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UK Gambling Commission reveals findings of PT Entertainment investigation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will soon launch a consultation to make permanent changes to the way betting and gaming operators recruit and incentivise high value customers, after publishing the findings of its investigation into PT Entertainment Services (PTES).

In March 2019, the regulator began an investigation after being contacted by [...]

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Sweden records overall gambling decline but most online operators growing

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has released data showing an overall decline in online betting and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, although operator performances vary.

The data shows that the licensed online gambling market in Sweden grew by 21 per cent in January 2020 compared to January 2019, when the regulated market [...]

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Switzerland

Switzerland adds 15 domains to iGaming blacklist

The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling operators.

The latest update from Commission des loteries et paris (Comlot) has seen 15 domains added to the blacklist of unauthorized sites, which are now subject to blocking by Swiss internet service providers.

The latest additions to the [...]

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ACMA moves to block another ten illegal iGaming sites in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has asked the country’s internet service providers (ISPs) to block a number of additional unlicensed online offshore gambling websites.

Continuing its fight against unlicensed iGaming sites targeting Australian players, the ACMA requested earlier this month that ISPs block ten more domains, with customers urged [...]

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Kindred Group loses appeal against Norwegian withdrawal order

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has lost its appeal against the Norwegian Gaming Authority’s decision to force the operator’s four brands from the market.

The regulator issued the withdrawal order last year against Kindred subsidiary Trannel International, which operates the Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and Bingo sites, for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta [...]

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Football

Malta Gaming Authority signs data sharing deal with Swedish FA

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a data sharing agreement with the Swedish Football Association (Svenska Fotbollförbundet).

The deal is the latest in a series of other high-profile agreements which have been signed by the MGA over the past few months, including the Malta Football Association, the Tennis Integrity Unit, [...]

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Esports Entertainment Group granted Malta licence approval

New York-listed Esports Entertainment Group has been granted a pool betting licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The ten-year gaming service licence allows Esports Entertainment to provide online pool betting services with licensed operators in the jurisdiction. It follows last week's announcement to acquire Argyll Entertainment and its Sportnation.bet brand.

“Receiving [...]

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Ukraine cracks down on online gambling with ISP blocking orders

Authorities in Ukraine have ordered internet service providers to block access to the most popular online gambling sites.

Online gambling is currently prohibited in the country, with a draft bill to legalise online betting and casino gaming awaiting its second reading in the Ukrainian parliament.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said [...]

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Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association suspends members over new compacts

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) has amended its bylaws to temporarily suspend the membership of two tribes that recently agreed new gaming compacts with Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.

The OIGA bylaws were amended last week to allow it to suspend the membership of tribes which are found to be engaging [...]

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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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Gambling Commission

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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