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UK Payments Lobby Presses For APP Fraud Rules Delay After Top Regulator Quits

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud rules should be delayed by a year, the UK payments lobby has said, after the head of the Payment Systems Regulator abruptly left his post.
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Michigan Considers Targeting Bovada Suppliers, More Offshore Gaming Sites

While waiting for Bovada’s response to an order to cut off access to its website by Michigan residents, state gaming regulators insist the company will not be the last offshore casino and sports-betting site they target for illegally operating in the state.
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Future Of UK Open Banking Secure Despite Bill Setback, Says Open Banking Limited CEO

Open Banking Limited's CEO has stated in an exclusive interview with Vixio that uncertainty over the UK Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) bill will not affect the future of open banking.
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US CFPB Issues Guidelines For Open Banking Standards Setters

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has outlined the requirements for industry standard-setting bodies to gain official recognition, aiding compliance with the upcoming Personal Financial Data Rights rule.
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UK Payments Lobby Presses For APP Fraud Rules Delay After Top Regulator Quits

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud rules should be delayed by a year, the UK payments lobby has said, after the head of the Payment Systems Regulator abruptly left his post.
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Payments

Michigan Considers Targeting Bovada Suppliers, More Offshore Gaming Sites

While waiting for Bovada’s response to an order to cut off access to its website by Michigan residents, state gaming regulators insist the company will not be the last offshore casino and sports-betting site they target for illegally operating in the state.
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Gambling

Future Of UK Open Banking Secure Despite Bill Setback, Says Open Banking Limited CEO

Open Banking Limited's CEO has stated in an exclusive interview with Vixio that uncertainty over the UK Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) bill will not affect the future of open banking.
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Payments

US CFPB Issues Guidelines For Open Banking Standards Setters

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has outlined the requirements for industry standard-setting bodies to gain official recognition, aiding compliance with the upcoming Personal Financial Data Rights rule.
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Payments

Duty Of Care Fines On Dutch Horizon

A new unit is being set up at the Netherlands Gambling Authority to monitor how gambling operators fulfil their duty of care, and to hand out fines to those who do not meet the regulator’s standards.
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Gambling

Regulator Clarifies 'Brazilian' Licensing Requirement

Brazil’s Ministry of Finance has now answered one of the burning questions that operators have been asking as the country’s licensing process opens and officials intend to answer another one related to permissible casino games before the end of July, according to the ministry’s newly appointed chief gambling regulator.
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Gambling

FCA 'Name And Shame' Plans Concern UK Financial Sector

Plans by the UK financial regulator to "name and shame" companies under investigation could cause reputational damage and a loss of business for companies that are later found to be innocent, people in the industry have warned.
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Payments

Nium Notches Up Licences In Over 40 Countries, As APAC Revenue Doubles

Cross-border payments firm Nium is seeing rapid growth in Asia-Pacific, a trend that its regional manager puts down to being "hyper licensed" and to working closely with local regulators.
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Payments

U.S. Gaming Regulators Push Back Against Dave & Buster's Betting Plans

U.S. gaming regulators and lawmakers believe the move by prominent arcade chain Dave & Buster’s to incorporate peer-to-peer wagering into its loyalty app will violate state gambling laws.
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Gambling

Brazil System Standards Open Door For Loyalty Bonuses

Brazil has continued to roll out regulations for online gambling by releasing detailed technical standards for betting and gaming systems via an ordinance that also implies that licensed operators will be able to offer retention bonuses for players.
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Gambling

U.S. Gaming Companies Confronting Compliance Pitfalls In Less Regulated Jurisdictions

As more global jurisdictions legalize land-based or online gambling there are greater international opportunities for U.S. operators and suppliers, but also pitfalls in jurisdictions that may have less developed regulatory regimes.
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Gambling

U.S. Gaming Industry's Cashless Adoption Slowing Post-COVID

Although the pandemic may have accelerated the move by U.S. consumers toward touch-free, cashless payment methods in general, that transition has taken casinos longer to embrace due to various factors, including the industry’s strict regulatory environment.
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Gambling

