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South Africa – National Gambling Board warns operators offering online gambling

The National Gambling Board (NGB) has released a statement concerning the issue of the legality of online or interactive gambling stating that it wishes to make ’emphatically clear that the answer to whether online or interactive gambling is legal in South Africa, is a simple and unequivocal NO with the exception of online sports betting.’ ‘Section…

Japan: Online Gambling

Gambling is generally prohibited in Japan unless special dispensation has been granted under law. The Penal Code applies to both land-based gambling and online gambling but there is no statute that specifically regulates online gambling. While there is some discussion about whether or not online gambling is illegal, strictly speaking gambling citizens placing bets via…

Cambodia – Authorities confirm 91 casinos have shut following ban

Following an industry wide ban on online and arcade gambling operations, 91 casinos have been shut down according to Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance. A joint committee comprising ministry officials and police have been inspecting the nation’s casinos since the ban was installed at the beginning of January. Ros Phearun, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry…

UK – Addiction experts call for tighter regulations on online gambling sites

BBC One’s Panorama has aired a program called Addicted to Gambling in which it explored how the UK has the largest online gambling platform in the world, and that just four per cent of players make the online gambling industry a massive 78 per cent profit. The show comes at a time when leading addiction…

US – New Jersey to fight ‘outrageous’ DoJ opinion on Wire Act

Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak, the man who led the state’s move to allow sports betting, will prepare a response for New Jersey regarding the US Department of Justice’s new opinion on how the Wire Act should be interpreted. The new opinion suggests that the Wire Act prohibits wire transmissions of any interstate betting….

UK – Offshore operators reminded to apply for continuation licence

Offshore gambling operators providing online (remote) gambling to consumers in Britain are being reminded that they have until September 16 to apply for a continuation licence to ensure their business is not impacted by amendments to the Gambling Act 2005. The amendments (Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act)) are expected to come into force on 1…

Bahamas – Baha Mar welcomes raft of new opportunities in The Bahamas

Baha Mar has applauded the Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for tabling a sweeping revitalization of the country’s gaming regulations, the first such major update since Bahamian casinos were legalized in 1969. The regulatory changes would allow Bahamian casinos to offer international travellers the latest gaming-industry amenities, including Internet, interactive and mobile gaming;…

Singapore – Singapore moves to ban online gaming

Singapore is looking to introduce new legislation to block player access to online gambling websites, banning payments methods to remote gambling operators and outlaw advertisements that promote online gambling in the country. Analysts pitch the online gambling sector in Singapore to be worth S$376m (US299.4m) and believe this will increase by between six and seven…

Isle of Man – Pandabet launches peer to peer betting

Having launched its online casino and sportsbook in January 2013, Isle of Man-based Pandabet is drawing players in with a brand-new concept to online gambling: a Player vs. Player experience where players can gamble against other Pandabet players. Lucy Stopford, Director at Pandabet, said: “The Player vs. Player games are developed with the purpose to…