The UK Gambling Commission announced today that it has taken “widespread action” against numerous online casino operators and senior management as a part of an investigation into failings to address problem gambling and money laundering.
Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has signed a decree to legalize and regulate online casinos. Under the new law, online gambling providers will be able to apply for licenses to offer their services in Belarus. The decree has also raised the legal gambling age from 18 to 21.
Swiss voters approved what appeared to be a controversial new gambling law by a wide measure earlier this month. On June 10th, the new Money Gaming Act was approved by 72.9% of voters in a referendum despite widespread opposition from a coalition of voters among various political parties.
(Image credit: Nicolas Raymond) If you live in Poland and have been waiting to gamble online at the sole government-approved casino site, be prepared to wait a bit longer. The government revealed late last month that the state-run lottery is moving behind schedule in building its online casino and that it will not be ready…
The UK Gambling Commission, Advertising Standards Authority, Committee of Advertising Practice and the Remote Gambling Association have issued a joint letter to more than 450 gambling websites ordering all casino sites and their affiliates to remove ads and free-play games deemed to be particularly appealing to minors.