Twitch readies casino link ban

Twitch, the popular video game streaming site, recently announced a ban on players promoting or sharing links to online casinos and other online gambling sites. The move is aimed at curbing the spread of problem gambling, particularly among young people. While the move was clearly motivated by a desire to quell gambling addictions, Twitch pointedly…

Swedish regulators call foul on Videoslots

Swedish gambling regulators at the Spelinspektionen are hopping mad this week at the owners and operators of Videslots for allegedly running afoul of Swedish deposit rules for online gamblers. Company officials say that the Spelinspektionen's got it all wrong and that they're really not doing anything wrong at all. It's a game of he-said-she-said that's…

NFL dominates sports betting at Bodog

As 2020 draws to a close, one thing is for certain - the NFL is a gold-mine for sports betting operators. Even in its hobbled pandemic form, professional American football is dominating handles in markets that serve Americans of any kind. This thought is backed up with recent reporting from our colleagues at CalvinAyre.com suggesting…

Death penalty looms for rogue Iranian online gambling operators

When it comes to legislating punishments for black market online gambling operations, most countries settle for heavy fines and possibly some jail time. Operators who run afoul of those laws can expect to walk away with a slap on the wrist most of the time, but that's not the case in Iran. According to a…

Philippines online gambling update: House approves online cockfighting

Are players in the Philippines ready for the day when online gambling includes regulated cockfighting? The world is one step closer to answering that question after the country's House of Representatives completed a crucial vote that outlines a taxation scheme for just such a plan. Late Wednesday, the country's House of Representatives approved, by a…

Alberta online gambling seeks to stem offshore cash flow

Regulated online gambling, at least in one form or another, is coming to the Canadian province of Alberta. It's part of a larger effort by the Provincial government aimed at stemming the flow of gaming cash from Alberta to offshore operators. According to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, PlayAlberta.ca is hoping to bring…

Swedish advertising regulators come down on Maria Casino

The world of online casinos is a lot more like your sophomore year of high school than most folks in the industry would care to admit. That's partially because an operator's perceived credibility is also often linked to its popularity among consumers. So it was that the Kindred Group's Maria Casino was recently taken to…

Visa cutting ties with German online gambling operators

German online gambling operators are facing a major challenge this week as both Visa and Mastercard have begun slowly cutting off payment processing to this market. It's a move that doesn't appear to be rolling out, or being enforced, with any consistency and is indicative of the confusion that seems to be the German online…

Spanish operators impose new gambling ad restrictions

Spanish online gambling operators have introduce a new advertising code that's designed to head off similar, possibly much more draconian, rules from Spanish gaming regulators. It's a move we're seeing repeated by operators across the globe as home governments crack on common practices like bonus offers, while demanding new protections for problem gamblers. The new…

Sweden tells gambling operators to mind their bonus business

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulatory body, has a message for international operators who are operating in the newly opened Swedish remote gaming market: bonuses are a one-time deal for the first time a player signs up. That means that name-brand operators will be without one of their key marketing, and retention, tools - the deposit…