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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.

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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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Australian ISPs sets to block 18 additional illegal gaming sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified a further 18 online casinos that illegally serve Australian consumers.

A total of 18 websites are included in ACMA’s latest sweep of illegal operators, who will now be subject to blocking by Australian internet service providers.

The majority of the sites operate under [...]

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ComeOn brands fined SEK175m for Swedish bonus offer violations

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and combined SEK175m (€17.4m) penalty fee to ComeOn and three of its operating subsidiaries for offering unauthorised bonuses to players.

The regulator said that the four companies had violated the country’s gambling legislation by offering bonuses on repeated occasions, and by distributing gifts [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA bans Ladbrokes ad on social responsibility grounds

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad by Ladbrokes which showed a man excitedly waiting for the start of a horse race.

The ad prompted one complaint from an individual who believed that it depicted gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible.

The video on demand ad on All4 was seen [...]

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Videoslots warned against reverse withdrawals in Sweden

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued an injunction to iGaming operator Videoslots for violating the country’s online casino deposit limit.

The regulator said Tuesday that Videoslots players were able to circumvent the Covid-related SEK5,000 per week deposit limit by cancelling withdrawal requests from their gaming accounts, in some cases up to [...]

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First Circuit Court of Appeals rejects DOJ appeal of Wire Act ruling

US lotteries and gaming operators are celebrating the decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which on Wednesday upheld the 2019 ruling by the US District Court of New Hampshire regarding the applicability of the Wire Act to online gaming and lottery sales.

The New Hampshire court issued a ruling [...]

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Flutter vows to fight $1.3bn PokerStars judgement in Kentucky

The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated an $870m judgement against online poker operator PokerStars, which is now owned by Flutter Entertainment.

The case dates back to 2010, when the Commonwealth of Kentucky sought recovery of alleged losses by Kentucky residents who played real-money poker on PokerStars' website between 2006 and 2011.

Kentucky [...]

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Spelinspektionen looks to close deposit limit loophole

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has order two licensed operators to rectify a loophole in their systems which allowed players to easily circumvent the SEK5,000 per week deposit limit for online casino games.

The deposit limit was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic amid fears that economic uncertainty and periods of [...]

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UK football data case to proceed to hearings in early 2021

Britain’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed an application made by Football DataCo (FDC) and its official data partner BetGenius to transfer Sportradar’s competition claim to the High Court.

Sportradar initiated legal proceedings against FDC and Betgenius in February, arguing that the current arrangements for UK football betting data rights are in [...]

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Tabcorp fined for illegal gambling ads in New South Wales

Sydney-listed gaming operator Tabcorp has been fined AUD$30,000 for publishing an illegal inducement to gamble.

The ruling was handed down on November 25 by Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court and published Monday, and concerns an Instagram post from December 2019.

Regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW launched an investigation after a former Tabcorp [...]

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