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Ireland’s amended law on games and lotteries enters into force 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Ireland’s amended law on games and lotteries enters into force

The Irish government has announced the entry into force of the Games and Lotteries Act 2019 which has been amended by introducing new temporary measures for market operators. The law, as adopted by parliament in December 2019, was designed to help streamline and modernize the process of applying for permits and licenses, as well as…

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Ukraine Appoints Executives for New Gambling Commission 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Ukraine Appoints Executives for New Gambling Commission

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has revealed the names of the executive team for the new gambling and lottery commission. Once the team members are officially approved and the government establishes the licensing conditions, it is expected for the new commission to launch next year. Government Officials Name the Executive Team for the Gambling Commission in…

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Dutch national lottery to separate lottery and sports betting accounts 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Dutch national lottery to separate lottery and sports betting accounts

The Dutch National Lottery (Nationale Loterij) has declared its intention to separate online accounts for lottery and sports betting, ahead of the country launching its regulated online gambling market in 2021 Starting from 1 March 2021, customers that want to place online sports bets and also play lottery games over the internet will need to…

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Restrictions on gaming industry extended till June 2021 by the Swedish Govt 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Restrictions on gaming industry extended till June 2021 by the Swedish Govt

Through a memorandum submitted for discussion until November 23, the Government of Sweden plans to enforce the current restrictions on the covid-19-related gambling industry and extending them well through June 2021. “We see that the development of COVID-19 is going in the wrong direction in several parts of the country. The situation is very serious.…

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Annual Compliance and Enforcement Report published by UKGC 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Annual Compliance and Enforcement Report published by UKGC

The UKGC published its first-ever National Strategic Assessment. The document uses the latest available evidence, from a wide range of sources and case studies, to assess the issues and the risks gambling presents to consumers and the public. It sets out the Commission’s priority actions to address those risks and issues, as well as highlighting…

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New Gambling Ad Restrictions Approved in Spain 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

New Gambling Ad Restrictions Approved in Spain

On November 3, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved a new royal decree introducing stricter advertising for gambling, covering television, radio, YouTube videos, and social media. These improved restrictions are aimed at reducing the damage caused by gambling and reducing the exposure of young people to igaming content. The Spanish Council of Ministers passed a…

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Romanian cryptocurrency legislation. Virtual currency trading regulations.
Romania announces new obligations for cryptocurrency issuers 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Romania announces new obligations for cryptocurrency issuers

The money laundering phenomenon has reached worrying levels worldwide and in order to prevent this phenomenon and ensure a legal framework, the European Union has extended its regulatory scope to cryptocurrency service providers and digital wallet providers. The EU based its decision on the ease and speed with which anonymous accounts can be opened, the…

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Andhra Pradesh makes online gambling illegal 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Andhra Pradesh makes online gambling illegal

Last Thursday, the Andhra Pradesh government announced that it has banned online betting games, including poker and rummy. Under the new regulations, organizers of online gambling games could be jailed for up to one year, and for two years in case of repeated convictions. The players themselves can be jailed for six months. Technically, not…

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AGA calls for a reduction in illegal online betting in the NFL 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

AGA calls for a reduction in illegal online betting in the NFL

After a study that predicts an increase in the number of consumers using offshore sites for online betting during the 2020-21 National Football League (NFL) season, the American Gaming Association (AGA) called for more work to combat illegal online gambling sites. Starting today (September 10), with Kansas City playing the Houston Texans, more than 33.2…

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Dutch online gaming postponed yet again 850 500 Szilaghi Consulting

Dutch online gaming postponed yet again

The Netherlands online gaming postponed yet again, and the Remote Gambling Act is set to come into effect on March 1, 2021, while the market will be ready to start on September 1. The Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker confirmed in a letter that the legislation would come into force two months later than…

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