Romania Looks To Lead EU In Crypto Crime Fight With ChainArgos

Romania has stepped up its efforts to tackle crypto crime with a first-of-it-kind partnership with ChainArgos, the blockchain intelligence firm that took down the Binance stablecoin last year.
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Payments

Amazon Denies 'Ditching' Just Walk Out Technology

Amazon has denied reports that it plans to “ditch” Just Walk Out, saying that it will continue to deploy its autonomous checkout technology in certain US and UK stores, while transitioning to another system in large US supermarkets.
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Payments

Italy Set To Enter New Era Of Online, Lottery Licensing

A new decree in Italy that will see online licence fees skyrocket ahead of an expected concession window at the end of this year, and which prepares the ground for the country’s €7bn lottery tender, has been approved.
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Gambling

World's First AML Information Sharing Platform For FIs Goes Live In Singapore

Singapore has launched a new information sharing platform for financial institutions (FIs), in an effort to transform the way that they handle money laundering and terrorist financing risks.
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Payments

Chile's Senate Hears Arguments For Online Gambling

Chile’s march towards online gambling regulation continued on Tuesday as the Senate economy committee heard from gambling lawyer and expert Cristina Romero, Heidi Berner from the Ministry of Finance and the Undersecretary of Telecommunications (Subtel) as each fought their side over enforcement and taxation.
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Gambling

Global Crypto Industry Faces Reckoning After FTX Sentencing

Sam Bankman-Fried’s 25-year jail sentence marks a milestone in crypto history. While the high-profile fraud scandal struck a major blow against the industry’s reputation, the delivery of justice sends a signal that the “Wild West” days are over.
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Payments

Lights Go Out On Georgia's 2024 Sports-Betting Hopes

Sports-betting legislation failed to reach the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives before the clock struck midnight on the state’s legislative session, the latest blow to the gaming industry’s expansion hopes in 2024.
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Gambling

Remittance Providers Warned To Halt False Advertising In US

International money transfer providers should be prosecuted if they make false claims about the cost and speed of remittances, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has said.
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Peru: A Question Of Time And Taxes

Peru's chief gaming regulator has declared that as of September all online gambling operators must be licensed and authorised in the country.
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Tax Rates, Grey Market Transition Key Issues In Alberta

With Alberta government leaders intent on following Ontario’s lead into a privately operated online gaming model, industry leaders say the role of existing land-based facilities could be a key differentiator between the two provinces.
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News In Brief: June 24-June 28, 2024

The fate of skill games in Pennsylvania is to be decided at the state's Supreme Court and the California Lottery moves against couriers in a warning to retailers.
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UK Ad Infractions Far Higher Than Other Jurisdictions, Says Report

There were 1.32m marketing regulatory infractions in the UK during 2023, considerably higher than other comparable jurisdictions, according to research by an affiliate compliance firm.
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No More Hiding Scheme Fees From Us, RBA Tells Card Networks

Card networks could soon be forced to reveal their scheme fees to the regulator, as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) calls for greater transparency across the payments market.
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India Opens Applications For Self-Regulatory Organisations Serving NBFCs

Self-regulatory organisations that wish to represent non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) can now apply to become officially recognised by the Reserve Bank of India.
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Daily Dash: Iran’s CBDC Cleared For Soft Launch In July

Iran has confirmed that it will launch a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) on a limited basis in July, while the US Federal Reserve has penalised Evolve Bancorp for compliance failures related to its fintech partnerships.
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India's GST Council Backs Cancellation Of Fatal Tax Notices

India’s GST Council has approved an amendment to tax legislation that could free the nation’s gaming companies of billions of dollars in catastrophic goods and services tax (GST) back notices.
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Alberta Official Confirms Plan To Follow Ontario Gaming Model

A top Albertan government official confirmed Thursday that the province plans to replicate much of Ontario’s private online gaming model as part of its own gambling overhaul.
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Massachusetts Sports-Betting Operators Agree To Discuss Player Wagering Limits

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission confirmed Thursday that each of the state’s licensed sportsbooks have now agreed to attend a public meeting to discuss the topic of limiting successful customers, about a month after just one attended an initial hearing on the topic.
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