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South African opposition proposes online gambling legislation

The Democratic Alliance is proposing a law to regulate online gambling. South Africa.- The opposition Democratic Alliance has announced that it will propose ...

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EGBA launches pan-European AML guidelines

The European Gaming and Betting Association has developed guidelines to help online gambling operators comply with EU rules. Belgium.- The European Gaming ...

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ICE London conducts eight phase focus group programme with first time attendees

As part of its on-going commitment to ensure that ICE London continues to meet the needs of the international gambling industry in all of its forms, organisers ...

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Amusnet Interactive showcases new products at SBC Summit Barcelona 2022

Amusnet Interactive is also sponsoring the annual SBC Awards ceremony. Press release.- Amusnet Interactive is thrilled to join the SBC Summit Barcelona, ...

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Danish gambling revenue up 7.4% in Q2

The recovery in land-based casino made up for a drop in online gambling revenue. Denmark.- Danish gambling revenue came in at DKK1.69bn (€227m) for Q2, an ...

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Danish regulator hails success of StopSpillet gambling helpline

The regulator says the helpline is meeting requirements and reaching its target groups but that more awareness was needed. Denmark.- The gambling regulator ...

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New York online sports betting handle reaches $872.2m in August

The sports betting handle came in below the $1bn mark for the second straight month. US.- New York’s online sports betting handle came in below the $1bn ...

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GambleAware reveals plans for UK National Gambling Treatment Service

The responsible gambling charity plans to revamp the helpline. UK.- The industry-supported responsible gambling charity and grant making body GambleAware ...

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West Virginia sports betting and igaming markets grow in August

West Virginia saw a sports betting handle of $33.9m and $327.6m in online casino handle. US.- Both the West Virginia online gaming market and sports betting ...

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Italian media watchdog issues warning on gambling ads

AGCOM has warned that media and affiliate owners must abide by the rules in Italy’s Dignity Decree. Italy.- The media and communications watchdog AGCOM ...

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Gambling addiction bodies form new global support network

Better Change, Gordon Moody and Mindway AI are creating new global support network for problem gambling. UK.- Three organisations have announced a new ...

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BMM Testlabs grants the First Compliance Certification in the blockchain industry to Chainlink VRF

Chainlink VRF has received the GLI-19 compliance certification through BMM Testlabs. Press release.- BMM Testlabs, the longest established and most ...

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Germany issues online slots licence to Solar Operations

It’s the ninth online slots licence for Germany’s new regulated igaming market. Germany.- A ninth online slots licence has been granted in Germany, ...

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Jackpot Software invests in modern and attractive games without leaving the classic aside

The games will be developed for North America, Europe and Latin America, according to their laws. Press release.- Jackpot Software is recognized worldwide ...

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Ontario igaming revenue for first three months hits CA$162m

IGaming Ontario has released its first public report on market performance since the market launched in April. Canada.- iGaming Ontario (iGO) has released ...

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Belgium makes another cut to max number of licences

Belgium has further reduced the maximum number of online sports betting licences. Belgium.- New limits on the Belgian gaming market continue to be ...

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ATG revenue falls in first half

The Swedish operator says it remains confident that revenue will recover. Sweden- The Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported revenue ...

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Albanian sports federations push for regulation of sports betting

Sports federations and Albania’s Olympic Committee have written to the government to call for the reintroduction of regulated sports betting. Albania.- A ...

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Holland Casino reports €353.4m in revenue for H1 – more than in all 2021

Almost a quarter of Holland Casino’s revenue came from online gambling. The Netherlands.- The Dutch state-run casino brand Holland Casino has reported ...

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EGT nominated for Land-Based Industry Supplier of the year in GGA Las Vegas 2022

EGT was nominated for its strong year: it installed many of its new products with great success in a number of gaming halls around the world. Press ...

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AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The American Gaming Association announced the Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Press release.- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the Gaming ...

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Portugal launches public tender for land-based casinos

The bidding has opened for two land-based casino licences that expire at the end of the year. Portugal.- The national gaming regulator, Serviços de ...

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Endorphina strengthens its presence in Latam through Latamwin

Endorphina Games will launch new slot content in Latin America through a partnership with Latamwin. Press release.- Endorphina Games, the leading B2B online ...

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Dutch media company considers legal challenge against gambling ad ban

Talpa says it’s investigating the possibility of challenging the upcoming ban on gambling ads. The Netherlands.- The Dutch media company Talpa Network, ...

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European Commission extends standstill on Belgian advertising ban

Malta had requested an extension of the stand-still period on the ban. Belgium.- The European Commission has announced that it has extended the ...

