Finnplay receives new Swedish B2B licence

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Nordic iGaming platform provider, Finnplay, has received the new B2B licence from the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) to supply its leading iGaming platform service in Sweden.

Since Sweden regulated online gambling in 2019, Finnplay has been providing its innovative platform software to operators in the market. As a proud Nordic provider, Finnplay has always considered Sweden a high-priority market and the company is eager to continue to offer its technology and services within the region.

Finnplay is currently working on two new innovative projects targeted to go live later this year.  With the new B2B licence, the company is looking forward to helping even more operators expand their reach into the dynamic Nordic market.

Additional details regarding Finnplay’s Swedish licence approval can be found here.

Finnplay’s Managing Director, Jaakko Soininen commented: “As a Nordic-based B2B platform provider specialising in regulatory compliance, we are especially pleased to be among the first group of companies to receive the Swedish B2B supplier licence.  Sweden is an important neighbouring market for us, and we currently have several exciting new projects in development with plans to launch this year. So, this was an important and necessary achievement for our company. Vi är glada över att kunna fortsätta vår framgång i Sverige – tack Spelinspektionen.”


BetConstruct Obtains a New Licence from The Danish Gambling Authority

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BetConstruct, a leading online gaming and betting solutions provider, has received a new licence from the Danish Gambling Authority, extending its offerings to a new market.

Being one of the most reputable and strictly regulated gambling commissions around the globe, the Danish Gambling Authority opens new opportunities for entering the Denmark iGaming industry. This licence enables BetConstruct to offer the majority of its services and solutions to operators in the Danish market and expand its reach in Europe.

BetConstruct’s offerings for the Danish market now include online casino games, sports betting and live casino, as well as retail solutions for betting shops. The Danish Online Casino and Betting licence can benefit various stakeholders in the online gambling industry – from operators, software providers and payment processors to marketing affiliates.

Obtaining a licence from The Danish Gambling Authority is a sublime advantage for businesses to widen their game offerings, enter a new, less saturated market in Europe and provide safe and engaging services to players. Hence, BetConstruct is proud to become one of the first providers to receive this prestigious licence.


PopOK Gaming slots are now certified for Denmark

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PopOK Gaming’s high-quality products have received certification for the Danish market, allowing the company to offer its 18 video slots and the Progressive Jackpot to operators in the country.

This exciting news means that local players can now enjoy PopOK Gaming’s diverse games, including popular titles such as Yummy, Lost Treasure, Hot Bar, Lucky Jungle, Magic Treasures of Egypt, and Los Apaches.

Denmark is a highly competitive market for online gambling operators and providers, thanks to its progressive legislative system, top-notch telecommunications facilities, and established financial services industry. Therefore, being able to enter the Danish market is a significant milestone for PopOK Gaming and promises to be a huge success.

Tsovinar Elchyan, PopOK Gaming’s Product Manager, expressed the company’s appreciation for its presence in Denmark, stating: “At PopOK Gaming, we recognize the significance of entering the Danish market, and we are excited to bring our innovative products and solutions to local players. Our team has been dedicated to meeting all the requirements to ensure a seamless and enjoyable gaming experience for Danish players.”


Relax Gaming Granted the Newly-Introduced Swedish B2B Permit

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Relax Gaming, the iGaming aggregator and supplier of unique content, has been granted approval to operate in Sweden by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA).

This move marks another major milestone for Relax Gaming, who has significantly improved its global footprint recently obtaining licenses to operate in Ontario and Greece.

The award-winning supplier’s latest market entry further validates Relax Gaming’s mission for regulated market growth across the globe.

The SGA is the body that has been given the task of ensuring the legality, safety and reliability of the Swedish gaming and gambling market. The authority has granted Relax Gaming the recently-introduced permit to supply its market-leading content to Swedish players.

With leading titles including Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop, Money Train 3 and the recently-released Book of Power, the comprehensive content offering is sure to be a hit with operators and customers alike.

