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Spain’s Higher Sports Council Commits to Integrity Monitoring by DGOJ

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Spain’s Consejo Superior del Deporte (CSD) – the high council of sports governance – has confirmed that its membership body will track all sporting events using the “Alert System”, operated by DGOJ, Spain’s federal gambling regulator.

The new development builds on a new cooperative agreement between the CSD and DGOJ, with the objective of preventing fraud across all tiers of Spanish sports.

As a result of the arrangement, all CSD syndicated events and competitions will be added to the DGOJ’s integrity network, in order for the membership of the former to track betting threats and irregularities.

A joint statement from the partners read: “The Alert System aims to protect participants in the betting market against fraudulent practices that, by altering the results of a sporting event, end up seriously distorting their participation in the game.”

The DGOJ welcomed the CSD agreement as a vital partnership for its integrity unit and its remit in safeguarding Spanish sports against betting threats and criminal activities.

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FIA and Sportradar Launch RaceAgaintManipulation Campaign

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The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Sportradar launched a new initiative to tackle fixing and manipulation in motorsport events.

The RaceAgainstManipulation campaign will target drivers competing in both national and international competitions as well as team personnel, officials, volunteers, event organisers and FIA staff and consultants.

Jean Todt, President of FIA, said: “Safeguarding the integrity of motor sport worldwide is of paramount importance. No reports of betting manipulation in motor sport have been received to date but we must be vigilant.

“And the best way to achieve this is through education. RaceAgainstManipulation will help stakeholders to recognise potential threats, assist them in the reporting of misconduct. It is an essential tool in the fight to maintain sporting integrity and I advise everyone involved in our sport to use it.”

Additionally, the FIA also aims to reach out to the wider motorsport community outside of the FIA, including national sporting organisations, staff and consultants, media and fans of the sport.

The partners’ efforts include the launch of an e-learning platform, consisting of a 30-minute tutorial, first provided to Formula One drivers on Friday 27 August at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

Content covered by the tutorial includes the identification of the behaviour of competition fixtures and information concerning obligations and the duty to report, as well as details regarding the consequences which can arise as a result of regulations breaches. Upon completing the tutorial, each participant receives an FIA certificate.

FIA Secretary-General for Sport Peter Bayer said: “This user-friendly platform is a milestone for the FIA and the motor sports world as it will help raise awareness of the specific contents of the International Sporting Code on this topic and in particular what competition manipulation means in an informative and entertaining approach.

“I thank Pierre Ketterer, Head of the FIA Governance, Integrity & Regulatory Affairs Department and the FIA team for their proactive process to this important matter.”

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar, said: “Manipulation and fixing is a serious threat to sport worldwide and it’s important that all those actively participating in competitive sports competitions, be they competitors, officials or other stakeholders, have the necessary tools to identify risks and how to go about reporting them through the appropriate channels.

“RaceAgainstManipulation is a great initiative with a clear purpose and we commend the FIA for the steps they’re taking to educate their drivers and other stakeholders, and maintain the integrity of their sport.”

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Nolimit City Secures Romanian B2B Licence

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Nolimit City has secured a B2B supplier licence from the Romanian gambling regulator (ONJN), allowing it to roll out its content portfolio in the country’s regulated market.

The plan to broaden their horizons within the prestigious EU market is underway and Romania is the next stop in their eventful tour. The new licence will enable the Malta-based supplier to present its innovative slots including San Quentin xWays, Deadwood xNudge and East Coast vs West Coast, to the Romanian customers.

“Achieving our very own Romanian B2B supplier licence is a testament to our commitment towards entering as many regulated markets as possible. It may have taken a while but we’re finally there!” Malcolm Mizzi, CCO and MD of Nolimit City, said.

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GGPoker Secures Online Poker License in Ukraine

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Online poker room GGPoker has secured a license to offer online poker in Ukraine.

This marks the operator’s continued expansion into regulated markets. The site will operate on the GGPoker.UA domain name and is expected to connect to the global GGPoker Network, or GGPN, with access to the global player pool.

Sergii Romanenko, CEO of GGPoker.ua, said: “GGPoker is finally coming to Ukraine! We have secured a license and are ready to celebrate this together with the thousands of poker players who have been waiting for our arrival for so long.”

“We are still on standby for now,” said Romanenko “as the Ukrainian parliament is working on adopting streamlined and clear taxation rules, which will facilitate a solid foundation for the gaming market.”

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Red Rake Gaming awarded its Greek License

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Premium casino content developer Red Rake Gaming is delighted to announce its latest regulated market entry into Greece. 

