In 2012, Cyprus banned all forms of online gaming except for fixed-odds sports betting and lottery sales. Betting exchanges are prohibited as well.
To offer sports betting in Cyprus, a Cyprus online gaming license is required.
In addition to prohibiting online gaming, Cyprus has created an online gaming site blacklist. ISPs in Cyprus are required to block access to all the sites on that list. So far, more than 270 sites have been placed on the blacklist.
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PokerStars crowns three jackpot winners
One lucky player from Lithuania collected almost $1 million on his favorite slot machine, while two players from the Netherlands and the U.K. won over $70,000 and over $53,000 respectively.
Cyprus Government Lottery awards one-year extension to exclusive instant ticket contract with Pollard Banknote
Under the contract extension Pollard Banknote remains the Lottery's exclusive supplier of instant scratch tickets and related services.
Betfair hit by Cyprus restrictions
Cyprus move to restrict online gambling bashes Betfair shares 4.5%.
Cyprus: End neigh for online gambling
Cyprus has an online gambling ban in the works, needing only the nod of approval from the European Commission.
Cyprus to end online gambling
Cyprus to ban online gaming, regulate online betting on sports and introduce a gambling board.
Cyprus and Monaco adventures: Part 1
So here we go again...I am back from Cyprus and Monaco, and what a wild ride it was. This week I will provide you with the usual online gaming conference aftermath and juicy tidbits of information for your reading pleasure. Next week I will review my experiences in Monaco with the Redbet.com team, Timo and Aleksi the ice throwing Fins, crazy Karim and Achmet.
Off to Cyprus...with the latest GPWA Times magazine
So...we are not bringing any brand new and delightfully uninformed females to Cyprus. Only me. Sorry boys! When arriving in Cyprus, I will also be accompanied by numerous boxes of GPWA Times magazines- hand carried on the plane of course- to be distributed at the Poker Conference for your reading pleasure.
Online Gaming Conferences 101: A manual for new (female) employees
During my brief Casino City hiatus, something very exciting happened. We hired someone to join the Online Casino City/GPWA team and she starts three days before The Poker Conference and CAP Spring in Cyprus...Considering I only have three days to spend with this lovely lady before our departure, I have taken it upon myself to create a conference manual for her, complete with pointers, warnings, pictures and names.
Bingo part of Cyprus hip scene
International News Brief: For teenagers and 20-somethings in the capital of the affluent Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the traditionally tame pastime of bingo has become part and parcel of a hip night out on the town.
Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott keynote at poker conference
Poker legend and wit Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott has been invited to give the keynote speech at the Poker Conference and Expo and Casino Affiliate Program Spring Break conference.
CAP Spring Break goes to Cyprus
After 5 successful years, CAP Spring Break, the biggest four-day affiliate party in the industry is on tour and crossing the Atlantic to the luxurious island of Cyprus.
Cyprus Bookies Welcome Gambling Proposals
International News Brief: Two of the biggest betting companies in Cyprus have come out in favour of a proposal for a new law governing gambling.