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Finland opens consultation on new Gambling regime to launch in 2027

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The Ministry of the Interior of Finland has submitted its draft proposal of a new Gambling Act to modernise Finnish gambling in line with recommendations previously put to the government.  As formerly proposed, the new Gambling Act will end the ‘monopoly arrangements’ of state-owned gambling firm Veikkaus Oy, which currently has an exclusivity over sports betting and online casino games.  …

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Hitz Gaming OÜ banned from Sweden over unlicensed offering

SBC News Hitz Gaming OÜ banned from Sweden over unlicensed offering

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has issued a ban for igaming provider Hitz Gaming OÜ over the supply of an unlicensed offering.  According to the regulator, Estonia-registered Hitz Gaming was targeting Swedish consumers through a string of websites that do not have the required certification to be a gambling service in Sweden.  A covert investigation by Spelinspektionen into one of …

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Spillemyndigheden granted new powers to regulate Danish gambling

SBC News Spillemyndigheden granted new powers to regulate Danish gambling

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, now has increased capabilities to deal with problematic operators thanks to an updated Gambling Act framework.  First signed in May and enforced on 1 July, the new bill gives Spillemyndigheden additional powers to unlock stricter gambling controls over licenced entities that have been found to be in breach of the country’s gambling code.  The increase …

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APAJO takes on Portuguese influencers illegal gambling content

SBC News APAJO takes on Portuguese influencers illegal gambling content

APAJO, Portugal’s Online Gambling Trade Association, has filed ‘criminal complaints’ against social media influencers promoting unlicensed gambling websites. The trade association has urged Portuguese authorities to intervene in the marketing of illegal online gambling, which targets national consumers and undermines the regulated market’s offering. Complaints target the social media channels of Portuguese influencers GODMOTA, Bruno Savate, Numeiro, and Cláudia Nayara. …

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Dizplai makes igaming splash with PickGuru acquisition

SBC News Dizplai makes igaming splash with PickGuru acquisition

Dizplai has announced its 100% acquisition of social gaming platform, PickGuru. The purchase sees the launch of a new division, Dizplai Gaming, which will expand the firm’s end-to-end offering and drive greater experiences for fans across both first and second screens. Ed Abis, CEO Dizplai, stated: “We fundamentally believe that when audiences are compelled, through a gamified approach, to interact, …

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Buenos Aires cites ‘alarming frequency’ of underage gambling behind licence cessation

SBC News Buenos Aires cites ‘alarming frequency’ of underage gambling behind licence cessation

The Executive of Buenos Aires will no longer issue online gaming licences in a bid to tackle gambling addiction amongst minors. Announced yesterday by Jorge Macri, Chief of Government of Buenos Aires, the city is officially closing the registry of gambling licences, announcing a immediate “review of the 11 in force”. A fundamental part of this is said to consist …

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SkyCity sells $55m GiG stake as no longer “strategically necessary”

SBC News SkyCity sells $55m GiG stake as no longer “strategically necessary”

SkyCity has announced the decision to sell its stake in European-based online gaming platform Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The New Zealand-based operator – which was advised to “enter into an unconditional agreement” to sell off all its shares – said that from its 10% stake, proceeds from the sale would result in a net return of about NZ$55m after brokerage …

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