here in the Great White North. Soon enough, anyone with a valid passport or Nexus card can skip over the border to fulfill their live wagering pleasures in New...
All it took was a little browser code observation and alteration, and he was able to place a wager at a New Jersey online casino – one that, by rule and discretion, claims to only be capable of accepting wagers from players psychically located in the state of New Jersey....
According to recent reports, Ontario has decided to discontinue financing an agency known as the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). The CA$2.5 million that was expected to go to the research group to fund this year's research has bee canceled. To make matters worse, employees have been given barely 2 months to box...