Month: January 2019

EA Ceases Sale of FIFA Points in Belgium After Loot Box Ban

Loot boxes in video games have been a subject of heated debates for over a year now and with more and more countries beginning to look into them, game developers are being subjected to even more pressure. In April 2018, Belgium declared that loot boxes in video games constituted to unregulated gambling, a decision that subsequently forced companies like Valve and Blizzard that sold these items to terminate their sale in the country. Renowned video game developer, Electronic Arts which is popularly known as EA, on the other hand, took a public stand against the ruling. The company even...

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Spelinspektionen Issues Warning Over Self-Exclusion Failings

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator has recently threatened to take tough action on online gambling licensees who fail to comply with the country’s self-exclusion scheme. These operators stand to have their licenses rescinded of they fail to go by the terms of their licenses. Sweden regulated online gaming industry is barely a month old after it went live on January 1 and since the gaming regulator has noted a series of failings on the part of the online casino operators. This is what prompted the warning that required the operators to adjust their systems appropriately or risk being...

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Casino 2000 Gains Responsible Gambling Approval

Casino 2000, the only legal gambling establishment in Luxembourg has finally gained responsible gambling certification after having been ascertained to have met the requirements of the European Casino Association’s (ECA) Responsible Gambling Framework. The casino is the latest gaming establishment to achieve the feat following an independent audit of the organization that was conducted by the Global Guidance Group. The audit was designed to ensure that the gambling establishment is acting in line with the latest standards in responsible gambling for the licenses land-based gaming industry in Europe. It is now among a host of other ECA members that...

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