New limits for pandemic gambling in Finland

Finland is joining the parade of European countries that are imposing new limits to help curb a potential epidemic of problem gambling during COVID-19 lockdown. The country's Ministry of the Interior, which oversees gambling regulations, is imposing new loss limits for online players, and is halting lottery draws entirely. These new measures are set to…

Spain becomes latest Euro government to focus on gambling regulations

If there's one subject that's really captured the interest of lawmakers across Europe and the UK, it's gambling. From the United Kingdom to Sweden, governmental authorities are cracking down on gambling operators and the way they conduct their business, with a particular focus on their advertising practices and their treatment of problem gamblers. It's a…

Europe generates most 'suspicous' wagers in all of sports betting

What region is generating the most suspicious wagers in the entire world of sports betting? According to a recent report by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), it's Europe. More specifically, it's European soccer and tennis that are generating a good chunk of those suspicious bets. But the question here is whether or not this…

LeoVegas wins battle for five-year Swedish gaming license

LeoVegas recently won a major victory over the Swedish gambling regulatory body the Spelinspektionen in their effort to secure a long-term gaming license in the country. The online operator's protracted battle is, yet another, example of how challenging the Swedish market has proven to be for gambling companies looking to serve Swedish players. At the…

Swiss regulators blacklist 65 international gambling operators

When Swiss voters went to the polls and approved a sprawling new set of gambling regulations they did so with the knowledge that one day their government would create a blacklist of unapproved operators who weren't partnered with local companies. Those operators would then have their IP addresses blocked from Swiss players and would be…

Study says gambling ads up three fold in Germany

Advertising for online gambling operators in Germany has more than tripled over the past five years, according to a new study. That number would be impressive in any market but it's even more impressive when you consider that online gambling isn't even legal in most parts of that particular country. So how does this dynamic…

Kindred Group fined €470,000 for Dutch Unibet violations

Dutch gaming regulators have issued a €470,000 ($512,000 USD) fine to the Kindred Group for violations racked up by its subsidiary Unibet in the Dutch gambling market, according to a report from DutchNews.nl. Unibet joins plenty of other name brand international operators who are feeling the heat from increased enforcement of gaming regulations by governments…

Operators rush to express interest in Dutch online gambling licenses

International online gambling operators are tripping over each other in a rush to express their interest in obtaining licenses to serve the newly opened Dutch market. There's definitely and Old West land rush vibe to the whole story, but will cow According to a report on CalvinAyre.com, 79 international companies have taken up Kansspeautoriteit (KSA),…

Switzerland launches regulated online gambling with four new licenses

Swiss lawmakers issued four new online gambling licenses to local operators who will be the first online casinos to legally serve Swiss players. The licenses went, as the law allows, to already established, local operators who will be responsible for launching the newly opened regulated Swiss online gambling market (though how open it is when…

Dutch online gambling opening pushed back to 2021

If you live in the Netherlands and would like to engage in some legal, regulated online gambling, you're going to have to wait until 2021 to start rolling those electronic dice and spinning those electronic slot wheels. If you're an online gambling operator who's looking to serve the legal market in the Netherlands, you'll still…