The Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) has fined Malta-based LeoVegas and its Royal Panda subsidiary €350,000 and €400,000 respectively. Both brands have been accused of violating Dutch gambling law in the period between August 2018 and January 2019.

Unless these fines are overturned on appeal, LeoVegas may now not apply for a Dutch remote gaming license until January 2021 at the earliest. As the licensing process will take an estimated six months, the operator will not be ready to enter the regulated Dutch market when it is expected to open on January 1, 2021.

The Dutch Lower House’s General Consultation on gambling policy that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 has been moved to November 27.

Frank Tolboom has been appointed as a partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen. For several years, Frank has been a much appreciated member of the law firm’s Gaming practice group.

Betsson Group CEO Jesper Svensson said that the Swedish regulator must provide operators with “the right guidance:”

It also comes down to getting the right guidance. If there is something you need guidance on in the new regulation, it’s important the regulator gives the operator that information and not just refers them to a legal paragraph.

Norway’s gambling regulator Lottstift has revealed a 19% year-on-year decline in advertising spending by offshore operators over the past year, with plans in motion to stamp this out entirely.

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has confirmed the acquisition of the award-winning sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform business Optima, with the deal effective immediately.

The UK Gambling Commission has fined Betfred £322,000 for money laundering failures.