Monopoly ad banned in the UK

What can be more ridiculous? ASA has recently banned an online advertisement featuring the character associated with the Monopoly game, The Guardian reports. Or was it actually a good thing? Let’s find out. What happened? ASA, the Advertising Standards Authority, has found an ad online that featured Rich Uncle Pennybags, the character you most likely associate with Monopoly. The ad was placed on a regular website, but it didn’t lead to a monopoly website. It was a gambling ad that

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Illegal gambling cases in Vietnam

This April the number of solved illegal gambling cases in Vietnam has surged. Here’s what’s known about it and how this can affect South African gambling. State of gambling in Vietnam Vietnam is a difficult country for gamblers. Gambling is prevalent in the country. However, it’s not legal. The country doesn’t allow any form of gambling except the National Lottery. Even sports betting is illegal there unlike in South Africa. The government is afraid that its people are going to

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Men Outnumber Women in Problem Gambling in Sweden

A recent report shows women have more gambling problems than men in Sweden. Why is that and what does Sweden’s policy on gambling have to do with this? Read the article to find out. Gambling in Sweden Sweden is home to many well known gaming developers. This includes the online slot giant, NetEnt. No wonder Sweden has so much gamblers in the country. The gross gambling turnover in Sweden is as high as $2.5 billion. With only 9 million of

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FOBT Terminals To Have Warnings

If you’ve ever had a cigarette, you know what this means. South Africa hasn’t yet switched to the plain packaging, and all cigarette packs show you a grim image. It’s either an image of your lungs on nicotine, or a slogan that discourages you from smoking. The UK is going to introduce the same warnings on gambling machines. Read the article to learn why. Problem gambling as a health hazard You may not know this, but gambling can be very

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Italy bans gambling ads: are there pitfalls?

While this is definitely not the harshest of gambling regulations, Italy tried its best. Earlier this year, the country banned all forms of gambling ads, whether online or offline. What does this mean for the industry and the players there? Read to find out. $200 million lost The gambling industry in Italy was spending over $200 million a year on advertizing. While this is not a huge sum in the broader scope of GDP, it’s quite significant either way. These

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Argentina to Legalize Online Gambling

Recently, the Governor of Buenos Aires announced that he will be signing a document that would effectively make online gambling legal in the capital province. How this is going to work, and what are the problems with the regulation? Read in our article. How Buenos Aires legalization is going to work Here’s what the Governor has in mind. The only place in Argentina that will be fair game for online casinos is the capital province. That’s only one of the

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Australian Illegal Gambling Will Reach AU$2 Billion in 2020

That’s a pretty big number, isn’t it? That’s a bit over $1.4 billion or R20 billion. Join the article to learn more about how this market operates, and what this means for you. Australian gambling laws Australian gambling laws basically replicate those of South Africa. The country has quite a good attitude to gambling as a whole, but it doesn’t treat all gambling equally. Australia makes land-based gambling legal, and you can probably find a gambling machine in a bar,

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Ontario: Feds have to legalize single-event sports betting

Canada officials are speaking up in support of legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada, Toronto Sun reports. The issue is hard to understand to outsiders, as it only touches on some countries. Follow the article to dig in and understand what’s up with Canada’s laws. The current laws Currently, you can’t bet on a single event in Canada. The reasons behind this are too complex to touch in this article, but the outcome is pretty clear. If you live

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German Officials Announce New Gambling Regulation

The German government is now on the way to introduce new regulations on sports betting, Dr. Stulz-Herrnstadt reports. The report is fresh and doesn’t have wide publicity yet, as it is only reported by Dr. Stulz-Herrnstadt’s firm, DLA Piper. The information they provide hints at the fact that sports betting is not going to face a ban from the government. Here is what the draft of the legislation on gambling is focused on. Experimental periods for sports betting Sports betting

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Labour wants changes in the UK Gambling Act

The UK has been the hub of European gambling for over a decade. There are probably hundreds if not thousands of casinos that are registered with the UK Gambling Commission. It’s doing its job well too. Thanks to the Commission, we have access to self-exclusion that has become the norm in the world of gambling. The Commission promotes a healthy attitude towards gambling. So healthy that the top British sports betting companies decided to stop advertising in the hours when

