Greentube ordered by UKGC to pay anti money laundering settlements

Operator Greentube Alderney has been ordered to pay £685,000 by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The UKGC told the company to pay this money in anti-money laundering settlements, and it follows an investigation launched last December.  Why has Greentube been ordered to pay these settlements?  On 16th December 2020, the UKGC began investigating Greentube — …

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888 obtains sports betting license for Virginian market

iGaming giant 888 has increased its influence in the US gambling market after receiving a licence to provide its sports betting services in Virginia.  The operator will launch its offerings in collaboration with Sports Illustrated magazine, whose parent company — Authentic Brand Holdings (ABH) — it partnered with in June.  What will 888 do in …

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Sportradar and PointsBet agree partnership

Sports data supplier Sportradar has agreed to a multi-year partnership with PointsBet to enhance its US sportsbook offerings.  Sportradar will supply several forms of data to improve the betting experience for PointsBet’s customers in various states.  Details of the Sportradar and PointsBet partnership Sportradar will provide data for PointsBet US in several sports. These include …

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GambleAware highlights success of National Gambling Treatment service in 2020/21 annual update

The UK gambling charity GambleAware has published its annual update for 2020/21, revealing an improvement in gambling addiction treatment outcomes of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). According to the charity, 92% of patients that completed treatment during the 2020/21 year, improved their Problem Gambling Severity (PGS) index score. During 2020/21, the NGTS provided structured …

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Colorado sports betting handle hits record $491.5m in October

Colorado has joined the list of sports betting states to post record figures for October. According to the latest figures from Colorado’s betting market, sportsbooks in the state processed a combined $491.5m in wagers for the month of October. Colorado will now join the list of states with sports betting to have benefited from October’s …

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Australian regulator hits Entain with AUS$26,690 fine over business card bonus

Australia’s Northern Territory Racing Commission has issued Entain with a AUS$26,690 fine over a bonus that was offered through a business card. The fine comes after the regulatory body conducted an investigation into a bonus being offered by Entain’s Australian-facing subsidiary Neds. Why was Entain fined? Entain was fined following an investigation into a business …

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888 receives regulatory approvals to move forward with William Hill acquisition

Online gambling group 888 Holdings has announced it has secured regulatory approvals for its takeover of William Hill’s non-US assets. This comes after 888 confirmed it won the bid for William Hill’s non-US assets with a £2.2bn ($3bn) offer. 888 receives regulatory approvals In an update this morning, 888 revealed it has secured mandatory antitrust …

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888 and Betway receive sports betting licenses in Virginia

Both 888 and Betway are the latest sports betting operators to have received a license for sports betting in the state of Virginia. This comes after the Virginia Lottery approved PointsBet’s Virginia license earlier this month. Two new operators approved in Virginia The Virginia Lottery, which oversees sports betting in the state of Virginia, posted …

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