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Australia’s Media Authority targets online gaming affiliates

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a campaign against online gaming affiliates promoting illegal online casino sites to Australian consumers.

The crackdown on unlicensed online gambling will see Australian internet service providers block access to affiliate websites that have been identified by ACMA as providing direct links to [...]

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Belgium expands iGaming blacklist

The Belgian Gaming Commission has added 28 internet domains to its blacklist of unlicensed online gaming operators.

The latest update to the blacklist includes several domains belonging to Curacao-based Dama, JocSolutions and Genesys Technology, taking the total number of blacklisted domains to 254 since the first list was created in February [...]

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French regulator cracks down on cryptocurrency gambling

France’s gambling regulator has taken the unusual step of issuing a public warning against the use of two online gaming websites that offer cryptocurrency payments.

The National Gaming Authority (ANJ) made the announcement after securing a court order requiring French internet service providers to block access to the sites.

The regulator named [...]

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Unibet fined over illegal gambling ads in New South Wales

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand has been fined for posting three illegal gambling advertisements last year that offered inducements to gamble in New South Wales.

Following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW, Unibet pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined AUD$16,000 per offence, totalling $48,000 for breaching NSW gaming laws. [...]

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Regulatory issues cause bet-at-home.com to reduce full year guidance

Frankfurt-listed betting and gaming operator bet-at-home.com has lowered its full year revenue and EBITDA guidance as a result of operational struggles in Germany and regulatory issues in Poland and Austria.

In its core market of Germany, bet-at-home.com said that results were impacted by the implementation of new conditions as part of [...]

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Ontario sets up inter-agency AML task force as casinos reopen

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has established an inter-agency task force to monitor cash transactions as land-based casinos in the Canadian province begin to welcome back guests.

Casinos across Ontario re-opened their doors on Friday with 50 per cent capacity, having been forced to close for the third [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator hands €0.5m fine to N1 Interactive

Malta-licensed gaming operator N1 Interactive has been fined €500,000 for offering online casino games to Dutch players without a local license.

The fine follows an investigation by Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, which determined that N1 Interactive illegally targeted the market because its betchan.com site was accessible from the Netherlands and did [...]

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iSoftBet gains iGaming supplier licence in Greece

Casino games provider iSoftBet has been awarded a licence to supply its content and GAP aggregation platform to licensed operators in the newly regulated Greek market.

The approval from the Hellenic Gaming Commission enables iSoftBet to offer its proprietary and third-party content to operators including Betsson, Stoiximan, Interwetten and GVC through [...]

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888 and Winamax granted latest Germany sports betting licences

Germany’s sports betting licensing authority in Hesse has approved six new sportsbook operators following the opening of the country’s new regulated iGaming market last week.

The latest approvals have seen online sports betting licences granted to 888Sport.de, Torro Tec’s Tiptorro.de, Chilling Cheetah’s Chillybets.de, RULEO Alpenland’s mybet.de and Winamax.de.

In addition, retail sports [...]

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Stakelogic granted Ukraine iGaming supplier licence

Casino games developer Stakelogic has become one of the first suppliers to be approved for a licence to operate in Ukraine's regulated iGaming market.

The approval by the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries in Ukraine (KRAIL) will allow Stakelogic to offer a range of games to licensed operators [...]

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Gambling Commission suspends PlayerFT operator licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of PlayerFT’s Fiveyards football transfer market platform for failing to integrate with the GAMSTOP national self-exclusion scheme.

The regulator has instigated a review under s116 of the Gambling Act 2005 into PlayerFT following concerns over PlayFT’s operations, which allow customers to buy stakes [...]

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Connecticut issues first fantasy sports licences

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has issued provisional licences to DraftKings, FanDuel and the Connecticut Lottery to operate daily fantasy sports in Connecticut.

The approvals come as the state moves toward implementing a new regulated sports betting and online gaming market under legislation signed into law by Connecticut Governor Ned [...]

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