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Mindway AI adds Britt Boeskov as new board member

Danish safer gambling solution provider Mindway AI has named former Kindred Group senior executive Britt Boeskov as a new board member.

Boeskov spent more than 17 years at Kindred Group in various executive roles, including chief operating officer and chief experience officer. Her last corporate role was as senior vice president [...]

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Norway renews Norsk Rikstoto exclusive horse race betting licence

Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Rikstoto has been granted the exclusive rights to continue offering horse race betting to players for a further ten years.

Norsk Rikstoto has held a monopoly on horse race betting in the country after being formed in 1982 by the Norwegian Trotting Association (Det Norske Travselskap) and [...]

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Online Gaming

Netherlands online gambling revenue expected to reach €1.0bn

Licenced online gambling operators in the Netherlands are expected to generate gross gaming revenue of approximately €1.0bn this year following the reregulation of the market in October 2021.

The full year gross gaming revenue projection was presented to parliament this week by Netherlands minister for legal protection Franc Weerwind as he [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group’s Spooniker fined in Sweden

Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker has been fined SEK10.9m (approx. €1.0m) by Sweden’s gambling regulator. 

This follows the launch of an investigation in the autumn of 2021 into Spooniker’s compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and customer due diligence requirements.

The investigation focused on Spooniker’s 30 highest frequency depositors in the first quarters of [...]

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Spain

Spanish operators pay €88m in fines in first half of 2022

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has revealed that sanctions were issued against 53 online sports betting and gaming operators during the first half of 2022, with the country’s gambling regulator imposing more than €88m in fines.

The sanctions follow the introduction of new regulations by the Dirección General de Ordenación del [...]

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ATG fined SEK6.0m for anti-money laundering failures

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined and issued a warning over anti-money laundering failures.

The regulatory action followed an investigation launched by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate in the autumn of 2021 to examine ATG’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

According to the Gaming Inspectorate's assessment, ATG has failed in its [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission lifts Lebom licence suspension

Britain’s Gambling Commission has reinstated the operating licence of sports betting provider Lebom.

Lebom’s licence was suspended by the Gambling Commission last week after it was found that the operator had failed to connect to the Gamstop self-exclusion system, in breach of its licensing obligations.

The Commission said Tuesday that it is [...]

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Gamban

Kindred Group to launch Gamban on Unibet France

Online betting and gaming operator Kindred Group is taking another step towards its goal of eliminating revenue from harmful gambling with the rollout of the Gamban software in France.

Gamban, the independent online gambling blocking software, will be made available to players in France for the first time beginning November 10. 

The [...]

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Australian regulator imposes record $120m fine on Crown Melbourne

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has taken further disciplinary action against Crown Melbourne for failing in its Responsible Service of Gambling obligations.

The regulator has imposed record fines totalling AUD$120m after the operator breached its code of conduct for the Responsible Service of Gambling over many years by [...]

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Gambling participation in Britain nears pre-pandemic levels

The latest survey data from Britain’s Gambling Commission shows that overall gambling participation rates remain below pre-pandemic levels, despite increased participation in National Lottery games and betting and gaming in retail.

The proportion of respondents participating in at least one form of gambling in the past four weeks to September 2022 [...]

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Australian free-to-air TV networks breach gambling advertising rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Australian commercial free-to-air television networks, Seven Network and Nine Network, for breaching gambling advertising rules.

An ACMA investigation found that throughout July and August 2021, Seven aired 49 betting promotions during its Olympic coverage on its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, [...]

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Entain

Entain reveals effectiveness of safer gaming programme

London-listed gaming operator Entain held its second annual sustainability and ESG showcase event in London on Thursday, where the company revealed the impact of its ARC Safer Gaming programme.

The ARC programme (Advanced Responsibility and Care) is currently available in 22 of Entain’s international markets, including the UK, and has been [...]

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