Canadian Gambling Legislation in 2021

It is illegal to operate an online casino in Canada without a license, however, it is perfectly safe and legal for Canadians to play at any offshore casino. It is estimated that by 2023 global revenues from the gambling industry will reach 525 billion US dollars. Online gambling and betting account for a significant portion of this revenue with a market estimate of $ 66.72 billion … Continue

Spelinspektionen sets out the AML obligations of licensees

Following a request from the gambling industry, Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gaming regulator, has published new guidelines for online gambling operators on how to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Spelinspektionen issued summaries of the risks of financial offenses, relevant legislation, obligations of operators, and best practices in the document. As the executive director of Spelinspektionen, Camilla Rosenberg said that “The gaming industry is a risky … Continue

Regulations on responsible gambling in Ukraine have entered into force

Ukraine’s responsible gambling regulations enter into force

The new Ukrainian regulations on responsible gambling came into force in September, after they were approved by the country’s Ministry of Justice on August 11 by a decision. The country’s regulator, the Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission (KRAIL), published the rules for the first time in June. The rules include restrictions on bonuses for existing players. Operators must “refrain from offering players bonus payments and/or … Continue

KSA’s advertising guide presented before the launch of Dutch igaming

The Dutch Gambling Regulatory Authority (KSA) launched the player advertising and recruitment guide ahead of the launch of the licensed online gambling market regulated by the Netherlands on 1 October. This guide comes after the regulator received questions about the illegal targeting of gambling advertising to vulnerable groups, such as minors, and advertising featuring professional athletes and sports teams. In accordance with Article 2 of … Continue

How to Start a Crypto Casino in 2021

Cryptocurrency is one of the most popular payment methods that attracts enthusiasts of innovative technologies. Today, it has entered the gambling sphere as well, and the number of operators willing to start a Crypto casino is increasing. Below are the reasons why crypto gambling platforms engage players and a simple guide on how to create an online Crypto casino. What Is Crypto Casino? Crypto casino … Continue

How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

Almost everybody has participated in raffles for a good cause, supporting a church, a school, or a local sports team. Raffles are excellent fundraisers, but they have legal restrictions, too. If you want to run a raffle yourself, you should get to know how to do them right. Before starting operating a raffle business,  be sure to get current legal advice for your situation. Raffles … Continue

Spelinspektionen warns lottery operators of information breaches

Spelinspektionen warns lottery operators of information breaches

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning to three operators for not including the requested information on their websites. Sweden’s national gambling regulator has found that companies have breached section 17 of its gambling regulations by failing to include information on deposit limits and self-exclusion options and gambling time measurement in disconnection sections on their sites. The Swedish regulator said the breaches were not … Continue

Netherlands online gambling market kicks off October 1

Netherlands online gambling market will open starting with October 1st, 2021. After years of delays, the Dutch Senate approved the Remote Gambling Act in February of 2019. The land-based gambling market is very well regulated in the Netherlands, and it consists of Holland Casino monopoly operating 14 casinos, state lottery, charity lotteries, a monopoly on lotto and sports betting, a monopoly on horse racing, and … Continue

European regulations June 2021 Update

Online gambling regulation in EU countries is characterised by diverse regulatory frameworks. Most EU countries allow at least some games of chance to be offered on the internet. Some countries allow all games, while others only allow certain types such as betting, poker or casino games. In some European jurisdictions, monopolistic regimes offering online gambling services have been established. These are run by a state-controlled … Continue

Chile bans slots machines outside of casinos

Chile’s Senate has approved a bill to prohibit the use of slots machines outside of casinos. The bill was passed unanimously with 29 votes in favor, and it now advances to the Chamber of Deputies. The bill defines a slot machine as any electronic system capable of receiving bets, which grants the user a time of use, and grants prize money through a randomly generated … Continue

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