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Caesars Entertainment agrees £13m payment for UK AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission has penalised casino operator Caesars Entertainment for historical failings in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering controls.

Caesars will pay £13m for the failings, which in one case resulted in a customer being allowed to drop £3.5m and lose £1.6m in three months, without being asked to provide proof of source [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA bans misleading ad for Lucky Goal free-play app

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an ad by a Hong Kong-based gaming operator targeting consumers in the United Kingdom.

The in-app video advertisement for the Lucky Goal app, seen on 25 November 2019, was found to be misleading and unsubstantiated for exaggerating the chance of winning.

It first showed the mobile phone screen [...]

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PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg pleads guilty in New York

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to running a multimillion-dollar illegal online poker business in the United States.

Scheinberg was the final defendant to be charged by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York for continuing to make [...]

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Kindred Group handed SEK100m penalty by Swedish gambling regulator

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has imposed a SEK100m (€8.9m) penalty on Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker for offering unauthorised bonuses on its website in Sweden in early 2019.

The penalty relates to the first six months of Sweden’s regulated online gambling market, which opened in January 2019 and limited bonuses to one per customer.

A review of [...]

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Swedish Competition Authority dismisses complaint against Svenska Spel

The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) has dismissed a complaint from operator association BOS, which had claimed that Svenska Spel had abused its dominant position in the re-regulated iGaming market.

The authority's investigation mainly focused on issues related to Svenska Spel Sport & Casino’s use of its main brand in the competitive market for commercial online [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

UK Advertising Standards Authority bans irresponsible matched betting ad

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad by matched betting provider Profit Accumulator for suggesting that its service can provide a solution to financial concerns.

Profit Accumulator offers a subscription service which allows customers to take advantage of free bets and promotions offered by online bookmakers.

Two posts on the company’s Instagram account last [...]

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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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GVC issued record fine in NSW for illegal gambling advertising

GVC’s Australian-facing brands Ladbrokes and Neds have received a record fine in New South Wales for offering illegal gambling inducements to players in the state.

Ladbrokes and Neds were ordered to pay a fine and costs of AUD$207,500 by state regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW, after being found guilty of breaching NSW gaming regulations at [...]

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Spelinspektionen rules against return of Ninjacasino.se domain

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has refused a request from Viral Interactive to add the Ninjacasino.se domain to its current licence.

Global Gaming had previously transferred the domain to Viral Interactive, the Finnplay subsidiary that has served as the company’s license and platform provider since the revocation of Global Gaming’s Swedish license last [...]

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UK competition watchdog to review Flutter-Stars Group merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it is investigating the proposed merger between operators Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group.

The CMA has begun a merger inquiry to consider whether the £10bn merger will create a “substantial lessening” of competition within the United Kingdom for goods or services.

To assist [...]

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Malta Gaming Authority

Malta regulator issues record fine to unauthorized operator

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has issued its highest financial penalty to date to Blackrock Media Limited, operator of the Wildsultan.com online gaming brand.

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Swedish court lowers fines against Genesis Global and AG

Sweden-licensed gaming operators Genesis Global and AG Communications have had their fines reduced on appeal by the administrative court of Linköping.

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