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UK Gambling Commission suspends Stakers licence over compliance failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of online sports betting and casino operator Stakers due to a number of compliance issues.

The regulator confirmed that it has commenced a review under section 116 and section 118  of the UK Gambling Act 2005, with Stakers’ licence suspended while [...]

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SKS365 appoints new head of legal and compliance

Malta-based online betting and gaming operator SKS365 Group has appointed Massimiliano Mura as its new director of legal and compliance.

Mura brings with him more than 13 years’ experience in the gaming sector, having previously worked as a consultant for Liverpool-based operator Stanleybet and its B2B technology division Magellan Robotech.

In his new role, he [...]

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Philippines’ PAGCOR invests in cybercrime for fight against illegal gambling

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has distributed funds to the Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime to help fight illegal online gambling in the country.

PAGCOR has initially released P5m (€88,531) as the first tranche of a P11.08m grant to be used to buy IT equipment for the operation of [...]

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Sportradar initiates legal action against Betgenius and Football DataCo

Sports data provider Sportradar has confirmed that it has initiated legal proceedings against Betgenius and the Football DataCo (FDC), claiming that the current arrangements for UK football betting data rights are in breach of UK and EU Competition Law.

The legal action has been made in relation to the current structure in the UK [...]

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Mr Green agrees £3m penalty package with UK Gambling Commission

William Hill-owned Mr Green has been handed a £3m penalty package by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to have effective procedures in place to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

The UKGC issued the penalty for systemic failings in respect of the operator’s social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) [...]

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BetMGM approved for mobile sports betting launch in Indiana

Roar Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC, has secured approval to launch its BetMGM sports betting app in Indiana.

Roar Digital received a temporary vendor licence from the Indiana Gaming Commission on 13 January, allowing BetMGM to launch mobile sports betting activities under a licence issued to Belterra Casino Resort, which is [...]

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Playtech partners Rightlander to enhance affiliate compliance

London-listed gaming technology provider Playtech has entered into a partnership with affiliate compliance specialist Rightlander.

Rightlander’s solutions will be made available to Playtech’s operator partners through the Playtech IMS platform, including a range of affiliate compliance tools such as Automated Compliance Monitor, a PPC Monitor, a Proactive Affiliate Finder, and Compliance Live, which allows [...]

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Optimizer Invest launches new Megalotto lottery betting brand

Optimizer Invest-backed lottery betting operator Megalotto has gone live after securing approval from the Malta Gaming Authority.

Megalotto was launched Monday in multiple markets via Gaming Innovation Group’s platform, offering players bets on some of the world’s biggest lotteries, as well as access to a range of instant win games and slot [...]

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UK Gambling Commission follows Gibraltar in suspending Addison Global licence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the suspension of Addison Global’s licence in the United Kingdom.

Following the suspension of the operator’s Gibraltar licence late Wednesday, the UKGC said that it has commenced a review under sections 116 and 118 of the Gambling Act 2005.

The regulator has decided to suspend Addison [...]

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Gibraltar suspends Addison Global’s MoPlay operator licence

Gibraltar’s Gambling Licensing Authority (GLA) has suspended the operating licence of MoPlay-owner Addison Global.

Following advice from the Gambling Commissioner Andrew Lyman, the authority announced the immediate suspension of Addison Global’s licence late Wednesday after the operator was unable to provide a solution to its solvency issues.

“The Gambling Commissioner has been [...]

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US gaming associations join forces to stamp out illegal gaming machines

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has partnered with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) to launch a new campaign to combat the unchecked spread of illegal gaming machines across the US.

The campaign will focus on providing state and local policymakers, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies with new resources and tools to stop the [...]

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Gambling Commission suspends Matchbook UK licence

The UK Gambling Commission has temporarily suspended Matchbook’s operating licence in the United Kingdom with immediate effect.

The regulator has undertaken a licence review into Triplebet Limited, owner of exchange betting operator Matchbook, under s116 of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005.

The suspension relates to the operator’s ability to offer remote facilities for pool betting, [...]

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