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Swedish court clarifies turnover concept for regulator’s penalty fees

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has been ordered to re-examine the way it imposes penalty fees to operators after a ruling by Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.

In its judgment on a case involving operator Genesis Global and Spelinspektionen concerning warnings and penalties issued under the country’s Gambling Act, the Court noted that [...]

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Tabcorp and Preston venue facing fine for allowing minor to gamble in Victoria

Australia’s Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has charged Tabcorp and the Preston Hotel for allowing a minor to gamble.

The state regulator launched its investigation after receiving a complaint about a minor being allowed to gamble on electronic betting terminals at the Preston Hotel on six occasions between May [...]

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Sportsbet ad under fire in Australia

Flutter Entertainment’s Sportsbet brand has been rapped by Australia’s Ad Standards Community Panel.

The self-regulatory authority of the Australian advertising industry found that a recent television ad for Sportsbet breached provisions of the AANA Wagering Advertising and Marketing Communication Code by implying a link between wagering and sexual success.

The ad opens [...]

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Illinois Gaming Board approves Penn casino relocation

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has approved PENN Entertainment’s proposal for the relocation of its Hollywood casinos in Aurora and Joliet.

PENN Entertainment’s plan for the Hollywood Casino Aurora is to replace the current riverboat venue with a land-based casino and hotel situated off Interstate 88 and near the Simon Premium [...]

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Shazam Casino warned against targeting players in Australia

Curaçao-based online casino operator Alistair Solutions has received a formal warning for serving players in Australia.

The formal warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority accuses the company of offering prohibited interactive gambling services to players in breach of subsection 15(2A) of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

This follows an investigation [...]

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France’s ANJ sanctions seven online gambling operators

France’s national gambling regulator has issued warnings and a fine to seven online operators who exceeded the country’s maximum rate of return to players.

Under French law, online gambling operators are prohibited from paying out prizes of more than 85 per cent of all stakes received.

According to gambling regulator ANJ, seven [...]

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NFL suspends five players for gambling

The National Football League (NFL) has suspended five players indefinitely for violating the league's gambling policy.

NFL Players Quintez Cephus and C.J. Moore of the Detroit Lions, and Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders, have been suspended for the entire season for betting on the 2022 NFL games and can petition for reinstatement.

In [...]

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AGCO issues fines totalling $70,000 to three iGaming operators

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has served three AGCO-registered internet gaming operators with monetary penalty notices for alleged infractions of game integrity regulations.  

The operators of the ComeOn, Conquestador and LeoVegas gaming brands are alleged to have provided games on their Ontario gaming sites that were not approved [...]

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BetEnt fined €400,000 by Netherlands gambling regulator

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed a €400,000 fine on BetEnt for breaching advertising regulations.

The company was found to have sent advertising material for its Betcity.nl brand to customers aged 18-24 between October 2021 and March 2022.

This is in breach of Dutch regulations prohibiting the targeting of vulnerable groups, which includes [...]

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Kayo breaches gambling advertising rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to sports streaming service Kayo for infringing the country’s gambling advertising regulations during the 2022 Australian Football League (AFL) .

An investigation by the ACMA found that  gambling promotions were streamed on the Kayo service during the Fremantle vs. Collingwood [...]

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ASA rules against BetVictor Facebook ad

BetVictor has been found to have breached UK gambling advertising regulations by featuring sportspeople that appeal to children.

The ruling by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) relates to a paid Facebook ad that was published in January and featured an image of FC Barcelona players Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. 

The [...]

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Betr pays $210,000 for breach of gambling advertising regulations

Online betting operator Betr has received a record fine in New South Wales for offering gambling inducements to new customers.

Betr was ordered to pay a fine of $210,000 by the state regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW, after being found guilty of breaching NSW laws prohibiting the advertisement of gambling activity. 

The [...]

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