Most European countries allow gaming operators to offer games of chance on the internet. Some countries let operators offer all kinds of games including Judi bola. There are those that only allow certain types such as betting and casino games. There are several entities that regulate the gaming industry in Europe.
UK Gambling Commission
The UK Gambling Commission took over the Gaming Board for Great Britain in 2007. Established by the Gambling Act of 2005, it regulates most betting firms in the UK. Only sports betting is not included. The UKGC oversees remote betting, including licensing of online gaming sites. The prestige of a UKGC license became amplified by the passage of the Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill. The Bill introduced a point-of-consumption tax for remote betting in the UK. It also required companies to get a license from the UKGC if they wanted to take bets from UK customers. It became a controversial change and some companies abandoned the UK market.
ARJEL of France
Better known as ARJEL, it was a result of the approval of the regulation of internet gambling in France in 2010. It oversees the new industry. It issues licenses for operators to offer web-based games in France. France is one of the largest betting markets in Europe and most operators want to penetrate it. Heavy taxation limited the scope of the industry. It also placed a limit on the ability of operators to provide competitive promotions and pricing for players.
AAMS of Italy
Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Strato is better known as AAMS. It regulates online gaming services in Italy. Italy wanted to modernize their laws in compliance with the European Commission rules. The rules dictated the treatment of member nations to operators from other countries. The AAMS issues licenses for remote gaming in various areas. These include casino games, sports betting, horse race wagering, and bingo.
Gibraltar Licensing Authority
The isle of Gibraltar became a hub for the online betting industry in the 1990s. It is now one of the most popular regulatory and licensing bodies in the world. It regulates companies under the Gambling Act of 2005. It ensures that companies follow regulations and maintain Gibraltar’s reputation.
There are several other entities that regulate and issue licenses in Europe. These include the ever-popular Malta Gaming Authority. As well as the Spanish Gaming Commission, Gambling Supervision Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, and Jersey Gambling Commission. Also the Belgian Gambling Commission and Danish Gambling Authority.