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May 21, 2021

Recent and Looming Changes in Eastern Europe’s Gaming Legislation Framework and Licensing in 2021

Eastern Europe is a part of the Old Continent that has had its fair share of tumultuous moments in politics and daily life. Those ups and downs did not bypass the iGaming industry either. Before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and other communist-era Eastern European countries, gambling was largely banned or heavily controlled by states. That trend seems to be waning a bit, and governments are starting to open up to the possibility of legalising all forms of gambling and inviting renowned gambling companies to invest in their markets. 
May 4, 2021

Curaçao Creates New Regulatory Body to Implement Stricter Gambling Rules

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the iGaming world. Online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker sites have had to carry their fair share of the load along with countries considered to be leaders in gambling regulations. One such country is Curaçao, a small Caribbean island country that is a part of the Dutch Commonwealth (Dutch Caribbean) and one of the countries that issue gambling licenses to online operators. 
Apr 20, 2021

GAMSTOP and Non-GAMSTOP Casinos — Which Should You Choose

Online gambling has been spreading like wildfire, and the analogy is right on the money there since gambling can get a little wild and out of hand for some players. According to Gambling Addiction and NHS reports, some 350,000 players from the UK suffer from gambling addiction and need help.
Feb 25, 2021

5 Interesting Facts About Gambling in Japan

Japan is synonymous with many things — sushi, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, flower arranging, ninjas, samurais, anime, martial arts, precision, timeliness, and more. Still, gambling isn’t one of the words we associate Japan with. But should we?
Feb 9, 2021

Is July 1st D-Day For Germany’s Online Gambling Industry?

Germany has had a sort of a love and hate relationship with online gambling over the years. In 2012, 16 federal states signed an Interstate Treaty on Gambling with a desire to offer regulated sports betting for the first time. However, the implementation of the Treaty was slow in the making, and it wasn’t until the beginning of 2020 that the heads of state convened and announced a new treaty that would see complete legalization of online sports betting and casinos on July 1st, 2021. 
Jan 25, 2021

The Compliance Challenges for UK Gambling Operators in 2021

The UK gambling market could be said to have enjoyed a state of relative tranquility and smooth sailing since the 2005 Gambling Act that forever changed the gambling scene on the British Isles. However, 2020 has been a tumultuous year for the industry in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic, whose impact and reverberations are going to be felt for years to come.
Jan 11, 2021

Are the Philippines on the Road to Legalizing Online Cockfighting Betting?

The Philippines have a long tradition of gambling on various events and games, and sabong, or cockfighting, is one example. Some might say that pitting one bird against another and arming them with razor-sharp blades is brutal and inhumane, but you can’t deny that the practice has been in the tradition and culture of the Philippines for ages.
Dec 21, 2020

How to Give Players the Casino Experience They Need

The iGaming market is one of the most competitive, with hundreds, if not thousands, of online casinos and gambling sites vying for players’ affection worldwide. Even though the number of active casino players is growing, it is still limited, so online casinos are always looking for that competitive edge. 
Dec 1, 2020

Pros and Cons of Virtual Gaming Expos

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the entire world hard. Even though the online gaming industry hasn’t been as affected as its land-based counterpart, some things had to change to maximise all industry workers’ health and safety.
Dec 1, 2020

Why Are Cryptocurrencies the Best Option for Gaming Operators

The online gambling industry has always been eager to adopt technological innovations, especially if they can improve the ways of doing business, which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cryptocurrencies are slowly taking over the world. 
Oct 6, 2020

Why iGaming: Malta’s Latest Campaign for New Workforce

The small island country of Malta has been the European centre of online gambling. The country is home to many online operators and often hosts various expos and get-togethers for industry professionals. Moreover, iGaming workers in Malta often come up with various projects that aim to improve the industry. One of their latest projects is called ‘Why iGaming’.
Oct 6, 2020

Legalised Gambling Responsible for Colombia’s Growth

One important lesson that can be learned about gambling is that people will engage in such activities despite their legal status. In other words, if gambling is illegal in a country, gamblers will still find a way to pursue their passion, despite the possibility of facing charges.
Sep 13, 2020

Latest UKGC Data Shows COVID-19 Impact Easing on Online Gambling

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission published a report showing encouraging data about the impact of COVID-19 on online gamblers’ behaviour. According to the report, there has been an overall improvement, meaning the impact of the pandemic isn’t as huge as the initial numbers reported.
Jul 27, 2020

Why You Should Choose Curacao Online Gaming License if You're New to iGaming

If you want to start an online gambling business, one of the first things you need to do is obtain a valid license. This can be tricky if you're new to the world of iGaming, as you need to pay attention to stuff like tax, licensing expenses, the stability of your business, and its environment. You'll have a lot of challenges to tackle on your road to starting your online gambling platform, and licensing is a huge bite to chew.
Jul 8, 2020

Evolution Gaming Rocks the iGaming World With an Offer to Buy NetEnt

Evolution Gaming is poised to make some momentous changes in the world of iGaming with their bid to buy fellow software company NetEnt for a reported $2.12 billion, or around SEK19 billion. The move is a part of a strategy by Evolution Gaming to position itself as the absolute world leader in the online gaming business.
Jun 26, 2020

Does the Coronavirus Outbreak Impact Gambling Habits?

The COVID-19 disease has spread all over the world, and many countries are forced to go into lockdown in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Essentially, all people are advised to stay at home, if possible, and work remotely. Some governments even made a curfew order, forbidding citizens to leave their homes.