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India proposes amendments to Digital Media Ethics Code

India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched a public consultation on proposed amendments relating to online gaming.

The proposed amendments to the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 aim to establish basic rules for online games which involve a deposit with the expectation of earning [...]

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DCMS Select Committee to investigate UK gambling regulations

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched an investigation into UK gambling policy and the Government’s progress towards addressing concerns about problem gambling.

The DCMS committee inquiry will investigate existing gambling regulations and examine whether these can keep up with innovations in online gambling, as well as [...]

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Northern Ireland APG to gather evidence on gambling related harm

Northern Ireland’s All Party Group on Reducing Harm Related to Gambling has launched a call for evidence to help shape future policy.

Stakeholders are invited to submit written evidence by the deadline of 3 February, 2023, after which the APG will hold a series of oral evidence sessions with a variety [...]

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Bulgarian Gaming Association to introduce code of conduct for advertising

Members of the Bulgarian Gaming Association have committed to rein in advertising amid a growing outcry over the volume of gambling ads throughout the day.

A meeting organised by the Council for Electronic Media and the National Revenue Agency Tuesday (Dec. 13) heard that gambling advertising in Bulgaria has surged in [...]

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German states celebrate launch of new national gambling regulator

Germany’s state gambling regulators have concluded their final meeting ahead of the transfer of powers to the new national gambling regulator on 1 January.

Members of the gaming college met for the final time in Halle Tuesday (13 December) to symbolically hand over their gambling files to the new joint gaming [...]

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ASIC launches proceedings against Star Entertainment executives

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against 11 current and former directors and officers of Star Entertainment Group.

Australia’s national corporate regulator has launched proceedings against the 11 executives for alleged breaches of their duties under section 180 of the Corporations [...]

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Swedish Gaming Act amendment aims to authorise additional data processing

The government of Sweden has proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation to allow operators to process additional personal player information.

The proposal aims to amend the Gaming Act to establish a right for operators to process personal information for the purpose of reducing the negative consequences of gambling, in line [...]

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Norway renews Norsk Rikstoto exclusive horse race betting licence

Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Rikstoto has been granted the exclusive rights to continue offering horse race betting to players for a further ten years.

Norsk Rikstoto has held a monopoly on horse race betting in the country after being formed in 1982 by the Norwegian Trotting Association (Det Norske Travselskap) and [...]

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Queensland fines Star Entertainment $100m over casino failings

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has been fined AUD$100m amid a raft of disciplinary actions, following the findings of Queensland’s Gotterson Review and the Attorney-General’s determination of unsuitability.

Earlier this month Australia’s financial intelligence agency commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against Star Entertainment for alleged money laundering [...]

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AUSTRAC initiates Federal Court proceedings against SkyCity Adelaide

Australia’s financial intelligence agency is launching civil penalty proceedings against a third casino operator following an investigation into SkyCity Adelaide.

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) will commence civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against SkyCity Adelaide for alleged serious and systemic non-compliance with Australia’s anti-money laundering and [...]

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Bally’s brings in Kim Barker Lee as new chief legal officer

New York-listed casino operator Bally's Corporation has appointed Kim Barker Lee as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Lee most recently served as International Game Technology's (IGT) inaugural global vice president of diversity and inclusion, after serving as general counsel and vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for Northstar [...]

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Netherlands online gambling revenue expected to reach €1.0bn

Licenced online gambling operators in the Netherlands are expected to generate gross gaming revenue of approximately €1.0bn this year following the reregulation of the market in October 2021.

The full year gross gaming revenue projection was presented to parliament this week by Netherlands minister for legal protection Franc Weerwind as he [...]

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