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Tag Archives: Online gambling

Brazil – Lawmaker says that gaming bill should be approved before the end of the year

Bill 442/91, which was passed in the lower house and is now in the senate, could be passed after the Presidential elections. The information was confirmed to local newspaper Bahia Notícias by Deputy João Carlos Bacelar Batista. Bacelar is a member of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the Approval of the Regulatory Framework for Games…

Chile – Chilean Association of Gaming Casinos calls on government to regulate online gambling

Cecilia Valdés Vial, Executive President of The Chilean Association of Gaming Casinos (ACCJ) called on the authorities to legislate the online gaming sector in Chile as soon as possible. In a letter published by the newspaper La Tercera, Valdés warned that “there are almost a thousand web gambling and betting platforms that operate completely outside…

Bolivia – Crackdown on illegal gambling

The Bolivian Gaming Control Authority (AJ) has announced that it has carried out a number of raids since the beginning of the year in order to clampdown on illegal gambling. In all the AJ said that it had seized 522 slot machines that were operating without permission and would proceed to destroy them. Slots in…

Chile – Supreme Court rejects lottery attempt to block online gambling

The Supreme Court of Chile confirmed a resolution issued by the Court of Appeals of Santiago thereby rejecting an appeal filed by lottery operator Polla Chilena de Beneficencia which would have obliged internet providers block access to 23 sports betting websites. In its appeal, La Polla Chilena stated that it had sent a letter to…

Brazil – Online gambling blocking payment bill under review

A bill that would that would ban online payments to unauthorized betting and lottery sites based abroad is under review in the chamber of deputies. Deputy Pastor Gil (Gildenemir de Lima Sousa) presented bill PL1823/2022 in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies in July. Under the proposal, Brazil’s central bank would have to establish rules to determine…

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…