Commenting on Relax Gaming’s permit acquisition, Rachel Winberg, Head of Regulatory Compliance at Relax Gaming, said: “We are thrilled that the SGA has green-lit our products and content, allowing us to continue providing a wealth of safe and entertaining wagering opportunities to players across Sweden. It is no secret that we place great emphasis on broadening our reach and take great pride in showcasing our content across established jurisdictions. We couldn’t be more pleased to be able to continue offering our quality games in a mature market like Sweden.”

Established as one of the industry’s leading B2B suppliers, Relax Gaming was recently named the Best Mobile Gaming Software Provider at the EGR B2B Awards, Casino/Slot Developer of the Year at the SBC Awards and was awarded GGA’s Product Launch of the Year for Dream Drop Jackpots in February.

Relax Gaming provides more than 4,000 online casino games, from its high-performing proprietary slots to a significant and varied library of content from hand-picked third-party studios via its partnership programs.


MGA and Badminton World Federation Sign Data-Sharing Agreement

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Integrity Unit has recently established a Data Sharing Agreement with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

BWF’s strategic partnership with the MGA forms a key component of monitoring suspicious betting activity in badminton and further demonstrates the BWF Integrity Unit’s ongoing commitment to a clean and fair sport.

Monitoring and investigations are a vital scope of BWF’s anti-match manipulation operations, whereby player information is gathered, matches and competition details are analysed and intelligence is used in investigations into possible match manipulation.

MGA Head of Financial Crime Compliance , Antonio Zerafa said, “I am very pleased to see the Badminton World Federation added to the long list of Sports’ Governing Bodies whom the Authority already assists on a practical level, and we look forward to working with the BWF’s Integrity Unit on any issues that may arise.

“This partnership helps the BWF Integrity Unit protect the integrity of the sport with MGA helping to facilitate the sharing of data between betting operators and the BWF Integrity Unit,” BWF Secretary General, Thomas Lund said.

“We see this as being a deterrent to potential corruptors of the sport as we continue to preserve the integrity of badminton.”

Signing data-sharing agreements with Sports’ Governing Bodies is an essential part of the work conducted by the MGA.

The BWF Integrity Unit is an operational unit within the BWF office in Kuala Lumpur. The unit focuses on keeping badminton free from doping and match manipulation. On a day-to-day basis, the Integrity Unit manages the anti-doping and anti-match fixing programmes, as well as planning and implementing awareness, information, education, and deterrence initiatives within the badminton community.


Superbet Decides to Remove Commercial Messages from Outdoor Advertising

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Superbet has announced that it will remove all commercial messages from its out-of-home advertising. This measure will be implemented in the first half of this year, throughout the entire territory of Romania.

Superbet, as leader of the sports betting industry in Romania, has developed a sustainable business strategy, in which responsible gaming and community involvement are major pillars.

In this context, the company publicly confirmed that it will remove all commercial messages from its out-of-home advertising, in the first half of this year. The removal process of these banners will commence in the near future, with Superbet committing to the fact that they will only keep outdoor advertising which promotes responsible gaming.

Furthermore, Superbet will also remove all types of out-of-home advertising banners, irrespective of size or type of messaging, which are located closer than 100 meters from high school education facilities.


LeoVegas Group granted new nationwide license in Germany

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LeoVegas Group has been granted a new gaming license by the German Federal States’ Joint Gambling Authority (GGL). Germany is one of Europe’s largest igaming markets, and under the new license, LeoVegas will be able to offer and market virtual slots nationwide.

The German Federal States’ Joint Gambling Authority, Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL), has granted LVSports Limited, an entity of LeoVegas Group, a new gaming license, enabling the Group to start offering virtual slot machines across all sixteen German states and conduct nationwide marketing. This is a significant opportunity for the Group that provides access to Europe’s largest igaming market.

Gustaf Hagman, CEO at LeoVegas Group, said ”We are looking forward to launching LeoVegas in Germany under the new nationwide license. With our track record of regulated markets, we will ensure the greatest igaming experience with a high level of consumer protection.”


GameArt Acquires Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Licence

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GameArt is now a proud holder of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Licence and can expand its business to MGA-licensed operators.

