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Netherlands gambling regulator fines Jacks.nl for marketing breaches

Malta-based online gaming operator JOI Gaming has been fined by the Netherlands gambling regulator for sending marketing messages to players aged 18 to 24.

The operator has been fined €400,000 by Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) for marketing messages sent between December 8, 2021 and March 7, 2022, promoting the Jacks.nl online [...]

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Gambling Commission

InTouch Games hit with third multi-million pound penalty by Gambling Commission

UK-based online gaming operator InTouch Games has been hit with a £6.1m penalty by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The latest penalty means that InTouch Games has now paid over £11m to the Gambling Commission since 2019 for repeated failings.

The penalty announced today (Jan. 25) by the Gambling Commission follows a failed compliance [...]

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TonyBet.co.uk fined for unfair terms and AML failings

Estonian online betting and gaming operator TonyBet has been fined more than £400,000 by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

TonyBet will pay a £442,750 penalty and receive a warning for failing to have fair and transparent terms for players at its .co.uk website, as well as for anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility [...]

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Gambling Commission

Vbet in six-figure settlement for AML and Safer Gambling failures

Britain’s Gambling Commission has announced a £337,631 regulatory settlement with Vivaro Limited, operator of the Vbet online betting and gaming brand.

The operator has agreed to pay the regulatory settlement following a series of failings in its anti-money laundering and safer gambling processes.

An investigation by the Gambling Commission found that Vivaro failed [...]

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Greece adds more than 1,000 domains to iGaming blacklist

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has significantly expanded its blacklist of illegal online gambling sites with the addition of more than 1,000 new domains.

The 36th update to the country’s iGaming blacklist brings the total number of blocked domains to 4,418.

As with the previous update back in September, the blacklist includes a [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA raps Ladbrokes for Twitter ad

Entain’s Ladbrokes brand has been reprimanded by the UK Advertising Standards Authority for a Twitter message that featured a number of prominent Premier League footballers.

The tweet contained an embedded video showing an image reel of Premier League footballers Philippe Coutinho, Jesse Lingard and Kalidou Koulibaly, set against a background of [...]

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Switzerland adds 64 new domains to iGaming blacklist

The Swiss Gambling Supervisory Authority has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling with the addition of 64 new iGaming domains.

As a result of the order, internet service providers in Switzerland will be required to block access to these sites as of today, taking the total number of blocked iGaming [...]

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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 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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