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Australia’s comms authority takes legal action against ‘alleged gambling service’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has initiated legal proceedings against an ‘alleged online gambling service’ in the country’s Federal Court. There are three defendants in the case – two individuals and a company – accused by Australia’s communications regulator of providing gambling services in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). The accused in question are Rhys …

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Swedish inspectorate to begin May trials of Spelpaus 2.0 self-exclusion system

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has informed licensees that it will undertake a ‘testing phase’ of Spelpaus – Swedish gambling’s centralised self-exclusion scheme and customer database during the month of May. A pilot phase is required as Spelinspektionen has procured a new systems supplier to operate Spelpaus.se, charged with delivering comprehensive upgrades. At the start of the year, Spelinspektionen alerted Swedish …

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Belgium’s BAGO condemns proposed ban on unified gambling accounts

Proposals by Belgian legislators to enforce customers to open multiple accounts for different gaming verticals have been criticised by the country’s gambling industry trade association. The amendment to Belgian gambling law would require bettors to open multiple accounts with the same operator across different gaming offerings – i.e., different accounts for sports betting, online casino, poker etc.  A law relating …

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LeoVegas expands personalised safer gambling messages for Sweden and Denmark

LeoVegas AB will utilise personalised on-site messages to interact with customers in its key markets of Sweden and Denmark, making them aware of its suite of safer gambling tools.  The decision follows the successful trial of personalised on-site messaging with UK customers that has been running since the Autumn of 2021. “On-site messaging is a proven way of increasing customer …

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PokerStars launches Exchange to strengthen sportsbook offering

PokerStars has moved to enhance its position in the sports betting market by launching a peer-to-peer online betting exchange. Made available to the Flutter Entertainment brand’s customers today via its .com and .EU domains, the PokerStars Exchange will enable the firm’s customers to buy and sell bets with other punters internationally with access to a range of markets. The online …

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Yggdrasil founder Elmqvist passes CEO helm to Björn Krantz

Yggdrasil Gaming has transitioned to a new leadership era, as company founder Fredrik Elmqvist has called time on his decade long tenure as Chief Executive of the games publisher and online casino solutions provider. Effective today, Elmqvist has been succeeded by Björn Krantz as CEO, who has been promoted from his former position as Chief Officer of Global Market Operations. …

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UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced new rules that will require all licensed online gambling operators to actively identify and directly intervene with at-risk/harm players.  Coming into effect from 12 September, remote operators must monitor a “specific range of indicators as a required minimum to identify gambling harms“. New guidance will be issued to operators by June, outlining the …

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KSA issues autoplay warning to Dutch casino operators

Online casino operators in the Netherlands have been warned by the regulatory authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), over the use of autoplay functionalities.  The reminder was issued after the KSA received a report from a player who was able to use autoplay on an online gambling machine with an unidentified operator; this practice is prohibited under Dutch law.  Customers using the …

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Yolo Investments finalises several million euro Enteractive investment

Yolo Investments has completed an equity investment in igaming retention and reactivation firm Enteractive, which amounts to several million euros for a non-controlling interest equity stake.  Founded by entrepreneur Tim Heath, the Venture capital firm has stated that the purpose of the funding is to further boost Enteractive’s ‘pace and capability’ to scale globally. Tim Heath, GP of Yolo Investments, …

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IGT expands online casino suite executing €160m takeover of iSoftBet

IGT Plc has moved to expand its B2B online casino offering, by securing definitive terms to acquire Malta-based online casino solutions provider iSoftBet.  This afternoon, the board of IGT notified investors that it has agreed on a €160 million cash deal to acquire iSoftBet – undertaking an acquisition that will “more than double the IGT PlayDigital content library to approximately …

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