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Swedish government scraps reintroduction of online casino restrictions

The Swedish government’s plans to re-impose temporary restrictions on online casino in the country on 7 February have been scrapped, prompting relief from the betting sector.  Planned restrictions would last until the end of June, and include all temporary measures introduced last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an SEK 4,000 deposit limit – initially SEK 5,000 before being …

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PressEnter hires Qurban Hussain as CFO to accelerate growth strategy

PressEnter Group has confirmed the appointment of Qurban Hussain as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Malta-based online gambling challenger brand operator.  A 15-year industry executive, Hussain has formerly led finance and accounting units for a number of distinguished igaming operators including Tipico, ZEAL Group, Probability Plc, Betfair and William Hill. As CFO, Hussain will support Chief Executive Lahcene Merzoug …

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KSA warns consumers of inbound blackout of unlicensed websites  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands gambling authority has issued a ‘consumer warning’ that soon illegal/unlicensed websites will no longer be available to access.  The warning comes as KSA steps up its enforcement against illegal operators to safeguard Dutch gambling’s ‘legal offer’ provided under the ‘Play Safe’ mandate of the KOA Regime. Having launched the KOA Regime on 1 October, KSA swiftly …

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Genesis Global receives £3.8m fine and additional licence requirements

Genesis Global, an online casino operator, has been served a £3.8 million fine and must meet further licensing conditions after a UK Gambling Commission (IUKGC) investigation found  “significant social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures”. The Commission’s investigation into the company, which operates 14 casino sites, is long running, with the company first having its licence suspended in July 2020 for …

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Shekarabi calls for a tightening of Swedish licensing duties 

Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden’s Minister of Social Securities, having drafted a raft of new safer gambling and consumer protection proposals, has seen them endorsed by the Swedish government.  Addressing the media, Shekarabi stated that “the gambling market is where many Swedish consumers are vulnerable and therefore the government is right to take back control”. The minister has proposed “new controls to …

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Splash Tech launches daily retention game Sports Lotto

Splash Tech has launched a new free-to-play (FTP) daily retention game ‘Sports Lotto‘,  for use in sportsbooks, casinos and media sites globally. Sports Lotto is a fully integrative web application, adaptable to any platform in order to build a brand or attract and retain players of its clients. Delivered through a low-code Software Development Kit (SDK), Sports Lotto comes with …

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NOGA expands membership with Bayton addition

The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) has added online casino operator Bayton as its latest member, as the organisation seeks to provide representation for the burgeoning Dutch web-based gaming market.  Welcoming Bayton to its ranks, the NOGA has identified a ‘paramount’ need for Dutch online gambling stakeholders to take on a unified approach in order to promote consumer protection, responsible …

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Mr Green reprimanded for Danish AML failings

Mr Green has been issued with a warning from Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority after being found to have breached know your customer sections of its anti-money laundering act. The reprimand relates to the online casino’s source of funds protocols, after a “young player” deposited DKK 325,000 (£36,601) to his account during the course of a year. This, says the regulator, was …

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NGG Nordic and SkillOnNet appeals on bonus ban violations rejected by Swedish court

Two appeals to the Swedish Administrative Court launched by NGG Nordic and SkillOnNet have been rejected, with penalties imposed on the operators for violations of the country’s bonus ban upheld.  Issuing an update this morning, the Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, revealed that although upholding the sanctions the Administrative Court had made some minor changes to the Inspectorate’s decisions.  Notably, …

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UKGC orders Rank Digital and Annexio to pay £1.3m settlement on responsibility failings 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has notified that Rank Digital Gaming and Annexio Limited have agreed to pay a regulatory settlement totalling £1.3 million.  The settlements are a result of separate investigations carried out by the Commission that reported social responsibility failures found throughout the operators’ domains. Rank Digital the operating company of grosvenorcasino.com, meccabingo.com meccagames.com and bellacasino.com, has agreed …

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