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bet365 latest operator to be sanctioned by Dutch gambling regulator

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed penalties on online operators Gammix and Hillside New Media.

Gammix is subject to a maximum penalty of up to €4.41m, or €1.47m per week, for continuing to serve players in the Netherlands without a local license, while bet365 is subject to a penalty of [...]

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Flutter Entertainment agrees $4m civil penalty with SEC for payments in Russia

Flutter Entertainment has agreed to pay a $4 million civil penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The penalty relates to the historical activities of the PokerStars business in Russia between 2015 and 2020, prior to its acquisition by Flutter Entertainment in May 2020.

During that period, PokerStars spent almost $9 [...]

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Entain fined in Australia for responsible gambling failings

Entain’s Ladbrokes sports betting business in Australia has been fined AUD$78,540 for responsible gambling failures that occurred between 2018 and 2020.

The fine follows an investigation launched by the Northern Territory Racing Commission in August 2020 into the activities of a gambler who lost AUD$758,510 on deposits of more than $2.2m [...]

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Operators appeal latest fines imposed by Dutch gambling regulator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed fines totalling more than €26m on five operators, including record sums for N1 Interactive and Videoslots.

The regulator confirmed Friday that the fines were imposed in December, with all five companies alleged to have been operating illegally in the market and targeting Dutch players [...]

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Gibraltar-licensed iGaming operator agrees £71,000 AML settlement

Gibraltar’s Gambling Division has agreed a £71,000 settlement with an online gaming operator for anti-money laundering and responsible gambling failures.

The Gibraltar gambling regulator has not disclosed the identity of the operator and has agreed the settlement in lieu of a financial penalty.

The settlement follows an anti-money laundering (AML) site visit [...]

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Videoslots accuses Dutch gambling regulator of unlawfully accessing its website

Online gaming operator Videoslots has accused the gambling regulator of the Netherlands of unlawfully accessing its website.

Videoslots says that the regulator first attempted to access its website as a Dutch mystery shopper in April 2022 but was prevented from doing so by the company’s systems. The regulator is then said [...]

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Mansion secures £5m freezing order against former CEO

The former chief executive of online gaming operator Mansion is facing allegations of financial misappropriation by his former employer.

Karel Manasco joined Mansion in 2010 and became chief financial officer in 2012, adding chief executive and sole director to his duties in January 2017.

He resigned as CEO and director in December [...]

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Maverick Gaming loses legal challenge to Washington State sports betting law

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has rejected Maverick Gaming’s legal challenge to the state’s sports betting law.

Chief Judge David Estudillo ruled Tuesday (Feb. 21) in favor of Governor Jay Inslee and members of the Washington State Gambling Commission, upholding the state-tribal gaming compacts that allow [...]

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Federal court backs Xpoint in GeoComply patent infringement case

A federal judge has granted Xpoint’s motion to dismiss a patent infringement complaint from rival GeoComply after finding GeoComply’s geolocation patent to be invalid.

GeoComply had accused Xpoint of patent infringement following the latter’s launch in August 2021 in the US, where it provides geolocation technology for online gambling in New [...]

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10bet agrees six-figure settlement with Gambling Commission

10bet operator Blue Star Planet has agreed a £620,000 settlement with Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The payment in lieu of a financial penalty relates to shortcomings in the company’s anti-money laundering and responsible gambling policies between November 2019 and June 2021.

A compliance assessment by the Gambling Commission found that the company failed [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator fines two illegal operators

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has handed fines totalling €1.8 million to two unlicensed online gaming operators.

Curaçao-based Equinox Dynamic and Slovakia’s Domiseda and Partners have each been fined €900,000 for accepting players from the Netherlands without authorisation, and for failing to verify the age of players.

The fine for both companies [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator fines Bingoal

Netherlands-licensed online gaming operator Bingoal has been fined €350,000 by the Dutch gambling regulator.

The fine imposed by regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) relates to the early days of the licensed market in June 2022, when the operator failed to consult the country’s national self-exclusion register before accepting new players.

The regulator explained in [...]

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