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LeoVegas nets Swedish B2B licences to continue its games expansion 

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas CEO

LeoVegas Group has successfully secured three five-year B2B licenses from Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate.  The licences will enable LeoVegas to expand its game studio, Blue Guru Games, along with two other technology platforms to expand its supply of gaming software within Sweden, beginning 1 July, 2023 The introduction of B2B licenses comes as a strategic move aimed at strengthening the …

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MGA is ‘up-to-date and well-equipped’ for 2023 oversight


The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has begun to reap ‘the fruits of the groundwork laid in 2021’, according to CEO Dr Carl Brincat, and intends to continue rolling out its data and technology strategy. In its 2022 annual report, the regulator detailed operating revenue, including the release of unclaimed player funds of €82.2m (2021: €81.5m), an increase of just under …

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Svenska Spel launches Playtech’s ‘modernised’ poker offering

SBC News Svenska Spel launches Playtech’s ‘modernised’ poker offering

Playtech has enhanced its presence in Sweden through a new partnership with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Described as a ‘prominent operator in the region’, Svenska Spel has recently launched the gambling technology company’s poker product and iPoker network, as part of the company’s strategy to modernise and improve its poker offering.  Fredrik Hård, Head of Poker & Bingo, Svenska …

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KSA appoints new chairs to oversee complaints committee

Rene Jansen KSA

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands has confirmed the appointment of Adriane Koppe and Monique van Oers as new independent chairs of the “Objections Advisory Committee’.  The decision sees KSA replace Hague-based lawyer Mrs JME Feije’s management of its objections and complaint procedures. Koppe is a constitutional and administrative law lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, …

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ACMA contacts Curaçao over licence holders’ Australian law violations


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has written to the Curaçao Ministry of Finance over the activities of operators holding ‘master’ licences in the territory. Reforms planned by the government of the Dutch Caribbean island could see a change to the current system, in which five ‘master’ licences are currently available. Four of the aforementioned ‘master’ licences are currently …

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Gambling.com studies ‘huge marketing potential’ of Soccer Aid squads

SBC News Gambling.com studies ‘huge marketing potential’ of Soccer Aid squads

As a mix of footballers and celebrities prepare to take part in the famous charity football match at Old Trafford, Gambling.com reveals which Soccer Aid players do best on social media – a key marketing strategy for organisers. Taking place on 11 June, and having been held annually since 2006, the competition not only raises money for Unicef, but supposedly …

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Peru amends Gambling Law for Presidential sign-off

SBC News Peru amends Gambling Law for Presidential sign-off

The Congress of Peru has sanctioned a series of amendments to its pending Gambling Law of 2022 to rectify loopholes in how online gambling will be regulated in the South American nation.  These changes come following industry criticism of the initial hastily enacted legislation, which held several discrepancies and allowed gaps for potential tax evasion. In a vote that saw …

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Spelinspektionen renews Rosenberg leadership until 2026

SBC News Spelinspektionen renews Rosenberg leadership until 2026

The government of Sweden has extended Camilla Rosenberg’s tenure as Director General of Gambling Inspectorate Spelinspektionen until 31 October 2026. Rosenberg will continue to serve as leader of Spelinspektionen, a position she has held since 2017, when she was placed in charge of Lotteriinspektionen – Sweden’s former lottery inspectorate. In her duties, Rosenberg oversaw Lotteriinspektionen’s transition to Spelinspektionen, the gambling …

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The winners of the 2023 Game Developer Awards are in

SBC News The winners of the 2023 Game Developer Awards are in

Relax Gaming, AvatarUX, BGaming, NetEnt and streamer Brian Christopher were amongst some of the winners at the 2023 edition of the Game Developer Awards, which took place last night at the InterContinental Hotel in Malta. Closing the final day of what was a record-breaking CasinoBeats Summit, the coveted awards ceremony was presented by Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva and returning host …

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