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Swedish government holds consultation on extending gaming restrictions

The Swedish government has outlined new proposals to extend the current restrictions on the gaming industry until the end of June 2021, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The memorandum, which has been submitted for consultation until 23 November 2020, includes an extension to a series of ‘temporary measures’ introduced earlier this year such as a SEK 5,000 deposit limit …

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WATCH: Embracing technology key for safer gambling strategies

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The uptake of innovative technology could be a key component in global safer gambling strategies as funding begins to increase. That was agreed by panelists at this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, who pinpointed the need to significantly increase the low number of people who seek treatment. You can also click here to see the full panel from the …

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Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement

Gaming solutions supplier Aspire Global has stated that the firm has reached a retroactive €13.7m settlement with the Israeli Tax Authority. This regards a previously disclosed tax audit “related to management and control jurisdiction, permanent establishment and transfer pricing among the group entities”. The group says that “the resolution brings an end to all related investigations into the company,” with Aspire agreeing to …

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DCMS report calls for further regulation on loot boxes

A House of Commons committee has advised that further regulation on in-game spending and video game loot boxes is considered, with the committee recommending that children should be banned from purchasing them. The recommendations come as part of an inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) which aimed to develop a report on ‘addictive and immersive technologies’.  …

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Lottoland granted licences to launch in South Africa

Online lottery operator Lottoland has been granted two licences by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in South Africa. One of the licences is a bookmakers licence that enables the operator to offer fixed odds betting contingencies to South African customers. The second is a manufacturing licence, allowing Lottoland to develop and use the company’s own software for its …

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