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PAGCOR looks to curb illegal iGaming promotions on social media

State-owned gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is to take action against illegal online gambling operators using social media to promote their services.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, PAGCOR said that it had received increased reports of illegal online gambling being promoted across the [...]

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Gambling Commission

UKGC partners Facebook to reduce users’ exposure to gambling ads

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has teamed up with Facebook to produce a new consumer guide aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts users see on the social media network.

The guidance explains the different ways in which Facebook’s safety tools and settings can be adjusted within an individual account [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA monitoring finds four gambling operators in breach of regulations in Q2

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released the findings of its latest online monitoring sweep, which aims to identify age-restricted advertising in children’s media.

The ASA found 159 age restricted ads displayed during the second quarter of the year on websites and YouTube channels that attract large child audiences, 70 [...]

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Unlicensed online gaming operators face crackdown in Argentina

The provincial lottery of Rio Negro in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against more than 100 online gambling websites following a surge in unlicensed iGaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rio Negro Lottery filed the criminal complaint Friday with the province’s public prosecutor under Article 301 of the penal code, [...]

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Switzerland blacklists 45 new online gambling domains

Switzerland’s gambling authorities have blacklisted an additional 45 online gaming domains for targeting Swiss players without a local license.

The latest updates include 33 new online casino domains blacklisted by the Federal Gambling Commission and 12 domains blacklisted by the Swiss Lottery and Betting Board.

Under Swiss law, internet service providers are [...]

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ACMA looks to block another eight illegal gambling sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified a further eight illegal offshore gambling sites that will now be blocked by the country’s internet service providers (ISPs).

The ACMA has advised Australian consumers to immediately withdraw any funds deposited with the sites, ahead of the start of ISP blocking.

The sites [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends Genesis Global operating licence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of multi-brand online casino operator Genesis Global with immediate effect.

The gambling regulator said Tuesday that it has commenced a review of Genesis Global’s licence under section 116 and section 118 of the Gambling Act 2005 due to a number of [...]

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ACMA identifies 11 illegal gambling websites for ISP blocking

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified 11 new gambling websites which will soon be subject to blocking by internet service providers for targeting Australian consumers without a license.

ACMA has advised Australian consumers who gamble with these sites to immediately withdraw any funds they may have deposited with [...]

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Gambling Commission

UK Gambling Commission opens consultation on changes to online slots

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a consultation focused on changes to the design of online slots, specifically to make them safer for customers.

The aim of the consultation is to make play of online slots safer by adopting some proposals from the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), and ensuring a [...]

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Belgian gambling regulator updates iGaming blacklist

Belgium’s Commission des jeux de Hasard has added three more sites to its blacklist of illegal online gambling operators.

In the regulator’s first update since April of last year, three Curacao-licensed websites have been blacklisted; Asperino.com, Wildblaster.com and Madnix.com.

The blacklist now includes more than 170 domains which Belgian ISPs are required [...]

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Amelco continues US expansion with Colorado sports betting licence

London-based sports betting technology provider Amelco has been granted regulatory approval to launch its products in Colorado.

The approval marks the supplier’s fourth supplier licence in the US, with Amelco currently providing its trading and sports betting platform to The Stars Group in the state.

Amelco is set to launch its second [...]

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Netherlands ends online bingo toleration

The Netherlands gambling regulator is ending its leniency towards online bingo operations as the country further relaxes its COVID-19 movement restrictions.

The gambling regulator has allowed not-for-profit online bingo games to flourish since it announced in May that the activity would be tolerated in view of the role it could play [...]

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