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Spelinspektionen clears four of underage betting allegations

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has ruled that four operators have been cleared following allegations that they had offered markets on sporting events which included a ‘majority of participants’ under the age of 18.  ATG, Betsson, Hillside Sports and Kindred Group-owned Spooniker all had cases cleared by Spelinspektionen after it was initially thought that the four operators had offered markets on the …

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AGA presents a US Betting Overview: Plans, Progress & Partnerships webinar

SBC AGA US Betting Industry Webinar

The Betting on Sports webinar series resumes on Wednesday October 2 when SBC Americas presents ‘U.S. Betting Industry Overview: Plans, Progress & Partnerships’, an exclusive discussion with the American Gaming Association (AGA). Ahead of the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas (October 14-17 2019), the AGA’s Senior Director of Government Relationships, Jessica Feil, will present an in-depth analysis of …

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Operator CEOs and independent experts put regulatory changes under the spotlight at Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports 2019, Regulation in Focus

The crucial legal and operational issues facing the sports betting industry will be under the spotlight when decision makers, including Alexis Murphy (CEO, betFIRST), Tom Hardman (COO, Smarkets) and Martin Lycka (Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC) join representatives of trade bodies, advertising regulators and independent experts for the Regulation in Focus track at Betting on Sports 2019. Taking place on …

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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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