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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 °ϲʹ 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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DC Council Considering Competitive Sports-Betting Model In Budget Plan

The Washington, D.C. Council could vote later this month on a budget bill that would include an expanded sports wagering market in the United States capital involving multiple private operators.
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Corinthians Ends Controversial Betting Sponsorship With Vaidebet

A record-breaking sponsorship contract between Brazilian football team Corinthians and Curaçao-based Vaidebet has been officially terminated.
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News In Brief: June 10-June 14, 2024

Rhode Island advances bill to double Bally's casino's credit limit, Ohio regulators remove "use it or lose it" deadline and Manila casino owner denies departure of top executives was down to financial misconduct.
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Kazakhstan Moves To Ban Gambling For Military Personnel, Civil Servants

The parliament of Kazakhstan has supported, in two readings, amendments to the law on gambling which would restrict some categories of citizens from “participating in gambling and betting”. 
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Nigerian Federal Regulator Says CMS Will Improve Revenue Collection

Nigeria’s federal gambling regulator has defended the government’s decision to implement a new central monitoring system (CMS), saying it could become a “cornerstone” in the nation’s plan to move away from its dependence on oil and gas revenue. 
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Daily Dash: US Treasury Seeks Input On AI Risk In Financial Services

The US Treasury is seeking public comment on the risks and potential benefits of AI in financial services, while a US banking regulator has urged consumers to exercise caution when using neobanks and fintechs.
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EU Election Results In Payments Legislators Losing Seats

Two prominent members of the European Parliament closely involved with drafting payments legislation have lost their seats in this week’s election, creating uncertainty about the future of the draft laws they are negotiating.
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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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International Students Caught Up In Australian Money Mule Activity

Australian financial services providers must do more to identify “money mule” activity among international students, which has risen alongside enrolments, the country’s anti-money laundering regulator has said.
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Mexican Industry Welcomes New President's Election

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo has been elected the first female President of Mexico, following in the footsteps of her political mentor, outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who enacted prohibitive changes to federal gaming regulations late last year.
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