Compliance News

Belgium expands iGaming blacklist to 380 sites

The Belgian Gaming Commission continues to expand its blacklist of unlicensed online betting and gaming operators with another 31 domains added to the list.

The second update to the iGaming blacklist in 2022 takes the total number of unlicensed domains blacklisted by the regulator to 380.

Most of the new additions to [...]

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ACMA launches proceedings against online poker providers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched civil proceedings against two individuals and one company involved in providing online poker to players in Australia.

The legal action follows an investigation by ACMA which found that the accused offered online poker games to Australian players in breach of Interactive Gambling [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator receives 14 new licence applications

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that it currently has 30 applications pending for online gaming licences, although it doesn't expect all applicants to be successful.

The regulator received 14 new application in the last week of March, adding to the 16 licence applications previously pending, with the recent influx [...]

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Toronto, Ontario

Ontario opens North America’s newest regulated iGaming market

Ontario opened its regulated online betting and gaming market today (4 April) with 13 operators going live in the Canadian province on day one.

The launch follows the establishment of a new online gaming framework for private operators, with iGaming Ontario working with the Government of Ontario and the Alcohol and [...]

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Belgium’s gambling and communications regulators agree greater coopoeration

The gambling regulator of Belgium has teamed up with the country’s communications regulator to improve efforts to block access to unlicensed online gaming websites.

The Belgian Gaming Commission and Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) have signed an accord to collaborate on the issue of illegal online betting and [...]

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Camelot launches High Court proceedings to retain Lottery licence

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has issued legal proceedings against the Gambling Commission in the High Court today (1 April).

Camelot is challenging the Gambling Commission’s decision to select rival Allwyn as the preferred applicant for the next licence to operate the National Lottery.

Allwyn was named the preferred applicant on March [...]

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Federal Authorities shut down California online sports betting ring

Federal authorities in the United States have announced charges against five people accused of involvement in an illegal online sports betting operation in California.

The accused include former minor league baseball player Wayne Nix and Joseph Castelao, owner of the Sand Island Sports gambling website based in Costa Rica.

They have pleaded [...]

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National Lottery

Camelot to pay £3.15m financial penalty over mobile app failures

Britain’s Gambling Commission has imposed a £3.15m fine on National Lottery operator Camelot UK for failures linked to its mobile app.

The fine will be paid to good causes following a Commission investigation into three failures which negatively impacted customers.

In each case the information presented in the app was incorrect, inappropriate, [...]

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Kambi secures approval for Ontario sportsbook launch

Stockholm-listed sports betting provider Kambi Group has obtained regulatory approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to launch its services in the Canadian provice. 

The licence enables Kambi to launch with its operator partners from day one of Ontario's regulated sports betting and iGaming market, which is slated [...]

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Belgian Gaming Commission updates iGaming blacklist

The Belgian Gaming Commission has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online betting and gaming operators with 30 new domains added this week.

The first update to the iGaming blacklist in 2022 sees a whole host of Curaçao-licensed operators targeted, including brands such as vulkanvegas.com, 21grandcasino.com, 24kcasino.com, action24.com and calvincasino.com.

Other additions to [...]

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Britain’s Gambling Commission fines Sky Betting and Gaming £1.17m

Flutter Entertainment’s Sky Betting and Gaming has been fined £1.17m by Britain’s Gambling Commission for sending promotional emails to customers who had self-excluded or opted out of receiving marketing material.

The emails were sent in November to 41,395 self-excluded customers and 249,159 customers who had unsubscribed from the operator’s marketing emails, [...]

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Bragg Gaming secures Ontario iGaming supplier license

Toronto-listed iGaming technology and content provider Bragg Gaming Group has become one of the first suppliers to be granted a license by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). 

The approval will allow Bragg to provide locally licensed iGaming and sports betting operators with its player account management (PAM) platform, [...]

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