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DVTM calls for transitional online gambling regulations in Germany

German telecommunications and media association DVTM has called on the government to introduce temporary regulations to support providers of online casino games after another legal challenge by an unlicensed operator.

Online casino gambling is currently prohibited under German law and numerous domestic courts have ruled that the country’s gambling legislation is [...]

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Swedish court upholds regulatory rulings on gambling bonuses

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has successfully defended itself in four cases involving online gaming operators who were penalised for offering bonuses to consumers in breach of Swedish regulations, although two operators secured lower penalties through the appeals.

The Administrative Court of Linköping published its rulings Monday following appeals by AG Communications, [...]

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Betsson Mastercard

Betsson to challenge Swedish regulatory ruling

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson has vowed to challenge the penalty imposed on its Nordic subsidiary by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

The penalty of SEK20m (€1.9m) was announced Wednesday by the regulator and relates to Betsson Nordic’s branded pre-paid Mastercard, as well as its agreement with two convenience store chains to sell [...]

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Spelinspektionen

Swedish regulator issues penalty to Betsson while Bethard sees penalty reduced

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and SEK20m (€1.9m) penalty to licensed operator Betsson Nordic for selling games through an unregistered agent and offering unauthorized bonuses.

The regulator said that Betsson sold vouchers through convenience stores Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven, which could be used on the operator’s website as payment [...]

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma gaming compacts secure federal approval

Sports betting could soon be coming to Oklahoma after the U.S. Department of the Interior approved the state’s two new gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt agreed the new gaming compacts in April on the basis that the state’s existing gaming compacts automatically expired [...]

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ASA raps GVC’s Coral for tweet encouraging repeated gambling

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against GVC-owned bookmaker Coral for a tweet which was found likely to encourage repetitive participation in gambling.

A tweet on Coral’s Twitter page in March featured the text: “We’re as passionate about the bet as you are. So, get your stake [...]

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CDI and Aristocrat agree $155m settlement for Big Fish Games lawsuits

Churchill Downs Inc (CDI) and Aristocrat Leisure have entered into an agreement in principle to pay $155m to settle a class action lawsuit in Washington State relating to social casino operator Big Fish Games.

The two class-action lawsuits were brought by Cheryl Kater, Suzie Kelly and Manasa Thimmegowda, who alleged that [...]

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ACMA moves to block another ten illegal iGaming sites in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has asked the country’s internet service providers (ISPs) to block a number of additional unlicensed online offshore gambling websites.

Continuing its fight against unlicensed iGaming sites targeting Australian players, the ACMA requested earlier this month that ISPs block ten more domains, with customers urged [...]

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Kindred Group loses appeal against Norwegian withdrawal order

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has lost its appeal against the Norwegian Gaming Authority’s decision to force the operator’s four brands from the market.

The regulator issued the withdrawal order last year against Kindred subsidiary Trannel International, which operates the Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and Bingo sites, for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta [...]

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma AG Opinion finds Governor’s gaming compacts invalid

The Attorney General of Oklahoma has quashed the state’s tribal sports betting plans with an Opinion that Governor Kevin Stitt does not have the authority to authorize new forms of gambling under State-Tribal gaming compacts.

Governor Stitt agreed new gaming compacts last month with the Comanche Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Nation [...]

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Denmark secures blocking orders against 16 illegal gambling websites

The Danish Gambling Authority has secured court approval to request internet service providers to block access to a further 16 websites that offer unlicensed gambling to consumers in Denmark.

Seven of the websites that have now been blocked by Danish ISPs offered skin betting, where players stake virtual items in video [...]

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Lithuania

Lithuanian expands online gambling blacklist as Q1 revenue declines

Lithuania’s regulated gambling market contracted by 2.76 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, as growth in online gaming failed to offset the fall in revenue from retail gaming outlets that were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Land-based gambling venues in Lithuania were closed on March 16, resulting [...]

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