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Kindred Group subsidiaries hit with £7.1m Gambling Commission penalty

Kindred Group subsidiaries 32Red and Platinum Gaming have been hit with penalties totalling £7.1 million by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

32Red will pay £4.2 million and Platinum Gaming £2.9 million for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures, with both also receiving an official warning under section 117 (a) of the Gambling Act [...]

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Sweden issues first B2B gaming supplier licences

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued its first B2B gaming supplier licences ahead of its July 1st deadline.

New legislation approved by the Swedish government last November requires gaming software suppliers to be licensed in the country from July 1st, with applications having been accepted since March 1st.

The regulator confirmed that [...]

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PointsBet fined by NTRC in Australia

Sydney-listed betting operator PointsBet has been fined AUD$22,000 by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC).

The regulator fined the company for sending marketing material to an unsubscribed gambler and failing to record subsequent conversations about his wagering and complaints.

The Northern Territory Racing Commission launched its investigation after receiving a complaint from [...]

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German gambling regulator calls for more cooperation from online operators

Germany’s national gambling regulator has rejected claims that illegal online gambling is on the rise in the country.

Ronald Benter of the Joint Gambling Authority of the Federal States (GGL) said Tuesday (Mar. 14) that less than 5 per cent of betting now takes place with illegal providers following the regulation [...]

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bet365 latest operator to be sanctioned by Dutch gambling regulator

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed penalties on online operators Gammix and Hillside New Media.

Gammix is subject to a maximum penalty of up to €4.41m, or €1.47m per week, for continuing to serve players in the Netherlands without a local license, while bet365 is subject to a penalty of [...]

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Switzerland adds 29 domains to illegal gambling blacklist

Switzerland’s Federal Gaming Commission (CFMJ) has updated its blacklist of illegal online gambling domains.

The 14th update to the iGaming blacklist features 29 new domains, bringing the total to 1,053 sites.

The latest update includes Malta-licensed bingobonga.com, as well as a number of Alderney-licensed domains such as bingocafe.com, bingoliner.com, cashcabin.com and jetbingo.com.

Several [...]

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Flutter Entertainment agrees $4m civil penalty with SEC for payments in Russia

Flutter Entertainment has agreed to pay a $4 million civil penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The penalty relates to the historical activities of the PokerStars business in Russia between 2015 and 2020, prior to its acquisition by Flutter Entertainment in May 2020.

During that period, PokerStars spent almost $9 [...]

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Betr set for third US state launch with Virginia Lottery approval

US sports betting operator Betr has secured license approval to launch its sportsbook in Virginia.

Betr becomes the 16th operator to be approved by the Virginia Lottery, and the first to gain approval in the Old Dominion state this year.

“Thrilled to share Betr has received the honor and privilege of a [...]

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Entain fined in Australia for responsible gambling failings

Entain’s Ladbrokes sports betting business in Australia has been fined AUD$78,540 for responsible gambling failures that occurred between 2018 and 2020.

The fine follows an investigation launched by the Northern Territory Racing Commission in August 2020 into the activities of a gambler who lost AUD$758,510 on deposits of more than $2.2m [...]

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Operators appeal latest fines imposed by Dutch gambling regulator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed fines totalling more than €26m on five operators, including record sums for N1 Interactive and Videoslots.

The regulator confirmed Friday that the fines were imposed in December, with all five companies alleged to have been operating illegally in the market and targeting Dutch players [...]

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Gibraltar-licensed iGaming operator agrees £71,000 AML settlement

Gibraltar’s Gambling Division has agreed a £71,000 settlement with an online gaming operator for anti-money laundering and responsible gambling failures.

The Gibraltar gambling regulator has not disclosed the identity of the operator and has agreed the settlement in lieu of a financial penalty.

The settlement follows an anti-money laundering (AML) site visit [...]

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Videoslots accuses Dutch gambling regulator of unlawfully accessing its website

Online gaming operator Videoslots has accused the gambling regulator of the Netherlands of unlawfully accessing its website.

Videoslots says that the regulator first attempted to access its website as a Dutch mystery shopper in April 2022 but was prevented from doing so by the company’s systems. The regulator is then said [...]

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