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WatchandWager renews California ADW license

Webis Holdings has received a two-year license extension for its WatchandWager.com advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business in California.

The new approval from the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) runs until 2024, allowing WatchandWager to continue to accept online pari-mutuel wagers from residents of California.

The license sits alongside the company’s long-term lease [...]

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Spanish operators pay €88m in fines in first half of 2022

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has revealed that sanctions were issued against 53 online sports betting and gaming operators during the first half of 2022, with the country’s gambling regulator imposing more than €88m in fines.

The sanctions follow the introduction of new regulations by the Dirección General de Ordenación del [...]

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Seven mobile sportsbooks set for Maryland launch

The US state of Maryland formally opens its mobile sports betting market today (Nov. 23), with seven operators expected to go live on launch day.

Maryland’s mobile sports wagering market will open at 9am EST on Wednesday, the culmination of a multi-year effort to get sports betting fully up and running [...]

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Massachusetts sports betting licenses attract 15 applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has received a total of 15 applications for sports betting licenses.

This compares to the 42 entities that declared an interest in applying for a sports betting license in September, and the 29 entities that completed the mandatory sports wagering operator license scoping survey in October.

The Massachusetts [...]

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TonyBet secures Netherlands licence approval

Online betting and gaming operator TonyBet has secured license approval to launch in the Netherlands.

The company has secured licence approval to offer online sports and horse race betting, as well as online casino gaming in the Netherlands.

The new license was officially awarded on November 15 and expires in November 2027.

This [...]

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Rush Street Gaming plans January opening for new Virginia casino

Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Casino Portsmouth has become the second approved casino facility operator in Virginia, and will open its doors to the public in January.

The Virginia Lottery Board approved its licence application by a 7-0 vote last week, following a comprehensive review of submitted application materials and an extensive [...]

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Entain secures online poker and gaming licences in Germany

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has secured licence approval to expand its offering in Germany.

The licences from the State Administrative Office of Saxony-Anhalt allow Entain to provide online gaming and poker services to players throughout Germany, with Entain becoming the first licenced online poker operator in the market.

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Maximbet quits US sports betting business

Maximbet has closed down its sports betting operations in the United States, one month after launching in Indiana and 14 months after going live in Colorado.

The sports betting brand operated by Carousel Group also held market access deals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Iowa, and Ohio, and was among the list [...]

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Maryland targets online sports betting launch before Thanksgiving

Maryland’s regulated online sports betting market is expected to launch next week with 10 licensed operators.

The state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has scheduled a license award meeting for November 16, where it will consider awarding licenses to 10 mobile sports wagering entities.

The operators that secure license approval will [...]

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Gambling Commission lifts Lebom licence suspension

Britain’s Gambling Commission has reinstated the operating licence of sports betting provider Lebom.

Lebom’s licence was suspended by the Gambling Commission last week after it was found that the operator had failed to connect to the Gamstop self-exclusion system, in breach of its licensing obligations.

The Commission said Tuesday that it is [...]

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10bet continues African expansion with South Africa launch

10bet has further expanded its footprint in Africa after launching its sports betting and iGaming offering in South Africa.

The operator first entered the African continent at the end of 2021 and has since gone live in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Ghana.

“We are focused on investing considerably into the market to [...]

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Australian regulator imposes record $120m fine on Crown Melbourne

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has taken further disciplinary action against Crown Melbourne for failing in its Responsible Service of Gambling obligations.

The regulator has imposed record fines totalling AUD$120m after the operator breached its code of conduct for the Responsible Service of Gambling over many years by [...]

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