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UK Gambling Commission suspends Stakers licence over compliance failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of online sports betting and casino operator Stakers due to a number of compliance issues.

The regulator confirmed that it has commenced a review under section 116 and section 118  of the UK Gambling Act 2005, with Stakers’ licence suspended while [...]

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Philippines’ PAGCOR invests in cybercrime for fight against illegal gambling

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has distributed funds to the Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime to help fight illegal online gambling in the country.

PAGCOR has initially released P5m (€88,531) as the first tranche of a P11.08m grant to be used to buy IT equipment for the operation of [...]

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Sportradar

Sportradar initiates legal action against Betgenius and Football DataCo

Sports data provider Sportradar has confirmed that it has initiated legal proceedings against Betgenius and the Football DataCo (FDC), claiming that the current arrangements for UK football betting data rights are in breach of UK and EU Competition Law.

The legal action has been made in relation to the current structure in the UK [...]

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UK National Audit Office calls for more research and funding to combat problem gambling

The National Audit Office has released its report into gambling regulations in the United Kingdom, concluding that the regulations “lag behind industry” due to a number of factors, including an inflexible funding mechanism for the Gambling Commission and limited understanding of the impact of gambling-related harm on society and public [...]

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Danske Spil

Danske Spil proposes stricter rules for gambling in Denmark

Denmark’s state-owned gaming operator Danske Spil has proposed stricter rules to protect vulnerable players and minors from gambling, including a ban on advertising during live sports on television and the prohibition of VIP programs and affiliates.

The leading Danish operator claims that the market does not adequately protect vulnerable players and minors, citing the [...]

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Mr Green agrees £3m penalty package with UK Gambling Commission

William Hill-owned Mr Green has been handed a £3m penalty package by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to have effective procedures in place to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

The UKGC issued the penalty for systemic failings in respect of the operator’s social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) [...]

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City of Buenos Aires releases final iGaming regulations, begins licensing

The City of Buenos Aires has begun the licensing process for online gaming operators following publication of new regulations concerning technical platforms, advertising and responsible gambling.

The licensing process is being managed by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA), which adopted final regulations for online gambling in the city late last week.

LOTBA [...]

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Spain

New Spanish gambling regulations released for public comment

Spain’s gambling regulator has launched a public consultation into new marketing and responsible gambling regulations.

Gambling regulator La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) published the Draft Royal Decree on Commercial Communications for Gambling activities on February 24, with public responses due to by March 16.

The new regulations are designed to [...]

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Illegal sports betting business shut down in Northern Illinois

Authorities in Illinois have charged 10 people with conspiring to conduct an illegal multi-million dollar sports betting business in the Chicago area.

Among those named in the nine-count indictment returned by the US District Court in Chicago was Vincent Delgiudice, also known as ‘Uncle Mick’, who is alleged to have directed an [...]

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UK Gambling Commission follows Gibraltar in suspending Addison Global licence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the suspension of Addison Global’s licence in the United Kingdom.

Following the suspension of the operator’s Gibraltar licence late Wednesday, the UKGC said that it has commenced a review under sections 116 and 118 of the Gambling Act 2005.

The regulator has decided to suspend Addison [...]

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US gaming associations join forces to stamp out illegal gaming machines

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has partnered with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) to launch a new campaign to combat the unchecked spread of illegal gaming machines across the US.

The campaign will focus on providing state and local policymakers, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies with new resources and tools to stop the [...]

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Spain unveils new responsible gambling tool and regulations

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has unveiled plans for a central register that will allow gamblers to restrict their access to credit.

The EFICAZ system is expected to be operational in the coming months and has been billed as a means of strengthening protections for problem gamblers.

The system does not exclude people from gambling [...]

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