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Credit cards banned by UK Gambling Commission 1068 530 Szilaghi Consulting

Credit cards banned by UK Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission has announced that starting with April 14th will come into effect a ban on gambling businesses that allow clients to add funds by using credit cards. The ban follows the Commission’s review of online gambling and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures. In Great Britain, 24 million…

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Sports betting licensing process starts in Montana 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Sports betting licensing process starts in Montana

Sports betting licensing process started in Montana, and Montana Lottery is now accepting license applications from businesses looking to offer the lottery’s new sports betting product, Sports Bet Montana. Sports wagering rules have been published in the Montana Administrative Register last week and been approved by the Montana Lottery Commission in November. “Today is a…

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Age verification rule for Dutch players 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Age verification rule for Dutch players

Starting with January 1st, 2020, the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) added the age verification as a priority criterion for the online active gaming operators. Online gaming operators in the Netherlands who failed to verify the age of players risk being added to a “bad actor” list ahead of the introduction of the country’s licensed gambling…

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First Blockchain-based Sports Betting License granted on Isle of Man
First Blockchain-based Sports Betting License granted on Isle of Man 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

First Blockchain-based Sports Betting License granted on Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) awarded the license to RoBET, the first blockchain-based sports betting business to obtain it. The SolutionsHub, an Isle of Man-based authority that specializes in crypto and blockchain gambling licensing, supported them with its application. On the new platform, users can bet on 17 different sports using Ethereum,…

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Sweden ready to launch new anti-money laundering reporting system
Sweden ready to launch new anti-money laundering reporting system 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Sweden ready to launch new anti-money laundering reporting system

Spelinspektionen, Swedish gambling regulator, has unveiled a new anti-money laundering (AML) for the gambling operators to report suspicious financial transactions and terrorist financing. The goAML system is a fully integrated software solution developed specifically for Financial Intelligence Units (FIU’s) by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as part of its strategic responses…

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Russia approves Crimea gambling zone
Russia approves Crimea gambling zone, forst casino to open in 2022 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Russia approves Crimea gambling zone, forst casino to open in 2022

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved and signed legislation approving the creation of a designated “Golden Coast” gaming zone located on the southern coast of the disputed region of Crimea. The zone, which the government expects will open its first casino by 2022, will take up an area of 146,851 square meters (0.147…

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Google relaxes gambling advertising rules in U.S.
Google relaxes gambling advertising rules in U.S. 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Google relaxes gambling advertising rules in U.S.

Google has further relaxed its policy regarding gambling advertising in the United States. In the 15th October ads policy update, Google search engine giant announced that clients from Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Montana, Rhode Island, and some other international countries can join those in Nevada, New Jersey, and West Virginia, will be able to advertise for…

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Michigan House Legalizes Sports Betting and Fantasy Sports
Michigan House Legalizes Sports Betting and Fantasy Sports 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Michigan House Legalizes Sports Betting and Fantasy Sports

This Wednesday the Michigan House of Representatives legalizes sports betting, internet gaming and gambling on fantasy sports, even though lawmakers haven’t reached a consensus with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Sports Betting Act passed by a vote of 63-45. The new bill introduces an 8.75% tax on sports betting, and an extra 3.25% tax for Detroit…

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Philippines to consider new 5% tax on POGOs
Philippines considers taxing POGOs with 5% 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Philippines considers taxing POGOs with 5%

The Philippines Representative Joey Salceda filled a new bill in the House of Representatives proposing a new 5% tax on the revenue generated by the Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers register as resident corporations. The bill also sets out a $10,000 monthly tax on table games, and a $5,000 monthly fee…

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Ukraine government approves new gambling law
Ukraine government approves new gambling law 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Ukraine government approves new gambling law

Ukraine government has approved the new Action Program, which includes draft legislation that would regulate gambling in the country. The content of the draft bill (No. 2285) is not currently publicly available, but according to the cabinet’s announcement, the law would permit gambling “exclusively on the territory of hotels, with the use of gambling equipment…

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