Regulation

Major Changes to Gambling in Northern Ireland Planned as Amendment Bill Introduced

Major Changes to Gambling in Northern Ireland Planned as Amendment Bill Introduced

Deirdre Hargey, Northern Ireland's Minister for Communities, has presented the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly. This marks the first of a seven-step process that must be completed before the amendment expires in 2022.

Gambling Operator Stocks Plummet as Macau Announces 45-day Consultation Period Ahead of Industry Overhaul

Gambling Operator Stocks Plummet as Macau Announces 45-day Consultation Period Ahead of Industry Overhaul

Wednesday saw Macau casino operator stocks fall by as much as a third, losing approximately $14 billion in value, as the government began a regulatory revamp that may see its officials ramp up industry oversight in the world's largest gambling market.

Australian Senate Committee Pressured to Ratify Changes to Online Gambling

Australian Senate Committee Pressured to Ratify Changes to Online Gambling

An Australian Senate committee has come under pressure to push through a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling as it prepares its recommendations for a proposed Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill. 

UK Gambling Commission Names New Chair as it Faces Tough Questions on Former CEO

UK Gambling Commission Names New Chair as it Faces Tough Questions on Former CEO

After months of speculation, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that Marcus Boyle has been named the new chair of the commission. This brings to an end a period of upheaval in the commission following the departure of chief executive Neil McArthur is March of 2021.

Australian Communications and Media Authority Blocks Another 5 Gambling Websites

Australian Communications and Media Authority Blocks Another 5 Gambling Websites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) continues its efforts to clamp down on illegal international gambling websites with a request that internet service providers block five domains in Australia.

UK Gambling Machine Operators Set for Major Tax Refund as HMRC Rejects Opportunity to Appeal VAT Case

UK Gambling Machine Operators Set for Major Tax Refund as HMRC Rejects Opportunity to Appeal VAT Case

The UK's gambling machine owners and operators could be set for a significant tax refund following a decision by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to forgo an appeal relating to a court case the tax authority lost earlier in June.

Mr Green Fined SEK31.5 Million by Swedish Gambling Regulator for Failure to Protect Customers

Mr Green Fined SEK31.5 Million by Swedish Gambling Regulator for Failure to Protect Customers

Online gambling operator Mr Green has been fined SEK31.5 million by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) for failing to implement sufficient anti-money laundering and problem gambling precautions.

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