U.S. LEGISLATION NEWS

Evolution facing class action lawsuit for alleged securities fraud
The class action concerns whether Evolution and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
03/03/2024

Malta Gaming Authority delivers notice of cancellation to AMGO iGaming
The commission found that Swedish online gaming company committed several breaches of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations.
11/01/2023

Finland legislative project for gambling system reform begins
The project will prepare for the introduction of a license system for gambling in accordance with the Government Program.
10/24/2023

Netherlands Gambling Authority imposes a penalty on Blue High House SA
Following an investigation, the company was found to be offering games of chance without a permit on several websites in the country.
10/16/2023

PANDA Interactive files lawsuit against Sportradar Group and Genius Sports
The company announced that it has filed two separate complaints for infringement on its foundational interactive streaming technology patents.
10/10/2023

Australia banning credit cards for online gambling
The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2023 will seek to ban the use of credit cards and credit related products, as well as digital currencies, used for online wagering.
09/13/2023

UK Gambling Commission suspends In Touch Games license
The review and consequent suspension follows concerns that activities may have been carried out contrary to the Gambling Act 2005.
09/05/2023

Australian commission fines Tabcorp $1 million
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission found that the gambling company failed to comply with two VGCCC directions.
09/05/2023

Australian commission cracks down on club sponsorship practices
Some online wagering providers are entering into sponsorship agreements with sporting clubs to induce user accounts, according to the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission.
08/31/2023

Antigua man arrested 13 years after being charged with racketeering in connection with illegal gambling ring
Richard Sullivan, 73, of St. John’s, Antigua, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston in August 2010 with racketeering, operating an illegal gambling business, and more.
08/29/2023

VGCCC fines the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group $550,000
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission found that the electronic games operator was operating 220 gaming machines without mandatory pre-commitment technology installed.
08/25/2023

VGCCC charges BlueBet with alleged unlawful gambling advertising
The wagering service provider allegedly caused gambling advertisements to be displayed between 29 August 2022 and 11 September 2022 on billboards.
08/18/2023

MGA suspends Green Feather Online Limited's authorization
The casino brand is no longer authorized to carry out any gaming operations according to the Malta Gaming Authority.
08/08/2023

Australian commission orders ban on betting on minors in sporting events
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission stated this includes all under 19 sports competitions and on individual players who are under 18 in junior and senior sports.
08/04/2023

ACMA blocks more illegal offshore gambling websites
An Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation found five services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
07/27/2023

BetDEX announces new licensing and regulation in Ireland
The license fully approves the BetDEX Exchange to offer all forms of online sports betting in Ireland and establishes a presence in the European Union as the Exchange continues to expand global operations.
07/25/2023

Huddle obtains Ohio supplier license
Huddle has hit a significant milestone by being granted the Sports Gambling Supplier license by the Ohio Casino Control Commission.
07/20/2023

VGCCC issues show cause notices to two gaming venue operators
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission wants these operators to explain why they were operating Electronic Gaming Machines outside permitted hours.
07/19/2023

Federal Court of Australia hands down Crown ruling
Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth have been ordered to pay a $450 million penalty for breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
07/12/2023

Danish Gambling Authority penalizes Betfair
The Spillemyndigheden handed down three orders and a reprimand for the gambling company for breaching the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
07/10/2023

SGA orders Zimpler to cease promoting illegal gambling
According to the Swedish Gaming Authority, the payment institution is providing payment service solutions containing BankID to gaming companies that lack a Swedish gaming license.
07/06/2023

Administrative Court annuls the SGA's decision involving AB Trav & Galopp
The Swedish Gaming Authority's decision of a warning and fine is overruled as The Administrative Court approves ATG's appeal.
07/03/2023

Videoslots accepts £2 million regulatory settlement
The U.K. Gambling Commission found that the operator violated social responsibility and anti-money laundering regulations.
06/15/2023

Dutch Gaming Authority cracks down on two illegal providers of online games
Winning Poker Network and Goldwin Ltd. both allowed players from the Netherlands to participate in games of chance.
06/07/2023

SkillOnNet Limited faces £305,150 regulatory action
The UK Gambling Commission investigation revealed social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures by the operator.
05/23/2023

ACMA takes action against illegal 'skins' gambling site
An Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation found CS:GO Roll was providing casino-style online games, which are illegal under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
05/17/2023

Bally's releases its response on the UK White Paper
Bally's intends to be actively involved in forthcoming consultations with the U.K. Government where it will be prepared to submit evidence in support of the industry.
04/27/2023

