The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has written to around 170 payment providers across the EU warning that they could be violating Swedish law if they process transactions on behalf...
President Donald Trump’s administration has clamped down on the provision of remittances to Cuba, as well as payments involving the country made through U.S. correspondent banks.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has sided with an Austrian consumer group claiming retailers cannot block SEPA direct debits from payers located in another member state.
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...
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...
The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has formed a new division to identify money laundering and other financial crime threats stemming from outside American...
E-wallet providers in the UK say they are ready to work with the country’s gambling regulator after it threatened to restrict betting using any payment method that could be funded by credit card.
The online gaming industry appears to have the upper hand in its battle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over the U.S. Wire Act of 1961, but a leading gaming attorney in Washington, D.C....
International card schemes may face new compliance headaches in Russia after laws were passed designed to prevent them from complying with US and EU sanctions in the country’s banking sector.
Gambling giant Kindred was this week hit with a €470,000 fine for offering online gambling to Dutch customers without a licence, making it the latest in a string of operators caught out by their...
Offshore gambling and payments companies have suffered another setback in their rolling battle to defeat the Norwegian government’s payment blocking campaign.
In an effort to resurrect a ban on internet gambling, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday appealed a June 3 decision by a federal judge in New Hampshire who ruled the U.S. Wire Act of...
The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has published in the official journal of the European Union Decision (EU) 2019/1349 of the European Central Bank of July 26, 2019 on the...
On July 24, 2019, the Gambling Commission announced in a press release its intention to launch a 12-week public consultation, beginning in mid-August 2019, on how to approach the use of credit...
The UK gambling regulator has said it is considering restricting or banning the use of e-wallets to pay for online betting, as it confirmed it would introduce curbs on gambling by credit card.
Kenyan market-leading operator SportPesa has cancelled its sports sponsorships in the country effective immediately, blaming uncertainty about licence renewals and the implementation of payment...

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