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17.03.2019

Sweden Grants 116 Gambling Licences

The Swedish Gambling Regulator, Spelinspektionen has revealed that they have granted 116 licences since the start of the year. The majority of which have been for various operators supporting online games and gambling, which goes to show how quickly this market is growing and adapting to the new regulation.

The new Swedish regulation came into action on the 1st of January 2019 and introduced a number of changes for the industry, such as the rebrand of the regulator and the introduction of a range of iGaming companies.

Spelinspektionen said that of the 116 licences that have been awarded, 62 of these are
for online commercial games which are all now allowed to legally operate within the country. The other 44 licences went to companies who operate within sports betting and horse betting – with a further 5 for land-based commercial games.

The total number of licensees was previously 72, meaning that several licence-holders have more than one licence for different segments of business who are operating in Sweden.


15.03.2019

Rhode Island Allows Mobile Sports Betting

Rhode Island has recently been looking to expand their sports betting empire – investigating whether to allow people to place bets through mobile phones. The change comes with the intent of making sports betting more convenient as the only way to currently place sports bet is in-person in one of the Twin River Casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.

Recent development has seen the bill being approved by the General Assembly, meaning that sports betting will be accessible on mobile devices – with Rhode Island being the first to do so in the New England state.

Although there was initial residence from Republican lawmakers, Blake Filippi said “I support this type of gaming. I don’t support moving ahead when there are substantial questions about its legality, I think we should be asking for an advisory opinion from the Rhode Island Supreme Court before we build our budget around it and invest in the technology.”

Now that the bill has been approved, an app will be created to allow for people to access the sports betting offers at the Twin Rivers facilities. However, to combat the sports betting restrictions across the country
– anyone who places a bet through the app must be physically present in Rhode Island.

Senate President Ruggerio said - “Expanding to mobile gaming would provide a convenient option for those wishing to enjoy this form of entertainment and open up the economic benefits beyond the walls of Twin River.”


14.03.2019

German Football Gambling Sponsorship Restrictions

Last week we saw a regulation development with advertising of gambling taking a hit across radio and TV stations across Germany. The most recent extension of this has reached towards the countries football teams and their sports betting sponsors.

German Media revealed that the Ministry of the Interior, Baden-Würtemberg, had sent a letter to the German Football Association with a concern of the GVC Holdings’ Bwin offering gambling products that are not legal under the current German Law.

The letter addresses that Bwin offers “online casino and slot games” along with its publicly branded sports betting product. It was noted that the German law “leaves no room for doubt about illegality of such offers” along with the warning that unless changes aren’t made immediately
– “there is a risk that the advertising of Bwin is prohibited” completely.

Depending on the actions taken by all parties in the coming weeks, there is speculation that German broadcasters might be restricted from airing football matches with the logos of Bwin or other gambling operators being shown on player shirts or around the stadium.


12.03.2019

Rhode Island Votes on Mobile Sports Betting

Rhode Island is looking to expand its sports betting empire, with the ability for people to place their bets through their mobile phones. The change is in discussion with the intent to make sports betting more convenient.

Dominick Ruggerio, the Senate President was the one to introduce the idea along with saying that he expects for sports betting to expand in order to generate more revenue and to once again make placing bets easier for the public. Currently sports bets can only be placed in-person in one of the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.

If introduced, an app will be created to allow people to access the sports betting facilities that Twin River have to offer. However, to combat the sports betting restrictions across the country
– anyone who places a bet through the app must be physically present in Rhode Island.

The bill must pass the state House of Representatives and then be signed off by the Governor, who has already released his proposed budget for the fiscal year including a $30 million from sports betting and a further $3 million from mobile gambling.

House Republicans said they intend to ask the Supreme Court whether lawmakers can authorise mobile sports betting without asking voters first. Blake Filippi, a Republican Representative said: “I support this type of gaming. I don’t support moving ahead when there are substantial questions about its legality, I think we should be asking for an advisory opinion from the Rhode Island Supreme Court before we build our budget around it and invest in the technology.”

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