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Sep 20, 2019

Impact of Mobile Gambling on Society

In the last two decades, the mobile industry has come a long way. Mobile phones went from being a privilege and a luxury to one of the most widespread technological gadgets around. Apart from becoming an integral part of our lives, smartphones have also become a lot better and faster, which helped them overtake computers as the most popular method of going online.
Sep 18, 2019

The UKGC Updates Their Policy on FTP Games

The UKGC has updated its License Conditions and Codes of Practice (LLCP) on May 7. The new update affects every UK licensee and states that every remote licensee must verify the age of any customer before the said customer can access licensees’ free-to-play-games.
Sep 12, 2019

Obtaining an online gambling license in Greece

The Greek gambling industry, along with foreign companies, held its breath waiting for a new licensing regime for online casinos. At the legislative level, the activity of both land-based and online casinos is regulated by Law No. 4002/2011 of 2011, according to which only a limited number of operators (24 companies in total) gained the right to offer their services on the Greek gambling market. Note that possession of another license (of Curacao or Malta, for example) does not give the company the right to serve Greek players.
Jun 26, 2019

How to obtain a betting license to operate in the Russian Federation

Online sportsbooks are considered a highly lucrative business. Until 2016, online betting was illegal in Russia, but since the adoption of an amendment to Federal Law No. 244, the industry has been regulated. At the time of writing, 31 Russian companies have the right to accept interactive bets (this is the term used in the legislation for sports betting).
Jun 24, 2019

Lottery License and How to Get a Lottery License

The lottery is a game of chance where people pay to participate and have a chance to win various prizes. There are multiple types of lotteries, and each of them requires different license types, such as a non-remote society lottery, remote society lottery, non-remote external lottery manager, and remote external lottery manager. Keep in mind that some lottery organisations don’t even require a license, such as society and small society lotteries.
Jun 20, 2019

Bingo License

Many organisations can offer bingo games without a license. However, if the total sum of the stakes or prizes exceeds a certain amount (which depends on the jurisdiction you are in), you will need a bingo operating license. Luckily for you, the process of applying is rather simple.
Jun 19, 2019

Betting Licence

If you are planning on running a sportsbook, you’ve come to the right place — our article will help you learn everything you need to know about different types of betting licences, how to obtain them, as well as what the requirements for obtaining a betting licence are.
Jun 19, 2019

Gaming Machine License

As is the case with many other job positions in the gaming industry, in order to supply machines or make software repairs on gaming establishment premises, you need a gaming machine license.
Jun 17, 2019

Gaming Employment License

Apart from having to be 18 or 21 (or older) and fit to work, you must obtain a gaming license before you can work in the gaming industry. In order to do that, you must first be offered a job by a casino or gaming establishment and then go through various license gambling checks and meet various license requirements. Requirements differ depending on the jurisdiction and the license issuers, but also on the type of job you would be doing.
Jun 17, 2019

How Long Does It Take to Get a Gaming License?

When you’re starting an online casino business, one of the most important steps is getting the license. Even though the process is somewhat straightforward, it may take a lot of your time. The duration of the process depends on a variety of factors, all of which we will include in our article in order to help you prepare yourself and organise your time accordingly.
Jun 17, 2019

Gaming License Background Check

If you want to apply for a license as an operator or you simply wish to work in the gaming industry, you must pass various background checks. These background checks help casinos and license issuers verify your credibility and integrity.
Jun 3, 2019

Casino Gaming License

If you’ve decided to set up your own online casino business, one of the very first things you’ll need is a gambling license. If you want to get more familiar with what a gambling license is, as well as the different types of licenses and their prices, you’ve come to the right place — we will cover everything you need to know about getting a gaming license.
Jun 3, 2019

Gaming License Application

If you’re looking to establish an online casino, there are several things you need to do before your platform is up and running. Whether you’re envisioning proprietary software, a white label casino, or you have something entirely different in mind, one of the most important things to do is to obtain a license.
May 30, 2019

Casino background checks that an applicant has to pass

Casino operators tend to place high demands on their dealers, pit managers and other personnel who work with visitors. Casino employees often have to work in stressful environment with pesky noise of slot machines, secondhand tobacco smoking and tipsy clients. When dealing cards at a blackjack table, a dealer must be competent in maths. When managing a roulette, a croupier must be physically fit because many casinos require croupiers to stand up; this sometimes makes them grumbling because standing for several hours is tiring.
Apr 2, 2019

5 Italian online casinos ceased to operate under MGA license

Attempting to hold itself harmless, The Malta Gaming Authority monitors international media for any claims against online casino operators that hold a Maltese gambling license. In March 2018, Italian newspapers and websites published details on anti-mafia probes that revealed the involvement of at least five Italy-based companies in money laundering through MGA-licensed online casinos.
Feb 6, 2019

Applications for Online Gaming Licenses in Italy are Now Available

Online gaming operators that wish to include themselves in the Italian gambling market will need to apply for new licenses this year. The deadline for applications is March 19. There are currently 120 licenses of this kind available, and there are approximately 40 licenses ready to be issued to businesses already operating in the Italian market that need to renew their existing permits.
Jan 23, 2019

Gaming in Germany: Laws and Regulations/Licensing

Germany is one of the biggest countries in Europe, comprised of 16 individual states, with a very complicated legal system. Unfortunately, this has led to the fact that gambling laws and regulations in Germany are quite complicated as well.
Jan 15, 2019

Sweden Approves Their First Gambling Licences

The newly regulated Swedish online gambling market officially opened on the first day of 2019, with the country’s gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen, issuing new licences to both domestic and international operators.
Dec 11, 2018

The fifth annual SiGMA conference in Malta

The fifth annual edition of SiGMA took place on 28-30 November. Once again it united iGaming representatives from around the world. This landmark event was held at the convention and exhibition center in Ta’ Qali, near the capital of Malta. A number of events were also organized in St. Julians’s, Slima and other places of the hospitable island. The summit was attended by 12,500 people from 80 countries and the attendees listened to the presentations of over 200 experts and gambling market participants.
Nov 14, 2018

The types of online casino licenses

In order to legally provide gaming services associated with sports betting, lotto, poker and bingo, an online casino owner must obtain a license. Its absence challenges the successful work of an online platform, due to the fact that the operator is unable to open a bank account or even put any games on their site. That is because one has to make a contract with gambling software provider for that, which cannot be done without a license. Besides, a gambling license often comes with reduced tax rate and other benefits.