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Buzz Bingo hit with £780,000 fine for AML and social responsibility failings

Online and retail bingo operator Buzz Bingo has been fined £780,000 by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The fine relates to Buzz Bingo’s social responsibility and anti-money laundering policies and procedures, which failed to meet the Commission’s standards in the fourteen-month period ended December 2020.

The failures identified by the Gambling Commission as part [...]

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ASA rules against Dribble Media eSports betting ad

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a paid-for Facebook ad for encouraging harmful gambling behaviour.

The ad was published in September to promote the Midnite eSports betting platform and included the text: “Top tier eSports for UK games … Crazy odds Huge Wins Blitz payouts”, followed by “I’m so hooked [...]

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Greentube Alderney hit with £685,000 penalty for failings on UK-facing casino sites

Britain’s Gambling Commission has ordered Novomatic subsidiary Greentube Alderney to pay a £685,000 penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

The penalty follows an investigation by the Commission into Greentube’s online activities between December 2019 and November 2020, during which time the company failed to interact with customers to effectively [...]

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Northern Territory Racing Commission fines Entain for breach of bonus rules

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has been fined by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) for offering illegal bonuses to Australian consumers.

The fine follows an NTRC investigation into the activities of business development managers working on behalf of Entain-owned online sports betting brand Neds, who were overheard by a [...]

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Seminole Tribe set to appeal Florida sports betting ban

The Seminole Tribe of Florida looks set to appeal the District of Columbia court decision that ordered sports betting in the tribe’s home state of Florida to cease operations.

The appeal follows US District Judge Dabney Friedrich’s ruling that the new gaming compact agreed between the Florida secretary of the interior [...]

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Pennsylvania gambling regulator fines three operators total of $150,000

Pennsylvania’s leading iGaming operator has been fined by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for allowing self-excluded individuals to access its gaming sites.

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, operating as Hollywood Casino at Penn National, has been fined $57,500 after nine self-excluded players were allowed to gain access to online casino games and [...]

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Sportsbet handed second fine this year for gambling advertising breach

Australian online betting operator Sportsbet has been fined AUD$135,000 for breaching gambling advertising regulations for the second time this year.

The Flutter Entertainment-owned sports betting operator was handed the fine by Downing Centre Local Court on Friday following an investigation by regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW.

According to that investigation, Sportsbet sent [...]

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Casinos Austria International wins long-running license dispute

Casinos Austria International (CAI) is set for a US$36m windfall after successfully suing the state of Argentina.

The $36m award follows an eight-year legal battle against what CAI described as an arbitrary political manoeuvre by the gaming authority of the Argentine province of Salta in 2013 to cancel the gaming license [...]

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ASA bans 777.com advertorial over misleading content

Creative copywriting by an 888 affiliate has landed the operator in trouble with the UK Advertising Standards Authority.

The advertorial for 888’s 777.com was published in June on betterdeals.live, a clickbait site operated by California-based medium.vc.

The ad featured the headline “This is a Slot Machine App You Should be Playing in [...]

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Lithuania blacklists more than 200 online gambling domains

Lithuania’s gambling regulator has urged operators to abide by the country’s gaming legislation after having to blacklist more than 200 internet domains so far this year.

Online gambling is only legal in Lithuania when provided by locally licensed operators, with current online licenses tied to land-based gaming venues, although this is [...]

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Finland issues prohibition order to Eurosport over gambling ads

Finland’s National Police Board has taken action against European television sports network Eurosport for broadcasting online gambling ads in the country.

The Police Board has issued a prohibition order and a conditional €800,000 fine to the broadcaster after it failed to respond to the authority’s concerns about advertising for unlicensed gambling [...]

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Tipico hit with €530,000 fine in the Netherlands

Malta-licensed betting and gaming operator Tipico has been fined more than €500,000 for offering its services to players in the Netherlands without a local license.

The fine follows an investigation by the Dutch gambling regulator over a number of months in 2020, during which time regulators were able to open an [...]

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