The British Gambling Commission has suspended the licence of International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited, which operates lottery betting site Lotteries.com due to AML and social responsibility issues.
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.
Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling regulator, has sent home all staff as part of the country's decision to send all non-critical public sector staff home from March 12 to March 29 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Bulgarian operator National Lottery AD has handed back its operating licence to Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling, prompting Kambi to temporarily suspend sports betting service contract with the operator.
A meeting of Germany’s heads of state in Berlin saw lawmakers approve gambling regulations to legalise online poker and casino from 1 July, 2021, as well as deciding on the location of the country’s new regulatory authority.
Betway has agreed to pay a record settlement worth £11.6m (€13.2m/$14.9m) after the GB Gambling Commission found the igaming operator had breached a number of social responsibility and money laundering regulations related to high-spending customers.
The Phillippine Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has issued a report claiming that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers are “highly vulnerable” to money laundering.
The Betting and Gaming Council has called on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to take action against unlicensed gambling sites and to increase the threshold for the small business rate relief.