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Gambling Commission names Andrew Rhodes as interim chief executive

Britain’s Gambling Commission has appointed Andrew Rhodes as interim chief executive.

Rhodes will assume the role later this month for an 18-month term, having most recently served as registrar and chief operating officer of Swansea University.

His prior experience includes senior roles at a range of organisations including the Department for Work [...]

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Swedish Court of Appeal lowers penalty fees for self-exclusion failings

Sweden’s Court of Appeal has lowered the penalty fees issued to Aspire Global subsidiary AG Communications and Genesis Global over failures to implement the country’s self-exclusion programme on their sites.

AG Communications and Genesis Global failed to have a functioning connection with Spelpaus.se for 33 and 9 days respectively following the [...]

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Sweden expands gambling investigation

Sweden’s investigation into match-fixing and unlicensed gambling has been extended by three months and expanded to include money laundering threats.

The investigation led by Swedish Chamber of Commerce director general Gunnar Larsson was due to submit a report to the government by June 30, with that deadline now extended to September [...]

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Play’n GO secures new supplier licence in Greece

Slot developer Play'n GO has become one of the first companies to be granted a supplier licence from the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

The licence will allow the supplier to launch its content in Greece's newly regulated iGaming market, including popular titles such as The Green Knight, Rich Wilde & The Amulet [...]

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WatchandWager secures licence approval in West Virginia

Shares in Webis Holding soared by more than 13 per cent in London Tuesday after the operator’s WatchandWager subsidiary was granted approval to launch online in West Virginia.

The new Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) licence from the West Virginia Racing Commission allows WatchandWager to accept online horse wagers from state residents.

“We [...]

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Netherlands

LuckyDays.com issued €440,000 fine by Dutch gambling regulator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed a €440,000 fine on Raging Rhino’s LuckyDays.com site for targeting Dutch players over a three-month period last year.

An investigation by the regulator found that the Curacao-licensed site allowed players from the Netherlands to gambling using Dutch payment processor iDEAL, and referred to an [...]

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Crown reaches agreement with regulator to reopen Sydney venue

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts could be allowed to open its Sydney venue by the end of this year after reaching an agreement with the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA).

Following an investigation by the ILGA, headed up by Commissioner Patricia Bergin, Crown had been found “unfit” [...]

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Greentube

Greentube’s StarGames integrates IDnow customer ID solution

ID verification platform provider IDnow has agreed a deal to integrate its customer identification and verification solutions with Greentube’s German-facing consumer brand StarGames.de.

Supporting the operator’s entry into the German iGaming market, the integration ensures that Stargames.de is compliant with newly enacted responsible gambling and anti-money laundering regulations.

The site will utilise [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission suspends Nektan’s operating licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of Nektan (Gibraltar), which went into administration last year.

The suspension follows an ongoing review into the operator, after the regulator suspected that Nektan had breached conditions of its licence, was unsuitable to carry on with its licensed activities, and that the licensed [...]

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Vivo Gaming secures Isle of Man live dealer approval

Live dealer specialist Vivo Gaming has secured approval from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervisory Commission to launch its games with licensed operators in the jurisdiction.

Three of the supplier’s live casino studios in Colombia, Bulgaria and Cambodia have been successfully audited by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), enabling the company to [...]

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ATG

Sweden’s ATG fined SEK2m for offering unauthorised bingo bonuses

Swedish gaming operator ATG has received a warning and SEK2m penalty fee from gambling regulator Spelinspektionen for offering customers unauthorised online bingo bonuses.

Players who bought bingo cards were able to get free bingo cards for additional games at no extra cost, contravening Swedish gaming regulations which only allow licensed operators [...]

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LeoVegas

LeoVegas fined SEK2m for Swedish customer due diligence failures

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued LeoVegas with a warning and a SEK2m penalty fee for breaching certain due diligence routines with respect to its Swedish customers.

The decision relates to shortcomings in the operator’s anti-money laundering policies in 2019, the first year of Sweden's regulated iGaming market.

Under Swedish regulations, licensees [...]

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