Better Collective weighs in on UK White Paper on gambling
This is fully aligned with Better Collective’s mission to make sports entertainment more engaging and fun while preventing problem gambling through the education of our users.
04/27/2023

Betting and Gaming Council welcomes UK White Paper on gambling
The BGC has worked closely with Government to deliver a wide-ranging package of balanced, proportionate and effective reforms.
04/27/2023

UK Gambling Commission publishes advice on Gambling Act Review
The focus of the advice has been to further protect those at risk of experiencing gambling harm while also making gambling fairer for all consumers.
04/27/2023

Flutter releases a statement on UK White Paper
CEO Peter Jackson says 'we believe proactive change will lead to a better future for our industry.'
04/27/2023

UK unveils long-awaited White Paper on gambling
MP Lucy Frazer revealed the details in Parliament on Thursday, including a staking limit for online slots, increased affordability checks for operators and a new industry ombudsman.
04/27/2023

Ontario regulator issues $70,000 in fines to three internet gaming operators
Bunchberry Limited, Mobile Incorporated Limited and LeoVegas Gaming PLC are alleged to have provided games that were not approved.
04/21/2023

BetEnt fined for aiming advertising at young adults
The Netherlands Gaming Authority imposed a fine of 400,000 euros on gambling provider BetEnt. BetEnt, owned by Entain received this fine because it targeted young adults with advertising.
04/19/2023

Tips on incorporating an iGaming company in 2023
Mendelson explores the key elements of incorporating an iGaming company successfully, including market research, business planning, marketing strategies, and legal considerations.
04/17/2023

UKGC fines 32Red and Platinum Gaming £7.1m
The Kindred Group companies are being penalized by the UK Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.
03/23/2023

Washington considering a pair of sports betting bills
The two bills filed earlier this week have received support from the largest licensed card room operator in Washington and include tribal sports betting.
01/18/2020

ACMA moves to block nine illegal gambling websites
An investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority found the sites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. The ACMA is urging Australian users of these sites to withdraw their money.
01/17/2020

Nearly 40 legislators from 19 states to convene at the NCLGS in San Diego
Attendees will also include gaming operators, suppliers, sports executives, attorneys, analysts, regulators, public officials, and others who will meet from 10-12 January.
12/31/2019

Payment services, blockchain and mitigating risk
Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains the evolution of payment processors a how the industry is destined to pivot towards new technologies and uncharted regulatory territory.
12/11/2019

This Week in Gambling: The mobile betting march across America
More than just betting on sporting events, mobile betting will help states when it comes to regulating online gambling, including casino games and poker.
08/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: Justice Department appeals Wire Act decision
The Department of Justice has appealed the decision that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting in an effort to target online gambling and poker.
08/21/2019

This Week in Gambling: Iowa sports betting launch and Pennsylvania online poker update
J. Todd has new information about online poker in Pennsylvania, including partnerships, software and potential launch dates.
08/07/2019

Governor Sununu legalizes sports betting for New Hampshire
Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 480, an act relative to sports betting, with New Hampshire lottery officials and lawmakers.
07/12/2019

NCPG reintroduces bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019
The updated act would require the Department of Defense to develop policies and programs to prevent and treat gambling problems, in coordination with the Department’s other behavioral health efforts.
07/09/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: More US states pushing for sports betting edition
This week, we saw two more U.S. states making progress in legalizing sports betting, a jackpot in Las Vegas, another WSOP bracelet winner as the annual $10,000 Main Event kicks off, and a summer promotion at Intertops Casino Red.
07/05/2019

This Week in Gambling: California online poker and sports betting update
This week J. Todd looks at some of the core issues, including the ongoing legal battles and disagreements between Tribal gaming interests and California state cardrooms.
07/02/2019

Illinois governor signs capital plan that includes massive gambling expansion
The historic $45 billion bipartisan plan includes new casino in Chicago and other new gambling options, including expansion of video gaming terminals and sports betting.
06/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: Congressional threat to DOJ's Wire Act plans
Despite the decision of a Federal Judge, the U.S. Department of Justice still plans to enforce its opinion that the Wire Act applies to online gambling and poker.
06/26/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Virtual sports and sports gambling edition
The WSOP has had impressive numbers so far, Century Casinos acquired three properties, Rivers Casino is building a new hotel, an introduction of the NBA’s first virtual sports betting game will occur and sports wagering in New England states is making moves.
06/21/2019

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