Review to the regulation of iGaming in 2020
During 2020, the different international regulatory authorities have introduced new laws that change the set scenario in the world, including Igaming.
The new legal scenario for online game in 2020
Below we collect some of the main normative changes in the online gaming industry undertaken during 2020. Many of these new rules have already entered into force, and other laws will begin to be applied during 2021:
United Kingdom and Ireland
The regulations applied in 2020 and with forecast for 2021 have as the main objective the protection of the player, with measures aimed at advertising and mainly to the control of losses. In Ireland, which includes a complete review of the legal framework of the game, the minimum age to be able to play gambling, including the national lottery, is set in 18 years.
The governmental investigations carried out during 2020 were aimed at reviewing the effectiveness of offshore operators controls in their market. Since January 1, 2020, it is declared illegal to bet on sporting events with minors, including ESPORTS.
Like UK, in 2020 it has focused its actions on losses control, limiting daily quantities in Igaming from December 1, 2020 to February 1, 2012, after which the measure seems will be reviewed in its effectiveness .
The newly approved legislation has focused on the control of advertising and other measures such as the progressive cancellation of welcome bonds.
Its regulatory measures are mainly directed to the slots, prohibiting accumulated jackpots and making a compulsory a lapse of 5 seconds between twist and turn, between other measures.
Holland (and Curaçao)
The Michigan Game Commission grants 15 provisional licenses to sports betting providers and online game. The online game and mainly sports betting suffered changes in its regulations also in states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.