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ASA monitoring finds four gambling operators in breach of regulations in Q2

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released the findings of its latest online monitoring sweep, which aims to identify age-restricted advertising in children’s media.

The ASA found 159 age restricted ads displayed during the second quarter of the year on websites and YouTube channels that attract large child audiences, 70 [...]

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Unlicensed online gaming operators face crackdown in Argentina

The provincial lottery of Rio Negro in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against more than 100 online gambling websites following a surge in unlicensed iGaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rio Negro Lottery filed the criminal complaint Friday with the province’s public prosecutor under Article 301 of the penal code, [...]

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Illinois

Illinois resumes remote sportsbook account registrations

Sportsbooks in Illinois have resumed remote account registrations after Governor JB Pritzker reissued a series of executive orders aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19.

The requirement for in-person sportsbook account registrations was first suspended on June 4 but came back into force on July 26.

Since then, Illinois has seen a [...]

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Netherlands

Netherlands submits remote gambling regulations for EC approval

The Netherlands government has submitted its proposed Remote Gambling Regulations to the European Commission for approval.

The secondary regulations cover the implementation of the Remote Gambling Act and Remote Gambling Order, which were submitted for EC approval in July.

The regulations will govern remote gambling licensing and operations, including separation of funds, [...]

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BGC welcomes planned reopening of casinos in England

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the government’s decision to belatedly open casinos in England, while warning that the ongoing closure of casinos in Wales and Scotland poses a risk to jobs.

Casinos in England were originally scheduled to reopen under strict new health and safety protocols on 1 [...]

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Nevada Governor Sisolak signs COVID related health bill into law

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed public health legislation Tuesday that will provide civil liability protection to the state’s hospitality industry when adhering to guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The legislation has the support of the Culinary Workers Union and will see the Department of Health and [...]

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Virginia Lottery Board releases full sports betting regulations for comment

The Virginia lottery released its full draft sports betting regulations for public comment Monday, with the regulated online sports betting market expected to launch in January 2021.

The proposed regulations cover topics including operations, internal controls and enforcement, and are open to public comment until September 9, one week prior to [...]

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Delay to casino reopenings in England puts jobs at risk

The UK Government’s last-minute decision to delay the reopening of casinos will cost the industry millions of pounds and put thousands of jobs at risk, the Betting and Gaming Council has warned.

Casinos in England had been approved to reopen on 1 August after making significant investments to ensure that they [...]

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Unibet

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand approved to launch in Indiana

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group will launch mobile sports betting in the US state of Indiana on Thursday.

Kindred will launch its Unibet brand in the market in partnership with Caesars' Horseshoe Casino Hammond after successfully demonstrating that its mobile sports betting system meets the rules and directives issued by the [...]

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Rhode Island drops in-person sign-up requirement for online sports betting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation into law to allow adults to open online sports betting accounts without visiting a retail venue.

The amendment was approved earlier this month by the Rhode Island General Assembly by a margin of 57-12, and allows state residents to open online sports betting [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends Genesis Global operating licence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of multi-brand online casino operator Genesis Global with immediate effect.

The gambling regulator said Tuesday that it has commenced a review of Genesis Global’s licence under section 116 and section 118 of the Gambling Act 2005 due to a number of [...]

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European Commission

Netherlands amends Gambling Act and unveils iGaming regulations

The Netherlands government has notified the European Commission of proposed changes to its Gambling Act and Gambling Tax Act, as well as new regulations for the implementation of remote gambling in the Remote Gambling Order.

The proposed amendments to the Gambling Act relate to advertising restrictions, the use of customer databases, [...]

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