Greece has always been a very strong market for Red Rake Gaming, working with numerous market leaders driven by the high demand from players in the marketplace. The license solidifies Red Rake Gaming’s commitment towards Greek operators and players.

Red Rake Gaming has been granted a license to supply its content to operators by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC). The A2 Greek license will enable Red Rake Gaming to continue offering their content to Greek licensed operators and continue to expand with more operators in the marketplace.

A wide selection of Red Rake’s top performing games will be made available to Greek licensed operators, including its record-breaking Super Series of games made up of Super 12 Stars, Super 15 Stars and the latest release in the series, Super 20 Stars – the non-stop, action-packed slot which combines feature games and bonus rounds from all its predecessors whilst adding another dimension to an already proven high performing game genre. Additional popular titles from Red Rake’s diverse portfolio includes Alchemy Ways – giving players a million ways to win, Max Dangerous and the Lost Relics, Tommy Gun’s Vendetta and Flamingo Paradise. All of which continue to be top performing titles across Red Rake Gaming’s network.

Red Rake Gaming will continue to build the portfolio of games for the market adopting a localized approach with Greek players firmly in mind throughout the development process.

Continuous delivery and expansion into regulated markets is at the heart of Red Rake Gaming’s growth strategy. Their latest market entry represents yet another opportunity for the company to further its reach in Greece and follows on from numerous new market entries.

Nick Barr, MD at Red Rake Gaming Malta commented: Greece has always been a very strong market for our content, demonstrated through our extensive client portfolio in the market. Our regulated market reach continues to grow continuously with more exciting markets lined up for Q4 2021 and Q1 2022. We are looking forward to continuing our strong performance in the marketplace and delivering the best content for the Greek players.

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Polish Authorities Issue Warning on Illegal Gambling

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Poland’s Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Administration have issued a warning reminding residents that gambling illegally is a criminal offence subject to fines of up to PLN4.4m (€975,740).

Under article 23, sections one and three of Poland’s fiscal penal code, fines can cover the entire total of any winnings plus the money staked or lost – up to PLN4.4m.

The authorities also reminded players that slot machine gambling was only legal at licensed casinos or at arcades that have Totalizator Sportowego slot machines.

Last month, The Ministry of Finance and the National Revenue Administration issued a warning over illegal online gambling in Poland. The two bodies warned that Polish residents are breaking the Gambling Act if they participate in gambling outside Poland via unlicensed websites.

Poland’s blacklist of illegal gambling sites now lists around 15,000 sites, with recent additions including Agentspins.com, Nitrocasino.com and Campobet sites.

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Delasport enters the Romania Market, further expanding its reach with a Class 2 Romanian License

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Delasport has set a new stage for sports betting and casino gaming partnerships with the recent acquisition of a Class 2 Romanian license, enabling the company to provide full managed services with a fast plug & play implementation of their sportbook iFrame, as well as a full turnkey solution.

Romania opened its regulated market in 2015. It is one of the countries which has quickly established itself as a desirable destination for both local and international operators.

Keeping the focus on growing, Delasport secured a Class 2 license which enables them to supply a full Sportbook iFrame solution along with complete managed services to B2C operators, as well as a full turnkey solution of sports betting, casino, live casino, payments, affiliations, and more. The company Sportbook iFrame solution, is a stand-alone, fully functional platform, with a comprehensive range of supporting services, i.e., it is allowing fast plug & play integration, fully managed services and comprehensive operator control capabilities of his operation.

‘’We are rapidly expanding our global reach and entering the Romanian market is a natural step for us.” says Delasport CEO Oren Cohen Shwartz. “We are thrilled to be able to provide our high-end sports betting and casino solutions to Romanian sports and casino operators. The Romanian market is growing fast, and there is a real need for quality products. Delasport’s plug & play sportbook iFrame solution is fully equipped to support its partners to go live fast, thrive and grow.”

Delasport is an independent international company set to deliver Sports Betting and online casino solutions with a full range of managed services across the globe. With partner’s needs, in mind, we have created a full iGaming solution that can easily adjust to any market needs, allowing them to develop and thrive.

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SOFTSWISS Anti-fraud Team Obtains ICA Certification

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The SOFTSWISS Managed Services Anti-Fraud team concluded the training course in Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA). 

The newly received certification will now help the team to increase the level of provided support, by building up expertise in the field of KYC procedures and applying the acquired knowledge in practice. 

The certification course helped upskill the Anti-Fraud team’s professionals. The team built on top of its knowledge in performing customer background security checks. The results of the course are bound to increase  objectivity in terms of operator/player conflict resolution. Furthermore, the training course will also benefit overall case resolution time, by streamlining existing KYC processes.