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The Netherlands Announces a Blackout for Illegal Gambling Operators

Recently, we’ve reported about the Netherlands being on the path towards the legalisation of a gambling market. It was not known what steps the country’s legislators are going to take in order to make sure this happens. Today, we know one thing for sure. Illegal operators that are now operating within the country, target Dutch people, or accept players from the Netherlands will be kept away from the market. This measure will be in force right until the bill about

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The Netherlands to legalize online gambling

It’s finally happening, the Netherlands authorities are legalizing remote gambling! The Senate voted “yes” on this issue on 19 February, De Kansspelautoriteit reports. There isn’t a unanimous accord on when the Act is going to be in full power. Here is what is know as of today. The Netherlands Gambling Commission has previously stated that fining illegal gambling operators doesn’t work (link here). The thing is they’re registered elsewhere, and getting them to pay a fine is virtually impossible. This

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PayPal weakness discovered

A young man with no savings was able to spend £150,000 in debt using his PayPal account, The Guardian reports. One psychiatrist reported that her client who was under treatment for gambling addiction spent a huge amount of money overnight. The young man was struggling with his habit and ended up with no savings on his account. In that night that possibly ruined his future, he sat down to gamble and was not able to stop. How did a man

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The Gambling Commission Announces New Rules

Last week, the Gambling Commission announced an upgrade to their KYC policy for all governed bodies, BBC reports. Previously, gambling websites were supposed to prove the gamblers’ identity within a timeframe of 72 hours. The new data that the Gambling Commission gathered suggests this might not be good enough. The new policy that all casinos have to comply with is to identify the player before they can place any bets on the platform. Casinos have time until 7 May to

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Denmark Lottery pleads for sports betting ads ban

Following the latest news that Uganda president banned sports betting, this industry is now under scrutiny in Denmark. Right now, people in Denmark see sports betting advertisement in nearly any football match. For many, this state of things is quite annoying. Not everyone is fond of betting, but they are forced to see these ads instead of the conventional sponsors or sports events like Nike or Adidas. However, it was not the general public that offered to ban the advertisement

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Uganda to ban sports betting

A whole industry will disappear in one of the African countries. The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has issued a ban on sports betting. The way this is going to work is that no new licenses are going to be issued and the old ones will not be renewed upon expiration date. Sports betting operators will have some time to set their affairs in order before closing, or going abroad. It’s hard to see a whole industry slowly die

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Netherlands Gaming Authority: fining illegal operators doesn’t work

The Netherlands Gaming Authority published the Supervisory Agenda 2019. In this document, the agency outlined the problems they are facing as a regulator and possible ways to tackle them. Among other things, NGA mentioned the fact that fining illegal operators doesn’t seem to work. The idea behind fines is simple: you disincentivize an abusive operator. If they have to pay handsomely for breaking a rule, they might as well follow it. However, it is not as easy when we are

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Top 3 best slots of 2018

2018 was a good year for the industry. We have seen a lot of innovation in gambling. For instance, NetEnt released its VR slot, Gonzo Quest that changed the way we saw gambling as a whole. Here are the three new online slots we think were the best new titles of 2018. Castle Builders 2 by Rabcat Are you tired of conventional slots? Castle Builders 2 is just the thing you wanna play! This iSlot is in many ways more

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ICE Africa to be held on 24 of October

This October the only pan-African B2B Gaming event, ICE Africa, is going to go down in Johannesburg, South Africa. It represents 24 African nations and is a significant milestone in the industry. It is the second time this event takes place in Africa. This points out the fact that Africa is becoming an important gaming hub. Visitors from Africa and from all around the globe will come together in Johannesburg to witness the best products that the industry offers. ICE

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APCW (Association of Players, Casinos, and Webmasters)

CasinoHEX South Africa team strongly recommends every gambler to subscribe to APCW - the Association of Players, Casinos, and Webmasters YouTube channel as it provides honest and transparent audits on gambling sites.

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