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    The Spanish government has notified its proposed restrictions on advertising to the European Commission after amending the controls to remove an exception for advertising around live sport broadcast and to prohibit betting sponsorship for clubs.

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    The German Association of Telecommunications and Media (DVTM) has finalised a new self-regulatory framework for advertising by Schleswig-Holstein licensed operators on the country’s free-to-air TV channels.

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    British gambling trade body the Betting and Gaming Council and the Gambling Commission have welcomed the House of Lords' committee recommendations for regulator change in Great Britain, while looking to highlight recent progress towards tacking gambling harm in the market.

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    Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), the trade association formed by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post, has declared its support in principle for a statutory licensing or registration regime for affiliates active in the British gambling market.

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    The Netherlands’ Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has looked to better clarify how he expects operators to avoid excessive advertising, in the latest round of parliamentary questions in the country’s igaming legislation.

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    The UK’s advertising standards authority has upheld three complaints against a website advertising a system for online casino bets, two for misleading and unsubstantiated claims and one for advertising gambling irresponsibly.

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    The UK’s Advertising Association (AA) has rejected proposals from the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to ban all forms of gambling advertising, saying that such a move is not necessary at present.

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    Konsumentverket, the Swedish consumer ombudsman (KO), has warned former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) over advertising messages sent to self-excluded players.

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    The British Gambling Commission has struck back at an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report which said it was “not fit for purpose”, dismissing the claims levelled at the regulator as “untrue”.

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    Sweden’s Administrative Court of Linköping has lowered two fines levied by the country’s Gambling Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) for violations of the country’s bonus regulations after operators appealed, while rejecting two other challenges.

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    Landesmedienanstalt Saarland (LMS), the media and gambling watchdog for the German state of Saarland has banned two Schleswig-Holstein-licensed operators from advertising their products in the state.

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    The percentage of the British public who have gambled appears to be in decline as lockdown continues, but online casino play is on the rise, according to new data from the Gambling Commission.

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    Spain has repealed a series of temporary restrictions on gambling advertising during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, as the country takes steps to return to normality.

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    Betsson has been hit with an SEK20m fine by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) for allowing customers to fund their online accounts through retail vouchers, while a branded Mastercard was ruled to offer illegal bonuses for players.

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    The Reklamombudsmannen (RO), Sweden’s advertising ombudsman, has banned an ad for Kindred's Mario Casino after deeming the claim the brand is “Sweden’s most popular gaming site” to be misleading.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an ad from Coral, but rejected a complaint against its fellow GVC brand Ladbrokes.

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    The Great Britain Gambling Commission has launched an investigation into M88 and Mansion Europe, while Premier League club AFC Bournemouth has terminated its sponsorship deal with the former.

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    Sweden’s consumer ombudsman has ruled that Trisskrapet, a regular TV spot broadcast on free-to-air channel TV4 in which guests play Svenska Spel scratchcards, is a form of advertising, and must therefore include responsible gaming information.

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    A fine issued by Sweden’s gambling regulator in 2017 to a news portal that linked to unlicensed gambling sites has been upheld by the Jönköping Administrative Court of Appeal.

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    Norway’s parliament (Stortinget) has approved a legislative amendment aimed at preventing offshore gambling operators from advertising their services to consumers in the country via the internet.

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