The Finnish Gambling Law reform has just been approved in the Finnish Parliament’s plenary session. Most of the changes will enter into force January 1, 2022 and PSP-blocking in the beginning of 2023.
Most notable changes include:
(1) Payment blocking scheme is a brand new feature. The National Police Board (“NPB”) may start compiling the payment blocking list (“black list”) already in 2022 while the PSP-blocking will begin in 2023. Only the gambling companies infringing the Lotteries Act (1047/2001) marketing prohibitions may be added to the black list. Payment blocking includes only payments from the Finnish inhabitants to the black listed gambling companies and not the vice versa.
(2) Administrative penalty system against entities infringing the marketing prohibitions will be introduced. Administrative penalty may be avoided if the infringing entity takes immediate and sufficient action or if a conditional fine from the same infringement. has already been enforced
(3) The NPB will get more resources for supervision.
The article has been written by Antti Koivula, Consulting Legal Advisor at Legal Gaming
GGPoker Obtains German Gambling License
Online poker provider GGPoker, operated by NSUS Malta Ltd, received permission to host online poker on November 25th, 2022 from the State Administration Office of Saxony-Anhalt. As with all providers, the permit is initially limited to five years.
Active in the global Poker and iGaming market since 2017, GGPoker has become the world’s largest poker room thanks to its innovative approach to poker. As an official sponsor of the WSOP Las Vegas, GGPoker is the direct link to the world stage of poker.
NSUS Germany, Sven Stiel on licensing:
“We are delighted to have gone the long and constructive path with the German authorities. We are now able to offer our high-quality, innovative and secure poker environment officially and legally backed. This is the decisive step towards modern iGaming in Germany under professional and customer-oriented conditions.”
The annual VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards recognise the best in the industry
Yesterday VIXIO GamblingCompliance announced the winners of its Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs). We were delighted to host more than 350 guests at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The prestigious GRAs recognise and reward individuals and teams who work tirelessly to set new standards in compliance and responsibility within the gambling industry.
Comedian Hugh Dennis was the night’s host and helped present the 20 categories, along withspecial guests. Highlights from the night include wins by Christine Gallo at GLI, David Webb from BetConstruct and Beth Jones at Genting Casinos, all of whom walked away with one of our special individual awards. Meanwhile, Flutter Entertainment had a night to remember, receiving three Global Regulatory Awards including Compliance Team of the Year. We concluded the ceremony with our annual Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award, which was awarded to Paul Burns, the CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association.
The full list of 2022 award winners can be found here.
Since its launch in 2017, the independently adjudicated GRAs has become the biggest of its kind, and continues to grow as the industry moves towards a stronger culture of compliance.
VIXIO would like to thank this year’s awards sponsors: Bally’s Interactive, BetConstruct, Docaposte, DraftKings, Fortuna Entertainment Group, GiG Comply, Playtech and San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, as well as our charity partner YGAM. Without the continued support from our sponsors and partners, the Global Regulatory Awards would not have been the success that it continues to be.
Mike Woolfrey, CEO of VIXIO, said: “Congratulations to all our winners. This year the standard was exceptionally high, so winning an award really is a clear demonstration of a dedication towards regulatory compliance and safer gambling. VIXIO is proud to provide a platform to showcase the great work going on within the industry. We were delighted to see that guests from across the globe joined us last night, a true testament to the industry’s recovery following the pandemic.”
Georgian Govt to Introduce Permit Requirement for Specific Online Gambling Operations
Online gambling businesses – including online casinos, slot machines and betting – will be subject to mandatory permits for specific types of operation, following the Georgian government’s reveal of amendments to the relevant law on Monday.
According to the bill, online casino permits will be issued only to casino holders, with online slot machine permits likewise granted only to slot machine holders and betting permits issued only for holders of betting businesses.
The amendments seek to replace the current regulations that allow online gambling businesses to add different types of operations without acquiring additional permits.
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