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Swedish regulator to evaluate responsible gambling measures

The Swedish government has instructed the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen to evaluate further responsible gambling measures, as the temporary deposit limit for online casinos comes to an end on 14 November.

The government has asked the regulator to evaluate the temporary gaming responsibility measures, and to follow up and analyze how [...]

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Ireland outlines new regulatory framework for gambling

The government of Ireland plans to have a new national gambling regulator in place by 2023 to license and regulate online and land-based operators.

Having approved plans for a new regulator in 2019, the government has now outlined a general scheme for gambling regulation under the proposed authority, which will be [...]

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Ukrainian operators sign Memorandum on Gambling Advertising

After several months of negotiations, members of the Ukrainian Gambling Council have signed a memorandum on gambling advertising in the country.

The agreement forms the basis of a joint approach to advertising by online and retail gambling operators in the country based on responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility principles.

The memorandum [...]

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Napoleons Casinos warned over “unlimited gambling” promo

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against A&S Leisure Group’s Napoleons Casinos for creating the impression that consumers could gamble without limits or restrictions at its venues.

A post on the Napoleons-casinos.co.uk site in August stated on the home page, “Enjoy unlimited gambling in all of our [...]

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Connecticut to begin limited online sports betting and iGaming operations

Sports betting and iGaming operators FanDuel, DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive will soft-launch their new online offerings in Connecticut Tuesday.

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) authorised the soft launch Friday, allowing the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe to begin online wagering operations with their [...]

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Germany’s national gambling regulator appoints leadership

Germany’s new national gambling regulator will be led by Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke when it begins operations in July 2022.

Benter joins national regulator Glücksspielbehörde from the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior, where he served as head of gaming and helped shape the current State Treaty on Gambling, with Schwanke [...]

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Evoke Gaming ordered to verify certain customers in Sweden

Sweden’s gambling regulator has ordered Evoke Gaming to verify the country of residence of certain customers who were registered with the operator prior to the opening of the regulated market in January 2019.

The regulator conducted a review of Evoke’s compliance with applicable legislation in 2020 and found that the company [...]

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BOS calls for lifting of iGaming limits as Sweden’s pandemic restrictions ease

Sweden’s licensed online gaming operators are calling on the government to end the temporary deposit limit for online casinos, which was introduced last year in response to a perceived increase in the risk of problem gambling during the pandemic.

With state-owned land-based casinos reopening to the public in July without a [...]

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Maryland releases proposed sports betting regulations

The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) has released its proposed sports betting regulations for public comment.

The regulations cover all aspects of sports betting operations, from initial licensure through to self-exclusion systems and internal controls for both retail and online wagering.

Written comments on the proposed regulations will be [...]

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Irish bookmakers commit to credit card ban and advertising restrictions

Ireland’s leading bookmakers have committed to a new Safer Gambling Code which will ban the use of credit cards and reduce the volume of gambling advertising seen on television.

The new code has been introduced by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) and adopted by member organisations including Boyle Sports, Flutter Entertainment [...]

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Italian Football Federation seeks betting levy and return of sponsorship

Italy’s Football Federation has submitted a proposal to the Italian Government aimed at increasing funding for the sport through a betting levy and relaxation of gambling sponsorship rules.

The federation (FIGC) says that the Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the finances of Italian football clubs, which are said to return €17.30 to [...]

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Ontario releases draft standards for sport and event betting

Ontario has released draft regulatory standards for sport and event betting, with feedback on the proposed standards due by August 18.

The proposed standards apply to sportsbooks and betting exchanges and establish rules for the method of placing bets, bet settlement, consumer protection and sports integrity.

The standards also apply to fantasy [...]

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