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Gibraltar gambling regulator concludes review of operators

Licensed operators in Gibraltar have agreed to pay £2.5m to support the Gibraltar Gambling Care Foundation following the completion of a review of operators’ processes and procedures by the Gibraltar Gambling Division.

The 12-month thematic review focused on ensuring that operators have adequate and robust systems in place to identify and [...]

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888 Holdings

888 secures market access deals to enter Colorado, Iowa and Indiana

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings has signed three new market access deals to enter the regulated US sports betting markets of Colorado, Indiana and Iowa.                                                           

The three multi-year agreements will increase the number of states where 888 has a presence to six, with 888Sport set to launch in Colorado [...]

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Colombian gambling regulator names new president

Colombia’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed the appointment of César Augusto Valencia as the new president of gambling regulator Coljuegos.

Valencia takes over as Coljuegos president from Juan Pérez Hidalgo, who had been in the role for four and half years until his resignation last week, which was accepted by Minister [...]

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Sweden looks to step up action against match-fixing and illegal gambling

The government of Sweden has tasked Gunnar Larsson, director general of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, with developing a plan to more effectively combat unlicensed online gambling and the threat of match-fixing.

Social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi said Monday that a well-functioning gambling market requires unlicensed operators to be excluded, but [...]

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XC Gaming fined SEK5m for Swedish bonus offer violations

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and a SEK5m (€489,104) penalty fee to licensed operator XC Gaming for violating the country’s bonus offer rules.

With Swedish operators only allowed to offer customers one bonus after sign up, the regulator found that XC Gaming had violated market’s rules by offering [...]

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Australian media authority to block four more gambling sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified four illegal online gaming sites that will now be blocked by Australian internet service providers.

The four websites are accused of providing online casino games to players in Australia, in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act.

The ACMA said Wednesday that it requested [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC appoints Martin Lycka to lead US regulatory affairs and RG initiatives

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has named Martin Lycka as its new senior vice president for American regulatory affairs and responsible gambling. 

Lycka will be responsible for expanding GVC's licensing and regulatory structure in the US and underscoring the company's commitments to responsible gambling, sports integrity and regulatory compliance.

He [...]

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J. Brin Gibson named chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has appointed his former general counsel J. Brin Gibson to lead the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).

Gibson assumes the role of chair and executive director of NGCB on November 18 from Sandra Douglass Morgan, who stepped down on Friday to join the board of directors of [...]

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Gambling Commission

Boylesports hit with £2.8m fine for money laundering failures

Britain’s Gambling Commission has issued an official warning and a £2.8m fine to operator Boylesports over a series of money laundering failures.

Boylesports was found to have breached rules aimed at preventing money laundering on its Boylesports.com and Boylecasino.com sites following an investigation by the commission.

The investigation, part of the regulator’s [...]

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IGT employees among 12 suspected of Italian scratchcard fraud

Italy’s financial law enforcement agency Guardia di Finanza has seized €27m in assets from 12 individuals suspected of tampering with IGT’s systems to gain access to high value winning lottery scratchcards.

The 12 individuals stand accused of aggravated fraud, unauthorised access to IT systems, receiving stolen goods and money-laundering.

The investigation led [...]

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Netherlands court upholds gambling regulator’s loot box decision

The Hague District Court has sided with Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in its long running battle against loot boxes.

The case concerns the availability of ‘packs’ or loot boxes in the popular FIFA video game, where players purchase a loot box without the ability to determine or influence its contents. [...]

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Betsson to focus on Rizk after closing eight UK-facing brands

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Betsson has further consolidated its UK business with the closure of eight UK-facing brands.

Betsson has been reducing its business in the UK for the past few years, including closing its UK office at the end of 2018.

To date, the company has operated with nine brands [...]

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