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Brazil Sees Surge In Contactless Payments As Digital Revolution Gathers Pace

Data from the Central Bank of Brazil shows contactless credit card transactions in the country leapt from 23.1 percent of all transactions in 2022 to 31.1 percent in 2023, highlighting the evolving payments landscape.
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Bank Of Lithuania Takes On De-Risking With New Guidelines

From next year, financial institutions in Lithuania will need to comply with new requirements intended to improve payment service user experience, increase financial inclusion and implement money laundering risk management measures.
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Brazil Judge Orders Unlicensed Rio Operators To Account For Lack Of Authorisation

A Brazilian court has ordered the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) to ask sports betting and online casino operators not licensed by the Rio de Janeiro Lottery to account for their operations in the state.
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Finland's Draft Licensing Law Does Not Include Cooling-Off Period

Finland鈥檚 new draft law does not include a cooling-off period but 鈥減ast infringements will lead to the rejection of licence applications鈥, according to a local legal advisor.
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Brazil Sees Surge In Contactless Payments As Digital Revolution Gathers Pace

Data from the Central Bank of Brazil shows contactless credit card transactions in the country leapt from 23.1 percent of all transactions in 2022 to 31.1 percent in 2023, highlighting the evolving payments landscape.
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Payments

Bank Of Lithuania Takes On De-Risking With New Guidelines

From next year, financial institutions in Lithuania will need to comply with new requirements intended to improve payment service user experience, increase financial inclusion and implement money laundering risk management measures.
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Payments

Brazil Judge Orders Unlicensed Rio Operators To Account For Lack Of Authorisation

A Brazilian court has ordered the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) to ask sports betting and online casino operators not licensed by the Rio de Janeiro Lottery to account for their operations in the state.
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Gambling

Finland's Draft Licensing Law Does Not Include Cooling-Off Period

Finland鈥檚 new draft law does not include a cooling-off period but 鈥減ast infringements will lead to the rejection of licence applications鈥, according to a local legal advisor.
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Gambling

Questions Linger For Canadian Gaming Expansion Beyond Ontario, Alberta

With one province embracing a privatized online gaming model, and another soon to follow, the question for many becomes if and when the rest of Canada will follow suit.
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Gambling

CFPB Takes Aim At BNPL Regulatory Loopholes In The US

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has vowed to close regulatory loopholes that benefit buy now, pay later (BNPL) lenders, in an effort to regulate the sector in the same way as credit cards.
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Payments

UK Payments Lobby Presses For APP Fraud Rules Delay After Top Regulator Quits

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud rules should be delayed by a year, the UK payments lobby has said, after the head of the Payment Systems Regulator abruptly left his post.
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Payments

Michigan Considers Targeting Bovada Suppliers, More Offshore Gaming Sites

While waiting for Bovada鈥檚 response to an order to cut off access to its website by Michigan residents, state gaming regulators insist the company will not be the last offshore casino and sports-betting site they target for illegally operating in the state.
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Gambling

Future Of UK Open Banking Secure Despite Bill Setback, Says Open Banking Limited CEO

Open Banking Limited's CEO has stated in an exclusive interview with 麻豆视频社区 that uncertainty over the UK Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) bill will not affect the future of open banking.
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Payments

US CFPB Issues Guidelines For Open Banking Standards Setters

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has outlined the requirements for industry standard-setting bodies to gain official recognition, aiding compliance with the upcoming Personal Financial Data Rights rule.
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Payments

Duty Of Care Fines On Dutch Horizon

A new unit is being set up at the Netherlands Gambling Authority to monitor how gambling operators fulfil their duty of care, and to hand out fines to those who do not meet the regulator鈥檚 standards.
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Gambling

Regulator Clarifies 'Brazilian' Licensing Requirement

Brazil鈥檚 Ministry of Finance has now answered one of the burning questions that operators have been asking as the country鈥檚 licensing process opens and officials intend to answer another one related to permissible casino games before the end of July, according to the ministry鈥檚 newly appointed chief gambling regulator.
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Gambling

FCA 'Name And Shame' Plans Concern UK Financial Sector

Plans by the UK financial regulator to "name and shame" companies under investigation could cause reputational damage and a loss of business for companies that are later found to be innocent, people in the industry have warned.
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Payments

