Tag Archives: IP blocking
- Swedish internet service provider sounds alarm over gambling IP-blocking plans
January 25, 2016
An internet service provider in Sweden is sounding the alarm over the government’s plan to IP-block unauthorized online gambling sites. Over the weekend, leading Swedish ISP Bahnhof released a statement saying it had received an email from an investigator hired by the Swedish government to consider ways to “efficiently” prevent...
- Russia blocks dozens of international and domestic online gambling domains
October 22, 2015
Russia’s state agency for policing the internet has made good on its threat to block Russian gamblers from accessing unauthorized online gambling sites. In February, the Roskomnadzor agency announced it would accede to government requests for stronger controls over access to unauthorized internet sites. On Thursday, BookMAkersrating.ru reported that Roskomnadzor...
- Quebec shuts doors on international online gambling, opens window for Amaya
March 27, 2015
The Canadian province of Quebec plans to implement IP-blocking of internationally licensed online gambling sites, unless those sites obtain waivers from the provincial gambling regulator. Quebec’s Finance Minister Carlos Leitäo dropped his province’s 2015-16 budget plan on Thursday, which includes changes to the Consumer Protection Act and laws governing gambling....
- Austria to geo-block international sites as EU seeks to reduce digital barriers
March 26, 2015
Austria has decided to implement IP-blocking of online gambling sites not holding an Austrian license. At present, only the partially state-owned Casinos Austria is officially licensed to conduct online gambling within Austria via its Win2Day site. Austria’s Council of Ministers has now ordered internet service providers to block internationally licensed...
- GREAT MOMENTS IN CENSORSHIP: Israel drafts law to IP-block gambling sites
December 28, 2012
Israel could enact legislation in 2013 that would allow police to order internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to unauthorized online gambling websites without first obtaining a court order. The Justice Ministry issued draft legislation earlier this month that would allow an “authorized police officer” to order ISPs to...
- Russian ISPs could have licenses revoked for allowing gambling site access
November 28, 2012
Russia may be keen to roll out the welcome mat for resort-casino developers interested in building a facility near the far east port of Vladivostok, but gambling outside this area, or the country’s three other distant and largely inaccessible gambling-approved zones, is strictly in the ‘nyet nyet Soviet’ category. Last...
Russian betting industry icon Oleg Zhuravsky dies suddenly
March 17, 2017
Russia blocks Google over online gambling redirect
June 23, 2017
Marathon launch Russian-licensed sports betting site
July 21, 2017
Bitcoin touches $1,300 mark on Poloniex, Bitfinex
April 21, 2017