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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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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.

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    Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, has revealed plans to establish a gambling ombudsman to oversee the national industry and renewed calls for igaming operators to reapply for their licences.

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    Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to legalise mobile wagering in New York has taken a major step forward after it was passed by the state Senate.

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    Following the news that its Swedish operating licence had been revoked, Global Gaming has pledged to fight the decision.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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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled ASAP Italia’s gaming licence and ordered the skill games provider to cease operations in the country with immediate effect.

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    Fantasy sports and pool betting provider Scout Gaming Group has been awarded a licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The permit will enable Scout to offer games to operators licensed under MGA.

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    Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that 79 operators have expressed an interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the country ahead of the market’s scheduled opening on January 1, 2021.

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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has revoked Global Gaming's operating licence after discovering “serious deficiencies” in business practices, including failings related to responsible gambling and anti-money laundering measures.

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    The Kenyan Government has set out plans to introduce a new 10% tax on sports betting stakes as part of a wider effort to clamp down on problem gambling in the country.

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    A bill to regulate sports betting in New Hampshire is headed to the Governor Chris Sununu after the state’s House of Representatives concurred with the amended bill returned by the Senate.

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    Carolyn Harris MP, chair of the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has called for online gaming operators to take more responsibility in addressing harms related to gambling and improve their efforts to protect consumers.

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    The number of operators battling for one of the Argentine capital province’s seven igaming licences continues to grow, with Spanish operator Luckia the latest to enter the fray.

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    A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020.

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    Kindred Group subsidiary Platinum Gaming has agreed a £1.6m (€1.8m/$2.0m) settlement with the GB Gambling Commission after it was ruled to have failed to prevent gambling harm and breached UK money laundering regulations.

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    The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has agreed a partnership with Genius Sports to develop a comprehensive integrity program to help protect its competitions and players from match-fixing.

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    The Central Bank of Ireland is to introduce a ban on the sale of binary options to retail investors and also restrict the sale of contracts for difference (CFD) products.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has moved to cancel Wish Me Luck’s gaming licence, effective today (June 12).

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    Land-based and online betting and gaming operator Betfred has posted a loss of £40.7m for its financial year ended September 30, 2018.

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    Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new initiative aimed at improving public knowledge of gambling linked to video games, namely skin betting and so-called loot boxes.

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