Nium Notches Up Licences In Over 40 Countries, As APAC Revenue Doubles

Cross-border payments firm Nium is seeing rapid growth in Asia-Pacific, a trend that its regional manager puts down to being "hyper licensed" and to working closely with local regulators.
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Payments

U.S. Gaming Regulators Push Back Against Dave & Buster's Betting Plans

U.S. gaming regulators and lawmakers believe the move by prominent arcade chain Dave & Buster鈥檚 to incorporate peer-to-peer wagering into its loyalty app will violate state gambling laws.
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Gambling

Brazil System Standards Open Door For Loyalty Bonuses

Brazil has continued to roll out regulations for online gambling by releasing detailed technical standards for betting and gaming systems via an ordinance that also implies that licensed operators will be able to offer retention bonuses for players.
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Gambling

U.S. Gaming Companies Confronting Compliance Pitfalls In Less Regulated Jurisdictions

As more global jurisdictions legalize land-based or online gambling there are greater international opportunities for U.S. operators and suppliers, but also pitfalls in jurisdictions that may have less developed regulatory regimes.
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Gambling

U.S. Gaming Industry's Cashless Adoption Slowing Post-COVID

Although the pandemic may have accelerated the move by U.S. consumers toward touch-free, cashless payment methods in general, that transition has taken casinos longer to embrace due to various factors, including the industry鈥檚 strict regulatory environment.
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Gambling

Romania Looks To Lead EU In Crypto Crime Fight With ChainArgos

Romania has stepped up its efforts to tackle crypto crime with a first-of-it-kind partnership with ChainArgos, the blockchain intelligence firm that took down the Binance stablecoin last year.
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Payments

Amazon Denies 'Ditching' Just Walk Out Technology

Amazon has denied reports that it plans to 鈥渄itch鈥 Just Walk Out, saying that it will continue to deploy its autonomous checkout technology in certain US and UK stores, while transitioning to another system in large US supermarkets.
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Payments
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Iowa Regulators Fine Tipico $20,000, Assess Timeline For Potential 20th Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission plans to hold a meeting on Friday to set a timeline for dealing with any applications for a new casino license, a process that has been on hold during the state鈥檚 two-year licensing moratorium that recently expired.
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Gaming Industry Still Vulnerable, Appealing For Cyberattacks

Following a series of high-profile cyberattacks on gaming companies in the last 12 months, industry officials have said the combination of money and data possessed by operators continues to make them an attractive target for hackers.
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News In Brief: July 8-July 12, 2024

The American Gaming Association has backed a plan to train staff to tackle human trafficking.
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Brazil's New Taxes Raise Questions With No Ready Answers

Brazil鈥檚 proposed "sin" tax on online betting and other forms of gambling is being met with confusion from within the industry.聽
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UK Bans Another EA Ad For Not Adequately Disclosing Loot Boxes

The UK鈥檚 advertising watchdog has banned another Electronic Arts (EA) advert for failing to adequately disclose that its game contained the ability to purchase loot boxes.聽
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Daily Dash: Canada Proposes Strengthened Regulations For Money Services Businesses

Canada鈥檚 federal government is looking to introduce criminal record checks for key personnel at domestic money service businesses, while BNP Paribas has been fined for "severe" AML failures in Luxembourg.
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Dutch And German Regulators Release DORA Compliance Guidelines And Checklist

Financial institutions in the Netherlands and Germany have access to new resources to help them prepare for the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), which comes into effect on January 17, 2025.
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Casinos Top AUSTRAC's List For Laundering Risk In Gambling

Australia鈥檚 financial transactions regulator has issued a three-year forecast for money laundering vulnerability that rates the gambling sector overall as stable and medium risk.
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Brazil Lawmakers Propose New 'Sin Tax' On Gambling

A congressional working group to implement a major Brazilian tax reform bill has proposed that all fixed-odd betting, sweepstakes, games of chance and fantasy sports should be subject to a so-called "sin" tax.
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Ohio Regulator Seeks Comment On Updated Promotions, Bonuses Rule

Ohio sports-betting operators have until Friday to submit comments on an updated amendment to promotional and bonus regulations that seek to clarify how licensees can offer inducements connected to non-gaming transactions.
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