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EGT Digital and Alphawin sign new partnership

Fifteen of the favorite titles of the Bulgarian provider are now at disposal to Alphawin casino’s clients. Press release.- The popular online casino ...

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Germany issues an eighth online slot licence

Jokerstar has picked up a licence to offer online slots throughout Germany. Germany.- After a long delay, the online slot licences are positively flying out ...

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SCCG Management signs deal with remote gaming server PDX Slots

The investment and management company will provide advisory, business, and development services to PDX Slots’ North American operations. US.- The ...

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Uruguayan senate passes online gambling legislation

The approval takes online gambling in Uruguay one step closer to legalisation. Uruguay.- The Uruguayan senate has passed a bill that would legalise online ...

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How mobile apps are changing iGaming

Uplatform looks at how mobile technology has benefited the iGaming industry. Press release.- In today’s technologically advanced world, consumers have a ...

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SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator partners with Vibra Gaming

The new partnership extends the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator’s offer with Vibra Gaming’s game portfolio. Press release.- SOFTSWISS, the leading software ...

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OpenBox gains Isle of Man igaming supplier licence

The new provider has picked up an Isle of Man Software Supplier licence. Isle of Man.- The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission has granted an ...

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Court confirms federal body as sole Nigerian gaming regulator

A court has approved the status of the Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission and the Nigerian Lottery Trust as the sole regulator in Nigeria. Nigeria.- The ...

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Gambling Commission grants British licence for Spinomenal

The online gaming content supplier Spinomenal has been licensed to offer services to gambling operators in the British market. UK.- Britain’s Gambling ...

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LeoVegas plans to enter Dutch regulated market in Q4

Announcing its Q2 results, the operator revealed the negative impact of its exit from the Netherlands last year. Sweden.- LeoVegas has released its Q2 ...

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Temporary Rockford Hard Rock casino breaks visitor record in July

Nearly 45,000 people visited the temporary venue last month. US.- Rockford’s temporary Hard Rock casino received 45,000 visitors in July, according to the ...

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The Nevada Gaming Commission approves FanDuel sportsbook in downtown Las Vegas

The regulator has voted to approve FanDuel’s licence to co-brand the sportsbook inside the Fremont hotel-casino operated by Boyd Sports. US.- FanDuel has ...

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UK survey shows impact of betting offers and reminders

The YouGov study looked at betting experiences during the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final. UK.- A new study has shed some light on the impact of offers and ...

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Two more German online slots licences granted

The latest additions take the total number of German online slots licences to five. Germany.- Online slots licences are slowly rolling out in Germany. Two ...

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PopOK Gaming has received a certificate for Georgia

The innovative iGaming developer and service provider PopOK Gaming is now certified to offer its games in Georgia. Press release.- PopOK Gaming now extends ...

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Merkur anticipates a top class Entertainment Arena Expo in Bucharest

On booth 306, the German gaming giant will indeed ‘entertain’ with a strong presence of its top jackpots, cabinets and new games. Press release.- With ...

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FeedConstruct partners with NetBet expanding its reach in the European market

Through this partnership, NetBet will make use of FeedConstruct’s BetGuard product. Press release.- NetBet, a renowned sportsbook and casino operator, has ...

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Slovakia provides input for Montenegro gambling reforms

Slovakia’s Ministry of Finance hosted a study visit for Montenegro’s gambling regulator as the country prepares to reform its gambling ...

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How Trueplay’s loyalty programs work

Trueplay’s tokenised loyalty programs target user retention and help platform owners earn more by boosting key metrics. The role of loyalty programs in ...

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Canadian gaming corporations call for action on illegal operators

Five provincial gaming corporations in Canada have formed a coalition to call for the federal government to take action over illegal gambling ...

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Gaming industry blasts order to close betting shops in Bremen

Betting shops in Bremen have a week to appeal against the closure order. Germany.- The German Sports Betting Association has blasted an order issued by the ...

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GambleAware adds voice to call for loot box legislation in UK

The responsible gambling charity has added to calls for the government to think again about leaving loot boxes out of its review of gambling ...

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11 companies cleared to receive gambling licences in Kenya

Last month, the Betting Control and Licensing Board said the majority of betting and gaming firms had not complied with licensing requirements. Kenya.- The ...

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Lithuanian and Ukrainian regulators sign MoU

The two regulators plan to work together on the supervision of gambling and lottery operations. Lithuania.- The Gambling Supervisory Authority in Lithuania ...

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BMM Testlabs now licenced to test sports gaming equipment for Ohio

Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved BMM to test and certify sports gaming equipment. Press release.- BMM Testlabs, the world’s original gaming ...

