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Switzerland authorises further two Online casinos

Switzerland’s Federal Council has issued approvals to two land-based casinos to launch online gaming operations.

On Wednesday the Federal Council authorised Casinò Lugano and Casino du Lac Meyrin to offer casino games to Swiss players via the internet, taking the total number of online casino approvals to eight.

Under Swiss law, only [...]

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Tennessee set to begin sports betting licensing process

The Tennessee Education Lottery will begin accepting sports betting license applications next week under rules adopted Wednesday.

The state’s sports betting legislation was approved in May 2019 and came into force in July, with a public consultation into proposed sports betting regulations closing in January of this year.

TEL is yet to [...]

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High 5 Games gains approval to launch titles in Italy and Spain

New York-based casino games provider High 5 Games (H5G) is expanding its European presence after securing approval to launch its games in Italy and Spain.

The certification by Spanish gambling regulator DGOJ and Italy’s ADM adds to the company’s existing licenses and certifications in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Malta, Sweden and [...]

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Darmstadt court explains decision to suspend licensing procedure

The administrative court in Darmstadt, Germany, has published details of last week’s ruling which once again brought the country’s sports betting licensing procedure to a halt.

The licensing process was suspended on April 1 after the court ruled that the procedure was neither transparent or competitive.

The court explained its ruling Monday, [...]

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Latvia suspends online gaming operations during lockdown

Latvia’s gambling regulator has confirmed that the nationwide suspension of gambling activities also applies to online gambling operators, whose licenses will now be suspended.

Latvia adopted emergency legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic in late March, prohibiting the operation of gambling and lotteries during the state of emergency. However, contradictory provisions [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends licences over GAMSTOP failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended two operator licences with immediate effect and commenced reviews over failures to fully integrate the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.

In January, all online operators were notified that participating in GAMSTOP by 31 March was a requirement of their licence conditions and social responsibility code.

Two online [...]

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Colorado poised for retail and online betting when sports resume

Casinos in Colorado will be authorised to launch sports betting operations in the state from May 1 after the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved a host of licenses late last week.

The meeting of the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission on April 2 approved the temporary master license of G [...]

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German sports betting licensing suspended

German sports betting association DSWV has lambasted a decision by the Darmstadt Administrative Court to suspend the country’s sports betting licensing procedure.

DSWV said Thursday that the licensing process has been suspended following a legal challenge by an Austrian sports betting operator, who challenged whether the procedure was transparent and non-discriminatory.

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GVC’s partypoker returns to Italy after four year absence

GVC Holdings’ leading poker brand partypoker has returned to Italy’s regulated iGaming for the first time in four years.

The operator has been granted licence approval from Italian gambling regulator Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) to offer real-money online poker games to players in Italy.

After an absence of four years, GVC said [...]

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1XBET approved to launch online sports betting in Mexico

Online gaming operator 1XBET has secured an online sports betting licence in Mexico’s regulated iGaming market.

1XBET was granted licence approval by the country’s Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos de la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB), with players in Mexico able to place bets on a variety of sports via 1XBET.com.mx.

1XBET becomes [...]

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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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