Gambling Regulations in Different Parts of the World
In terms of international online betting legislation, every government has a different stance on the matter. While some countries have embraced internet gambling, others are doing all in their power to outlaw it. It’s also possible to see vastly varied approaches to online gaming in countries within the same continent.
When it comes to regulations in one country, the United States is an excellent example. Furthermore, each state has its own set of rules, making it much more difficult to understand the federal regulations. Online gambling is completely legal in certain places and may be accessed by anybody inside such states’ borders. More than a few jurisdictions are continuing their efforts at snatching up the money of reputable gaming websites.
Ohio Gambling Laws
A person must be 18 years old to bet in an Ohio-licensed institution, according to state law. The legal age to gamble in Ohio casinos is 21 years old. The first infraction is the most common penalty for a first-time gambling violation. According to Ohio gambling regulations, further crimes are felonies of the 5th degree.
A total of 11 Ohio casinos are open for business, with four of them being resorts. Online slots, live stream poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, and other in-house card games are all available in Ohio’s casinos. There are also online poker rooms accessible. The other casinos in Ohio are situated in off-track betting venues and are referred to as racinos. These look a lot like tv lottery parlors.
Online sports betting is legal in Ohio, but the state government must still work on it before any sites can go up. Gaming online is already a great choice for Ohioans since they may participate in authorized gambling sites that are situated beyond the US.
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European and British Gambling Laws
Online betting is permitted in a wide variety of nations throughout Europe. Some governments have explicitly banned it, while others have authorized it and established appropriate regulatory structures. Britain is the greatest illustration of the second kind of country. Gambling over the internet is not only safe and easy, but it is also entirely legal. The Gambling Commission has established rules for any site that wants to provide its services to the people of the United Kingdom. In 2005, the Gaming Board was abolished and replaced with this entity.
Furthermore, there are other nations in Europe that follow the same model as the UK. There are severe licensing requirements in France, but if a company meets the requirements, it may accept French consumers. Despite this, casino games are presently prohibited. They at minimum have clear legislation, but in other nations, things are a lot hazier.
In Oceania/Australia, gambling laws are strictly enforced.
The regulations governing gaming in Australia are quite restrictive. Only conventional sports betting and lottery-style games are presently authorized to be offered to Australian citizens. Online sports streaming betting and casino games are not permitted. However, given these sites are outside of the authority of the Australian government, there are no laws prohibiting Australians from accessing them.
Online Sports betting is explicitly regulated in New Zealand, which is a rarity in other countries. In 2003, the government enacted new legislation to ensure that its rules were clear and understandable. For the first time, the law explicitly specified that using international websites was lawful. Advertising on these kinds of websites is, however, prohibited in New Zealand.
African Gambling Laws
There are few nations in Africa that have established laws on internet gambling, with the noteworthy exception of South Africa. Land-based betting, on the other hand, is completely legal in the area and comes in a variety of formats. Casinos may be found in a number of nations.
Gambling Legislation in Germany
Gambling regulations in Germany are difficult, but they are always evolving. As of 2021, all states will be bound by a new Interstate Treaty, which will standardize regulations and open the door to the granting of licenses among them. It used to be the case that each state had its own set of regulations.
Because of the treaty, sports betting licenses and a wide range of markets, including internet gambling, are available. However, each state has its own system for opening betting shops and other brick-and-mortar outlets for land-based gambling.
Some kinds of betting have a limit on the amount of money you can wager. In order to prevent individuals from wagering too much in one sitting, slot machines are regulated at a “per-spin” fee, and bookies are limited in the number of markets that they may provide.
Keeping up with changes in your country’s casino laws is critical. While many nations allow offshore gambling, which allows customers to engage with gaming firms situated overseas, these companies may also be subject to laws, as is the case in many other countries. When compared to other nations, European countries tend to have more lax casino and gambling legislation.
XLMedia Partially Disposes Personal Finance Assets for $1.3 Million
XLMedia has announced the part disposal of the Group’s Personal Finance assets for a total cash consideration of $1.3 million (the Disposal). The Disposal comprises domains and websites including Investor Junkie, Greedy Rates and Young and Thifty owned by XLMedia Publishing Limited and Webpals Systems SC Limited, subsidiaries of XLMedia plc. The cash generated from the Disposal will be utilised in the day-to-day operations of the business.
