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Money laundering changes disappoint RGA

SBC News Money laundering changes disappoint RGA

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has expressed disappointment at the new amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a new Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), which has singled out online gambling as an area for high regulation. The amendments adopted by the European Parliament today would require online gambling operators to conduct due diligence as of the establishment of the business …

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UK Gambling Commission wants to use online payment blocking

SBC News UK Gambling Commission wants to use online payment blocking

As the UK gears up for regulation and legislation of its igaming industry, major players in the digital payment and processing sector have voluntarily agreed to block future transactions to non UK- complying igaming regulations. Credit cards and online payment processors such as Visa, Switch, Mastercard and PayPal Ebay, are set to block payment attempts to igaming operators not licensed …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

SBC News Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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Will new ARJEL boss stick or twist?

SBC News Will new ARJEL boss stick or twist?

Graham Wood, director of the iGaming Consultancy, looks at the task facing ARJEL’s new President. French punters may be hopeful that a change at the top of the country’s gaming authority ARJEL could mean a change of direction, but it is likely that they will be disappointed. Jean-François Vilotte, the outgoing President is likely to have left because he failed …

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UK Gambling Commission ‘concern’ on social

SBC News UK Gambling Commission 'concern' on social

Gambling Commission chairman Phil Graf has admitted that the UK regulator is concerned about some aspects of social gaming and has called on the sector to use the information it collects on its players to protect against any risks. Speaking at the World Regulatory Forum earlier this month, Graf commented: “While we have always maintained that we have no desire …

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