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ACMA launches proceedings against online poker providers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched civil proceedings against two individuals and one company involved in providing online poker to players in Australia.

The legal action follows an investigation by ACMA which found that the accused offered online poker games to Australian players in breach of Interactive Gambling [...]

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Gambling advertising in the UK set to face new restrictions

Britain’s advertising regulator has introduced new rules to further restrict gambling advertising and prevent them from appealing to people under the age of 18.

The new rules introduced by the Advertising Standards Authority Tuesday (April 5) will particularly impact sports betting and eSports betting operators and will come into force on [...]

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Dutch iGaming market generates €185m in GGR in Q4 2021

Licensed Dutch iGaming operators generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €185m in the fourth quarter of 2021, the first quarter since the newly regulated market opened.

Providing an overview of the iGaming market since it opened on 1 October, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said it was too early to draw [...]

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Netherlands minister promises more restrictive gambling advertising legislation

Online gaming industry associations in the Netherlands have committed to voluntary advertising restrictions ahead of a planned clampdown on advertising of “high-risk” online games of chance.

Following discussions with the minister for legal protection Franc Weerwind, industry associations NOGA and VNLOK have agreed to introduce new regulations for their members, shortening [...]

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British political think-tank calls for statutory problem gambling levy

British political public policy think-tank The Social Market Foundation has called for a new multimillion-pound statutory levy to fund the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm in the United Kingdom.

The call accompanies the publication of a report by the SMF which proposes the creation of a new independent health board [...]

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Sweden opens consultation on new gambling regulations and fees

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has opened a consultation into proposed license fees for online gaming software providers, as well as higher renewal fees for operator licenses.

The proposal to introduce supplier licenses in the Swedish gambling market was first mooted five years ago as a means to combat unlicensed gambling.

Under the [...]

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Data reveals shocking rise in size of UK black market

The size of the gambling black market in the UK has more than doubled in just two years, from 220,000 users of unlicensed sites to 460,000, according to new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Betting & Gaming Council (BGC).

The PwC report compares the size of the UK’s black market [...]

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Sweden proposes gambling regulation reform

The government of Sweden has announced plans to “regain control of the Swedish gambling market”, having re-regulated the market in 2019.

The focus is once again on driving out unlicensed operators, with the illegal gambling market having grown in recent years due to strict restrictions imposed on licensed operators.

The proposals unveiled [...]

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Swedish Bingo Association issued warning for breaching regulations

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning to the Swedish Bingo Association for infringing the country’s gambling regulations on its Idrottensbingo.se site.

The regulator said that the Swedish Bingo Association had violated its regulations and general guidelines on gambling responsibility, with the Idrottensbingo.se site missing logos for self-testing, bet limits [...]

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Argentina’s Córdoba province approves iGaming regulations

Córdoba looks set to become the next Argentinean province to regulate online gambling after regulations were approved by legislators last week.

Bill 34270/L/21 will regulate various iGaming activities, including online casino table games and slots, sports betting and lottery games, and will establish a register of iGaming licensees with ten licences [...]

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Sweden set to introduce new lower weekly iGaming deposit limit

The Swedish government has proposed a new weekly deposit limit of SEK4,000 for online gambling that it believes will protect consumers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The proposal, which is due to be introduced on February 7 after a consultation period, is similar to the restrictions introduced in 2020 but lowers [...]

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Arkansas Racing Commission approves online sports betting rules

Sports bettors in Arkansas may soon be allowed to place bets remotely under amended casino gaming rules.

The amendments approved Thursday by the Arkansas Racing Commission would allow players who are physically present in the state to place bets without the need to visit a casino or to pre-register an online [...]

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