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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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HitSqwad to expand into Great Britain after receiving licence

The games studio HitSqwad is set to launch in Great Britain’s regulated gambling market after receiving approval for a remote gambling software licence. This comes after the Gambling Commission awarded Oryx Gaming, a subsidiary of Bragg Gaming Group, a supplier licence to operate in the UK. HitSqwad receives GB licence The British Gambling Commission, which …

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Judge denies Seminole Tribe’s motion to continue offering sports betting in Florida

On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the Seminole Tribe’s request for a stay to continue offering sports betting in Florida. This comes after Friedrich ruled on Monday that the Seminole’s amended compact to offer sports betting was in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). Judge rejects Seminole’s request On late …

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New Hampshire posts record-breaking sports betting figures for October

New Hampshire is the latest state with legal sports betting to post record-breaking figures for the month of October. According to the latest figures from the New Hampshire Lottery, Bettors in the state wagered a combined $98.2m on sporting events in October. October’s sports betting handle figure has smashed the previous record of $68.1m from …

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Gambling Commission’s Sarah Gardner highlights regulator’s progress on sustainable gambling in speech

The Gambling Commission’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sarah Gardner delivered a speech at the 2021 Bacta Annual Convention, highlighting the Commission’s progress towards a more sustainable gambling market, earlier this week. Bacta is the trade association for the amusement and gaming machine industry in the UK. What did Gardner say? In her speech to the …

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