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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has reversed a previous ruling on a Sky Bet advertisement promoting its Request a Bet service, while the watchdog has also ruled that an advert run by Betfair did not breach its guidelines.

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    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).

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured a new licence to begin offering its affiliate marketing services in the regulated Romanian gambling market.

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    Betsson’s NGG Nordic subsidiary and PlayOjo operator SkillOnNet have been found to have violated Swedish bonus restrictions, resulting in hefty penalties for each operator.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has written to operators reminding them to ensure that affiliate partners are not offering free-to-play games without age verification controls in place.

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    Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) has reported Svenska Spel and national free-to-air television network TV4 to the country’s consumer ombudsman for failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting Triss instant win products.

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    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.

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    Belgium’s licensed igaming operators are facing a number of significant restrictions on advertising, with a package of controls approved in October 2018 coming into force this Saturday (June 1).

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    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.

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    Australian online betting operator PlayUp has become the latest to be fined for breaching New South Wales gaming laws, having illegally targeted a self-excluded former customer.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

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    Norwegian state gambling operator Norsk Tipping has declared its support for a proposed ban on television betting advertising in the country after reporting a sharp rise in the number of at risk and problem players accessing its online games.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Bookmaker Betfred will not face any action over a television ad that attracted a consumer complaint after the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled that it did not breach its guidelines.

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    New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new code for gambling adverts in the country, with a focus on protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.

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    Authorities in New South Wales are continuing a crackdown on illegal gambling and related activities, after betting operator PointsBet was fined Aus$20,000 (£10,940/€12,690/US$14,300) for breaching state law regarding the use of sign-up bonuses in an advert.

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    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.

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    Australia's Sportschamps has become the latest wagering operator to fall foul of New South Wales' state laws on gambling advertising, over a deposit bonus promotion published on its site last year.

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