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UK’s BGC hits out at “unfair” closures under Tier 3 restrictions

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on Business Secretary Alok Sharma to intervene over the Government’s decision to close betting shops and casinos under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions.

Bookmakers and land-based casinos have been included in the list of businesses having to close in areas placed under Tier [...]

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Global Gaming

Global Gaming 555 welcomes end to Swedish licensing saga

The board of directors of Stockholm-listed gaming operator Global Gaming 555 has confirmed that it will not be appealing Monday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal regarding its Swedish operating licence.

Global Gaming lost its Swedish operating licence in June 2019 due to suspected breaches of responsible gambling and anti-money laundering [...]

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Gambling Commission

Genesis Global back online after UKGC licence suspension lifted

Malta-based gaming operator Genesis Global is back online in Britain this week after the Gambling Commission lifted its licence suspension.

Genesis Global’s UK online gaming licence was suspended in July while the regulator investigated suspected compliance issues, with that suspension now lifted without any further action from the commission.

The company said [...]

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Microgaming unveils German online casino solution

Isle of Man-based gaming supplier Microgaming is launching a new solution this week for operators targeting Germany’s soon to be regulated iGaming market.

The new solution conforms to the German Transitional Regime and allows operators to be technically ready to go live in the German market at the flick of a [...]

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British casinos propose alcohol ban to see off further COVID lockdowns

Britain’s casinos are proposing to stop serving alcohol in an effort to avoid wider restrictions on their operations due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Scottish government has already announced the closure of hospitality venues in COVID-19 hotspots and there are fears of similar [...]

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Switzerland blacklists additional online gaming domains

Switzerland’s Federal Gaming Commission has added 36 new online gambling domains to its blacklist of illegal operators.

The blacklist now includes 285 online gambling domains, which are subject to site blocking by Swiss internet service providers for offering their services in the country without a local license.

Under Swiss law, online gaming [...]

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PAGCOR looks to curb illegal iGaming promotions on social media

State-owned gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is to take action against illegal online gambling operators using social media to promote their services.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, PAGCOR said that it had received increased reports of illegal online gambling being promoted across the [...]

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Gambling Commission

UKGC partners Facebook to reduce users’ exposure to gambling ads

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has teamed up with Facebook to produce a new consumer guide aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts users see on the social media network.

The guidance explains the different ways in which Facebook’s safety tools and settings can be adjusted within an individual account [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA monitoring finds four gambling operators in breach of regulations in Q2

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released the findings of its latest online monitoring sweep, which aims to identify age-restricted advertising in children’s media.

The ASA found 159 age restricted ads displayed during the second quarter of the year on websites and YouTube channels that attract large child audiences, 70 [...]

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Unlicensed online gaming operators face crackdown in Argentina

The provincial lottery of Rio Negro in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against more than 100 online gambling websites following a surge in unlicensed iGaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rio Negro Lottery filed the criminal complaint Friday with the province’s public prosecutor under Article 301 of the penal code, [...]

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Switzerland blacklists 45 new online gambling domains

Switzerland’s gambling authorities have blacklisted an additional 45 online gaming domains for targeting Swiss players without a local license.

The latest updates include 33 new online casino domains blacklisted by the Federal Gambling Commission and 12 domains blacklisted by the Swiss Lottery and Betting Board.

Under Swiss law, internet service providers are [...]

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ACMA looks to block another eight illegal gambling sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified a further eight illegal offshore gambling sites that will now be blocked by the country’s internet service providers (ISPs).

The ACMA has advised Australian consumers to immediately withdraw any funds deposited with the sites, ahead of the start of ISP blocking.

The sites [...]

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