Success is the child of audacity.
—Benjamin Disraeli
11th July 2018  
The Story

German online gambling operator Bet-at-home was slapped with €410k in penalties for allegedly targeting punters without a license obtained from Netherlands’ Kansspelautoreit (KSA) gaming regulatory body.


The KSA has been keeping tabs on Bet-at-home since 2012.

The Dutch gaming regulatory body punished the Frankfurt-listed Bet-at-home for a number of offenses which include promoting its products in the Dutch language, incorporating the Dutch flag in its marketing and allowing its website to be accessed from Dutch IP addresses. KSA has already discussed these issues with the company in 2012, but a new investigation last October was launched after some ads promoting Bet-at-home appeared in Netherlands.

Bet-at-home cannot claim that it did not see what was coming. In 2016, the KSA announced a zero tolerance policy against illegal gambling sites catering to Dutch punters.


Booby trap for US sports betting?

Lawyer Martin Owens discusses the fine print of Antigua v. U.S., a landmark case which allows operators from foreign countries to participate in the U.S. gambling market.


Dr. Craig Wright: Atomic age is taking Bitcoin back to the original goal

The nChain chief scientist defines what an atomic age means in the cryptocurrency space and how its three elements — assets chain, oblivious transfers, and atomic swap — will bring Bitcoin back to its original goal.

Grand Korea Leisure posts strong casino revenues in H1 2018

South Korea’s second largest foreigners-only casino announced that its gaming revenues reached KRW238.62b (US$214.2m) during the first six months of 2018, translating to a 4% growth.

India arrests bookmaker who tried to run over police inspector

Infamous bookmaker Shyam Bohra did not go to jail without a fight after he attempted to mow down a police officer shortly before his arrest.


Poland court upholds gov’t online gambling blacklist

Poland’s Provincial Administrative Court upheld the Ministry of Finance’s right to publish a list of unauthorized online gambling operators and block their domains.


Former Harrah’s CEO Phil Satre snubbed for Wynn chairman role

The ex-Harrah’s executive failed to clinch either the role of chairman or the vice chairman in Wynn Resorts board despite the backing of the company’s largest shareholder, Elaine Wynn.


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bets on Sportradar

Canada Pension Plan acquired a minority stake in the Swiss-based sports data firm, putting its stake in the company at around 40% valued at $713m.


Maintaining a social media presence for an online gambling company should not end on Facebook and Twitter. It is crucial to set up a LinkedIn page that is updated regularly. While the social media marketing rules on Facebook and Twitter also apply on LinkedIn, keep in mind that the tone and message of LinkedIn posts must be smart and professional.


Betfred highlights commitment to betting integrity with ESSA membership

The UK-based operator‘s membership in ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) will widen the association’s scope of monitoring and strengthen its position as the regulated private sector’s representative body on betting integrity.

Congratulations to Anderson Ireland for winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty in his first World Series of Poker appearance! Anderson defeated 833 runners to take the $141,161 first prize.
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