How New Gaming Legislation Affects Gaming at Online Casinos
How New Gaming Legislation Affects Gaming at Online Casinos. Online blackjack and roulette players expect to win. New online gambling legislation doesn't always deliver a winning hand to the casino industry.
The UK government enforced a law to ban online gamblers from using credit cards at iGaming websites. The ban applies to all forms of online gambling, from playing slots to buying lottery tickets.
Finland is introducing new gambling laws to protect its citizens from problem gambling. The new law has far-reaching consequences. It affects how Finns deposit money to foreign casinos and how operators advertise and verify their customers.
After years of debates in parliament, Canada legalized single-sports betting in June this year. Ontario has already launched a fully-fledged online sportsbook. Canada is yet to legalize online casinos at a federal level.
The Department of Justice allowed states to run online casinos in 2011. Four states created online casino laws. Most states remained opposed to legalized online gambling. In 2018, the US Supreme Court created leeway for states. More than 20 states permit sports gambling of some form.
Sweden has new law that encourages offshore casinos to get licenses from the Swedish gambling authority. Offshore casinos can no longer advertise on Swedish media unless they're licensed.
Norwegian law in 2017 appointed Norsk Tipping as the only online gambling company in the country. It also ordered banks to stop processing payments to offshore casinos. However, the law didn't succeed in stopping Norwegians from gambling through overseas websites.
Malta introduced a new act to regulate modern casino sites in 2018. The new law consolidates all gambling-related laws in Malta. Malta has 12 subsidiaries under the new Act.
Curacao is changing its laws to make it tougher for applicants and revising its tax policy to attract more casinos. New laws introduced in Holland also affect Curacoa. Curacoans living in countries where gambling is illegal will not be allowed to play online.