Isle of Man Awarding Seven New Gaming Licenses In 2013

[caption id="attachment_31756" align="alignright" width="214" caption="John Shimmin"][/caption] Ever since the Isle of Man jurisdiction opened up their doors and began offering licenses to the online gaming industry years ago, the island has enjoyed all the economic benefits that's brought, like jobs.  Now the tiny government is looking forward to continued growth in the gaming sector and…

Schleswig-Holstein Online Casino Licenses Issued

Schleswig-Holstein gaming officials issued their first online casino and poker licenses today despite some high level criticism from European Union regulators. This is just the latest chapter in a back-and-forth saga that's been going on all year. The first class of SH licenses are going out to 12 gaming companies who are eager to grab…

Belgium Grants Jackpot Party Gaming License

Jackpot Party has been awarded a license to operate in the tightly regulated Belgian gaming market. The move comes as the Belgian government blacklisted another ten gambling sites as part of their controversial gaming policy. As of this writing, only six companies have been awarded the coveted A+ Gaming license for online poker including Groupe…

Germany Hands Out More Gaming Licenses

[caption id="attachment_30461" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Three More Operators Get Licensed"][/caption] Victor Chandler, Interwetten and bet90 are now among the three new additions to the list of 15 operators licensed by The Ministry of the Interior of Schleswig Holstein in Germany. It’s not an easy process to get a license in Germany as experienced by Betfair. Even…

Betfair Prepares To Exit Greece

[caption id="attachment_30117" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Betfair Withdraws From Greece"][/caption] Betfair, one of the major European gaming companies, is now making plans to leave Greece because of the need for more clarity in regards to their regulation process.  Betfair is claiming that the existing Greek regulations do not comply with EU laws, which currently is only set…

Is Online Gambling Legal in Portugal?

Are you wondering is online gambling legal in Portugal? Indeed, figuring out which online gambling sites are legal in which countries can be a tricky mess. We're here to clear the air a bit regarding the online gambling websites servicing players from Portugal and the legality behind their operations. Portugal Gambling Law All forms of…

Bwin Argentina License Now Revoked

[caption id="attachment_29949" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Argentina says Bwin is in Breach Of Contract"][/caption] As 2012 winds down Bwin has been a hot topic on both sides of the pond.  First with the detainment of the Co-CEO and questioning for operating illegally in Belgium and now Argentina has pulled their license to operate there. According to The…

Bwin.party co-CEO Held And Questioned In Belgium

[caption id="attachment_29573" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Taken In For Questioning"][/caption] Looks like what happens in the US can also happen in the EU.  Norbert Teufelberger from Bwin and chairman for the European and Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) was at a conference this afternoon where he was approached by the police, detained and questioned. All this has…

EU Commission Gets Tough On Gaming Laws

[caption id="attachment_28841" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Countries in EU must comply to National Gaming Laws"][/caption] EC Commissioner Michel Barnier states that EU countries must comply with EU National laws now.  As each country joins in the online gaming this will have to be a "prerequisite of a successful EU policy on online gambling". Others agree, as the (EGBA)…

Unibet Awarded Gaming License For Belgium

[caption id="attachment_28636" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Unibet Places Their Bets On The Belgian Gaming Market"][/caption] Nordic owned Unibet has become the sixth legal operator allowed to operate in Belgium with an official license from the Belgian Gaming Authority. It wasn’t easy, as Belgium has made it difficult for operators to get the license since starting to issue…