OPAP, based in Athens, is fighting a €24.5 million fine imposed by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC). It is accused of violating Greek and EU competition terms.
Seventy-eight jobs at 21 Irish wagering shops are at risk as Paddy Power recently announced their closure. Flutter UK and Ireland, which owns them, says it’s an economic move.
German lawmakers are increasingly interested in regulating the loot boxes commonly found in video games. This was a hot topic at the Federal Congress on Gaming and Gambling.
Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s gambling regulator, is cracking down on illegal online gambling sites. It has targeted nine banks and forced them to not process payments from such sites.
Crockfords Casino, the oldest in London, could follow the Ritz Club and the Clermont and close due to a lack of high-end gamblers. Recently foreign high rollers have been...
Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen is in accord with proposed changes to the country’s Money Laundering Act, as well as adjusted fees for violations.
U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating reports of banks de-banking accounts linked to gambling transactions. The Gamblers Consumer Forum raised the issue.
Sweden’s government is looking at a hike on the gambling tax rate from 18 to 22 percent. If adopted by the Regeringen this could raise an estimated $48.4 million.
The Norwegian Lottery Authority is leaning on banks to enforce rules against processing transactions involving unlicensed casinos. It is enforcing the “payment intermediary ban.”
Denmark has begun enforcing a law that requires retail bettors to have player ID cards. The goal is to prevent anonymous gambling and increase consumer protection.
The U.K. Gambling Commission is nearly done with the first round of consultations on the Gambling White Paper proposals. The next consultations should begin this winter.
KSA, the Netherlands gaming authority, has announced that it will fund three pilot programs that seek to raise awareness for problem gambling. The funds come from the Addiction Prevention...
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is urging Norway to abandon its online gaming monopoly. It says Norway should join neighboring Scandinavian countries and embrace an open market.
The Premier League is one of the world’s most popular soccer leagues but that has led to excessive gambling advertisements, such as opening weekend, which saw 11,000 messages.
The U.K. Gambling Commission is complaining about the Racing Post’s coverage of proposed financial risk checks. It says the publication is blowing the effects on the average gambler out...
Spanish National Police and an Interpol and Europol task force have made 23 arrests in taking down a crime network. The group allegedly fixed sports matches and made bets...
An Italian appeals court has struck down a fine that was imposed on Google by AGCOM, Italy’s Communications Authority. AGCOM had claimed Google violated its Dignity Decree—which bans all...
The U.K. Gambling Commission is trying to calm fears that its financial risk checks proposed by the gambling white paper will be inconvenient for individuals. Commission CEO Andrew Rhodes...
The Netherlands gambling authority KSA (de Kansspelautoriteit) has announced it will issue stricter controls for responsible gambling. It will also ask the parliament to enshrine its proposals into law.
The Irish Institute of Public Health (IPH) and the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland (TFRI) recently issued a report citing a growing trend of underage gambling.