Compliance News

Children’s Commissioner calls for loot boxes to be classified as gambling

The Children’s Commissioner for England has urged the government to amend the country’s Gambling Act and classify loot boxes in games as gambling.

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UKGC urges pubs to introduce age verification on gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the majority of pubs in England and Wales are failing to prevent under 18 year-olds from playing Category C gaming machines.

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Ukraine introduces new draft gambling law

The Ukrainian government has introduced draft legislation to regulate gambling across the country.

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Spelinspektionen clears four operators after sports betting investigation

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has cleared four operators following an investigation into the availability of bets on matches involving players under the age of 18.

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Cherry loses Swedish license appeals

The Administrative Court of Linköping in Sweden has rejected appeals by seven Cherry-owned companies regarding the duration of their online gaming licenses.

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iSoftBet secures Malta B2B supplier licence

Online casino supplier iSoftBet has been approved to launch its portfolio of proprietary and branded slot games with Malta-licensed operators.

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LeoVegas latest iGaming operator to face Dutch fines

Stockholm-listed online gaming operator LeoVegas has been ordered to pay €750,000 in fines for targeting Dutch consumers without a local license.

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GiG partners with HooYu to improve KYC process

Oslo-listed gaming operator and supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is strengthening its Know Your Customer (KYC) process with the help of identity confirmation provider HooYu.

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Betfred agrees £322,000 penalty package for AML failings

Gibraltar-based online gaming operator Petfre, owner of the Betfred brand, has become the latest operator to be fined by the UK Gambling Commission for historical anti-money laundering failures.

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LeoVegas granted license extension in Sweden following appeal

Stockholm-listed gaming operating LeoVegas has been granted a five-year operating license by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen following a successful appeal.

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Tasmania to tax online betting at 15% from January

The Australian state of Tasmania has confirmed that the point of consumption tax on gambling which comes into force on January 1st, 2020, will be charged at 15 per cent of net revenue, prompting an outcry from the industry.

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GVC boosts compliance and product teams with two new hires

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has made two appointments to newly created management positions.

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