Many online gambling sites accessed from British Parliament computers

Many online gambling sites accessed from British Parliament computers

It can often be a problem for businesses that employees sometimes access various non-work related  web sites from their work place computers. Recent statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that internet gambling web sites were accessed around 700 000 times yearly from computers located in the British Houses of Parliament. Online gambling sites

Update on the United Kingdom Tax on Online Gambling

Fixed odds betting machines casino type games used to launder money

Since the end of 2011 there has been movement by the British government to reform gambling legislation. This review has been in the offing since the Gambling Act was passed in 2005 when provision was made for changes to be made if judged necessary. In the 2012 Budget a major change was announced, this was

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Online Gambling Bill for second Time

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Online Gambling Bill for second Time

In 2011 the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill to allow online gambling in the state but at the very last minute it was vetoed by the governor, Chris Christie. (See article: New Jersey Senate Committee passes online gambling bill). There were several concerns at the time including that horse racing in the state would

Spain Very Strict about Online Gambling Infringements

Spain Very Strict about Online Gambling Infringements

When the Spanish gaming market was liberalised strict regulations governing any illegal online gambling were put in place. In June 2012 the Spanish Gaming Regulator granted the first gaming licences. Since then no company may legally offer online gambling to Spanish citizens without a Spanish licence. Licences from other jurisdictions are not recognised. Fifty four

British Gambling Laws out of date according to MPs

The Present Situation and the Future of Online Gambling in the United Kingdom

At a meeting of the Commons Culture Committee Members of Parliament claimed that current gambling laws in the United Kingdom are out of date in particular when viewed in the context of online gambling and changes in society. Members of Parliament criticised the 2005 Gambling Act  which was to have liberalised the British gambling industry.

United States Crack Down on Internet Café Gambling

United States Crack Down on Internet Café Gambling

As the result of investigations ongoing over the past year several states have made arrests after the discovery of illegal online gambling taking place in internet cafés across the United States. This appears to be quite a recent happening in the United States and follows raids on internet cafés in Malaysia and also in the

Native American Tribes and Internet Gambling

Native American Tribes and Internet Gambling

Income from casinos on Native American reservations contributes greatly to the economies of the tribes operating them. With all the activity in various states since the United States Justice Department issued an opinion on the 1961 Wire Act that means that online casino games and poker may no longer be illegal since they do not