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    The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cleared Gauselmann-owned Merkur Cashino of targeting children with its advertising, after a £5 free-play offer on the back of a bus ticket prompted a complaint against the operator.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that the Netherlands’ regulated online gaming market is now likely to open from 1 July, 2021 - six months after previously stated.

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    Spanish igaming operator association JDigital has proposed a series of changes to the code of conduct that governs gambling advertising in the market, including an outright ban on betting adverts during live televised sports events, which are due to come into force in January 2020.

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    The battle between payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions provider iSignThis and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) over the suspension of its shares looks set to continue, with no sign of a resolution in sight.

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    Georgia’s national public television broadcaster, Georgian Public Broadcasting, has issued a ban on gambling advertising on its flagship channel, the First Channel.

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    The Tanzanian government has amended the country's gaming regulations, to expand the range of licence categories available, and to permit a partial lifting of an advertising ban implemented in January this year.

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    Comcast-owned media giant Sky said that a 18.2% decrease in advertising revenue in the third quarter of this year was largely due to the whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising in the UK and new gambling advertising restrictions in Italy.

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    Malta-based online gaming operator Casumo has been reprimanded by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for a Google sponsored search result that appeared when a user searched “how to unsubscribe from all gambling.”

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    Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global’s Karamba brand has been named as the subject of a lawsuit from Swedish consumer agency Konsumentombudsmannen (KO), who have accused Karamba of violating the marketing provisions of Sweden’s Gaming Act and Marketing Act.

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    The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling has set out plans for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, with a number of major operators, developers and other organisations with links to the industry to support this year’s initiative.

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    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.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned Kindred Group-owned 32Red after two paid ads for a game described as "high risk" appeared in the results of a search for 'Jack and the Beanstalk' on Google.

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    Uwe Conradt, the director of the Landesmedienanstalt Saarland (LMS), the German state’s supervisory authority for radio and television, accused Scheswig-Holstein licensed operators of flouting advertising restrictions, saying they had “massively endangered” efforts to tackle gambling addiction in the country.

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    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned Pacific Star Network (PSN) about its future conduct after its SEN+ online sports radio streamed a gambling advert during live audio coverage of the 2019 Australian Open.

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    The Advertising Standards Authority has banned advertisements from Coral Interactive and Football Index operator BetIndex deemed to promote irresponsible gambling. Both advertisements may not appear again in their current form, with each company instructed to ensure their marketing communications do not promote harmful behaviour in the future.

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    The Swedish gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) claims that the marketing guidelines drawn up in March have prompted operators to make positive changes to the quantity and content of their advertising in the market.

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    Betfred has become the latest operator to sign up for Gaming Innovation Group's (GiG) marketing compliance solution GiG Comply.

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    Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea have followed Tottenham Hotspur in suspending their partnership with 1xBet, amid ongoing questions regarding the operator’s conduct.

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    Norway’s gambling regulator Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet (Lottstift) has warned newspapers that they are effectively carrying illegal gambling advertising if they include odds offered from unlicensed operators in articles.

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    The board of Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkaus has committed to introducing a series of tighter responsible gaming controls as it looks to enhance social responsibility efforts, and has refused to rule out withdrawing certain products from the market.

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