The Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that it has found increasing cases of lottery operators in the country providing unlicensed products.
Lotteries are not permitted to provide online gaming products such as casino and slot titles, due to these offerings being considered riskier than standard lotteries.
Although both lottery and casino/slot products are considered “games of chance” under Dutch gambling law, the former is considered less risky than the latter.
“The distinction between risky and less risky games of chance is there to protect consumers,” the KSA explained.
“People who want to participate in a lottery may not come into contact with more risky games of chance without being invited.
“These can lead to gambling addiction and related social problems. Important objectives of the KSA are consumer protection and the prevention of gambling addiction.”
Dutch lottery licences enable providers to sell participation certificates or raffle tickets via the internet, but offering a game linked to a lottery online is not permitted.
Provision of games of chance is one of the most tightly regulated areas of Dutch online gambling under the KOA Act regime, with operators offering such products without a licence often penalised.
South Australia: Gambling Report Urges Primetime Ad Ban
South Australia has banned gambling ads on television from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, now a parliamentary inquiry has concluded Victoria should do similar.
The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) is urging the state government to consider stricter rules on gambling ads during primetime broadcasts and in public places.
“More appropriate regulations and safeguards are needed to protect Victorians, especially our children and young people,” Committee Chair Sarah Connolly said.
The report also urges the government to consider the impact of reducing the total number of electronic gaming machines across the state and update education resources for school students about gambling and alcohol-related harms.
“Our culture has often been described as one that tends to normalise both drinking and gambling,” Ms Connolly said.
“The Committee heard evidence to suggest that this has become more entrenched than ever, with the rise in social media and digital technology.”
Over eight months PAEC reviewed three Auditor-General’s reports relating to the regulation of gambling and liquor, and reducing the harm caused by gambling.
“Our report’s 96 findings and 61 recommendations have been informed by 54 public submissions, three days of public hearings, a Geelong site visit and a youth roundtable,” Ms Connolly said.
Swifty Global Secures GLI Certification for New Cutting-Edge B2B Gaming Platform
Dear Cashmere Holding Company (OTC: DRCR) also known as Swifty Global (Swifty), is a cutting-edge technology firm focused on creating ground-breaking solutions in the sports betting and gaming sector. Swifty currently holds licenses spanning several global jurisdictions with many more licenses in process. Swifty currently operates its proprietary swipe betting sports prediction application, as well as its traditional sportsbook and casino gaming platforms in numerous jurisdictions.
In a significant step forward, Swifty is proud to announce the completion and approval of the Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) certification for the company’s new innovative B2B gaming platform which has now been certified in the UK and can also be used for operators in Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Estonia and Malta. The newly developed B2B platform sits at the center of the Swifty Global scaling and growth strategy and will unlock a substantial new revenue stream for the business.
‘‘Securing this endorsement from GLI effectively certifies our B2B platform readiness for deployment across most European markets, and with this in mind we anticipate a significant spike in revenue over the coming months as we begin to roll out our new offering. Conversations are already underway with several sportsbooks and casinos, and we are confident that the first deal for this B2B platform will close by year end,” commented James Gibbons, CEO of Swifty Global.
In line with this, Swifty has recently completed the gap analysis for the South African SANS 1718 standards. The minimal changes requested by the gambling regulator once again highlights the robust nature of the Swifty product offering. This positive outcome has set the stage for the company to pursue official certification, which Swifty will initiate within the next two weeks. Once fully certified Swifty is set to officially launch its offering into the $1.8 billion South African gambling sector.
In addition to market and product expansion, Swifty’s relentless focus on enhancing its current offerings continues with the launch of its second major release of its platform, packed with a suite of innovative updates. This includes AI-powered multilingual support, enhancing global user accessibility, and affiliate management integration to open new marketing channels through sites like gambling .com. The release also introduces a dynamic modular interface for creating personalized user pages with various components like sports and casino widgets, adaptable based on user location. Significant enhancements also include a casino aggregator, an improved reporting module, and an AI-driven bonus rules engine, all aimed at elevating user engagement.
‘‘These updates collectively mark a major update to Swifty’s gaming offering, reflecting our commitment to continued innovation and user-centric design. With AI-powered enhancements and a dynamic modular interface, we’re not just keeping pace with the industry – we’re setting a new benchmark for what a gaming platform can offer. As we move towards the close of Q4, I am extremely confident about what the future holds for Swifty Global. The convergence of our technological advancements, new partnerships, and market expansion is set to drive substantial growth into the new year, delivering with it significant value for our loyal shareholders,” concluded Gibbons.
BMM Testlabs Is Ready to Perform Compliance in Three Brazilian States that have Authorized iGaming
BMM Testlabs, the world’s original gaming test lab and product certification consultancy, today announced that it is ready to perform compliance testing and certification in the three Brazilian states that have recently regulated iGaming and sports betting; Rio de Janeiro, Paraiba and Parana.
These three states are all in the process of granting operator licenses, which will allow operators to provide fixed-odds sports betting, casino games and games of skill.
BMM Testlabs, as part of its commitment to the Brazilian market, is establishing a local presence to serve the newly regulated Brazilian iGaming markets. BMM Testlabs will provide its full suite of compliance services and solutions including pre-compliance testing, customized security audits, geolocation testing and software quality assurance.
This exciting milestone is the result of BMM Testlabs’ exceptional service to the global gaming industry, its commitment to the Latin America market for more than 16 years and the strong partnerships it has forged with regulators throughout the region.
BMM Testlabs is a trusted independent testing laboratory for compliance services throughout Latin America with offices in Argentina and Peru. The company’s unparalleled understanding of the region’s technical compliance requirements, high-quality product testing and dedicated local customer support services ensures customer confidence in their choice of a testing laboratory.
BMM Testlabs’ Executive Vice-President of Europe and South America, Marzia Turrini (pictured), expressed enthusiasm for the momentum in Brazil and the potential for growth, saying: “We look forward to partnering with operators and suppliers to provide our best-in-class compliance and certification services for this new and potentially huge gaming market in Brazil”.
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