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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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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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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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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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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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Payments

Dozens Seek Peru Online Licences

A total of 80 operators can keep offering online gambling in Peru through a transitional period after submitting applications during a recent licensing window, according to a list published by Peruvian regulators.
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Gambling

U.S. Sports Betting's Future Includes Marketing Changes, Proactive Responsible Gambling

Top executives say improving brand affinity and strengthening responsible gaming actions will be keys to the near-term future of the U.S. sports-betting market.
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Gambling

Finland Authorities Pledge Quick Response In Betsson Payment Ban Saga

Finland’s National Police Board has said it is focusing its resources to quickly address Betsson’s decision to transfer brands on the country's payment blocklist to another operator.
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Gambling

Lithuania Postpones MiCA Deadline

Lithuania’s government has pushed back the date to be fully compliant with the EU’s Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation, having previously foregone a transition period for the regulation.
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Payments

European Mobile Wallets Address Digital Euro Elephant In The Room

Mobile wallet solutions weighed up how the EU’s digital euro could interact with their products at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) in Berlin last week.
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Payments

Week In Crypto: Former Binance CEO Must Surrender Canadian Passport

US courts move to ensure that Changpeng Zhao does not abscond before sentencing, Crypto.com is hit by a €2.85m fine in the Netherlands, and Coinbase is forced to delete an embarrassing page from its website.
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Missouri Legislative Dead End Leaves Sports Betting's Future With Voters

Since the 2024 Missouri legislature has adjourned without an elusive agreement between lawmakers on legalizing sports betting, a ballot initiative is the only route left this year to bypass the legislative stalemate.
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Swedish Regulator Battles Appeals, Wins Some, Loses Some

​​​​​​​The Swedish Gambling Authority won some appellate court cases this week and lost others, including a ruling upholding its penalties against five operators who were assessed more than €10m in total, but suffered defeat in its enforcement against payments company Zimpler.
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Swiss Gambling Addiction Level Spike Sparks Concern

The number of pathological and at-risk gamblers in Switzerland increased between 2017 and 2022, according to the country’s latest health survey.
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Daily Dash: BaFin Lifts N26 Customer Cap Following AML Improvements

Germany’s financial regulator has announced that N26 can return to onboarding new customers without limits, while Thailand’s securities regulator has opened a new consultation on a comprehensive digital asset bill.
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UK Election Creates Legislative Losses For Payments Industry

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to call a snap UK general election on July 4 has resulted in the long-awaited Data Protection and Digital Information bill falling, while the Home Affairs Select Committee has failed to sign off its inquiry into fraud.
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European Payments Council Consults On Mobile Payments Updates

Payments companies have been invited to submit comments on draft guidance from the European Payments Council on mobile-initiated SEPA (instant) credit transfers.
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Walmart Terminates Capital One Credit Card Partnership Following Lawsuit

Walmart has ended an exclusive credit card agreement with Capital One after a one-year legal battle and a court judgment in the retailer’s favour.
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Illinois House Greenlights Graduated Sports-Betting Tax

The Illinois House has voted in favor of a sports-betting tax hike that will see some operators pay up to 40 percent of revenues to the state, and investors showed concern that other states could ultimately follow suit.
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Taiwan Detains Alleged Online Gambling Mogul, Aides

Prosecutors in the Taiwanese city of Taichung have arrested an alleged online gambling boss, a disgraced journalist and three others linked to a detained law enforcement official who allegedly sabotaged a probe into the illegal gambling operation.
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Illinois Senate Passes Major Sports-Betting Tax Hike

Sportsbook operators in Illinois are facing a massive tax increase pending a final House vote that could happen as early as Tuesday.
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