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Switzerland adds 64 new domains to iGaming blacklist

The Swiss Gambling Supervisory Authority has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling with the addition of 64 new iGaming domains.

As a result of the order, internet service providers in Switzerland will be required to block access to these sites as of today, taking the total number of blocked iGaming [...]

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Netherlands

Netherlands regulator fines TOTO online for irresponsible marketing

Dutch online betting and gaming brand TOTO has been fined by the Netherlands Gaming Authority for marketing towards young adults.

TOTO, which is owned by the Netherlands Lottery, has been fined €400,000 for sending marketing material to players on its database, including people aged 18-23, in breach of the country’s gambling [...]

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WatchandWager renews California ADW license

Webis Holdings has received a two-year license extension for its WatchandWager.com advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business in California.

The new approval from the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) runs until 2024, allowing WatchandWager to continue to accept online pari-mutuel wagers from residents of California.

The license sits alongside the company’s long-term lease [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group’s Spooniker fined in Sweden

Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker has been fined SEK10.9m (approx. €1.0m) by Sweden’s gambling regulator. 

This follows the launch of an investigation in the autumn of 2021 into Spooniker’s compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and customer due diligence requirements.

The investigation focused on Spooniker’s 30 highest frequency depositors in the first quarters of [...]

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Spain

Spanish operators pay €88m in fines in first half of 2022

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has revealed that sanctions were issued against 53 online sports betting and gaming operators during the first half of 2022, with the country’s gambling regulator imposing more than €88m in fines.

The sanctions follow the introduction of new regulations by the Dirección General de Ordenación del [...]

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ATG fined SEK6.0m for anti-money laundering failures

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined and issued a warning over anti-money laundering failures.

The regulatory action followed an investigation launched by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate in the autumn of 2021 to examine ATG’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

According to the Gaming Inspectorate's assessment, ATG has failed in its [...]

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Netherlands

TonyBet secures Netherlands licence approval

Online betting and gaming operator TonyBet has secured license approval to launch in the Netherlands.

The company has secured licence approval to offer online sports and horse race betting, as well as online casino gaming in the Netherlands.

The new license was officially awarded on November 15 and expires in November 2027.

This [...]

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Rush Street Gaming plans January opening for new Virginia casino

Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Casino Portsmouth has become the second approved casino facility operator in Virginia, and will open its doors to the public in January.

The Virginia Lottery Board approved its licence application by a 7-0 vote last week, following a comprehensive review of submitted application materials and an extensive [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group resumes battle with Norwegian Gaming Authority

Kindred Group has said that it will challenge a decision by the Norwegian Gaming Authority to reinstate the coercive fine against the company’s Maltese subsidiary Trannel International.

The Norwegian gambling regulator agreed in October to pause the NOK1.2m daily fine that it had planned to impose for every day that Kindred [...]

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Netherlands regulator launches new illegal gambling crackdown

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is launching an investigation into affiliates promoting unlicensed online gambling.

The regulator said that its efforts to combat illegal gambling had led to the discovery of “so-called affiliate websites” that appear to specifically target vulnerable individuals.

These include affiliate websites that help players circumvent the central self-exclusion [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission lifts Lebom licence suspension

Britain’s Gambling Commission has reinstated the operating licence of sports betting provider Lebom.

Lebom’s licence was suspended by the Gambling Commission last week after it was found that the operator had failed to connect to the Gamstop self-exclusion system, in breach of its licensing obligations.

The Commission said Tuesday that it is [...]

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Australian regulator imposes record $120m fine on Crown Melbourne

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has taken further disciplinary action against Crown Melbourne for failing in its Responsible Service of Gambling obligations.

The regulator has imposed record fines totalling AUD$120m after the operator breached its code of conduct for the Responsible Service of Gambling over many years by [...]

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