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Hard Rock Las Vegas to open in 2025

The firm has confirmed the launch date for the rebranded Mirage Hotel & Casino after MGM Resorts. US.- Hard Rock International has confirmed that the ...

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Positive feedback on EGBA advertising code from independent monitoring

The European Advertising Standards Alliance has recommended more clarity in some areas but described the EGBA code as a “solid basis for responsible ...

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Romania to go ahead with tax hike on gambling winnings

The tax hike will go ahead but at a lower rate than initially proposed. Land-based and online gambling operators will have to apply the new rates from August ...

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Slovakian gambling regulator creates online gambling whitelist

Slovakia’s Office for the Regulation of Gambling intends for the list to help players identify which online gambling sites are licensed. Slovakia.- The ...

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Massachusetts casinos report revenue of $93m for June

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has reported $93m in revenue for the state’s three casinos. US.- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has reported that ...

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Peru to legalise online gambling and sports betting

The Peruvian Congress has approved the new legislation with no votes against it. Peru.- The Peruvian Congress has voted to approve legislation that will ...

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Bacta renews call for debit card transactions on gaming machines

The trade association has written to the new gambling minister Damian Collins. UK.- The British Amusement Catering Trade Association (Bacta) has renewed its ...

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Dutch gaming operators will have to prove advertising age targets

New details have emerged on the Netherlands’ proposed restrictions on gambling ads. The Netherlands.- The Dutch government has launched a consultation on ...

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The Netherlands to consult on gambling advertising ban

The government has launched a consultation on the proposal to ban all broadcast gambling advertising from January 1. The Netherlands.- Gambling operators in ...

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New details of UK gambling white paper emerge

Industry commentators Earnings + More claim to have received leaked details of Britain’s proposed changes to gambling legislation. UK.- Passive ...

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Curaçao to reform online gambling licensing

The island will overhaul its liberal licensing regime following international pressure. Curaçao.- The Caribbean island of Curaçao has announced plans to ...

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The Netherlands to ban gambling ads from TV from January

A ban on broadcast gambling ads will come into effect at the start of next year, and sponsorship will be banned from 2025. The Netherlands.- The Dutch ...

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British Gambling Commission to consult on penalties

The British regulator will review its penalties for regulatory breaches. UK.- The Gambling Commission will carry out a consultation on its penalties for ...

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Maryland casinos generate $162.7m in gaming revenue in June

Maryland six casinos registered $162.7m in gaming revenue in June, up 0.8 per cent compared to the same month last year but down from May’s $178.8m. US.- ...

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UK: MPs raise concerns over advisors’ links to gambling industry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling-Related harm will write to prime minister Boris Johnson about the matter. UK.- Anti-gambling MPs appear to be ...

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iGB Live! opens in Amsterdam as industry standing continues to grow

iGB Live! opened Wednesday 6 July with organisers confident of celebrating a record-breaking edition of gaming’s fastest-growing B2B and affiliate in-person ...

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Michigan legislature increases funding for Gaming Control Board

The legislature has approved a bipartisan deal to expand funding for the Michigan Gaming Control Board. US.- Michigan’s legislators have reached a deal ...

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MGA issues new Malta National Lottery licence

The Malta Gaming Authority has issued a licence to allow National Lottery PLC to take over the running of the country’s lottery. Malta.- The Malta Gaming ...

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Lithuania to introduce new dedicated remote gaming licence

The Seimas has approved amendments to Lithuania’s gambling legislation. Lithuania.- The Lithuanian legislature, the Seimas has approved new amendments to ...

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Kenya: gaming firms who haven’t renewed their licences risk shutdown

The Communications Authority has ordered mobile operators to stop issuing services to operators who have nor renewed their licences. Kenya. The ...

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Casino Copenhagen reprimanded for AML failings

The Danish gambling regulator has found that the casino breached Denmark’s Money Laundering Act. Denmark.- Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling ...

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Nine more operators gain German online slot licences

Saxony-Anhalt has approved online slot and poker licences for nine operators, taking the total to 12. Germany.- Saxony-Anhalt-Anhalt’s State ...

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Romanian gambling operators blast proposed 40% withdrawal tax

Romania’s Association of Remote Gambling Organisers, AOJND, says the levy would cause players to move to unlicensed operators. Romania.- The online gaming ...

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Brazil deputies’ Tourism Commission to host debate on gambling

The debate will take place amid the launch of a new book containing interviews with figures involved in the push for gaming legislation. Brazil.- The ...

