Following a comprehensive review and a full public consultation last year, the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) have launched new Advertising Codes to come into force on September 1st 2010, including a dedicated lottery advertising section governing ads by the National Lottery and lotteries licensed under the UK Gambling Act.
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Nearly two weeks on from the daring armed robbery at the EPT Berlin event where four masked men got away with more than €240,000 in cash, German police have now arrested a second suspect involved in the heist after another man turned himself in earlier this week and revealed the names of his three accomplices.
Following the enactment of anti-gambling legislation on January 1st of this year, the Polish Football Association has now officially suspended its cooperation agreement with Swedish online gaming operator Unibet, title sponsors of the second division of the Polish football league.
Internet Service Providers in Estonia have begun to implement measures to block citizens' access to illegal online gambling sites following the release of the first blacklist by the country's Tax and Customs Administration. Included in the preliminary list seen by Gaming Intelligence are 175 international sites, including some of the best known brands in the market.
The U.S Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri has confirmed that a sixth man has pleaded guilty in a federal court, facing up to five years in federal prison for his role in conducting an illegal online gambling business targeting the U.S market, part of the same gambling operation which has seen five others also plead guilty in the past month.
Horse racing fans in the Australian State of New South Wales were presented yesterday with one of the more complicated ways imaginable to place bets via the internet while at racecourses, after Racing NSW moved forward to try and enact some of the recommendations of an independent review of wagering in the state which was published in October 2008.
Advocate General Mengozzi of the European Court of Justice said in an Opinion issued Thursday that neither the freedom of establishment nor the freedom to provide services gives gaming licence holders the right to offer gambling on the territory of other Member States, especially in relation to a purely 'off-shore' licence.
Following a joint investigation by the UK Gambling Commission and the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), a 24 year-old man from Sheffield has been cautioned after suspicious betting patterns were uncovered concerning a number of greyhound races which were run in advance of their advertised times.
After recent research showed that maintaining the status quo in Florida with regard to online poker would do little to ensure consumer protection, state representative Joseph Abruzzo has filed a bill in the House of Representatives which would allow intra-state online poker to be provided to residents by cardroom operators within the state of Florida.
In a serious blow to the organisers of the European Poker Tour, a police investigation has been launched following an armed robbery this weekend during Day 4 of the EPT Berlin event when gunmen attempted to make off with the tournament prize pool.
Having successfully challenged the Italian government's gaming laws on a number of occasions in the past, Stanleybet is turning up the heat on France, writing to both houses of the French parliament to highlight its legal challenge to the "fundamentally flawed" monopoly status of FDJ and PMU in the offline market.