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SAZKA brings in Sir Keith Mills for UK National Lottery licence bid

European lottery operator SAZKA Group has brought in Sir Keith Mills to lead its bid to operate the UK National Lottery.

Sir Mills is a British entrepreneur who founded the Air Miles and Nectar customer loyalty programmes and played a pivotal role in London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic [...]

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SkillOnNet secures licence approval to launch in Portugal

iGaming operator and platform supplier SkillOnNet is set to expand into Portugal’s regulated online gaming market after securing licence approval from national regulator SRIJ.

SkillOnNet was awarded an online casino licence Friday, allowing it to launch Bacanaplay.pt with a range of online slots and table games.

The company becomes the 15th licensed [...]

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Gambling Commission

GAN, BGO and NetBet hit with new licence conditions

Britain’s Gambling Commission has imposed additional licence conditions on three online gambling operators for social responsibility and money laundering failures.

New York-listed GAN and privately owned operators BGO Entertainment and NetBet Enterprises have each had special conditions attached to their licenses and will pay settlements totalling £2.89m to advance the commission’s [...]

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Betsson to focus on Rizk after closing eight UK-facing brands

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Betsson has further consolidated its UK business with the closure of eight UK-facing brands.

Betsson has been reducing its business in the UK for the past few years, including closing its UK office at the end of 2018.

To date, the company has operated with nine brands [...]

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Codere set for iGaming licence in the City of Buenos Aires

Spanish gaming operator Codere is set to become one of the first companies to obtain an iGaming licence in the Argentine City of Buenos Aires.

The Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA) began the licensing process for online operators earlier this year and has granted preliminary approval to Codere [...]

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William Hill launches Mr Green in Spain

London-listed betting and gaming operator William Hill has launched its Mr Green brand in Spain’s regulated iGaming market.

The launch follows licence approval from Spain’s Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ), and supports the operator’s multi-brand strategy in the country, where it already operates sports betting under the William [...]

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Gambling Commission

Genesis Global back online after UKGC licence suspension lifted

Malta-based gaming operator Genesis Global is back online in Britain this week after the Gambling Commission lifted its licence suspension.

Genesis Global’s UK online gaming licence was suspended in July while the regulator investigated suspected compliance issues, with that suspension now lifted without any further action from the commission.

The company said [...]

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Pragmatic Solutions secures B2B supplier licence in the UK

Malta-based iGaming platform provider Pragmatic Solutions has secured a new B2B supplier licence from the UK Gambling Commission.

The Remote Operating Licence enables the supplier to provide its technology, including its Player Account Management (PAM) platform and Content Management System, to licenced operators in the market.

“This is yet another important milestone [...]

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German Flag

Germany approves 15 sports betting operators with 31 applications pending

The authority responsible for licensing sports betting operators in Germany has confirmed that a total of 15 applicants have been approved to operate in the market.

The Darmstadt Regional Council has awarded online sports betting licenses to 15 operators, seven of which have also secured approval to operate retail betting locations [...]

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Spin Games secures provisional iGaming supplier licence in Michigan

Nevada-based gaming supplier Spin Games has been granted a provisional iGaming supplier licence in Michigan.

The approval by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) will enable Spin to deploy its proprietary and third-party iGaming content to licensed operators in the state via its ROC Remote Gaming Server (RGS) platform.

“We are pleased [...]

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Gauselmann’s Cashpoint awarded German sports betting license

Gauselmann Group subsidiary Cashpoint has been awarded a sports betting license in Germany, six years after the company received initial approval to operate in the market.

The Darmstadt regional council, which is responsible for German licensing, issued the approval Friday, authorising the operator to offer online and land-based sports betting throughout [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC Holdings secures four German sports betting licenses

London-listed gaming operator GVC Holdings has been awarded four sports betting licenses in Germany.

The company secured license approval Friday for its bwin, SportingBet, Ladbrokes and Gamebookers brands, enabling each brand to offer sports betting across Germany under the transitional gambling regime adopted in September.

The transitional regime allows licensed operators to [...]

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