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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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EU Lotto fined £760,000 by British gambling regulator

Lottery betting and iGaming operator Lottoland has been handed a financial penalty and warning, and had conditions attached to its British licence, due to social responsibility and money laundering failures.

Lottoland.co.uk operator EU Lotto must pay a £760,000 fine and undergo extensive independent auditing as a result of the findings of [...]

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Flutter Entertainment settles Kentucky online poker dispute for $300m

London-listed betting and gaming operator Flutter Entertainment has agreed a settlement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The settlement relates to the activities of PokerStars in Kentucky between 2006 and 2011, prior to its acquisition by Flutter Entertainment.

Flutter was previously in line to pay significantly more to settle the case after the [...]

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High Court rules lottery betting illegal in South Africa

Lottery betting operator LottoStar has been ordered to withdraw its service from South Africa after the High Court of Mpumalanga ruled that its activities are unlawful.

Last week’s ruling is the culmination of a six-year legal battle between the bookmaker and the National Lotteries Commission, which had accused the operator of [...]

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Mr Green hit with SEK31.5m penalty in Sweden

Sweden’s gambling regulator has handed online gaming operator Mr Green a fine of SEK31.5m (€3.0m) for anti-money laundering and responsible gambling failures.

The penalty fee relates to the early days of the regulated Swedish gambling market in 2019, when the operator’s internal controls failed to detect potential warning signs such as [...]

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Leading trainer Jorge Navarro pleads guilty to doping horses

Veterinarian Kristian Rhein and leading trainer Jorge Navarro have pled guilty to distributing and administering unregulated substances in order to enhance the performance of racehorses under their care.

Navarro pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in New York on Wednesday, with Rhein having pled guilty a week earlier.

The [...]

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French regulator cracks down on cryptocurrency gambling

France’s gambling regulator has taken the unusual step of issuing a public warning against the use of two online gaming websites that offer cryptocurrency payments.

The National Gaming Authority (ANJ) made the announcement after securing a court order requiring French internet service providers to block access to the sites.

The regulator named [...]

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