The Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor is imposing tougher and wider censorship, which will include sports media portals and its affiliates.

Russia.- Roskomnadzor, the Russian media regulator is stepping up online gaming censorship including sports media portals and its affiliates and heighting its IP-restrictions, which targets high traffic affiliate websites.


Lotteries and land-based casinos are exempted from the new tax.

Belgium.- Belgium’s government has set a new gaming legislation to add the Value-Added Tax –VAT– to online gambling services. The latest decision ended with the VAT exemption the industry had been under.


Remote gambling operators based in Gibraltar remain committed to their homes in the British Overseas Territory despite the outcome of last month’s historic United Kingdom-wide referendum on membership of the European Union.


The UK Gambling Commission announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information with Portugal gambling regulator Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ).

Landmark Agreement


Internet freedom is essential to keeping the ball rolling for the online gambling industry. The latest adjustments to the laws regarding online betting in Poland and the Czech Republic have shaken the tree which may well result in a surge in online poker activity. The neighboring countries currently have gambling laws which make online poker illegal.