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    Land-based operator Casino 36 has agreed a £300,000 penalty package with the GB Gambling Commission for money laundering and social responsibility failures, the regulator has announced.

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    Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.

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    Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.

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    The GB Gambling Commission (GC) has agreed a deal for independent research sharing specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to support its new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its final duty of care guidelines, following a public consultation on the player protection measures.

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    Global Gaming is seeking a new auditor after KPMG requested an early termination of its assignment with the Ninja Casino operator.

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    A total of 183 businesses have registered their interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the Netherlands, according to the country’s gambling regulator.

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    DraftKings will pay out civil penalties totalling $7,000 to New Jersey’s gaming regulator and return $3,277 to customers after failing to adhere to self-exclusion rules.

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    A Swedish Administrative Court has rejected a request from Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming to have the decision to revoke its operating licence suspended while it appeals the decision taken by the country’s gambling regulator.

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    Following the news that its Swedish operating licence had been revoked, Global Gaming has pledged to fight the decision. Earlier today Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen cited significant failings in the operator's social responsiblity and anti-money laundering controls as grounds for removing the certification.

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    TV Global Enterprises, operator of the Latin America-facing betting and gaming brand BetCris, has become the latest operator to join the race for one of Buenos Aires province’s seven igaming licences.

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    Swedish operator Svenska Spel has expanded its partnership with the Swedish Handball Federation to educate more young handball players in the country about the dangers of match-fixing.

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    The Gambling Commission has joined forces with partners in Wales to develop a new national strategy, with the aim of reducing gambling-related harms in the country.

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    Malta-based Slotty Vegas operator Max Entertainment is to lodge an appeal against the GB Gambling Commission’s decision to revoke its UK operating licence.

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    The chairman of the Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that the country’s igaming market will open on January 1, 2021.

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    Spanish online gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has published its strategy for the period from 2019 to 2022, setting out plans to ensure the industry operates in a socially responsible manner and has a positive effect on society.

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    Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.

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    European regulatory authority Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) has appointed Jorn Starck, executive director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, as its new chairman.

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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gibraltar Ministry of Commerce's Gambling Division (GGD), to formalise cooperation agreements between the two.

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