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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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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 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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Flutter Entertainment

Fox files suit against Flutter Entertainment in FanDuel dispute

Flutter Entertainment has found itself in dispute with Fox Corp. over the broadcaster’s right to acquire an 18.6 per cent ownership interest in Flutter-owned sports betting operator FanDuel Group.

Fox Corp. has filed suit against Flutter Entertainment to enforce its right to acquire the stake at the same price that Flutter [...]

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Flutter Entertainment to continue Kentucky PokerStars fight

Betting and gaming operator Flutter Entertainment has failed in its bid to challenge a $1.3bn judgement before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The judgement relates to the activities of Flutter brand PokerStars in Kentucky between 2006 and 2011, prior to its acquisition by Flutter Entertainment.

Flutter petitioned the Kentucky Supreme Court to rehear [...]

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Swedish regulator fines bet365 for offering bets on underage footballers

Leading online betting operator bet365 has been issued with a warning and a SEK1m penalty fee by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

The operator is the latest to be issued a fine and warning for offering bets on a Swedish football match involving players under the age of 18.

Following an investigation by [...]

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Casumo saves UK licence after second Gambling Commission fine

Malta-based online casino operator Casumo has been hit with a second fine by Britain's Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures that took place in 2018 and 2019.

The current management team, headed by chief executive Shelly Suter-Hadad who was brought in from Mansion in late 2019, has overhauled [...]

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Action247 sports betting license suspended in Tennessee

Sports betting operator Action247 has had its Tennessee operating license suspended indefinitely due to concerns about the adequacy of the company’s internal controls.

The license suspension was handed down on Friday (March 19) at an emergency meeting of the Tennessee Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee after Action247 self-reported a number of violations.

The [...]

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Denmark expands iGaming blacklist and blocks 55 new domains

Denmark’s Gambling Authority (Spilllemyndigheden) has added 55 new online gambling domains to the country’s growing blacklist of unlicensed operators.

The ruling will require internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the 55 domains, the highest number to be simultaneously blacklisted since the Authority began blocking sites in 2012.

It marks the [...]

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Gambling Commission

InTouch Games fined £3.4m by Britain’s Gambling Commission

Britain’s Gambling Commission has fined online gaming operator InTouch Games £3.4m for social responsibility, money laundering and marketing failures.

The operator of UK-focused brands such as mrspin.co.uk, pocketwin.co.uk and slotfactory.com was found to have breached social responsibility, money laundering and marketing regulations by failing to interact with players who showed signs [...]

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