The Betting and Gaming Council has faced a baptism of fire, having to contend with a number of negative headlines even before permanent chief executive Michael Dugher started his role. Jake Pollard reports on the trade body’s turbulent first few months
iGaming operator 888 Holdings is to delay the publication of its full-year results for 2019, after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requested all listed businesses observe a two-week moratorium on the publication of preliminary financial results.
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has said that it will increase fines levied on any operator that uses the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to promote their products by at least €50,000.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ordered free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nine to reassess its advertising strategy and carry out additional staff training after it was found to have breached rules related to gambling ads.
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised unlicensed operators for publishing adverts encouraging consumers to use their illegal online services to gamble while gaming venues in the country are closed due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
Kindred Group has been warned by the Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) and issued the operator with an SEK100m (£8.4m/€9.2m/$10.1m) penalty fee for offering unauthorised bonuses and lotteries without a licence to players.
Swiss gambling regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have published updated versions of their blacklists of unlicensed operators.
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.
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.