The Norwegian government has strengthened and clarified its gambling payment blocking regulations in an attempt to reinforce its gambling monopoly model and protect vulnerable players.
UK lawmakers have thrown their weight behind the drive for banks and retailers to work together to enable customers to self-exclude from purchases such as alcohol and gambling, but do not support...
PSD2 entered into force on January 13, 2018 repealing Directive 2007/64/EC (PSD1).  The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, introduced new obligations...
Payment providers in the United States have “tremendous confidence” that facilitating transactions linked to sports betting and online gambling will not be deemed a violation of the Wire Act,...
Payment processors for U.S. lotteries must stay in “wait and see” mode after a recent brief from the Department of Justice offered little clarity for providers grappling with the confusion around...
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as the GDPR, significantly increases the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
An impending Belgian law which will remove a workaround for players who pay for online gambling with credit cards is facing a legal challenge from payment platform HiPay, along with a gaggle of...
Experts have suggested that the fractured approach to sports betting in the United States, engendered in part by the recent upheaval over the Wire Act, could end up driving a more innovative and...
The European Banking Authority's (EBA) single rulebook Q&A contains information on various regulations and directives to ensure consistent and effective application of the new regulatory...
Payment providers hoping to capitalize on the United States' fledging mobile and online sports-betting market must be prepared to play an advocacy role in educating local policymakers and firms...
The UK’s gambling regulator will today launch a consultation on restricting the use of credit cards in online gambling, including the possibility of a blanket ban, in an attempt to reduce the risk...
The Norwegian Gaming Authority is looking to make payment provider bans “more efficient”, after sending letters to six Malta-based online gambling operators that have allegedly continued to market...
In a milestone Congressional hearing this week U.S. lawmakers examined the challenges faced by legal marijuana businesses in accessing financial services, and considered establishing safe harbor...
On February 12, 2019, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance adopted the regulation on requirements for financial institutions' lending practices for consumer loans, including credit cards, under the...
Canada’s risk-averse banking sector has meant payment providers eyeing Canada’s multi-billion dollar marijuana industry are still struggling to gain a foothold in the market, despite federal...
There is still support to process payments in the regulated U.S. online gambling market, despite the uncertainty created by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) revised opinion on the Wire Act,...

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