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FanDuel names Carolyn Renzin as chief legal and compliance officer

Flutter Entertainment-owned betting and gaming operator FanDuel Group has named Carolyn Renzin as chief legal officer.

In an expansion of her responsibilities, Renzin will serve as FanDuel's chief legal officer alongside her existing role as chief compliance officer, having joined the company in October 2019 as vice president of legal, regulatory [...]

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Australia blocks a further 90 illegal online gambling websites

Efforts to combat illegal online gambling in Australia have led to the blocking of 90 websites in the three months to June 30.

The majority of the blocked websites offered illegal online casino-style games to players in Australia, with others promoting unlicensed gambling as affiliates.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) [...]

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Swedish gambling regulator confirms eight more fines

Sweden’s gambling regulator will receive SEK44.1m (€4.15m) in penalty fees from eight operators who failed to prevent betting on sporting events which involved players under the age of 18.

The penalties relate to the early days of Sweden’s regulated iGaming market in 2019 and follow the fines issued to three operators [...]

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KSA issues warning to Malta-licensed operator Gammix

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

An investigation by the KSA in March found that Malta-licensed operator Gammix was illegally targeting the Dutch market with its Nordslot.com and Rantcasino.com [...]

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Macau closes all casinos to curb rising covid infections

Casinos in Macau will be closed for one week from today as part of government efforts to curb the rising number of covid cases.

The order applies to all non-essential industries, commercial companies, and venues, requiring them to close from midnight on July 11 to midnight on July 18.

The new order, [...]

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Betfair, Betway and SkillonNet fined in Sweden

Sweden’s gambling regulator has confirmed fines totalling SEK23.2m (approx. €2.15m) against three operators.

The fines relate to breaches of Swedish gambling regulations governing bonuses, lottery games and betting on sports involving players under the age of 18.

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen confirmed the fines on Wednesday after years of legal challenges and [...]

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Gambling Commission suspends bet-at-home.com UK licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has suspended bet-at-home.com’s operating licence with immediate effect for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.

The gambling regulator confirmed Thursday that it is carrying out a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005, over suspected social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings by the operator.

“The review and [...]

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Malta Gaming Authority issues National Lottery licence

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has issued a licence to IZI Group's National Lottery plc to enable the Malta-based company to begin operating the country's National Lottery. 

The licence has been issued following a Request for Proposals issued by the Maltese government's Privatisation Unit in July 2021, with a concession agreement [...]

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Ontario gaming regulator appoints new chief legal officer

Canada’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has expanded its executive management team with the appointment of Josée Turcotte as chief legal officer.

Turcotte begins her new role on 18 July, and brings extensive executive management, legal counsel and governance experience in financial services and capital markets, in both private [...]

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Michigan legislature increases funding for Gaming Control Board

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to secure an additional $7m in funding to promote responsible gambling initiatives and to effectively manage higher-than-expected internet gaming activity.

The additional funding was agreed by lawmakers as part of the state’s 2023 fiscal year budget, which has now been submitted to [...]

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DraftKings fined $100,000 in Ontario for advertising violations

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued its biggest fine to date to DraftKings for breaching advertising regulations.

DraftKings Canada has been fined CAD$100,000 by AGCO after the operator posted and aired multiple broad gambling inducements, incuding boosted 2:1 odds between 19 May and 31 May, with the [...]

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Congress members call on Department of Justice to combat illegal gambling

The US Department of Justice has been urged to take action against unlicensed online gambling operators that continue to serve the American market.

The Congressional Gaming Caucus wrote to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, calling for a concerted effort to combat unlicensed gambling with offshore operators such as Bovada, [...]

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