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Swedish regulator bans three operators.

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has banned three operators from targeting players in the country as they did not hold the appropriate licence. Newera Frozen PTE Limited and Aprodi Limited were banned on similar contraventions. Spelinspektionen discovered that both operators organised illegal “skin” lotteries for Swedish players. These lotteries allow players to stake skins, which are

Michel Groothuizen steps in as KSA chairman.

Michel Groothuizen has been named as the new chair of the board of directors at Netherlands’ regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), succeeding René Jansen. KSA announced that Jansen was to step down after six years at the helm in October last year. Jansen decided not to stand for reappointment as he reached retirement age at the end

EGBA lauds EU’s proposed introduction of digital identification.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the European Parliament’s approval of introducing a standardised electronic identification method called a “European Digital Identity” (e-ID). The EGBA-endorsed move would oblige states in the European Union (EU) to issue an e-ID to citizens. This would allow them to authenticate their identity for online services. e-IDs

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

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