UKGC Implements Player ID Enforcement

Gambling operators in the UK will be at risk of enforcement action if they fail to comply with new guidelines covering online age and identification verification.  Earlier this week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released an update notifying all stakeholders that they would now be enforcing the new rules, which are designed to ensure that …

Kenya Launches Gambling Ad Restrictions

The toughening regulatory environment that is affecting the gambling industry in Europe is being replicated in Africa, as a number of African nations grapple with the issue of gambling regulation, and Kenya is the latest country to introduce tougher rules on gambling advertising.  The Kenya Betting Control Board, which has overseen gambling in the country …

GVC Propose Complete Ban On All Betting Ads

A major player in the UK gambling industry has proposed a complete ban on all betting adverts during television sports broadcasts, as well as an end to gambling companies sponsoring football shirts.  GVC, which owns Ladbrokes and Coral, issued the proposals in a press release on Thursday, in which Chief Executive Kenny Alexander said that …

UK Government Slams Bookies Over FOBTs

The UK government has criticised bookmakers over their recent moves in the wake of the changes to regulations governing Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).  Speaking in a session of the UK Parliament, Jeremy Wright, the Culture Secretary, condemned as ‘disgraceful ‘attempts by some gambling operators to undermine the regulations.  The FOBT rules became effective on …

Puerto Rico Considers Gambling Bill

The US territory of Puerto Rico could be on the verge of introducing legalised sports betting and online gambling, if a new Bill is passed.  Earlier this week, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, confirmed that a sports betting legalisation Bill will be introduced for approval by the Puerto Rican legislature, with the aim …

World Services Malta Licence Cancelled

The gambling regulator of Malta has taken action against operator World Services Limited, revoking its gambling license with immediate effect.   World Services Limited, which held licences to provide both fixed odds and casino gambling services has had both licences revoked with immediate effect by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) making it the fourth operator in the last two weeks to …

Connecticut Sports Betting Hearing Set

Connecticut was one of the first states to hold public hearings on sports betting in 2018. During that hearing, Joe Verrengia (D-District 20), the chairman of the Public Safety and Security Committee, said, “What I’m not for is legislation that in some way, shape, or form would line the pockets of MLB, NBA, or any other major …

Will Iowa Be The First To Offer Sports Betting In 2019?

Iowa just moved up to the front of the legal sports betting line. On Tuesday, February 19, an Iowa subcommittee moved forward with Senator Roby Smith’s Senate Study Bill 1168, which would legalize sports betting, state-wide mobile sports betting, and betting on fantasy sports.  This is not the first sports betting bill to be introduced in …

Sports Betting Could be Coming to Tribes in Minnesota

Tribal casinos in Minnesota may be part of the next wave to legalize sports betting in the US. On Wednesday, Representative Pat Garofalo, who has been the biggest supporter of legal sports gambling in the state, unveiled a new sports betting bill.   Garofalo said that he has shared the bill with “multiple tribal entities” after drafting …

Texas Paves the Way for Sports Betting Legalization

Several days ago, Texas passed a bill in favor of sports betting legalization for apps. Rep. Eddie Lucio III is responsible for filing the H 1275 bill that will allow sports betting operators to function in the state. This law will specifically enable both physical and online casinos to conduct business through various mobile apps.  However, before …