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Finnish authorities crack down on illegal gambling advertisements

Finland’s Police and Transport and Communications Agency Traficom have confirmed that they are going to work alongside one another to strengthen initiatives which monitor and prevent illegal gambling advertisements on television and radio. As it stands, only Finland’s state-owned Veikkaus is permitted to run and market gambling of any kind across the country, with any other marketing operations pertaining to …

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Winning Post – Online regulation gets up and running in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: gambling duties – felice anno nuovo? The Italian government ended 2018 with further material tax rises for its commercial betting and gaming sectors. In the machine sector, AWP and VLT duties will …

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Winning Post – Gambling Commission consults on harm prevention

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – It’s not funny that we don’t talk anymore Reports this week that British gambling operators will take action to effectively bar themselves from advertising on television during live sports …

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Hard line on novelty markets after SunBets ‘piegate’ investigation

Marketing departments across the industry will be on full alert after the Gambling Commission announced that it would deal ‘more severely’ with any novelty betting markets which do not maintain the standards required. Tabcorp UK, which runs the SunBets operation on behalf of News International, has now had conditions around novelty betting attached to its gambling licence and been told to pay £84,000 …

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InBet Games: Innovating around regulatory certainty

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One of the most important themes running through the gambling sector today is the issue of regulatory oversight, writes Pavel Korolev, Business Development Director for InBet Games. The issue of regulatory oversight is of paramount importance to every gambling operator; what you can and cannot do in any given jurisdiction varies from country to country and keeping on the right …

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Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law with their labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions. As part of an ongoing investigation, the CMA is acting because it believes people aren’t getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions and operators are unfairly holding on to people’s money. The …

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Cause for concern on eSports betting

Susan O’Leary, Alderney’s director of eCommerce, says she is concerned by a lack of regulatory oversight for operators offering betting markets on eSports.  The rise of eSports has provided egaming operators with a raft of opportunities. Whether that be sportsbooks offering betting markets on tournaments or online casino affiliates expanding their portfolio with eSports review sites, opportunities are a plenty …

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Philippine Key Regulator Opens Door To Online Gaming

Bill Beatty, editor in chief of calvinayre.com, takes a look at how the laws are changing in the Philippines, where the new president Rodrigo Duterte has caused a shake-up to how the industry operates.   Philippine gaming regulators are bracing for a new challenge now that they’re planning to assume oversight of the nation’s online gambling industry. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming …

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Equiom’s Peter Greenhill: ‘a very different player experience required in Asia’

Peter Greenhill, recently recruited as Head of eBusiness by Equiom Group, explains how his new firm fits into the gaming eco-system and why it decided to become a sponsor of the Asian Spring Social, organised by AGBrief and SBC.  SBC: Hi Peter, great to catch up. As a gaming and eBusiness leadership veteran, what attracted you to join the Equiom Group …

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Time for bookmakers to wake up and smell the coffee on AML rules

Licensing expert David Clifton, of gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the recent movement by the regulator to tighten up money-laundering processes and doesn’t see any good news for bookmakers. The recent publication on the Gambling Commission’s website of a public statement highlighting failures in Paddy Power’s anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility processes is the latest in what …

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