The GB Gambling Commission has warned operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.
The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has launched a consultation on the sweeping advertising restrictions that came into effect from 1 June this year, through which it is looking to understand the challenges operators face in complying with the new controls.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has been issued with a financial penalty of AU$14,000 (£7,832/€8,726/US$9,846) after being found guilty of running an illegal gambling inducement in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.
Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) has reported Svenska Spel to the country’s TV, radio and press regulator for failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting its Triss, Keno and Lotto products.
Italy’s advertising and communications regulator Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) has finally set out exactly how it plans to enforce the country’s ban on gambling advertising. The watchdog will permit information about odds or jackpots to be reported by Italian media, while land-based operators will be allowed to display branding in shop windows.
Spain’s leading gaming trade association the Consejo Empresarial del Juego (CEJUEGO) has been incorporated into the country’s umbrella body for industry groups, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE). The country's gambling industry is likely to face higher taxes and new advertising restrictions following the victory of the Socialist Workers' Party in the country's third general election in less than four years.
A new investigation into gambling advertising in Sweden will consider a number of new controls to halt what lawmakers consider to be overly aggressive marketing practices by the country’s licensed igaming operators, including a blanket ban on advertising.
Digital Fuel is looking to expand into the US market, with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement clearing the Australian online marketing specialist to apply for an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence in the state.
Sweden’s leading gambling trade associations Spelbranschens Riksförbund (SPER) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) have set out a new code of conduct for members to tackle concerns over excessive advertising in the newly-regulated market.
Affiliate marketing giant Gambling.com Group has been cleared to apply for an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise License in New Jersey, allowing it to strike revenue share partnerships with operators in the state.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ordered Sky Bet to withdraw a television commercial for its Request a Bet service after ruling that the advert could encourage irresponsible gambling behaviour.