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Ontario Gambling Regulators Halt UFC Betting

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is putting the brakes on all UFC wagering "due to non-compliance with AGCO's betting integrity requirements". This isn't the first time integrity concerns have popped up regarding UFC fighters, which isn't surprising considering the MMA giant's lax attitude towards insider betting. While it's unclear what specifically sparked…

AGA Says Americans Dropped $511 Billion on Black Market Sportsbooks

Despite ready access to regulated sports betting in most parts of the country, Americans are still flocking to black market websites. According to a recent report from the American Gaming Association (AGA), unlicensed operators take in $511 billion from Americans every year and robbing badly needed tax revenue from state governments. The AGA pulled its…

Swedish Regulator Says ‘No’ to Stricter Gambling Ad Rules

Swedish lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have severely limited gambling advertisements in the country and regulated gambling in the same category as alcohol. Late last week the Culture Committee of Sweden’s Riksdag released a report outlining the rules governing the Swedish-facing gaming industry, without several points anti-gambling advocates had argued should be imposed…

UKGC CEO Not There to ‘Make a Moral Judgement’

In recent public statements, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Andrew Rhodes outlined his philosophy on the moral boundaries of his office's responsibilities to UK players. In short, Rhodes says he's interested more in how operators protect players than he is in making a moral judgement about how much players spend. “I’m not saying these operators…

DraftKings Hit By Hackers

Officials at DraftKings have confirmed that a number of player accounts were recently accessed by hackers who withdrew more than $300,000 from the compromised accounts. Though company officials are warning all DraftKings account holders to strengthen their passwords, they also say that the incident was limited in scope and did not involve a breach of…