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Sweden names unlicensed gambling operators as new rules introduced

Sweden’s gambling regulator has published the names of 21 companies that are accused of targeting Swedish consumers without a license, as it prepares for new restrictions on licensed operators.

The 21 companies operate a total of 92 websites which the regulator has found to be targeting the Swedish market without a [...]

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Ardalan Shekarabi

Swedish minister defends online casino deposit limit

Sweden’s social security minister has defended the government’s proposed restrictions on online casino games, telling parliament that the primary focus above all else is the protection of vulnerable consumers.

Responding to a question about channelling consumers to legal gambling offerings by member of parliament Roland Utbult in the Riksdag Tuesday, social [...]

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Sweden’s leading operators propose safer gambling measures

The chief executives of some of the leading online gambling companies in Sweden have set out a proposal for achieving a safer gambling market, while at the same time warning lawmakers that arbitrary changes in the regulated market will drive consumers to unlicensed providers.

The CEOs of Betsson, Kindred, LeoVegas, NetEnt, [...]

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Playtech responds to UKGC statement with £3.5m donation to charity

Playtech has said that it will donate £3.5m to charities combating gambling related harm following Wednesday’s statement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) regarding social responsibility failures at a former Playtech subsidiary.

The UKGC public statement highlighted social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at PT Entertainment Services (PTES), which were identified [...]

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UK Gambling Commission reveals findings of PT Entertainment investigation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will soon launch a consultation to make permanent changes to the way betting and gaming operators recruit and incentivise high value customers, after publishing the findings of its investigation into PT Entertainment Services (PTES).

In March 2019, the regulator began an investigation after being contacted by [...]

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£10m national gambling education programme launched in the UK

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council has launched a £10m education programme to help young people better understand the risks associated with gambling.

The independent programme will be delivered by charities GamCare and YGAM and aims to ensure that 11-19 year olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have access to [...]

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Denmark

Denmark sees no increase in online gambling during lockdown

Data released by the Danish Gambling Authority shows a significant decline in gambling deposits during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The data shows that since the start of the lockdown in Denmark on 11 March, which closed all land-based casinos and gambling arcades, customer deposits at licensed betting operators in the country have [...]

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Betsson joins All-In Diversity Project as founding member

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Betsson Group has been named as the latest founding member of the All-In Diversity Project.

Betsson becomes the tenth founding member of the industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion for the global betting and gaming sector, alongside operators Kindred Group, Paddy Power Betfair (Flutter [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission directs £9m to boost UK problem gambling support services

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has directed £9m in funds from regulatory settlements to support problem gambling charity GambleAware during the COVID-19 crisis.

The funds will be used by GambleAware and its partners to help ensure treatment and support services can continue to operate effectively, and withstand additional pressures on their [...]

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UK National Lottery to provide £600m to tackle COVID-19 impact

The UK National Lottery has agreed to repurpose £600m of funds to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

Charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK are being given access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600m of [...]

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BGC members agree to suspend UK gambling advertising

Members of the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council have agreed to suspend radio and TV advertising from next week for at least six weeks.

BGC members include the UK’s leading operators and account for around 50 per cent of gambling advertising on TV and radio, which will be now be suspended [...]

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Strong first quarter for Gamesys as revenue increases 19%

London-listed online bingo-led operator Gamesys Group said Thursday that it will cease all TV and radio advertising in the UK until current social restrictions are eased, as the company posted a 19 per cent increase in first quarter revenue to £155.3m.

Continuing the trends seen during the final quarter of last [...]

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