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Netherlands regulator fines TOTO online for irresponsible marketing

Dutch online betting and gaming brand TOTO has been fined by the Netherlands Gaming Authority for marketing towards young adults.

TOTO, which is owned by the Netherlands Lottery, has been fined €400,000 for sending marketing material to players on its database, including people aged 18-23, in breach of the country’s gambling [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group’s Spooniker fined in Sweden

Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker has been fined SEK10.9m (approx. €1.0m) by Sweden’s gambling regulator. 

This follows the launch of an investigation in the autumn of 2021 into Spooniker’s compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and customer due diligence requirements.

The investigation focused on Spooniker’s 30 highest frequency depositors in the first quarters of [...]

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ATG fined SEK6.0m for anti-money laundering failures

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined and issued a warning over anti-money laundering failures.

The regulatory action followed an investigation launched by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate in the autumn of 2021 to examine ATG’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

According to the Gaming Inspectorate's assessment, ATG has failed in its [...]

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Flutter Entertainment claims victory over FOX in FanDuel dispute

The arbitration tribunal hearing the dispute between Flutter Entertainment and FOX has set a base price of $3.7bn on FOX’s option to acquire an 18.6 per cent stake in FanDuel Group.

Flutter Entertainment acquired a 57.8 per cent stake in FanDuel Group in late 2018, alongside an option to acquire a [...]

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Australia blocks 96 iGaming domains in ongoing crackdown on illegal gambling

A surge in the number of complaints about online gambling affiliates resulted in 275 investigations by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) during the third quarter of this year.

The Australian media regulator received 314 enquiries and complaints during the third quarter, 87 per cent of which (275) were valid [...]

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Australian free-to-air TV networks breach gambling advertising rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Australian commercial free-to-air television networks, Seven Network and Nine Network, for breaching gambling advertising rules.

An ACMA investigation found that throughout July and August 2021, Seven aired 49 betting promotions during its Olympic coverage on its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, [...]

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Gambling Commission

GGPoker fined for social responsibility failures

GGPoker has become the latest online casino operator to be fined by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

NSUS, which trades as GGPoker, has been fined for failing to identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling.

The operator also failed to take all reasonable steps to [...]

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Football

Genius Sports and Sportradar settle UK football data dispute

New York-listed sports data provider Genius Sports has resolved its dispute with rival Sportradar over UK football betting data rights.

Sportradar had initiated legal proceedings against Genius Sports’ Betgenius subsidiary and the Football DataCo (FDC) in 2020, claiming that their exclusive arrangements for UK football betting data rights were in breach [...]

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Denmark blocks a further 83 online gambling domains

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) has blacklisted a further 83 online gambling domains for targeting players in Denmark without a local licence.

The DGA secured court approval to block the domains last week, with the court decision marking the largest number of domains to have been approved for blacklisting since 2012, [...]

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Betfred

Petfre Gibraltar fined £2.87m by Britain’s Gambling Commission

Gibraltar-based online gambling operator Petfre, operator of the Betfred.com and oddsking.com brands, has been fined £2.87m by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The financial penalty and official warning follow a review by the Gambling Commission, which found that the operator failed to comply with anti-money laundering legislation and social responsibility code of practice [...]

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German operators win betting shop tax battle

Operators in Germany are celebrating the end of a seven-year legal battle against a municipal betting shop tax.

The tax was first proposed by municipal authorities in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in late 2014 and had already been ruled unconstitutional by an administrative court in May 2015. 

In 2017, the Federal Administrative [...]

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Betway

Betway fined for marketing on children’s websites

Super Group’s Betway brand has been fined £0.4m for inadvertently displaying its logo on a website popular with children.

The breach of Britain’s gambling regulations occurred between April 2020 and November 2021, when the Betway logo and link to the gambling website were displayed on the children’s pages of West Ham [...]

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