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Entain fined for accepting online in-play bets in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has penalised Entain for accepting online in-play bets through its Ladbrokes and Neds sites last October.

Entain was penalised after an investigation found that two of its sites had accepted 78 online in-play bets on the final day of the Bangkok LIV Golf tournament [...]

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Queen Sportsbook set for mobile sportsbook approval in Maryland

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) has approved the qualifications of Queen Sportsbook Maryland for a mobile sports betting license.

Queen Sportsbook will become the latest operator to be granted a mobile licence in Maryland, when the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) is next scheduled to meet [...]

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Swedish gambling regulator issues fines to bet365 and Betfair

bet365 and Betfair have become the latest operators to be sanctioned by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

bet365 has been issued a combined SEK79 million penalty by the regulator for not taking sufficient measures to protect players against excessive gambling. This comprised SEK14 million issued to its Hillside (Gaming) subsidiary and SEK65 [...]

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Shazam Casino warned against targeting players in Australia

Curaçao-based online casino operator Alistair Solutions has received a formal warning for serving players in Australia.

The formal warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority accuses the company of offering prohibited interactive gambling services to players in breach of subsection 15(2A) of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

This follows an investigation [...]

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France’s ANJ sanctions seven online gambling operators

France’s national gambling regulator has issued warnings and a fine to seven online operators who exceeded the country’s maximum rate of return to players.

Under French law, online gambling operators are prohibited from paying out prizes of more than 85 per cent of all stakes received.

According to gambling regulator ANJ, seven [...]

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NFL suspends five players for gambling

The National Football League (NFL) has suspended five players indefinitely for violating the league's gambling policy.

NFL Players Quintez Cephus and C.J. Moore of the Detroit Lions, and Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders, have been suspended for the entire season for betting on the 2022 NFL games and can petition for reinstatement.

In [...]

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AGCO issues fines totalling $70,000 to three iGaming operators

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has served three AGCO-registered internet gaming operators with monetary penalty notices for alleged infractions of game integrity regulations.  

The operators of the ComeOn, Conquestador and LeoVegas gaming brands are alleged to have provided games on their Ontario gaming sites that were not approved [...]

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BetEnt fined €400,000 by Netherlands gambling regulator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed a €400,000 fine on BetEnt for breaching advertising regulations.

The company was found to have sent advertising material for its Betcity.nl brand to customers aged 18-24 between October 2021 and March 2022.

This is in breach of Dutch regulations prohibiting the targeting of vulnerable groups, which includes [...]

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Kayo breaches gambling advertising rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to sports streaming service Kayo for infringing the country’s gambling advertising regulations during the 2022 Australian Football League (AFL) .

An investigation by the ACMA found that  gambling promotions were streamed on the Kayo service during the Fremantle vs. Collingwood [...]

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ASA rules against BetVictor Facebook ad

BetVictor has been found to have breached UK gambling advertising regulations by featuring sportspeople that appeal to children.

The ruling by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) relates to a paid Facebook ad that was published in January and featured an image of FC Barcelona players Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. 

The [...]

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Betr pays $210,000 for breach of gambling advertising regulations

Online betting operator Betr has received a record fine in New South Wales for offering gambling inducements to new customers.

Betr was ordered to pay a fine of $210,000 by the state regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW, after being found guilty of breaching NSW laws prohibiting the advertisement of gambling activity. 

The [...]

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Play’n GO secures licence approval in Spain

Online casino games provider Play’n GO is expanding its regulated market presence in Europe after securing licence approval in Spain.

The new Spanish licence follows the supplier’s recent approval in Sweden, while Play’n GO was also granted a licence in Connecticut in February, its fourth US market approval.

“We want to help [...]

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