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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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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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Payments

Week In Crypto: Nigerian Parliament Calls For Arrest Of Binance CEO

A Nigerian parliamentary committee has recommended that an arrest warrant be issued for Binance CEO Richard Teng on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Payments

Outgoing New Jersey Regulator Advocates For Wider Online Expansion

In his first public comments since retiring last week, outgoing New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck advocated for further legalization of online casinos and criticized other forms of gaming as being underregulated.
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Gambling

888 Reviews US B2C Operations, Citing 'Intense Competition'

888 has said that it will hold a strategic review of its US consumer-facing operations, as it considers options including a sale or “controlled exit”, citing “intense competition from well-capitalised incumbent participants”.
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Gambling

Paytm Seeks UPI Lifeline As Banking Shutdown Nears

The parent company of India’s Paytm Payments Bank is seeking a new regulatory approval to ensure that customers can still use Unified Payments Interface after the bank is shuttered later this month.
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Payments

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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Massachusetts May Follow Other States In Targeting Bovada's U.S. Operations

Massachusetts regulators are considering joining at least two other states in ordering offshore online betting platform Bovada to exit the state’s gaming market.
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News In Brief: June 17-June 21, 2024

As Washington, DC prepares to open its market, the market's top regulator jumps ship to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Florida Online Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an effort to overturn online sports betting in Florida, denying a request by West Flagler Associates and Bonita-Fort Myers Corp. to hear their petition questioning the legality of a 2021 gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe.
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UK Political Manifestos Reveal Broad Support For Fintech

Last week, UK political parties released their manifestos, with both the governing Conservative Party and the leading Labour Party committing to advance fintech issues.
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Credit Card Competition Act Impact On Rewards Could Restructure US Arena

Americans could see a reduction in credit card reward schemes if the Credit Card Competition Act comes into effect, although exactly how much is up for debate, as networks weigh up the regulation’s squeeze on their interchange fees against the desire to offer better rewards than their competitors.
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UK Payments Bills Upended By Snap Election Will Be Back, Lawmaker Says

A member of the House of Lords has said that several key bills that will affect payments firms should return to parliament following the UK’s snap election.
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Daily Dash: US Treasury Expands Secondary Sanctions Against Russia

The US Treasury has announced that it will pursue foreign financial institutions that do business with sanctioned Russian banks, while the European Banking Authority has published new stablecoin and e-money standards under MiCA.
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Australia Probes Bet365 Over Online Betting Vouchers

Australia’s federal minister responsible for online gambling has referred corporate bookmaker bet365 to the regulator over online vouchers that may circumvent new credit card bans.
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Dutch Gambling Braces For Hostile State Secretary

The new Dutch minister for gambling is expected to come from a party that has publicly called for the open online gambling market to be closed.
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U.S. Sports-Betting Operators Not Exiting High Tax States, Yet

Illinois and Ohio have increased their take from a growing online sports-betting business, but analysts warn that lawmakers run the risk of going too far and damaging the industry should other state legislatures follow their lead and raise taxes.
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