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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 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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    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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    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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    English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has ended its partnership with 1xBet, amid rumours about the betting and gaming operator’s conduct.

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    The English Football Association (FA) has charged Huddersfield Town with misconduct after ruling that the second-tier Championship club breached its regulations for kit sponsorship by carrying an oversized Paddy Power logo on the front of its shirts.

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    The English Football Association (FA) has charged Everton defender Yerry Mina with misconduct for his appearance in an advertisement promoting a betting and gaming brand.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we take a leaf out of William Hill's books, hear why operators are disgruntled about Sweden and ponder the prospects of another lottery innovator Down Under

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    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.

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