The Disposal is in line with the Company’s strategy to exit non-core activities while focusing on the Group’s Sports and Gaming business, expanding its North American Sports footprint, while also refining and developing the Group’s EU Sports portfolio, and the Group’s Gaming assets in selected markets, including the US.
In the year ended 31 December 2022, the assets relating to the Personal Finance division generated revenues of $1.9 million and EBITDA loss of $1.3 million.
The Personal Finance assets were excluded from continuing operations as disclosed in the Company’s year ended 31 December 2022 results and have no impact on earnings in the current financial year.
Following the sale of these assets to MPD Media, the process to sell the remaining Personal Finance assets is at an advanced stage, but there is no certainty that a transaction or transactions will complete.
IGSA Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) is celebrating 25 years of its role in support of gaming industry standards.
IGSA president Peter DeRaedt said: “In addition to the many champions and pioneers of our technical standards, we’re also proud and honoured to have featured a keynote video by Trevor Croker, CEO of Aristocrat Leisure, a founding IGSA member, and this week to feature a keynote video address by Rich Schneider, chief product officer of Light & Wonder and another 25-year IGSA member.”
Mark Pace, vice-president of the IGSA, said: “It has been great to see the congratulations and well wishes come in from all over the world from our current and former members, friends and colleagues.
“These companies have joined in celebrating IGSA’s 25-year anniversary through video messages that we have posted on our social media channels and website.
“We invite all our current and past members to join us at our annual meeting celebration and get-together at Canaletto in the Palazzo on October 10 while you’re at G2E.”
Former iGaming Director Unveils Holistic Wellbeing Platform for the Gaming industry
HabitRewire, an industry leader in health and wellbeing for the iGaming sector, announced the debut of its innovative iGaming wellbeing platform. The turnkey white-label wellbeing solution can be accessed at any time, anywhere via a user-friendly app, helping employees across the world improve their wellbeing 24/7, inside and outside the workplace.
Presented as a ready-to-use white-label solution that can be branded as the company’s own, it offers an holistic, wide-ranging, and result-driven wellbeing solution that can be instantly deployed.
The platform draws upon HabitRewire’s ‘Habit Rewiring’ methodology, which is backed by robust scientific evidence. This innovative method is engineered to stimulate sustainable behavioural change, helping employees use daily practices to build the skills and habits to improve their physical health, mental wellbeing, and workplace productivity.
“True health and wellness stretch beyond diet and exercise,” affirmed Leo Judkins, Founder of HabitRewire. “Our platform delivers personalised, comprehensive wellbeing interactions across nutrition, movement, sleep, stress, time management and productivity to help employees reach their goals efficiently and effectively, wherever they are.”
The uniqueness of HabitRewire’s platform lies in its CRM capabilities and unique focus on the iGaming industry, reflecting Judkins’ rich, 12-year experience as a CRM Director in the field. His extensive knowledge from developing marketing automation platforms and managing global marketing teams, combined with personal journey of losing 35kg has directly influenced the creation of the HabitRewire platform.
“We use behavioural data, customer segmentation, and automated lifecycle campaigns to create personalised interactions throughout the employees entire wellbeing journey. From the initial stages of activation, onboarding and engagement, right through to retention and reactivation phases.” Judkins noted.
HabitRewire’s platform incorporates an various features such as weekly challenges, daily check-ins, community chats for peer-to-peer encouragement, leaderboards, workouts, recipe books and lifestyle guides.
Designed with the modern workforce in mind, the platform provides employee with a personalised dashboard that includes training advice, nutrition tips, and recovery strategies. The app allows users to schedule coaching calls with a team of experts that includes certified nutritionists, online personal trainers, sleep coaches, stress management professionals, and behaviour change specialists. Additionally, users can track their progress in real-time and sync their data with wearables and services like Apple Health.
“Most wellbeing solutions aren’t accessible for the employees who need it the most. They simply don’t have the time or energy to participate, which a key part of the problem. Our objective is to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals, no matter where they are in their journey or what’s going on in their life right now” stated Judkins.
HabitRewire’s innovative platform signifies the shift towards proactive and individual care in the workplace, delivering wellbeing solutions directly to employees’ fingertips, no matter if they work from home or from an office.
Companies using HabitRewire’s platform can expect enhanced performance, increased productivity, and a significantly improved working environment. All quantified in weekly management reports that show measurable results.
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