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Swedish government proposes gambling tax increase in 2024


The Swedish government has announced a proposal within its 2024 budget to increase gambling GGR tax as it believes the country’s market is now steady following legalisation in 2019. From 1 July 2024, Regeringskansliet plans to increase Sweden’s gambling tax from 18 per cent to 22 per cent in hopes of raising an additional SEK 540m (£39.4m) per year. With …

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SOFTSWISS shows support for Cleaning up the World initiative

Green Earth

SOFTSWISS has shown its support for the global environmental initiative ‘Cleaning up the World’, joining several other companies at a campaign in Poznań, Poland earlier this month. On 16 September, SOFTSWISS representatives travelled to Poland for the 30th edition of the campaign, working with around 130 companies to help transform a significant area in the Polish city into a cleaner …

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Soft2Bet expands European market footprint in Italy


Soft2Bet is broadening its reach into the Italian market after acquiring a Maltese company that holds a licence in the European country.  Through the strategic venture, Soft2Bet will work with Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, Italy’s online gambling regulatory body, to stay compliant with local regulations. The igaming provider also intends to certify its platform in the Italian market, …

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BetConstruct unveils iGaming Bot for Telegram app


BetConstruct has launched a new product designed to operate within the Telegram app called iGaming Bot. The technology and services provider has stated that iGaming Bot “redefines the way players interact with online gaming platforms” as it combines convenience and entertainment into a single platform. Through the product, igaming functions are integrated directly into Telegram to provide a “streamlined and …

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BetConstruct to improve gambling app creation with Bet Easy

Mobile app

BetConstruct is seeking to improve how operators create mobile betting and gambling apps through the launch of a cross-platform solution called Bet Easy. With options for iOS and Android users, Bet Easy will allow operators to have just one single team working on a unified UI/UX across all mobile device operational systems, rather than two separate teams like other native …

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Lindar Media faces UKGC regulatory action for AML & social responsibility failures


Lindar Media Limited, the operator of online casino Mr Q, is facing regulatory action by the UK Gambling Commission and has been ordered to pay £690,947 for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures. The regulatory action follows an investigation by the UKGC into Lindar Media, which found failings in the operator’s processes aimed at preventing money laundering and protecting individuals …

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BetGames titles to be integrated into SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator


BetGames is broadening the reach of its titles after agreeing to a strategic partnership with SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator. The deal will allow the aggregator to gain access to the provider’s live dealer betting content, while also broadening the global reach and scope of the game aggregation platform. Titles from BetGames that SOFTSWISS customers will now be able to access include …

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BET99 joins IBIA to support betting integrity

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has added BET99 to its sportsbook membership list.

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has added BET99 to its sportsbook membership list. The Canadian-based operator joins the IBIA after recently being approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and iGaming Ontario to provide its online sports betting and casino platform in the province of Ontario  Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, commented: “IBIA is delighted to welcome …

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Disney CEO admits ‘very significant’ sports betting opportunity

SBC News Disney CEO admits 'very significant' sports betting opportunity

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has acknowledged that its sports broadcasting platform ESPN is the ‘perfect’ place for sports betting and as such the corporation has a ‘very significant opportunity’ in the gambling market. Speaking on Disney’s fourth quarter results call for the period ended 30 September, Chapek stated that the company will expand into the sports betting market through its …

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