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EvenBet Gaming secures supplier licence in Malta

iGaming software developer EvenBet Gaming has been granted licence approval by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) as the supplier looks to expand its poker offering into international markets.

The B2B licence allows Malta-licensed operators to access EvenBet’s core poker platform, which includes its Mini Games feature that offers hundreds of casino [...]

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UK Gambling Commissions warns licensees over third-party arrangements

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned licensees that they are fully responsible for all third-party relationships after taking regulatory action against platform provider FSB Technology.

The regulator said that gambling businesses will face regulatory action if they do not carefully manage all the third-party websites that they are responsible for.

The [...]

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PAGCOR gives green light for partial resumption of POGO operations

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has authorized Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) to partially resume operations in the country, subject to stringent conditions.

The decision was agreed on Friday to help the government raise necessary funds to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PAGCOR chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said [...]

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Germany takes further action against online gambling payment processors

The ministry of interior and sport of the German state of Lower Saxony has issued a prohibition order against an international payment processor which it accuses of facilitating illegal online gambling.

The Lower Saxony ministry has national authority and has been working closely with the interior ministry of Hesse, the state [...]

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Spelinspektionen aims to restrict betting to top Swedish football leagues

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed restricting betting on football to the country’s top four football leagues due to the risk of match-fixing in lower leagues.

The regulator has proposed restricting betting on football to the four highest football leagues in Sweden, comprising Allsvenskan, Superettan, Division 1 and Division 2. In [...]

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BetVictor partners TransUnion to enhance safer gambling commitments

Gibraltar-based online betting and gaming operator BetVictor has enhanced its safer gambling commitments through a new partnership with New York-listed consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion.

The deal will allow BetVictor to implement TransUnion’s Affordability Solution for Gaming technology, providing the operator with a more holistic and accurate view of its customers' [...]

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Playtech improves compliance measures with Jumio integration

London-listed gaming operator and supplier Playtech has integrated Jumio’s ID and document verification solutions onto its platform.

Jumio’s verification solution enables Playtech’s operator partners to establish the identity of their remote players by verifying government-issued identity documents in real-time.

“Jumio is the kind of landmark partner in the compliance space that will [...]

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DCMS to engage with gambling industry to monitor impact of COVID-19

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has committed to an evidence-based approach to combating any heightened risk of problem gambling during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The online gaming industry continues to be the subject of intense scrutiny during the lockdown, amid fears that prolonged periods of isolation could [...]

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Lithuanian online gambling operators agree advertising ban

Members of Lithuania’s gambling industry associations have committed to a self-imposed ban on advertising during the COVID-19 lockdown following criticism from the Gambling Supervision Authority.

The decision by Lithuanian gambling industry associations LLVA and NLZVA follows a spike in online gambling advertising in the country since the start of the COVID-19 [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends licences over GAMSTOP failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended two operator licences with immediate effect and commenced reviews over failures to fully integrate the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.

In January, all online operators were notified that participating in GAMSTOP by 31 March was a requirement of their licence conditions and social responsibility code.

Two online [...]

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Singapore Pools suspends lottery and online betting service

Singapore Pools has suspended all lottery draws and totalizator sales in line with stricter measures that have been brought in to manage the COVID-19 crisis in Singapore.

All online lottery and betting sales end today (6 April), while retail outlets will be allowed to stay open until the end of the [...]

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Swedish court issues judgments on betting operator appeals

The Administrative Court of Linkoping has decided the appeals of eleven gambling operators who were accused of offering bets on Swedish football matches involving players under the age of 18.

Swedish gambling law prohibits operators from offering bets on sporting events where the majority of players are under the age of [...]

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