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EGBA members end 2023 with strong safer gambling metrics

SBC News EGBA members end 2023 with strong safer gambling metrics

The fourth annual sustainability report of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) revealed that members have made significant progress towards safer gambling promotion.  According to the report, 21 million European customers (65%) have used safety tools last year – with 14% of them doing so voluntarily (14% YoY increase).  EGBA members also sent 67.6 million messages to their customers …

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UKGC issues fair terms notice on account withdrawals & confiscated funds 

SBC News UKGC issues fair terms notice on account withdrawals & confiscated funds 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has notified online licensees of compliance expectations and duties concerning customer account withdrawals. An update published by Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, references previous concerns about customers experiencing ‘delays when withdrawing funds’. As noted, late or delayed withdrawals are referenced as an action point of the Commission’s Business Plan and Budget 2023 to 2024. Concerns about …

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ACMA adds two more illegal gambling websites to prohibition order

SBC News ACMA adds two more illegal gambling websites to prohibition order

More online gaming websites have been blocked by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for illegally targeting Australian consumers.  The two websites found to be in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 are Richard Casino and Wanted Win. An order has been issued by the ACMA to internet service providers (ISPs) to block all access to these websites.  …

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German court backs GGL in favour of gambling streaming ban

SBC News German court backs GGL in favour of gambling streaming ban

Overseas content streamers could be banned for promoting unlicensed gambling services to German audiences after a decision by the Saxony-Anhalt Higher Administrative Court.  The decision was in support of a previous legal challenge raised by the Joint Gambling Authority of the Länder (GGL) in connection to a well-known German streamer based abroad, who was engaging with slot games unlicensed in …

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Quarterly returns set UKGC on right track to ‘evidence-led’ direction

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) recent switch to quarterly regulatory reporting for the gambling sector will lead to a “risk-based, evidence-led and outcomes-focused” direction.  This was confirmed by Jason Davies, UKGC Data Data Analytics Manager, who noted that the regulatory returns submission changes also align with the commission’s ‘Corporate Strategy 2024 to 2027’ of using data and analytics to improve …

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New KSA President backs ‘Globalised approach’ against Black Market threats

SBC News New KSA President backs 'Globalised approach' against Black Market threats

Michel Groothuizen has delivered his first address as Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ Gambling Authority, opening the iGB Live, Amsterdam Conference (16-19 July). Beginning his tenure as KSA chairman on 1 July, Groothuizen told delegates: “I am probably entirely new to you, the gambling market is not entirely new to me,” referencing his casework in 2015 with the Ministry …

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PAGCOR intensifies illegal gambling purge on road to FATF delisting

BetConstruct ventures to the Philippines with Jade SportsBet deal

The Philippines’ gambling regulator, Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), has confirmed that 74.78% of the illegal igaming websites so far detected have been blocked.  Ret. Gen. Raul Villanueva, President of PAGCOR’s Security Monitoring Cluster, said that the total number includes all illegal operations – from websites offering online games to mobile applications and offshore sites – found to be in …

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CasinoEngine soars past €6bn monthly turnover

SBC News CasinoEngine soars past €6bn monthly turnover

EveryMatrix has announced that its CasinoEngine platform has ‘smashed the milestone’ of exceeding €6bn in monthly turnover from its client network. The metric reflects CasinoEngine servicing over 6 billion monthly game rounds from online casino clients, as the tech group transcends previous targets of “hitting 4 billion and €4bn respectively.” The elevated target was achieved via a combination of EveryMatrix …

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Southampton signs crypto casino sponsor ahead of PL return

SBC News Southampton signs crypto casino sponsor ahead of PL return

Southampton FC will once again step on the Premier League pitch this season, accompanied by a new sponsor in the face of crypto casino Rollbit.  Rollbit is a company specialising in cryptocurrency-funded online casino gaming. Its branding will be visible on the front of the Saints’ men’s team shirts, as well as designated advertisement spots across the St Mary’s stadium.  …

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Spillemyndigheden opens consultations on Denmark licensing update

Denmark

The Gambling Authority of Denmark, Spillemyndigheden, has launched consultations into the new supplier licence certification process coming up in 2025.  Relevant shareholders, particularly  betting and igaming providers, are free to submit their responses until 19 August through a specially designated submission form on Spillemyndigheden’s website.  According to the regulator, the updated system will ensure that more robust market security and …

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