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Congressional Letter DOJ Calls for Bovada Shutdown

The Congressional Gaming Caucus, a coalition of 28 US Representatives, is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to shut down illicit gaming sites like Bovada, MyBookie, and BetOnline. The letter accuses the operators as "predatory" and threat to their constituents, despite the sites' reputations to the contrary. Led by Dina Titus (D-NV) and Guy…

Belgian Judge Upholds Loss Limit Law

The Belgian Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, is upholding key components of a 2019 Royal Decree that imposed strict loss limits and bonus bans on gambling operators. That means that operators will be unable to raise loss limits for the foreseeable future, until other administrative components are worked out. Local operators weren't…

Paddy Power and ASA Dust Up Over ‘Stuffing Up’

Paddy Power is defending its advertising practices against the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in a dust up over the relationship between "stuffing up" and its relationship to problem gambling. The absurdity of the situation illustrates how little it takes for the ASA to take a complaint from the public seriously, and the lengths operators…

ASA Reminds Operators That Content Marketing is Also Advertising

Is content marketing and its associated social media and blog posts a form of advertising? The answer to that questions, according to a recent announcement from the UK Advertising Standards Authority, is a resounding "yes". Last year, the ASA issued a clarification for gambling operators titled, Application of CAP Code to marketing communications appearing on…

AGA Hails Lifting of Covid Rules for US-Bound Travelers

The American gaming industry has recovered immensely since the darkest days of covid lockdown brought shocking images of a deserted Las Vegas Strip to the world. Last week, the industry came one step closer to a full recovery with the Biden administration's decision to lift pre-travel covid testing for international travelers. The decision to lift…