The NBLB had also banned the use of celebrities and sports stars from endorsing online bookies, but Judge John Mativo of Milimani Law Courts noted that regulation wasn’t anchored on law.
The board Director Liti Wambua said that – “We wish to remind you that gaming has a potential to harm the consumer with a possibility of leading to addiction as well as some disorder. We therefore
Along with this, the Kenyan-licensed gambling operators are continuing to face demands to collectively pay the sum of $257 million, which the government claims to be unpaid taxes. The government has issued a final warning stating that any operator that is found to be in arrears by the 1st of July, will have their licenses revoked.
The Swedish regulatory body, Spelinspektionen warned and penalised both Betway Ltd and Mandalorian Technologies Ltd. The two operators were found to be repeatedly breaking the rules regarding bonus offers.
Betway, which operates in the country under the Betway.se domain was fined a sum of SEK5 Million ($520,000), while Mandalorian’s casino sites, noaccountcasino.com and prankcasino.com was fined SEK9 million ($935,000). It was said that these two companies had “some compliance” but “further measures must be taken to achieve full compliance” with the regulators rules
Currently gambling advertisements, including online casinos, is prohibited in Russia – causing for Google to face a fine of around €6,500, however this figure hasn’t been confirmed.
This isn’t the first offense in the past few months, in December of 2018, Google was found to be displaying blacklisted gambling sites in their search results. The Russian Telecom Regulatory Authority fined google €6,500 along with giving a list of a further 3,000 gambling sites that should be blocked
The current legislation establishes that all search engines must check a registry of banned sites and remove them from their search results. The registry currently has over 100,000 websites and the government is studying the possibility of a new law that would raise the penalty for such violations.
This isn’t the first time these proposals have circulated in Spain, their Finance Minister – Maria Montero has previously suggested to place a similar ban on gambling, to the one in place for tobacco products.
It has been said that any operator who is found in contravention with the proposed ban could result in the cancellation of the operator’s license, however
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