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Kenya – Kenya’s President signs in 7.5 per cent tax for sports betting

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed in a 7.5 per cent tax on betting stakes into law, approving a reduction from the initially proposed 20 per cent excise tax on betting stakes. Sports betting operators Sportpesa and Betin left the market when the level of tax increased from 10 per cent in 2019 in a move that saw the Treasury ...

UK – Gambling Commission suspends licence of PlayerFT

The British Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of fantasy football operator PlayerFT Limited as it investigates how it failed to connect to the Gamstop self-exclusion system. PlayerFT runs the virtual football transfer ...

Norway – Norwegian Gaming Authority warns BML Group to exit market

Lottstift, the Norwegian Gaming Authority, has told BML Group, who's brands include Betsson, Betsafe, Nordicbet, Norgesautomaten and CasinoEuro, to cease offering gambling services to players in Norway. The regulator has said the group is ...

UK – BGC calls on government to establish a gambling ombudsman

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has called on the Government to establish a Gambling Ombudsman to ...

Germany – Hesse to launch online application for nationwide player blocking system

The state of Hesse has developed a modern processing system for online registration to the OASIS player blocking ...

The Netherlands – KSA orders Dutch State Lottery to stop using footballers in ads

Before the start of the European Football Championship, the Gaming Authority (Ksa) has ordered the State Lottery ...

Switzerland – Industry groups send letter to European Commission in support of re-established EU Expert Group on Gambling

17 trade associations, representing the leading online gambling operators in the EU, have sent a joint letter to ...

Paraguay – Chamber of Senators to discuss banning slots outside of gaming rooms in Paraguay

Politicians in Paraguay want to pass laws to ban slot machines from operating anywhere outside of casinos and slot ...

Sweden – New Swedish government would see gambling regulatory change slow down

Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling BOS has said the resignation of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ...