Unlicensed Operation

PAGCOR Blocks Nearly 75% of Detected Illegal Online Gambling Sites, Pushes for Online Gaming Regulation

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has made significant strides in its ongoing campaign against illegal online gaming, successfully blocking 5,793 of the 7,747 sites detected, which accoun...

Small House BV Prohibited from Offering Unlicensed Games in Sweden

The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has officially prohibited Small House BV from operating within the country due to the company’s lack of the necessary licensing. This decision is part of Spelinsp...

Chinese Police Intensify Crackdown on Euro 2024 Illegal Gambling Rings

As football enthusiasts around the globe immerse themselves in the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2024), Chinese authorities have been actively disrupting a surge of illegal online gambling activities associa...

ACMA Intensifies Crackdown on Illegal Offshore Gambling, Targets New Websites for Blocking in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has escalated its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by requesting that internet service providers (ISPs) block additional offshore gambling websi...

Michigan Gaming Control Board Cracks Down on Illegal Online Gaming: Cease-and-Desist Issued to Overseas Operator Bovada

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has initiated a decisive crackdown on Bovada, an offshore gaming company operating unlawfully within Michigan's jurisdiction. Responding to this breach, the MGCB dispatc...

ACMA Intensifies Crackdown on Illegal Gambling, Blocks More Websites to Protect Australian Consumers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has intensified its efforts to combat illegal gambling activities by requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block more websites found to be viol...

Christchurch Man Charged in Alleged Largest Illegal Lottery Case in New Zealand History; Over $11 Million Generated in Prizes

In what has been dubbed the largest illegal lottery operation ever uncovered in New Zealand, a Christchurch man and his company find themselves at the center of a significant legal battle. The charges they face...

Unveiling the Underworld: China’s Strict Anti-Gambling Laws Propel Crime into Southeast Asia

According to a comprehensive report from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), China's stringent laws against gambling, both offline and online, have inadvertently driven organized crime groups into Sout...

Ukraine Blocks Over 2,500 Illegal Gambling Websites; Investigation Includes $1.2B Suspected Money Laundering Case

Following the recent military gambling ban imposed on Ukrainian soldiers over cyber security concerns, the Prosecutor General' Office reportedly reveals that the Ukrainian lawmakers continue to address the adve...

The Dutch Gaming Association Calls on Legislature to Review Gambling Advertisement Ban

The Netherlands Online Gaming Association (NOGA) contends that the bill proposed in the House of Representatives, aiming to ban online gambling advertisements by online gambling operators, would push players to...

Romania Bans Gambling Facilities in Less Populated Areas to Combat Illegal Operators

Following the Prime Minister's approval, the Romanian Chamber of Deputies passed a law to ban land-based gambling operations in small cities and villages with populations of less than 15,000 residents. As repor...

Spelinspektionen Issues SEK300,000 Fine to Yggdrasil for Supplying its Online Gaming Software to Unlicensed Operator

Yggdrasil, a globally recognized iGaming provider, must pay a fine of SEK300,000, which is approximately €26,218, to Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, for supposedly providing gaming software to...

Spillemyndigheden Reached the Record for Blocking Sites In One Year; Blocks 83 Non-Legal Gambling Websites

Spillemyndigheden, the gambling authority in Denmark, managed to successfully block 83 websites that provide non-legal gambling in the said state at the court in Næstved. In addition, this marks the 10th time t...