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Belgium adds 15 new domains to iGaming blacklist

Belgium’s Gaming Commission has further expanded its blacklist of illegal gambling sites with the addition of 15 new domains.

With the Commission working with financial services industry federation Febelfin to facilitate payment blocking against unlicensed operators, the regulator has added 15 more domains to its blacklist.

Most of this week's additions are [...]

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GeoComply

GeoComply secures minority investments from Blackstone and Atairos

Geolocation and compliance technology specialist GeoComply Solutions has reached a definitive agreement for minority investments by funds managed by Blackstone Growth and Atairos.

The partnership represents the first commitment of institutional capital to the company and will support GeoComply’s continued growth in its core markets and help accelerate expansion into new [...]

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GeoComply strengthens senior management team

Geolocation specialist GeoComply has strengthened its management team with the promotion of Lindsay Slader to managing director of gaming and the appointment of Chad Kornett as vice president of global government relations.

The two appointments will support the growth of GeoComply’s core business, as well as its expansion into international markets.

Slader [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission comments on Football Index investigation

Britain’s Gambling Commission has provided background information into its recent regulatory action against BetIndex’s Football Index.

The regulator suspended the operator’s UK licence earlier this month after initiating a formal review into the licensee under section 116 of the Gambling Act in May 2020.

The focus of the review was to [...]

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Denmark expands iGaming blacklist and blocks 55 new domains

Denmark’s Gambling Authority (Spilllemyndigheden) has added 55 new online gambling domains to the country’s growing blacklist of unlicensed operators.

The ruling will require internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the 55 domains, the highest number to be simultaneously blacklisted since the Authority began blocking sites in 2012.

It marks the [...]

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Gambling Commission

InTouch Games fined £3.4m by Britain’s Gambling Commission

Britain’s Gambling Commission has fined online gaming operator InTouch Games £3.4m for social responsibility, money laundering and marketing failures.

The operator of UK-focused brands such as mrspin.co.uk, pocketwin.co.uk and slotfactory.com was found to have breached social responsibility, money laundering and marketing regulations by failing to interact with players who showed signs [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission suspends BetIndex operating licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has decided to suspend BetIndex’s licence after the operator confirmed that it will be entering into administration.

The suspension follows an ongoing review into BetIndex, which operates football stock market platform Football Index, pursuant to section 118(2) of the Gambling Act 2005.

The regulator said that it had concerns [...]

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Belgium looks to payment blocking as gambling blacklist expands

The Gaming Commission of Belgium is working to increase its cooperation with the country’s financial institutions in an effort to combat unlicensed online gambling.

The Commission is working on an agreement with financial services industry federation Febelfin to facilitate payment blocking against unlicensed operators as the country’s blacklist of illegal providers [...]

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Switzerland adds new domains to iGaming blacklist

Switzerland’s gambling regulator has updated its blacklist of illegal gambling operators with the addition of 57 new domains.

Among the new additions to the blacklist of sites targeting Swiss players without a local licence are babibet.com, bondibet.com, captainjackcasino.com, casinonic.com, fezbet.com, mrjamescasino.com, rabona.com, riobet.com and slothunter.com.

Additional domains have also been added for [...]

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DraftKings

DraftKings names new chief compliance officer

New York-listed sports betting and fantasy sports operator DraftKings has appointed Jennifer Aguiar as its new chief compliance officer.

Reporting directly to CEO Jason Robins, the new role will see Aguiar take responsibility for all corporate compliance and enterprise risk management at DraftKings.

She has been with the the company since June [...]

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ComeOn brands fined SEK175m for Swedish bonus offer violations

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and combined SEK175m (€17.4m) penalty fee to ComeOn and three of its operating subsidiaries for offering unauthorised bonuses to players.

The regulator said that the four companies had violated the country’s gambling legislation by offering bonuses on repeated occasions, and by distributing gifts [...]

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White Hat Gaming agrees £1.3m settlement over UK compliance failings

UK-licensed operator White Hat Gaming has agreed to pay a £1.3m regulatory settlement following an investigation by the Gambling Commission.

As part of the regulator’s ongoing compliance work, the Commission identified failings in the way White Hat Gaming identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and [...]

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