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Week In Crypto: Circle Ditches Tron Network As US Stablecoin War Escalates

Circle cuts ties with the Tron blockchain, Coinbase meets with the UK’s new city minister, and Montenegro confirms that the man behind TerraUSD will be extradited to the US.
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Frankfurt To Be Home To EU AML Watchdog

Frankfurt has been chosen by the European Parliament and Council as the seat of the Anti-Money Laundering Authority, which will serve as the EU’s new enforcer in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
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UK Announces Incoming Online Slot Stake Limits 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that the UK will introduce a maximum £2 stake for 18 to 24 year-olds for online slot games and a £5 limit for adults aged 25 and over.
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Gambling Industry Welcomes Finnish Licensing, Dreads 'Dutch-Style' Cooling Off

The European gambling industry applauds Finnish monopoly Veikkaus’ support for an open licensing system to combat the black market but fears its support for a cooling-off period like the one that rocked would-be entrants to the Dutch market.
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Week In Crypto: Circle Ditches Tron Network As US Stablecoin War Escalates

Circle cuts ties with the Tron blockchain, Coinbase meets with the UK’s new city minister, and Montenegro confirms that the man behind TerraUSD will be extradited to the US.
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Payments

Frankfurt To Be Home To EU AML Watchdog

Frankfurt has been chosen by the European Parliament and Council as the seat of the Anti-Money Laundering Authority, which will serve as the EU’s new enforcer in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
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Payments

UK Announces Incoming Online Slot Stake Limits 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that the UK will introduce a maximum £2 stake for 18 to 24 year-olds for online slot games and a £5 limit for adults aged 25 and over.
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Gambling

Gambling Industry Welcomes Finnish Licensing, Dreads 'Dutch-Style' Cooling Off

The European gambling industry applauds Finnish monopoly Veikkaus’ support for an open licensing system to combat the black market but fears its support for a cooling-off period like the one that rocked would-be entrants to the Dutch market.
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Gambling

Brazil Timeline In Doubt After Official's Exit

Less than two weeks after announcing concrete steps to open the Brazilian market at ICE, the country’s would-be chief gambling regulator is no longer working for the government.
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Gambling

New Federal Rules Herald Online Era Of Tribal Gaming Compacts

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved new regulations for tribal gaming compacts that expressly recognize the possibility of tribes offering state-wide online gaming without having to obtain a state license.
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Gambling

What's Next For The CFPB's Rulemaking On Non-Bank Payment Apps?

After a 60-day consultation period, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is currently reviewing its proposed regulations on non-bank payment apps. Facing a backlash from the industry, how are the proposals likely to evolve?
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Payments

DORA 'Takes Shape' As First Guidelines Sent For Commission Approval

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) comes into effect in less than a year, as firms try to get their heads around the EU’s mammoth IT regulation.
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Payments

Google's Plans Will Bring 'Significant Changes' To Online Gambling, Says App Developer

Google’s plan to open up support for game types and operators not covered by existing licensing will bring “significant changes” to the online gambling industry, according to app developer mkodo.
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Gambling

Draft Curaçao Online Gambling Bill Draws Fire

Curaçao’s draft National Ordinance on Gambling is running into complaints, with the influential Advisory Council saying it has a “number of objections” and recommending that it be extensively revised.
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Gambling

Can Tether Escape The US Crypto Crackdown In 2024?

After a year of major enforcement actions against crypto firms in the US, Vixio speaks with blockchain analytics firm ChainArgos about the likelihood of similar charges being filed against Tether.
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Payments

UDPN's Single Network For Regulated Digital Currencies Prepares To Challenge Swift

The Universal Digital Payments Network (UDPN) is aiming to roll out commercial use cases in 2024, starting with cross-border transfers and swaps, that could challenge Swift.
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Payments

U.S. State Lawmakers To Promote Model Online Casino Legislation

A national coalition of state lawmakers has announced it will form a committee to prepare model gambling legislation for states to consider, with online casino topping the agenda.
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Gambling

German Regulator Criticises Proposal To Decriminalise Illegal Gambling

The German Ministry of Justice has proposed decriminalising illegal gambling and making it strictly an administrative offence, but the regulator calls the proposal “incomprehensible”.
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Gambling

'Government Is Busy Elsewhere': How BNPL Slipped Off The UK Agenda In 2023

2023 was supposed to be the year that the UK government introduced regulation for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) industry. However, the UK industry enters 2024 in limbo, even as other jurisdictions jump ahead.
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Payments

Lula Launches New Era In Brazil Online Gambling

A new era for gambling in Brazil began on December 30 when President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a law to regulate online gaming and sports betting, shifting the focus to Lula’s Ministry of Finance to implement the landmark legislation over the early months of 2024.
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Gambling

Malta Flags Concerns With Ireland's Gambling Bill

Malta has submitted two separate notifications to the European Commission flagging what it considers to be a host of regulatory barriers that may be a “cause for concern” in Ireland’s Gambling Regulation Bill 2022.
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Gambling

UK Prosecutors Order Entain To Leave Latin American Markets

The Crown Prosecution Service has ordered Entain to leave Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Peru within a year or lose the protections of its £600m deferred UK prosecution agreement, but the gambling giant retains some wiggle room.
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Gambling

MEPs Publish Amendments To PSD3 Text

Members of the European Parliament’s (MEPs) amendments to the Payment Services Directive (PSD3) have been made publicly available as political groupings in the Parliament prepare to make compromises.
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Payments

Feedzai, Mastercard Join Forces To Fight Bank-To-Crypto Money Laundering

Feedzai, a provider of financial crime and risk management solutions, has partnered with Mastercard to fight money mules who launder stolen funds from banks to crypto exchanges.
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Majority Of Connecticut Betting Revenue Coming From Problem Gamblers, Study Finds

A new study has found that Connecticut's expanding gaming industry is reliant on a relatively small minority of gamblers, with more than 50 percent of total sports-betting revenue coming from less than 2 percent of the state's population that suffer from gambling problems.
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News In Brief: February 26-March 1, 2024

Nevada approves legal changes to reduce reporting requirements for independent agents that attract high-rollers to casinos.
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Sweden Proposes Credit Card Gambling Ban

The Swedish Ministry of Finance has proposed a more comprehensive ban on gambling with credit, including a credit card ban, drawing criticism from the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS).
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'Strategic' Frankfurt Good For EU's New 'Powerful' AMLA

On Thursday last week, the EU selected Frankfurt as the seat for the new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA), with all signs pointing to a powerful new regulator.
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Daily Dash: Curtains For Google Pay

Google Pay is set to be discontinued later this year, while CAB Payments chief executive has departed following its float flop in 2023.
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FATF Takes UAE Off Greylist

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) greylist after being added in 2022.
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Gibraltar, UAE, Uganda, Barbados No Longer Under Increased FATF Monitoring

Gibraltar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Uganda are no longer under increased monitoring after they were removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) greylist on February 23.
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Ohio Regulator Bans College Player Prop Bets

Ohio’s gaming regulator has approved a request from the National Collegiate Athletic Administration to prohibit player proposition bets on collegiate sports.
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Revenue Sharing, Cardrooms Among Crucial Issues For California Tribes

James Siva, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, has called for tribal unity as tribes deal with a range of policy issues from sports-betting legalization to the legality of cardrooms and negotiations over revenue-sharing between gaming and non-gaming tribes.
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Buenos Aires Lottery Retailers Urge Reforms Amid Inflation Pressures

The price of inflation in Argentina is too steep for the gambling and lottery industry, the Buenos Aires Chamber of Official Lottery Agents said in a statement that seeks immediate policy changes to alleviate the damage. 
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