The ICA’s certification is globally recognised and is a standard of competence in the field of financial and identity theft crimes. 

Anastasia Vyshinskaia, Anti-Fraud Team Lead, said: “Our team is always eager to learn and this time we’re excited to announce that two of Anti-Fraud team members graduated from the course in KYC and CDD. Similar to the whole SOFTSWISS brand, our team is striving for excellence in all services, from investigating abusive behaviour to recognising and detecting suspicious player activity and cases of identity thefts.” 

The Anti-Fraud team forms part of SOFTSWISS Managed Services, which also includes First Line Support and VIP & Retention service teams . The Anti-Fraud service provides all SOFTSWISS Online Casino Platform clients with outstanding security coverage, by not only delivering the security checks but also helping clients improve fraud prevention. The service includes:  checking bonus abuse  players, evaluating and blocking duplicate player accounts, and investigating potential collusion.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international tech brand supplying widely acclaimed, certified software solutions for managing iGaming operations. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licenses, providing a “one-stop-shop” white label solution by taking care of all technical, legal, and financial processes on behalf of its customers. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, an affiliate platform, and a recently launched sportsbook platform. In 2013 SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimized online casino solution. The company has thus been regarded as the leading technical expert when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies in online gaming.

 

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KSA Issues $10,000 Fine to Dutch Lottery Operator Lotto

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The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a fine of $10,000 to the Dutch lottery operator Lotto, a subsidiary brand of Nederlandse Loterij (NLO), after it placed ads for its EuroJackpot game on girlscene.nl, a website primarily aimed towards minors.

Dutch legislation prohibits the targeting of games of chance advertising at minors because they are particularly vulnerable to developing a gambling addiction at an early stage.

In a statement published on the fine, the Dutch regulator said: “The KSA continues to monitor whether games of chance providers target vulnerable groups, such as minors, with their advertisements.

“If this is the case, the KSA can take enforcement action. Providers are always responsible for all their advertisements, even if they have their advertisements taken care of via third parties such as advertising agencies.”

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PAGCOR greenlightsJade SportsBet to break new ground with online sports betting across the Philippines

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Leading Asian service provider, Jade Entertainment, has secured milestone approval from the Philippines’ gaming regulator, PAGCOR, to launch its online gaming platform to sportsbook players nationwide. As a result Jade SportsBet, already certified and regulated by PAGCOR, is primed to leverage rapidly-expanding digital opportunities across the Philippines.

As the tide towards digitized entertainment surges in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, Jade’s GLI-compliant remote gaming services will continue to set the pace across the Philippines. Now bolstered by this online license from PAGCOR, which still represents the gold standard for Asian-market regulation, Jade is building a flexible and enduring bridge between online and land-based channels.

RPM Gaming, the rising star for online and retail betting across emerging markets, has provided the tailored software and the operational consultancy to Jade, delivering state-of-the-art sports betting trading solutions for Jade’s customers – from Okada Manila’s reopened flagship casino to a host of other established retail outlets.

Thanks to a unique combination of pricing models, coupled with a curated selection of odds from the industry’s best data feed suppliers, Philippines players can now enjoy access to the most sophisticated and reactive prices on the sports they love (both pre-game and in-play) with basketball, tennis, football and boxing (highlighted by this weekend’s super welterweight fight, featuring Filipino star Manny Pacquiao) proving particularly popular.

In short, JadeSportsBet, in collaboration with its retail partners, is now ready to accept player registration to its Remote Gaming Platform.

Joe Pisano, CEO of Jade Entertainment, said: “We’re naturally delighted that PAGCOR has regulated to allow sports betting to go online in the Philippines, and that their flexible foresight in adapting to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic has resulted in this landmark license for Jade SportsBet and our progressive portfolio of local retail partnerships.

“Obviously, our strategic intention is to roll out more of these agile online collaborations, as we continue to provide land-based operations with a lifeline in the digital world. Although the migration from land-based to digital was already apparent before the coronavirus outbreak, Jade’s intersectional expertise, groundbreaking technology and trading teams have really put us in the driver’s seat for giving customers the sports betting experience they’ve been craving throughout recent lockdowns.

“We’ve already seen Jade SportsBet immediately rebound with record volumes at Okada Manila ahead of this weekend’s hotly-anticipated Pacquiao fight. And as you can imagine, for the vast majority, there’s only one fighter whom our local customers want to support!

“The Philippines remains the most mature gaming market in Asia with a very diverse range of products, so we’re thrilled to be innovating to promote a sustainable and socially-responsible sports betting ecosystem.”