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Maryland opens mobile sports betting license application process

Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has opened the application process for mobile and Class B retail sports betting licenses.

The application process officially opened Tuesday (6 September), giving all businesses and individuals who wish to pursue sports betting licenses 45 days to submit their applications.

In July, SWARC published drafts [...]

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Play’n GO goes live in New Jersey with PokerStars

Online casino supplier Play’n GO has launched its portfolio of slots in New Jersey's regulated iGaming market with Flutter-owned operator PokerStars.

After recently gaining license approval from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, Play'n GO has initially gone live in the Garden State with Pokerstars, with newly launched titles including Rich Wilde [...]

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Kings Entertainment closes in on Bet99 acquisition after Ontario iGaming approval

Canadian lottery operator Kings Entertainment is expected to complete its business combination with Sports Venture Holdings (SVH) during the final quarter of 2022, after SVH's Bet99 brand was approved to operate in Ontario.

Approval of the Bet99.ca brand was one of the conditions for the business combination to be completed, which [...]

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Netherlands

Dutch regulator issues warning to another illegal Malta-licensed operator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a cease and desist order to LCS Limited for offering online casino games to players in the Netherlands without a local license.

An investigation by the KSA found that Malta-licensed operator LCS had been in violation of the country’s Gambling Act for illegally targeting [...]

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Pariplay expands in Latin America with first license in Argentina

NeoGames subsidiary Pariplay has been approved as an iGaming supplier in Argentina's Buenos Aires City.

The approval from regulator Lotería de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (LOTBA) allows Pariplay to offer licensed operators a wide portfolio of content through its Fusion aggregation platform, which comprises 14,000 titles from over 80 providers and engagement tools including Tournaments, [...]

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Kansas opens regulated sports betting market

Kansas became the latest US state to launch a regulated online and retail sports betting market on Thursday, with several leading operators going live on launch day.

After Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 84 into law last month, sports wagering in Kansas began with a soft launch at noon yesterday [...]

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Massachusetts sees strong interest in sports betting licenses

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has revealed that 42 entities have declared an interest in applying for a sports betting license.

The MGC released a Notice of Intent form regarding licenses for sports betting in the Commonwealth last month, after Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s sports betting legislation into law.

The [...]

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Brazil approves plans to establish new Health and Tourism lotteries

Brazil’s plenary of the Chamber of Deputies has approved proposals to establish a new lottery to help finance the health and tourism sectors.

Bill 1561/20 was approved this week and authorises the Executive Branch to create health and tourism lotteries covering numerical games and fixed odds sports betting, which can be [...]

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Brazil

Ministry of Justice to investigate sports betting sponsorships in Brazil

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice is launching an investigation into sponsorship agreements signed in the country with unlicensed sports betting operators.

The initiative of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security’s National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon) aims to determine which companies have formalized advertising and sponsorship contracts with sports betting companies, most of [...]

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ATG fined SEK2m for breaching Swedish gambling regulations

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined SEK2m for an error which prevented certain customers from registering on the national gambling self-exclusion register.

The error occurred between 13-28 January 2022 and was self-reported to the Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

During that time, customers who logged onto the ATG website using [...]

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IGT and DoubleDown Interactive agree $415m settlement

International Game Technology (IGT) has reached a preliminary agreement to settle a class action lawsuit against the company and its former social gaming subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive.

The case dates back to April 2018, when the US Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit ruled that free-to-play social casino games constitute illegal [...]

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Unibet

Unibet fined for alleged marketing infractions in Ontario

Ontario’s gambling regulator has fined Kindred Group’s Unibet brand for marketing violations.

The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) has imposed a financial penalty of CAD$48,000 on the operator for alleged infractions of internet gaming standards over a four-day period in May.

During this time, Unibet is said to have posted or [...]

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