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Gibraltar gambling regulator agrees £850,000 settlement with Onisac

Gibraltar-licensed online gaming and betting operator Onisac, a part of the Mansion Group, has agreed an £850,000 regulatory settlement with the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

The settlement relates to historical anti-money laundering deficiencies within the operator’s international (Non-EU and UK) business, which were discovered during an onsite assessment of its due diligence [...]

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BetVictor agrees £2.08m settlement for breach of licence conditions

BV Gaming, operator of the BetVictor online gaming and betting brand, will pay £2.08m for failing to comply with the conditions of its operating licence in Great Britain.

The payment is comprised of £1,728,000 in lieu of a financial penalty and £352,000 of divested gross gaming yield related to the failings [...]

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Delasport secures Maltese B2B sports betting and iGaming licences

iGaming platform provider Delasport has been granted B2B sports betting and online casino licences from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The new licenses will allow Delasport to offer its clients a dedicated Player Account Management (PAM) platform, sports betting as a turnkey platform, or its iFrame plug & play sportsbook and [...]

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Kindred Group

Norway seeks to drive Unibet out of the market with fine of up to €43m

The Norwegian Gambling Authority is hoping to coerce Kindred Group into withdrawing from the market with the threat of a daily fine in excess of €100,000.

Norway operates a state monopoly on gambling, with Norsk Tipping the only authorised provider of online casino gaming and betting.

The dispute with Kindred Group dates [...]

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Sportsbet fined in Australia for spam marketing messages

Flutter Entertainment’s Australian sports betting brand Sportsbet has been handed a AUD$2.5m penalty for breaching Australian spam laws with its text and email marketing messages.

Alongside the penalty from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Sportsbet has also agreed to refund approximately $1.2m to consumers who lost money on bets [...]

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Toronto, Ontario

Ontario’s new regulated iGaming market to launch on 4 April

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed that the province will open its new regulated sports betting and iGaming market to private operators in April.

iGaming Ontario (iGO), a subsidiary of the AGCO, has been working with the Ontario Government to establish a new iGaming market that will [...]

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Gambling Commission

Genesis Global fined £3.8m by British gambling regulator

Britain’s Gambling Commission has issued a £3.8m fine to multi-brand online casino operator Genesis Global, which has also been told it must undergo further extensive auditing.

Genesis Global had its operating licence suspended by the British gambling regulator in July 2020 after an investigation revealed significant social responsibility and money laundering [...]

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PointsBet launches online sportsbook in New York State

Sydney-listed PointsBet has become the latest operator to launch an online sportsbook in New York State.

PointsBet went live with its new sports betting product in the state last night, becoming the sixth of the nine previously approved online sportsbooks to launch in New York State, following in the footsteps of [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission continues crusade with £1.3m action against Annexio and Rank

Britain's Gambling Commission has found that another two licensees, bingo and casino operator Rank Digital and lottery betting operator Annexio, have failed to live up to the Commission’s social responsibility standards. 

Rank and Annexio have paid regulatory settlements of £700,557 and £612,000 respectively, with the regulatory action following similar settlements demanded [...]

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Swedish Bingo Association issued warning for breaching regulations

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning to the Swedish Bingo Association for infringing the country’s gambling regulations on its Idrottensbingo.se site.

The regulator said that the Swedish Bingo Association had violated its regulations and general guidelines on gambling responsibility, with the Idrottensbingo.se site missing logos for self-testing, bet limits [...]

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BetMGM set to launch online sportsbook in New York State

US betting and gaming operator BetMGM will become the fifth company to launch an online sportsbook in New York State later today. 

The BetMGM app will go live in the Empire State later today (17 January), offering players customisable pre-game, in-play, futures and parlay wagers.

The launch marks BetMGM's 19th and [...]

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Gambling operators among businesses negatively affected by excessive AML efforts

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has warned that unwarranted de-risking and ineffective management of anti-money laundering risk by European banks is having a detrimental impact on certain sectors of the economy, including gambling operators.

The Opinion published this week by the EBA follows recent research by the banking authority, which found [...]

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