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French regulator cracks down on cryptocurrency gambling

France’s gambling regulator has taken the unusual step of issuing a public warning against the use of two online gaming websites that offer cryptocurrency payments.

The National Gaming Authority (ANJ) made the announcement after securing a court order requiring French internet service providers to block access to the sites.

The regulator named [...]

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Unibet

Unibet fined over illegal gambling ads in New South Wales

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand has been fined for posting three illegal gambling advertisements last year that offered inducements to gamble in New South Wales.

Following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW, Unibet pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined AUD$16,000 per offence, totalling $48,000 for breaching NSW gaming laws. [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator hands €0.5m fine to N1 Interactive

Malta-licensed gaming operator N1 Interactive has been fined €500,000 for offering online casino games to Dutch players without a local license.

The fine follows an investigation by Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, which determined that N1 Interactive illegally targeted the market because its betchan.com site was accessible from the Netherlands and did [...]

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Norway orders Betsson to withdraw brands from market

The Norwegian Gaming Authority has ordered Betsson Group subsidiary BML Group to withdraw five of its online gaming brands from the market.

The regulator said Monday that it issued the withdrawal order against the Betsson, Betsafe, Nordicbet, Norgesautomaten and CasinoEuro sites for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta without a local licence.

“The [...]

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Spelinspektionen

ATG and Polar receive warnings from Swedish gambling regulator

Gaming operators ATG and Polar have been given warnings by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen for offering unlawful bets to customers.

The infractions by Polar, operator of the Coolbet brand, and ATG were both self-reported, helping the companies escape a financial penalty for breaching Swedish gambling regulations.

Polar notified the regulator that it [...]

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Spelinspektionen appeals Swedish court ruling to reduce penalty fees

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has appealed a recent judgment from the Court of Appeal which lowered the penalty fees issued to AG Communications and Genesis Global.

After failing to have a functioning connection with Spelpaus.se following the opening of the Swedish iGaming market in 2019, Spelinspektionen issued a penalty fee of [...]

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Swedish court clears Betsson and halves Kindred fine

The administrative court of Linkoping, Sweden, has halved the fine imposed on Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker for offering unauthorised bonuses, while Betsson Group has been cleared of wrongdoing in relation to its branded pre-paid Mastercard offer.

Both rulings were issued in the past week, with the court upholding the Swedish Gambling [...]

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Lottery wins Instant Games dispute

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has upheld the Pennsylvania Lottery’s right to offer online instant games after rejecting a legal challenge by the state’s casino industry.

The casinos had argued that these games breached the Lottery Act by simulating casino-style slot machines through the use of random number generators to determine winning outcomes [...]

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UEFA fines Zlatan Ibrahimović and AC Milan over Bethard ownership

European football governing body UEFA has issued a €50,000 fine to Swedish professional footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović for having a financial interest in Malta-based sports betting operator Bethard.

Following an investigation, the UEFA Appeals Body said that Ibrahimović had violated Article 12(2)(b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) for having a financial [...]

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ATG

Sweden’s ATG fined SEK2m for offering unauthorised bingo bonuses

Swedish gaming operator ATG has received a warning and SEK2m penalty fee from gambling regulator Spelinspektionen for offering customers unauthorised online bingo bonuses.

Players who bought bingo cards were able to get free bingo cards for additional games at no extra cost, contravening Swedish gaming regulations which only allow licensed operators [...]

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LeoVegas

LeoVegas fined SEK2m for Swedish customer due diligence failures

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued LeoVegas with a warning and a SEK2m penalty fee for breaching certain due diligence routines with respect to its Swedish customers.

The decision relates to shortcomings in the operator’s anti-money laundering policies in 2019, the first year of Sweden's regulated iGaming market.

Under Swedish regulations, licensees [...]

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Kindred Group

Swedish court clears Spooniker in deposit limit dispute

The administrative court of Linköping, Sweden, has cleared Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker of wrongdoing in its deposit limit dispute with national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

The operator was accused of circumventing Sweden’s Covid-related online casino deposit limit of SEK5,000 per week, which was introduced last year to prevent an increase in problem [...]

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