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KSA hits Gammix with file €19.6m penalty.

The Netherlands’ gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued its largest ever fine of €19.6m (£16.8m/$21.2m) to Gammix Limited for offering games without a licence. In June 2022, Gammix was ordered to leave the Dutch market or risk paying €1.4m in weekly fines. The following March, the KSA ordered Gammix to pay €4.4m for not complying

Affordability tests debate: Proposals ‘utterly unacceptable’, says Davies.

During a parliamentary debate, Philip Davies MP branded the GB Gambling Commission and the UK government’s affordability checks proposals as “completely unacceptable”. The debate took place yesterday (26 February), after a petition on the matter registered by Jockey Club chief executive Nevin Truesdale reached the 100,000 signature-threshold in November. This is the amount of signatures

Gibraltar eradicated from FATF grey list.

Gibraltar has been named as one of the four jurisdictions removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list. The jurisdictions were confirmed as being removed from the grey list following the FATF Plenary, which took place from 21-24 February. Gibraltar was named alongside Uganda, Barbados and the United Arab Emirates. The Plenary noted

Labour behold Lipsey slams affordability exams.

Labour Party peer and chair of Premier Greyhound Racing, Lord Lipsey, slammed the government’s proposed affordability checks for their potential effects on greyhound racing. Lord Lipsey argued that the checks – as they are currently being contemplated by the Gambling Commission – will work to damage greyhound racing by imposing intrusive checks on high-spend customers

KSA orders to stay and desist.

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has ordered operator Blue High House to stop offering gambling services to Dutch consumers. If Blue High House does not comply with the order, KSA will hit the operator with weekly €43,000 fines up to a maximum amount of €129,000. Blue High House does not have a licence to

Peru approves gambling rules.

Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has approved the country’s sports betting and igaming regulations. The exhaustive document, known formally as Supreme Decree 005-2023-Mincetur outlines the technical and regulatory requirements for gambling operators wishing to offer their services in Peru. The country’s gaming law is set to enter effect 120 days from the

Sazka companions OpenBet and Neccton to toughen compliance.

Czech lottery operator Sazka has expanded its partnership with content, platform and services provider OpenBet to strengthen its compliance efforts. Under the arrangement, OpenBet is providing Sazka with Neccton’s gambling compliance products. The AI-based solution is being integrated across Sazka’s lottery, sportsbook and casino offerings. Sazka, which operates as part of the Allwyn Group, has

KSA flags Betent and Play North for AML violations.

The Netherlands’ regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) issued notices to Betent and PlayNorth Limited for violating aspects of the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Wwft). This is the first time KSA has published sanctions related to the Wwft. KSA announced investigations into Betent and Play North Limited on 3 May 2022. As part of the

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