Finnplay was awarded a Swedish iGaming license

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The Nordic-based open gaming platform provider and gaming group Finnplay announced that they were awarded a Swedish iGaming license ahead of the opening of the reregulated Swedish gambling market on 1 January 2019. Martin Prantner, the chief executive officer of The Finnplay Group, commented: About Finnplay Founded in 2008, Finnplay specialises in developing a real money gaming platform and solutions …

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Paf was awarded Swedish Online Gambling Licence

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Paf was awarded a Swedish Online Gambling Licence by the Swedish Gambling Authority. The Swedish Gambling Licence is another important step in Paf’s long-term strategy to grow in locally regulated markets. Paf’s licence application was approved by The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) on 20 December 2018. Paf’s licence for online gambling and betting in the newly regulated Swedish market is …

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Bethard gets Irish licence

Bethard gets Irish licence from Irish Revenue Department

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Less than a week after obtaining its Swedish gaming licence, Bethard gets Irish licence granted by Irish Revenue Department. Bethard gets Irish licence for a remote bookmaker’s operations and has thus secured five national gaming licences in Europe. The company is expecting further licences in 2019. Erik Skarp, founder and CEO for Bethard Group: Bethard.com is based in Malta and …

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NetEnt has applied for Pennsylvania gaming license

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NetEnt targets the US market after the company has applied for a license with The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to supply local operators with its world-leading online casino games. Back in October 2017, the Pennsylvania state legislature approved a bill that allows online casino gambling. Right now NetEnt has filed the application to The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) …

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Lotteriinspektionen victorious after court upheld offshore promotion ban

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Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has claimed victory after Aftonbladet and Expressen, the two country’s leading newspapers, were told they cannot provide links to unregulated offshore companies. Both newspapers appealed an injunction imposed by Lotteriinspektionen in 2013 demanding they cease promoting links to foreign online gaming sites. The Chamber of Commerce civil court found that providing links to offshore gaming …

Roskomnadzor improves its gambling blacklist tools

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Roskomnadzor, the country’s telecom agency, aims to improve its efforts to keep international online gambling sites from reaching Russian customers. The agency recently alerted Russian internet service providers regarding its plans to improve the agency’s ineffective domain-blocking mechanism. According to the new plan which will launch on October 1, Roskomnadzor will be able to enter domains into the forbidden registry …

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Belarusian online gambling launch date confirmed

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The Belarusian tax ministry has confirmed the country will regulate online gambling from the start of April 2019. Vladimir Mukvich, the Deputy Tax and Duties Minister, informs that there would be a transitional period lasting for two years, through the 1st of April 2019, when online operators would be able to apply for an online gaming licence. Mukvich added that …

EGBA urges Norwegian authorities to rethink regulations

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has suggested the Norwegian government to introduce new regulations to enable foreign gaming companies to operate in the country, arguing that the current system is “not sustainable”. According to current regulations, Norwegian punters can legally gamble with either Norsk Tipping or Norsk Rikstoto, however, some choose to place bets with international companies that …