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19th January 2018  
The Story

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has alleged that the Norwegian government violated data privacy laws in barring internationally-licensed gambling sites from processing gamblers’ payments.


What did the Norwegian government do exactly?

Europe’s online gambling industry trade group said the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) violated privacy protection laws to determine companies that are alleged to have been facilitating online gambling transactions. The NGA was accused of illegally accessing the Foreign Exchange Register database and searching through vast amounts of citizens’ online data to look for the compromising information it was seeking. EGBA Secretary General Maarten Haijer urged the Norwegian Data Protection Inspectorate (DPI) to “investigate and take appropriate action if necessary.”


Andre Akkari helping spread poker like a fever’s Lee Davy talks with Andre Akkari about his contributions to the professionalization of poker in Brazil, as well as the reasons behind his investment in Brazil’s biggest League of Legends and CS:GO teams.


Treasury, IRS team up to regulate US crypto exchanges

The U.S. Treasury department said cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States will need to work with investigators from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to prevent criminal uses of cryptocurrency.

Ex-Beijing Imperial Hotel operators found guilty of labor law violations

Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel workers were victorious in their class suit after the court found Macau Hotel Developers Ltd and Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited guilty of violating labor law provisions. The court ordered the two operators to pay some MOP4.43 million ($550,250.30) in fines.

Australia’s gambling ad ban not tough enough for UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to implement more reforms, saying that the current ban on gambling promotions during live sports events did not curb the number of teenage gamblers.

WinView bring paid-entry sports prediction contests to 41 states

The sports prediction contest operator said it will roll out the paid-entry version of its contests in 41 states, while players in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington will have to settle for free-play contests.


Daypart Targeting—refers to a marketing strategy where advertisements are restricted to run at a time of day when it is most likely to engage the target audience. In this way, the campaign is delivered at relevant times of the day and the campaign budget is maximized.


NetEnt announces Jumanji as its latest branded game deal

The leading digital gaming provider has inked an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to launch a video slot machine game based on the original Jumanji film. The new game will be released later this year, following the launch of the blockbuster film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.’


Congratulations to TGG for entering its fourth major gaming market! The open-source gaming platform said that it will supply their technology to two Cambodia-based casino groups: Golden Crown and Superrich the Best Casino.

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