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Swedish regulator clears four operators of underage betting allegations

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has cleared four operators from any wrongdoings following an investigation into the availability of bets on matches involving players under the age of 18. ATG, Betsson, Hillside Sports, the operating subsidiary of bet365, and Kindred Group-owned Spooniker all had cases cleared by Spelinspektionen after it …

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Google continues to relax gambling advertising stance

Google has updated its gambling and games policy, authorizing advertising for sports betting services in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, Iowa and Indiana. Search-giant also looks set to soften stance on casino advertising. These five states join New Jersey, Nevada and West Virginia who all permit sports betting via Google’s “limited …

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Ukraine’s president supports gambling makeover

Addressing national media, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has underlined confidence in delivering comprehensive regulatory frameworks, which will “remove gambling’s history from the streets”. In late September, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the government’s new Action Program, which includes a draft law that would legalise gambling in the country. Zelensky …

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Svenska Spel CEO backs betting ban on selected markets

Patrik Hofbauer, the president and CEO of state-owned sports betting operator Svenska Spel, has issued his support to Swedish government proposals that further clamps on selected sports betting markets as suggested by the Swedish Government. The proposals were discussed on Monday (October 14) during a meeting between Swedish Social Security …

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bet-at-home hit with €12m tax bill in Austria

bet-at-home, Betclic Everest Group-owned sports betting operator, has revealed that it expects to receive an €11.9m ($13.1m) bill from the Austrian tax authorities, relating to the activities of its Linz-based subsidiary. Austria is conducting a tax assessment on bet-at-home.com Entertainment through the Ministry of Finance. According to bet-at-home, auditors have …

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