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British Gambling Commission sets out new licensing process

The British regulator is doing away with its use of dedicated account managers. UK.- The British Gambling Commission has announced changes in its licensing ...

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French regulator to review media contracts

A working group will inspect bookmakers’ contracts as part of its review of advertising standards. France.- The French gambling regulator l’Autorité ...

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Iowa governor signs bill to set two-year moratorium on new casino licences

The two-year moratorium on casino licences in Iowa will block P2E’s Cedar Rapids casino project in Linn County. US.- Iowa governor Kim Reynolds has signed ...

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UK ads watchdog warns that gambling content marketing must abide by CAP rules

The ASA has warned operators that the “vast majority” of content marketing for gambling is subject to the CAP code UK.- The Advertising Standards ...

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Malta removed from FATF greylist

The igaming hub of Malta has finally been removed from the FATF’s list of untrustworthy countries Malta.- The G7’s anti-money laundering (AML) watchdog ...

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UK ads watchdog warns that gambling content marketing must abide by CAP rules

The ASA has warned operators that the “vast majority” of content marketing for gambling is subject to the CAP code UK.- The Advertising Standards ...

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Lithuanian regulator closes proceeds loophole

The Gambling Supervisory Authority has closed a loophole that prevented it from confiscating the proceeds of illegal acts from companies. Lithuania.- The ...

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Massachusetts House-Senate sports betting bill negotiations start today

A joint conference committee will meet to work on a bill that both chambers can approve. US.- A joint committee will meet today to try to find a sports ...

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Kindred Group receives Dutch gaming licence

The operator’s revenue has suffered since it began blocking Dutch players in October. The Netherlands.- When the newly regulated Dutch online gaming ...

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Slovakia to introduce new gambling advertising standards

Slovakia’s Office of Gambling Regulation says the changes will improve gambling advertising standards across all media. The Office of Gambling ...

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Danish gambling regulator announces changes to new electronic ID system

Danish gaming licensees will need to switch to the updated electronic ID system from July 1. Denmark.- The national gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has ...

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Danish gambling regulator announces changes to new electronic ID system

Danish gaming licensees will need to switch to the updated electronic ID system from July 1. Denmark.- The national gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has ...

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UK gambling reforms expected to be “watered down”

Reports over the weekend suggest that several widely anticipated restrictions will be left out of proposed new gambling legislation. UK.- With the wait for ...

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Supporters confident North Carolina will legalise sports betting this year

Supporters of a bill to legalise mobile sports betting in North Carolina hope it to pass in time for the football season. US.- Sports betting supporters in ...

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Dutch regulator warns affiliates over online gambling advertising

KSA has written to 50 affiliate sites to remind them of advertising rules. The Netherlands.- The national gambling regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has ...

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BGC: Dugher warns strict gambling regulations would alienate public

The chief executive of the BGC has continued his final volley as the UK government prepares to draw up new gambling legislation. UK.- Michael Dugher, chief ...

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Iowa legislators approve bill to set two-year moratorium on new casino licences

A two-year moratorium on casino licences in Iowa would jeopardise Linn County casino. US.- The Iowa Legislature has approved a moratorium on issuing any new ...

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EPIC calls for ban on loot boxes for under 18s

EPIC Risk Management wants regulation for the video game devices. UK.- The gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management has called for ...

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Portuguese regulator approves regulations for crash games

The Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos will allow Portugal’s licensees to apply to offer crash games. Portugal.- The Portuguese gaming ...

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British Gambling Commission launches review into Goldchip Limited

The British regulator has suspended Goldchip Limited’s operating licence while it conducts an investigation. UK.- The Gambling Commission has suspended ...

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BOS welcomes Sweden’s decision not to restrict gambling marketing hours

The final version of the Swedish government’s gambling reform bill doesn’t include time restrictions for gambling ads. Sweden.- The Swedish online ...

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Hungary gambling reforms: Malta asks for clarification of licensing conditions

Malta is the first EU state to respond to Hungary’s proposed online gambling reforms. Hungary.- Malta has submitted a “detailed opinion” on ...

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Lithuanian gambling revenue up 90% in Q1

Gambling revenue in Lithuania hit €43.4m in the first quarter, with online revenue up despite a ban on marketing. Lithuania.- Gambling revenue continues ...

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Norway opens consultation on plans to merge gambling laws

The government is consulting on plans to merge three pieces of legislation to create a unified gambling law. Norway.- The Norwegian government has opened a ...

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BGC chair warns against major changes to RET duties in Britain

The chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned against radical changes to the gambling sector’s research, education and treatment ...

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