New UK Gambling Laws Now in Force

New gambling laws to protect children and vulnerable people, cut crime and keep games fair came into force on 1st September.

Greece sets scene for the next EU online gambling battleground

Greek authorities have reportedly arrested nine people for ‘illegally’ betting with an unnamed British bookmaker.

UK Gambling advertising laws to be scrapped

A ban on TV and radio adverts for casinos, betting shops and online gambling sites is to be scrapped. The new revised rules will come into operation in September 2007, as part of the Gambling Act 2005.

Italy is failing to comply with existing EU law

A press release issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 6th March, ruled that a claim by Stanleybet International, a UK licensed bookmaker should be upheld, claiming that Italian authorities were failing to comply with existing EU law on freedom of businesses to provide services.

EU calls US betting law 'protectionist'

US legislation on online betting was described as “protectionist” by the European Union’s top financial regulator on Tuesday and may trigger legal action before the World Trade Organisation.