GameArt, a developer of high-quality HTML5 slot games for both online and land-based casino operators, is proud to announce its latest acquisition, which comes in the form of a Critical Gaming Supply Licence (B2B Licence) obtained from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). 

The MGA is responsible for the governance of all gaming activities in Malta and is considered by many to be the preferred and most trusted global remote gaming regulator.  

By obtaining this licence, GameArt will be able to expand the reach of its slot games within Malta’s jurisdiction and additionally enjoy greater cooperation with and trust from its existing and potential partners worldwide. 

Nevena Aleksieva, Head of Sales at GameArt, said: “With the MGA licence under our belt, we will proceed to finalise deals with MGA-licensed operators and expand our business in regulated markets even further.”  

Peter Mihelj, CEO at GameArt, said: “We are delighted to have received the B2B Licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, as it represents a significant milestone in our company’s history. It also confirms our credibility and the quality of our products and services. We are looking forward to building new partnerships with MGA-licensed operators.  

“We would like to thank Mr Roger A. Strickland Jr., Director of CSB Group, for his support throughout the application process and his team for their excellent work. 


India: MNS General Secretary Manoj Chavan Writes to State Govt to Implement Casinos Act

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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) general secretary Manoj Chavan has addressed a letter to the state government requesting it to formulate a gaming policy for revenue generation and allowing gaming zones in the state.

In the letter, Chavan emphasised that allowing gaming zones will lead to revenue and employment generation in the state. He stated that the neighbouring state of Goa has six offshore and eight onshore casinos which give a boost to its tourism industry, ultimately leading to greater revenue generation.

Chavan gave the example of Sikkim stating that it has a five-star hotel casino while Maharashtra, despite being the most advanced state in the country, falls behind on this front due to its regressive mentality.

The MNS general secretary had pressed on this matter last year in November as well by saying that Maharashtra can also make good use of its coastal belt and set up casinos to make the state a tourist hotspot like Goa.

The Maharashtra Casinos (Control and Taxation) Act, 1976 that was passed on 19 July 1976 is not being implemented according to Chavan. Rules under the Act are yet to be framed and notified. He also asked about the status of the study group that was formed for visiting Goa, Macau, Nepal, Sikkim and report back their findings.

Chavan also stated that several welfare policies are facing fund shortages. As a result, the state government cannot afford to ignore the potential of casinos.

The MNS general secretary mentioned a study by American company “Global Market Advisors” which stated that setting up casinos in Maharashtra can generate around $1.1 billion in revenue and with 28% GST levied on the industry, the government can earn $308 million in tax revenue in addition to earning recurring and non-recurring revenues through license fees from casino operators.

By setting up tourism, entertainment, hospitality-related services the state can create massive employment which can put Maharashtra on the global tourism map.


Sisal Secures Sports Betting License in Morocco

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Sisal, the leading online operator in Italy and part of Flutter Entertainment, has been awarded the sports betting concession license in Morocco by La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS). The eight-year agreement includes a possible 2-year extension and an operational launch on 1 January 2024.

Leveraging the power of the “Flutter Edge,” the Moroccan business will combine Sisal’s leading omni-channel capabilities, with Flutter’s market-leading Pricing & Risk management, which is powered by over 1000 specialists globally. Together with Sisal’s recent contract win in Tunisia, this gives Flutter its first licensed exposure to the exciting African sports-betting market.

The tender marks an important milestone in Sisal’s international strategy, consolidating its position in Morocco as the sole online and retail sports betting operator in Morocco with a customer led and innovative product portfolio. The offering will be exclusively distributed by Sisal Jeux Maroc through an extensive network of retail outlets and online.

Marco Caccavale, CEO of Sisal Jeux Maroc and International Managing Director of Sisal, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the consolidation of our offering in Morocco. The decision by MDJS is testament to the quality of our work and how much we have achieved in the last three years, in a country with a strong growth trajectory and great potential. This is our fourth successful international tender, all of which have been highly competitive, recognising the commitment, investment and know-how that make us unique in the market. Being part of Flutter enhances our value proposition and enables us to develop joint products and services for different market segments.”