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White Hat Gaming agrees £1.3m settlement over UK compliance failings

UK-licensed operator White Hat Gaming has agreed to pay a £1.3m regulatory settlement following an investigation by the Gambling Commission.

As part of the regulator’s ongoing compliance work, the Commission identified failings in the way White Hat Gaming identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and [...]

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Michigan online sports betting and iGaming market to launch Friday

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has authorised nine operators to launch online sports betting and iGaming in the state on Friday.

The state gambling regulator has approved the state’s first online offerings to go live on 22 January, with authorised operators including DraftKings, William Hill, Penn National Gaming's Barstool Sportsbook, [...]

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ATG sues Svenska Spel for use of the words Trotting and Galloping

Sweden’s leading horse race betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) is suing rival operator Svenska Spel for using elements of its name in marketing materials.

ATG claims that Svenska Spel is breaching its rights by using the words Trav och Galopp (trotting and galloping), which refer to the gait of [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – Legal & Compliance

We are thrilled to reveal the eighth category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 - legal & compliance.

We work in one of the most tightly regulated industries in the world, making legal and compliance functions critical to the success of suppliers and operators alike. This supreme selection of lawyers [...]

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Switzerland adds further sites to growing iGaming blacklist

Regulators in Switzerland have added 44 new online gambling domains to the country's growing blacklist of illegal gambling operators.

The latest update sees the Swiss Lottery and Betting Board (Comlot) blacklisted 13 sites for targeting Swiss players without a local licence, while the Federal Gambling Commission has added 31 gaming sites [...]

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Spelinspektionen looks to close deposit limit loophole

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has order two licensed operators to rectify a loophole in their systems which allowed players to easily circumvent the SEK5,000 per week deposit limit for online casino games.

The deposit limit was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic amid fears that economic uncertainty and periods of [...]

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Gambling Commission suspends Capen’s UK lottery licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has suspended the licence of charitable lottery operator Capen with immediate effect.

The Commission has instigated a review of Capen’s external lottery manager and gambling software licences under s116 of the Gambling Act 2005.

“The review follows concerns that activities may have been carried out contrary to the Gambling [...]

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Swedish Consumer Agency voices concern about iGaming terms and conditions

Sweden’s Consumer Agency has warned online gambling operators against using anti-money laundering regulations as an excuse to complicate players' withdrawal requests, one of a number of issues identified during its review of gambling companies contract terms.

The Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket) reviewed the terms and conditions of 13 licensed online betting and [...]

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Gibraltar gambling regulator concludes review of operators

Licensed operators in Gibraltar have agreed to pay £2.5m to support the Gibraltar Gambling Care Foundation following the completion of a review of operators’ processes and procedures by the Gibraltar Gambling Division.

The 12-month thematic review focused on ensuring that operators have adequate and robust systems in place to identify and [...]

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888 secures market access deals to enter Colorado, Iowa and Indiana

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings has signed three new market access deals to enter the regulated US sports betting markets of Colorado, Indiana and Iowa.                                                           

The three multi-year agreements will increase the number of states where 888 has a presence to six, with 888Sport set to launch in Colorado [...]

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Colombian gambling regulator names new president

Colombia’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed the appointment of César Augusto Valencia as the new president of gambling regulator Coljuegos.

Valencia takes over as Coljuegos president from Juan Pérez Hidalgo, who had been in the role for four and half years until his resignation last week, which was accepted by Minister [...]

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Sweden looks to step up action against match-fixing and illegal gambling

The government of Sweden has tasked Gunnar Larsson, director general of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, with developing a plan to more effectively combat unlicensed online gambling and the threat of match-fixing.

Social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi said Monday that a well-functioning gambling market requires unlicensed operators to be excluded, but [...]

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