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Danish Gambling Authority rectifies error in ROFUS self-exclusion system

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) has corrected an error in its systems that prevented more 1000 people from correctly appearing on the national gambling self-exclusion register.

The Danish gambling regulator said that an error in the ROFUS self-exclusion system over the summer resulted in approximately 1,300 self-excluded persons either not appearing [...]

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Former cricket professional handed suspended ban for gambling

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has imposed a six-month suspended ban on former county cricketer Ryan Davies for breach of the Anti-Corruption Code.

Davies, who has not played first-class cricket since 2018, admitted to charges relating to a series of bets that he placed on cricket matches between 2015 and [...]

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Bremen approves two more sports betting permits and rejects seven

Authorities in Bremen have pledged to further reduce the number of licensed gambling venues in the state after rejecting applications for seven retail permits in the past week. 

The Ministry of Interior of the Free Hanseatic City-State of Bremen, Germany, has received new permit applications from operators of 20 of the [...]

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Entain agrees record £17m settlement for AML and social responsibility failings

London-listed Entain has agreed a £17m regulatory settlement with Britain’s Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

The gaming operator has also had additional conditions attached to its operating licence to ensure that a member of the board oversees an improvement plan, and that a third-party audit the business [...]

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Gambling Commission

British regulator fines Smarkets for AML and social responsibility failings

Malta-headquartered betting exchange operator Smarkets has become the latest operator to be fined by Britain’s Gambling Commission for anti-money laundering and social responsibility failings.

The operator will pay a financial penalty of £630,000 after an investigation by the Gambling Commission revealed a series of failings. They included customers being allowed to [...]

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Canada

Canadian lotteries urge government to shut out illegal iGaming operators

A coalition of five provincial lottery operators in Canada are calling on the federal government to work with the provinces and regulators to protect Canadians from illegal online gambling sites operating across Canada.

Lottery operators in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces say that the rise in unlicensed [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

Rank and Coral found in breach of gambling advertising rules

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against two gambling ads by bookmaker Coral and casino operator Rank.

The complaint against Rank related to an in-app ad for the online casino game Wolf Gold, which irresponsibly suggested that gambling can be a way to solve financial concerns and achieve financial [...]

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LeoVegas

LeoVegas fined £1.32m by Gambling Commission

Stockholm-listed online gaming operator LeoVegas has had a new condition attached to its licence and been fined £1.32m by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The sanctions follow a review of LeoVegas’ operations in Great Britain between October 2019 and October 2020, during which the time the company failed to employ adequate procedures and [...]

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Victoria to introduce mandatory pre-commitment on slots

The Australian State of Victoria has introduced reforms to safeguard against money laundering and gambling related harm.

The legislation introduced on Monday would create a mandatory pre-commitment regime for electronic gaming machines (slots) at casinos, requiring all players to set limits on their spending, a first in Australia.

Casino patrons would also [...]

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Britain sees reduction in problem gambling

The latest survey data from Britain’s Gambling Commission shows that overall participation in any gambling activity remained statistically stable at 43 per cent in the year to June 2022, alongside an improvement in problem gambling rates.

The June 2022 data shows that 42.9 per cent of survey respondents over the age [...]

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Sportradar

Sportradar launches Athlete Wellbeing scheme

Sportradar has launched Athlete Wellbeing, a global program to help support athletes and reduce the potential impact of sports betting on their mental health.

The program is designed for sports leagues, governing bodies and teams, and focuses on prevention and education through a curriculum of virtual sessions, webinars and in person workshops. [...]

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DCMS commits to publishing UK gambling review within weeks

The leadership contest to choose a new leader of the Conservative Party is unlikely to cause a significant delay in the publication of the Gambling Act review whitepaper.

Nigel Huddleston, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), told parliament Thursday that the government intends to publish [...]

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