Unlicensed Operation

Australian watchdog taking trio of iGaming entities to federal court

LAs part of its long-running crackdown on unlicensed iGaming operators and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has commenced civil actions in federal court against a t...

American Gaming Association urges federal government to act on illegal gambling

In the United States and the American Gaming Association trade group has implored the federal government to initiate a coordinated crackdown against unregulated ‘skill game’ machines and illegal online casino a...

Australian regulator continuing its crackdown on unlicensed iGaming domains

In Australia and the nation’s media and communications watchdog is continuing its campaign against unlicensed iGaming domains by announcing that it has blocked access to six more potentially shady sites. The...

Betting and Gaming Council highlights Europe’s black market iGaming scene

In the United Kingdom and the influential Betting and Gaming Council lobby group has drawn attention to the size of Europe’s black market iGaming scene while warning that the British gambling landscape now stan...

Kindred Group has been ordered to abandon Norway or begin paying fines

The gaming regulator for Norway has reportedly ordered prominent online casino operator Kindred Group to stop servicing players in the Scandinavian nation or risk being hit with daily fines of up to €118,649 ($...

Tak Chun Group boss arrested on criminal gang charges in Macau

The man behind Asian junket giant Tak Chun Group, Levo Chan Weng Lin (pictured), was reportedly arrested by Macau police on Friday over allegations that he also holds a senior position within a local triad crim...

Legislators in Sweden to consider a range of punt casino iGaming safety proposals

In an attempt to increase the safety of its domestic online casino market and the government of Sweden has reportedly introduced punt casino legislation that could require iGaming business-to-business software supplier...

MGCB: Michigan residents using unregulated online gaming operators face serious risks

In Michigan, the government agency that provides oversight of the state's gaming industry recently warned residents who use unregulated gaming sites to place wagers may risk losing their deposit and fall victim...

Macau regulator confirms shuttering of all Suncity Group gaming lounges

In Macau and the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau regulator has reportedly confirmed the temporary closure of all local VIP gaming lounges operated by junket firm Suncity Group. According to a repor...

Alvin Chau Cheok Wa to resign as boss of Suncity Group Holdings Limited

Following his arrest by police in mainland China over the weekend and Alvin Chau Cheok Wa (pictured) is reportedly set to stand down as Chief Executive Officer for Asian casino investor Suncity Group Holdings L...

Macau arrests eleven over illegal mainland gambling allegations

In Macau and the Judiciary Police has reportedly announced the arrest of eleven individuals for allegedly having ties to illicit gambling supposedly being conducted by local junket giant Suncity Group. Accor...

Pair of offshore online lottery services hit by ACMA blocking orders

The media and communications watchdog for Australia has stepped up its crackdown against unlicensed online gaming websites by instituting a formal block against the remote lottery services at Red Fox Lotto and ...

Dutch regulator to investigate 25 iGaming sites for potential infractions

The gaming regulator for the Netherlands has announced that it is to investigate 25 iGaming sites following allegations that these domains may have been illicitly offering Dutch players the chance to remotely e...

ACMA watchdog expands blocking remit to iGaming affiliate advertising sites

In Australia and the nation’s media and communications watchdog has announced that it has stepped up its fight against iGaming sites that may be attempting to offer their services to local punters without a lic...