Lotteriinspektionen victorious after court upheld offshore promotion ban

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Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has claimed victory after Aftonbladet and Expressen, the two country’s leading newspapers, were told they cannot provide links to unregulated offshore companies. Both newspapers appealed an injunction imposed by Lotteriinspektionen in 2013 demanding they cease promoting links to foreign online gaming sites. The Chamber of Commerce civil court found that providing links to offshore gaming …

Belarus

Belarusian online gambling launch date confirmed

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The Belarusian tax ministry has confirmed the country will regulate online gambling from the start of April 2019. Vladimir Mukvich, the Deputy Tax and Duties Minister, informs that there would be a transitional period lasting for two years, through the 1st of April 2019, when online operators would be able to apply for an online gaming licence. Mukvich added that …

EGBA urges Norwegian authorities to rethink regulations

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has suggested the Norwegian government to introduce new regulations to enable foreign gaming companies to operate in the country, arguing that the current system is “not sustainable”. According to current regulations, Norwegian punters can legally gamble with either Norsk Tipping or Norsk Rikstoto, however, some choose to place bets with international companies that …