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United Kingdom’s gambling landscape criticised by House of Lords committee

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In the United Kingdom and a House of Lords committee has reportedly called on the government to officially implement a string of radical changes to the nation’s gambling landscape including one that would place tougher controls on the use of complimentary bets and other such bonus inducements. According to a report The Guardian newspaper, ...

Joint study reveals online gambling on the rise due to coronavirus lockdown

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Analytics firm AlphaBeta and illion, an Australian credit bureau, teamed up recently to conduct a study regarding online gambling during the shutdown due to the coronavirus. The study showed that a 67% increase has been seen in the online gambling sector of Australalia in the past week when non-essential services were shutdown because of ...

Coronavirus caution from Netherlands gambling regulator

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In the Netherlands and the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gambling regulator has reportedly announced that unlicensed iGaming operators found guilty of using the current coronavirus pandemic to promote their services are due to face an additional fine of at least €50,000 ($53,900). According to a Friday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the warning comes after the country decided ...

Betway Limited hit with record Gambling Commission fine

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has reportedly slapped online casino and sportsbook operator Betway Limited with a record £11.6 million ($14.5 million) penalty after uncovering a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings. According to a Thursday report from The Guardian newspaper, the firm behind such sites as Betway.com, ...

Mr Green Limited slapped with £3 million Gambling Commission fine

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In the United Kingdom and online casino operator Mr Green Limited has been ordered to pay a £3 million ($3.86 million) penalty for failing to adequately implement problem gambling and anti-money laundering controls. According to an official press release from the Gambling Commission regulator, the Maltese firm has now become the ninth licensed iGaming ...

Cease and desist order issued to 14 illegal gambling operations in Michigan

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As part of a collaborative enforcement effort in 2019 between the Michigan Gaming Control Board and Michigan Attorney General’s Office targeting illegal gambling operations, 14 businesses in the Great Lakes state were issued cease and desist orders. Each of the 14 businesses that were investigated by state regulators claimed to operate redemption games, which ...

Yggdrasil Gaming approved for membership to Swedish Gambling Association

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On the heels of its big win at the International Gaming Awards (IAG) 2020, and Cherry AB subsidiary, Yggdrasil Gaming, has revealed that is has been granted membership to the Swedish Gambling Association (SPER). Membership to the Swedish trade group further demonstrates the online gaming solutions provider’s commitment to a responsible gambling market in ...

Leading local operator to explain Greek Gambling Reforms during upcoming Prague Gaming Summit

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Gambling reforms are in the works in Greece, where the country would allow online gambling operators into the market again, a total of eight years after they removed them from operation. The state monopoly OPAP has been the only offering since 2012. With the changes coming by April, the 4th edition of the Prague ...

Alabama Governor initiates fact-finding campaign on expanded gambling

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (pictured) has reportedly announced that she will be launching a fact-gathering initiative in order to ascertain whether the southern state should launch a lottery and allow its trio of tribal casinos to expand. According to a Wednesday report from The Birmingham News newspaper, the Republican lawmaker used her annual state-of-the-state ...

Gambling Commission regulator establishes trio of new industry-led groups

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has announced the establishment of a trio of industry-led groups that are to be tasked with devising policies to guarantee safer game designs and online marketing programs alongside fairer and more responsible incentives for VIP players. The regulator used an official Saturday press release to ...

Cambodian casinos observing online gambling prohibition

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Authorities in Cambodia have reportedly announced that the Asian nation’s estate of land-based casinos has largely been abiding by new legislation that implemented a total ban on the provision of online gambling. According to reports from Inside Asian Gaming and CalvinAyre.com, the administration of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ratified a measure in August ...

California AG issues emergency “cease gambling” order to Rancho Cardova card room

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Officials in California have ordered the shutdown of a Rancho Cordova card room after reportedly determining that it is “seriously underfunded.” The Sacramento Bee reports that on Monday, Magnolia House Casino was lacking sufficient resources to cover the cost of chips being cashed out by their customers. “multiple reviews of its finances revealed that ...

Stay in Control responsible gambling campaign launched by 32Red

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As part of an effort to promote a healthier understanding of problem gambling, the 32Red iGaming brand of Maltese online casino and sportsbook operator Kindred Group has reportedly announced the premiere of its new Stay in Control campaign. According to a Thursday report from Gambling Insider, the unique initiative from the Valletta-headquartered firm has ...

HSBC to launch gambling website blocking service for British customers

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In the United Kingdom and giant banking and financial services firm HSBC has reportedly announced that it is to launch a special service that will allow its customers to block themselves from spending with any online casinos and sportsbetting websites. According to a Wednesday report from The Guardian newspaper, HSBC detailed that it has ...

Kindred Group launches Unibet online gambling services in Pennsylvania

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The Unibet brand of Maltese online casino and sportsbook operator, Kindred Group, has reportedly followed the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel in launching iGaming services for aficionados in the eastern American state of Pennsylvania. According to a Wednesday report from PennBets.com, the Valletta-headquartered firm’s new PA.Unibet.com online casino and sportsbetting domain went live yesterday ...