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North Dakota Governor signs tribal-state gaming compacts

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has completed the signing of new tribal-state gaming compacts with five tribal nations in the state.

The current tribal gaming compacts are set to expire early next year, requiring the Governor and tribes to negotiate new gaming compacts, which now go to the US Department of [...]

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AUSTRAC begins civil penalty proceedings against Star Entertainment

Australia’s financial intelligence agency has commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against casino operator Star Entertainment Group for alleged money laundering breaches.

The civil penalty proceedings by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) relate to serious and systemic non-compliance with Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) [...]

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Kahnawà:ke initiates legal challenge against Ontario iGaming market

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is challenging the legality and constitutionality of Ontario’s newly regulated iGaming market, claiming that it is “significantly” damaging Kahnawà:ke’s economy.

The Council is to file a Notice of Application with the Ontario Superior Court against iGaming Ontario and the Attorney General of Ontario, challenging the [...]

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Spain

Spanish operators pay €88m in fines in first half of 2022

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has revealed that sanctions were issued against 53 online sports betting and gaming operators during the first half of 2022, with the country’s gambling regulator imposing more than €88m in fines.

The sanctions follow the introduction of new regulations by the Dirección General de Ordenación del [...]

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Sweden’s Culture Committee issues recommendations on gambling regulation

Lawmakers in Sweden will hold a debate today on proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation.

Parliament will consider the gambling reform bill introduced in May by the previous government, which included proposals to further restrict gambling advertising according to the risk profile of games.

Ahead of today’s debate and vote, the [...]

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Kindred Group resumes battle with Norwegian Gaming Authority

Kindred Group has said that it will challenge a decision by the Norwegian Gaming Authority to reinstate the coercive fine against the company’s Maltese subsidiary Trannel International.

The Norwegian gambling regulator agreed in October to pause the NOK1.2m daily fine that it had planned to impose for every day that Kindred [...]

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Netherlands regulator launches new illegal gambling crackdown

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is launching an investigation into affiliates promoting unlicensed online gambling.

The regulator said that its efforts to combat illegal gambling had led to the discovery of “so-called affiliate websites” that appear to specifically target vulnerable individuals.

These include affiliate websites that help players circumvent the central self-exclusion [...]

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Netherlands lawmakers call for greater funding for gambling regulator and sports

Lawmakers in the Netherlands have adopted motions calling for better funding for the national gambling regulator in response to delays in implementing exclusion requests. 

Among the motions adopted Tuesday is one calling on the government to review the current capabilities of gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), in order to ensure that is [...]

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BGC welcomes Paul Scully as Britain’s new gambling minister

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the appointment of Paul Scully MP as Minister responsible for the betting and gaming industry.

Scully becomes the third minister to hold the position this year after Chris Philp resigned from the role in July, with Damian Collins announcing his resignation last week.

Scully will [...]

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Maryland

Maryland moves closer to authorising first mobile sportsbooks

Maryland is moving closer to launching mobile sports betting after the state approved the qualifications of 10 businesses seeking licenses.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) approved the qualifications of 10 businesses seeking mobile sports wagering licenses and one business seeking a Class B facility license.

The next step for [...]

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Japan issues warning to online casino players

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) and National Police Agency (NPA) have warned players that they risk being arrested for playing online casino games in the country.

In a new ad campaign launched this week, the two agencies reiterate that playing online casino games through offshore online gambling sites is a crime.

“Even [...]

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Nebraska sports betting regulations approved by Commission

The Nebraska State Racing and Gaming Commission has approved rules governing sports betting at Nebraska racetracks.

The sports betting regulations were adopted by the Commission on Friday and remain subject to approval by state Attorney General Doug Peterson and Governor Pete Ricketts.

The regulations allow for in-person sports betting at authorised racetrack [...]

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