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Malta requires Hungary to clarify licensing conditions to EU member states

Malta has become the first EU member state to submit a ‘detailed opinion’ on Hungary’s draft proposals to reform its online gambling laws, ending its state-owned monopoly regime. Last February, the government of Hungary notified the European Commission (EC) of its plans to review draft proposals that will establish a new regime liberalising its domestic online gambling marketplace. Back in …

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Mr Green sees SEK 30m Swedish AML penalty appeal rejected 

Mr Green has had its appeal against Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen rejected by the Administrative Court of Linköping. Last Summer, William Hill’s European online gambling subsidiary was fined penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen for ‘failing to comply with due diligence and AML duties in order to protect customers’. Spelinspektionen ordered Mr Green to pay a SEK 1.5 …

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SOFTSWISS: high-level support key to client satisfaction

A wide range of games, flexibility in discussing terms of service and quick resolution of issues were highlighted as the key factors that companies consider when choosing an igaming partner. That’s according to a new SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator survey conducted by Kantar Ukraine in January and February of this year. Respondents made it clear that the main reasons for ending …

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Gamingtec: Stepping into the light to ‘conquer new markets’ in 2022

Having streamlined its operations as a B2B business, Gamingtec is set to target emerging opportunities in a range of international markets.  This is according to the firm’s Sales Manager and Commercial Director, Denis Wittebrood and Andrei Beu respectively, who spoke to SBC Media at ICE London 2022 last month.  Commenting on the company’s objectives for the remainder of 2022, Wittebrood …

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WPT Global launches Poker Heroes Club led by Steve Aoki, Phil Ivey and Tom Dawn

WPT Global has announced the latest poker players and celebrity additions to its ‘Poker Heroes NFT Club‘ collection.  Developed by web 3.0 innovation studio GAMAVRS, the Poker Heroes NFT Club forms part of WPT Global’s launch as the new online poker platform of the World Poker Tour (WPT), operating in over 85 countries. NFT rewards and experiences have been placed …

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Veikkaus expands operational scope with launch of Fennica Gaming B2B subsidiary

Veikkaus Oy’s international B2B division Fennica Gaming has officially launched, as the company progresses with its expansion plans enabled under Finnish legislation. The Finnish state-backed betting monopoly’s new division will provide game services and products internationally to corporate customers across betting and gaming.  Fellow Scandinavian state monopolies Norsk Tipping (Norway) and Svenska Spel (Sweden) have become the first businesses to …

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Playtech and Paysafe partnership undergoes transatlantic expansion

Paysafe and Playtech’s partnership has expanded from the US to the UK and Europe, offering payment solutions to operators in the continent.  The transatlantic business move will see Playtech offer Paysafe’s technology platform and payment products to the European betting and gaming markets.  Specifically, Playtech’s igaming Player Management System and Information Management System platforms will be made available, allowing access …

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Swedish Administrative Court upholds penalties against operators

Following deliberations, the Administrative Court in Linköping, Sweden, has rejected appeals from three separate operators. Online casino providers Casinostugan, ComeOn and Snabbare, were appealing to the court to overturn fines levied against them for duty of care failures, and each case was rejected ‘in their entirety’ by the court on 28 April. A fourth firm, Hajper, was treated with slightly …

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Saxony Anhalt awards first slots licence as GlüNeuRStv woes widen  

Saxony Anhalt’s Ministry of the Interior and Sports has named the first recipient of a licence to operate online slots under Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime.  Updating its ‘white list’, the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt that serves as the interim regulator of the GlüNeuRStv regime, named Mernov Betriebsgesellschaft MBH as the first operator to qualify for a ‘Virtuelle Automatenspiele’ …

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Brazil reforms working group to implement gambling laws against a tight timetable 

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has reinstated a ‘working group’ to ensure that a new regulatory regime is approved to adopt and regulate new gambling laws.   Brasil Socialist Party deputy member Felipe Carrera will lead the working group, reporting developments to Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco. The group is reported to have reinitiated meetings this week to ‘untangle the path’ for Brazil’s …

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