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PointsBet granted approval to launch sports betting in Colorado

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet has been granted license approval to provide online and retail sports betting in Colorado.

The operator has received an Internet Sports Betting Operator License and a Sports Betting Operator License from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (CLGCC), which are initially valid until March 2022.

The licenses allow PointsBet and [...]

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Webis secures loan to support California sports betting expansion

Shares in betting and racetrack operator Webis Holding soared by more than a third in London Thursday after the company secured a new term loan to support its US expansion.

The primary purpose of the $500,000 loan is to further develop and market its Watch&Wager subsidiary in California, with the [...]

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Latvian gambling regulator seeks advice on interactive license suspensions

Latvia’s gambling regulator has asked the Ministry of Justice to provide guidance and clarity on emergency measures adopted Friday to combat the spread of COVID-19, which appear to include the suspension of online gambling licenses.

The measures adopted Friday by the Latvian parliament are meant to control the spread of the virus and to provide [...]

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Finnplay’s Viral Interactive ends B2B service in UK and Sweden

Finnish iGaming platform provider Finnplay has confirmed that its Viral Interactive subsidiary has withdrawn its B2B operations from regulated markets including Sweden and the UK.

Finnplay said that the decision was made in response to worsening market conditions and increasing operational costs, with Viral Interactive also terminating its marketing agreement with Global Gaming’s Nano Casino with [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends Lotteries.com licence

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of International Multi-Media Entertainments, an Isle of Man-based lottery betting provider.

The UK regulator said Tuesday that it has suspended the licence of the company, which operates as Lotteries.com, due to suspicions about its anti-money laundering practices and ongoing social responsibility concerns.

The Gambling Commission gave no [...]

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Kambi suspends contract with National Lottery AD after account seizures

Stockholm-listed sports betting supplier Kambi Group has announced the temporary suspension of its sports betting services to Bulgaria-licensed operator National Lottery AD.

Kambi issued the formal notice to the operator March 12th  following what it described as the Bulgarian operator’s decision to voluntarily relinquish its local license.

National Lottery AD, which is not the national lottery [...]

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Michigan prepares for retail sports betting launch on Wednesday

Michigan will become the latest US state to launch sports betting with three Detroit casinos expected to receive approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) this week.

Less than three months after new sports betting and iGaming legislation was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the MGCB is expected [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends Stakers licence over compliance failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of online sports betting and casino operator Stakers due to a number of compliance issues.

The regulator confirmed that it has commenced a review under section 116 and section 118  of the UK Gambling Act 2005, with Stakers’ licence suspended while [...]

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Sportradar initiates legal action against Betgenius and Football DataCo

Sports data provider Sportradar has confirmed that it has initiated legal proceedings against Betgenius and the Football DataCo (FDC), claiming that the current arrangements for UK football betting data rights are in breach of UK and EU Competition Law.

The legal action has been made in relation to the current structure in the UK [...]

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BlueRibbon Software approved to launch in Romania

Malta-based B2B marketing solutions provider BlueRibbon Software has been granted approval to launch its marketing jackpot services in Romania’s regulated iGaming market.

The Class 2 Gaming licence from the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) enables BlueRibbon to roll out its Player Engagement Platform to licensed operators in the country and follows a recent [...]

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BetMGM approved for mobile sports betting launch in Indiana

Roar Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC, has secured approval to launch its BetMGM sports betting app in Indiana.

Roar Digital received a temporary vendor licence from the Indiana Gaming Commission on 13 January, allowing BetMGM to launch mobile sports betting activities under a licence issued to Belterra Casino Resort, which is [...]

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Optimizer Invest launches new Megalotto lottery betting brand

Optimizer Invest-backed lottery betting operator Megalotto has gone live after securing approval from the Malta Gaming Authority.

Megalotto was launched Monday in multiple markets via Gaming Innovation Group’s platform, offering players bets on some of the world’s biggest lotteries, as well as access to a range of instant win games and slot [...]

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