New Jersey issues first fine for underage online gambling

Gaming regulators at the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) issued their first fine for gambling by a minor to Rush Street Interactive. The decision was passed down earlier this month, but was only made public this week. According to the State, a New Jersey focused news site, approximately 15 underage players accessed Rush…

Congressman looks to DOJ to throw wrench in sports betting momentum

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) is not happy about the current state of regulated sports betting in the United States and is asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make an effort at reviving the Wire Act to stop sports betting in its tracks. Sensenbrenner's arguments, however, are skating on thin legal ice and seem to…

Duterte Threatens to 'Suppress' Philippine Online Gambling Industry

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is once again threatening his country's online gambling industry. In a speech delivered earlier this week, the authoritarian leader threatened to "suppress" online gambling throughout the country due to its connections to criminal activities, such as kidnapping. Duterte's threats were not followed by any specific policy actions and were later softened…

Irish Sports Betting World Prepares for Tax Apocalypse

Across Ireland, employees of the Irish-facing sports betting industry are prepping for an impending tax increase that bookmakers are calling, "apocalyptic". The new tax regulations, which are set to take effect in 2019, will effectively double the amount of taxes bookies pay to the government. According to the Irish Examiner, Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe is…

Betsson Appealing Fine for Dutch Subsidiary

Betsson AB is asking Dutch gaming regulators to take another look at a €300,000 they've imposed on one of its local subsidiaries. At question is a penalty that Corona Ltd. incurred while allegedly serving Dutch punters without securing the proper licensing from Dutch authorities. It's a case that cleanly illustrates that messy challenges gaming operators…

Italy Bans Gambling Advertising

After months of debating, fighting and threatening, the Italian Parliament has officially voted to ban gambling advertising throughout the country. It's a radical move that will have a big impact on Italian-facing operators and signals a seriously conservative lurch from the country's latest governing coalition. The bill passed through the Parliament on a vote of…

Apple Removes 38 Unlicensed Gambling Apps in Norway

Apple, the world's first trillion dollar company, is doing Norwegian gaming authorities a solid by removing 38 unlicensed gambling apps from their Norway facing App Store. Member of the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) say the move was necessary to help prevent a flood of black market gambling activity in the country, but how much of…

Australian Media Regulators Investigating Use of .cc Domains

The Australian government's efforts to clean up the Aussie facing gambling industry entered a new phase this week as media regulators cracked down on gaming operators who hide behind the .cc domain. Based out of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a territory of Australia that's planted smack in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the .cc…

Kenyan Official Calls for Deportation of Foreigners Involved in Illegal Gambling

Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matlangi is sick and tired of foreign gambling operators who move to his country and flout local gaming regulations by illegally importing Chinese slot machines. That's why Matlangi is giving international gaming machine owners and operators until June 30 to get right with the law or face deportation. Matlangi's announcement…

UK Gambling Operators Slammed for 'Appealing to Children'

Could Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf entice children into a life marred by gambling addiction? That seems to be the conclusion drawn by the UK Advertising Standards Authority in a recent case involving online slots developed and promoted by ProgressPlay Ltd. According to a complaint lodged with the advertising regulator by…