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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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Unibet fined over illegal gambling ads in New South Wales

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand has been fined for posting three illegal gambling advertisements last year that offered inducements to gamble in New South Wales.

Following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW, Unibet pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined AUD$16,000 per offence, totalling $48,000 for breaching NSW gaming laws. [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator hands €0.5m fine to N1 Interactive

Malta-licensed gaming operator N1 Interactive has been fined €500,000 for offering online casino games to Dutch players without a local license.

The fine follows an investigation by Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, which determined that N1 Interactive illegally targeted the market because its betchan.com site was accessible from the Netherlands and did [...]

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Norway orders Betsson to withdraw brands from market

The Norwegian Gaming Authority has ordered Betsson Group subsidiary BML Group to withdraw five of its online gaming brands from the market.

The regulator said Monday that it issued the withdrawal order against the Betsson, Betsafe, Nordicbet, Norgesautomaten and CasinoEuro sites for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta without a local licence.

“The [...]

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ATG and Polar receive warnings from Swedish gambling regulator

Gaming operators ATG and Polar have been given warnings by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen for offering unlawful bets to customers.

The infractions by Polar, operator of the Coolbet brand, and ATG were both self-reported, helping the companies escape a financial penalty for breaching Swedish gambling regulations.

Polar notified the regulator that it [...]

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Spelinspektionen appeals Swedish court ruling to reduce penalty fees

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has appealed a recent judgment from the Court of Appeal which lowered the penalty fees issued to AG Communications and Genesis Global.

After failing to have a functioning connection with Spelpaus.se following the opening of the Swedish iGaming market in 2019, Spelinspektionen issued a penalty fee of [...]

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Swedish court clears Betsson and halves Kindred fine

The administrative court of Linkoping, Sweden, has halved the fine imposed on Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker for offering unauthorised bonuses, while Betsson Group has been cleared of wrongdoing in relation to its branded pre-paid Mastercard offer.

Both rulings were issued in the past week, with the court upholding the Swedish Gambling [...]

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Pennsylvania Lottery wins Instant Games dispute

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has upheld the Pennsylvania Lottery’s right to offer online instant games after rejecting a legal challenge by the state’s casino industry.

The casinos had argued that these games breached the Lottery Act by simulating casino-style slot machines through the use of random number generators to determine winning outcomes [...]

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