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KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

SBC News KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has warned web hosting providers to ensure that they comply with the advertising laws of the Gambling Act (KOA Act), thereby protecting Dutch consumers from unlicensed online gambling. The warning follows KSA imposing two ‘binding instructions’ on ISP provider Cloudflare to terminate its services hosting the affiliate websites of Nederlandscasinos.net and Onlinecasinosspelen.com. The KSA …

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FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

SBC News FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

Sources suggest that France’s national lottery operator could be in line for exclusive iCasino licence…   Could lottery operator Française des jeux be about to agree a deal with the French government that would see it become the only company licensed to operate online casino games in the country? According to French industry sources, FDJ and the country’s authorities are working …

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KSA fines BetCity.nl €3m for slack AML measures

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has imposed a €3 million penalty on BetEnt NV, the operating company of BetCity.nl. The penalty relates to BetCity.nl’s failure to comply with the rules of the Netherlands Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Wwft). A subsidiary of Entain Plc, BetEnt was warned by KSA of shortcomings in AML compliance in …

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BOS survey highlights public misconceptions of Swedish gambling

SBC News BOS survey highlights public misconceptions of Swedish gambling

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has highlighted consumer misconceptions related to the country’s gambling marketplace.  The trade body has published the “Novus Report: Perceptions of the Gambling Industry Amongst Swedes” detailing comprehensive insights into the Swedish public’s views on gambling and related advertising. Commissioned by BOS, Swedish research agency Novus conducted a survey of 1054 participants, …

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UKGC opens next phase of White Paper consultation on Gambling reforms

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its second round of consultations to review the proposals outlined in the Gambling Review’s White Paper Seeking feedback from all gambling stakeholders, the next phase of the consultation will run for 12 weeks, implying a deadline of 21 February 2024. The second set of consultations on proposals contained in the White Paper calls for …

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Spain rejects challenge of Royal Decree on Advertising’s federal status law

SBC News Spain rejects challenge of Royal Decree on Advertising's federal status law

The Constitutional Court of Spain has rejected an appeal of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ to be heard by the Supreme Court. The appeal was brought forward by Jdigital, Spain’s online gambling trade association, which questioned whether the Decree authored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs had received proper constitutional oversight to be passed into a federal law adopted by …

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KSA funds six gambling addiction prevention projects

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands Gambling Authority has announced that six projects have been awarded funding through the ZonMw Prevention of Gambling Addiction research programme. Considered vital to the development of Dutch government’s treatment, intervention and support of gambling addiction the projects will begin no later than February 2024 and are financed through the Addiction Prevention Fund, which is managed by the KSA. The programme will …

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PIN-UP Global adds PIN-UP.INVESTMENTS to its global gaming ecosystem

Marina Ilyina, CEO of PIN-UP Global

International ecosystem PIN-UP Global, which represents a set of businesses in various segments of the gaming industry, has announced the launch this week of a new business line, PIN-UP.INVESTMENTS. The new venture was created, said the company, to “stimulate the development of technologies and products for the gambling market and related industries by providing financial and expert resources, high-value industry …

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Kindred hires Bolin Communications to lead Swedish public affairs

SBC News Kindred hires Bolin Communications to lead Swedish public affairs

Kindred Group Plc has appointed Bolin Communications to serve as its new public affairs agency for Sweden.  Launched at the start of 2023, Bolin Communications is the new public relations and public affairs agency of Swedish media figurehead Jacob Bolin. Bolin is a former partner of Stockholm-based agency Fuze PR, responsible for campaigns, projects and stakeholder management related to politics …

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