News & Analysis

News In Brief: August 22-August 26, 2022

Malta's gambling regulator has cancelled a licence, Ontario issues a fine to Unibet for non-compliant advertising and companies line up for Massachusetts launch.

Albania Approves Return Of Casinos

Albania’s government has approved controversial plans to allow for the return of casinos to its capital city, leading opposition lawmakers to call for an investigation into possible corruption.

A region including the Albanian capital of Tirana where casinos are now allowed to be operated was rubber-stamped by deputy prime minister Erion Braçe on September 2 and published on September 8 in the country’s official gazette.

The amendment to the country’s 2015 primary gambling legislation came into effect immediately.

Research & Reports

Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe

Advertising is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the European gambling industry. In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the current situation regarding gambling advertising in all jurisdictions. The map highlights the differences among the countries that allow, partially prohibit or forbid gambling advertising.

Albania Country Report

The Albanian government adopted the law regulating the conditions and technical requirements for online gambling licensing in late November 2017. Albania currently has one licensed online gambling operator.

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