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PlayUp partners Wild Rose to enter Iowa iGaming market

Australian and US online sports betting operator PlayUp has secured market access to enter Iowa's regulated iGaming market through a partnership with licensed casino operator Wild Rose Entertainment.

PlayUp has already begun the regulatory process to gain licensure in Iowa for sports betting and will do the same once the regulatory framework is [...]

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Lithuania blacklists more than 200 online gambling domains

Lithuania’s gambling regulator has urged operators to abide by the country’s gaming legislation after having to blacklist more than 200 internet domains so far this year.

Online gambling is only legal in Lithuania when provided by locally licensed operators, with current online licenses tied to land-based gaming venues, although this is [...]

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Administrative Court reinstates Vivaro’s Swedish licence

Sweden’s Administrative Court has backed BetConstruct subsidiary Vivaro in its appeal against the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

The regulator had revoked Vivaro’s iGaming and sports betting licences last month for failing to launch operations within one year of receiving the licences, as required under Sweden’s Gaming Act.

Vivaro appealed the licence revocation [...]

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Belgian Gaming Commission adds 37 sites to iGaming blacklist

The Belgian Gaming Commission has added 37 new internet domains to its blacklist of unlicensed online betting and gaming operators.

Since the last update in September, the Commission has blacklisted a host of Curacao-licensed sites including pinnacle.bet, fezbet1.com, lucky-31.com, muchovegascasino.com, nomini.com, rabona.com, radiocaz.com, rolletto.com, svenbet.com and zencasino.com.                

The blacklist also includes [...]

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bet-at-home warns of full year loss due to Austrian iGaming lawsuits

Frankfurt-listed bet-at-home.com is delaying the publication of its third quarter results as the company withdraws its online casino services from Austria due to player lawsuits.

The company will delay the publication of its third quarter results, which were due to be released on November 8, and now expects to report a [...]

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BGO licence suspended for failing to protect consumers

Online betting and gaming operator BGO Entertainment has had its operating licence suspended with immediate effect by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The Commission said late Friday that it is carrying out a review of BGO’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005.

The review and suspension follows concerns that BGO’s activities [...]

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Finland issues prohibition order to Eurosport over gambling ads

Finland’s National Police Board has taken action against European television sports network Eurosport for broadcasting online gambling ads in the country.

The Police Board has issued a prohibition order and a conditional €800,000 fine to the broadcaster after it failed to respond to the authority’s concerns about advertising for unlicensed gambling [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

Napoleons Casinos warned over “unlimited gambling” promo

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against A&S Leisure Group’s Napoleons Casinos for creating the impression that consumers could gamble without limits or restrictions at its venues.

A post on the Napoleons-casinos.co.uk site in August stated on the home page, “Enjoy unlimited gambling in all of our [...]

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Swiss gambling authorities add 49 sites to iGaming blacklist

Switzerland’s gambling regulators have added 49 new domains to their growing blacklists of illegal gambling operators.

The latest update has seen the country’s Federal Gambling Commission blacklist 32 sites for targeting Swiss players without a local licence, including a number of sites owned by Curacao-licensed Dama NV, which recently had several [...]

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Germany’s national gambling regulator appoints leadership

Germany’s new national gambling regulator will be led by Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke when it begins operations in July 2022.

Benter joins national regulator Glücksspielbehörde from the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior, where he served as head of gaming and helped shape the current State Treaty on Gambling, with Schwanke [...]

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Spin Games and High 5 Games approved for iGaming in Connecticut

US gaming suppliers Spin Games and High 5 Games have become the first companies to be granted approval to launch their online games in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has issued casino supplier licences that allow Spin Games and High 5 Games to enter the newly regulated iGaming market, [...]

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Regulator steps in to ease concerns as tech fault delays Dutch opening

A technical fault with the new self-exclusion register (Cruks) delayed the Dutch market’s newly-licensed iGaming operators from opening for business as planned last Friday (October 1st).

The delayed opening added to the confusion in the market as unlicensed operators such as Betsson, Entain and Kindred closed down their Dutch operations on [...]

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