Daily Archives: November 2, 2022

EU ups money laundering risk from online gambling to highest level

The European Commission has raised the threat level for money laundering in online gambling to its highest possible rating, and called for lower thresholds for due diligence checks to prevent criminal activity.

The European Commission carries out periodic supra-national risk assessments, determining the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing across the European Union in various sectors. The 2022 edition is the third such risk assessment, after previous versions in 2017 and 2019.

“As with the previous reports, this third edition analyses the present ML/TF risks and proposes comprehensive action to address them,” the European Commission said. “It also assesses the degree to which the Commission’s recommendations for mitigating measures in the 2019 report have been implemented and evaluates the remaining risks.”

One area of particular focus in the report was gambling, with each gambling vertical receiving its own risk assessment.

Online gambling was found to be especially vu..

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William Hill scores in-stadium betting partnership with Celtic

Bookmaker William Hill has entered an in-stadium retail betting partnership with Scottish Premiership football club Celtic.

Under the deal, William Hill will become the team’s official in-stadium betting partner and operate retail betting facilities inside the club’s Celtic Park home.

The arrangement will run for two years, with fans able to place a range of bets and also take advantage of exclusive offers and promotions on Celtic home matchdays.

“We are delighted to partner up with Celtic at their iconic home and deliver our unrivalled retail betting experience to the Celtic faithful,” William Hill’s director of media, sponsorships and UK creative, Liam McKee, said. It promises to be another exciting season at Paradise, and we are thrilled to be along for the journey.”

Celtic’s commercial director Adrian Filby added: “We are very pleased to be partnering with an industry leader in William Hill. We are certain that supporters who use this service will benefit from an enhanced stad..

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BetDex launches first regulated blockchain betting exchange

The BetDex Exchange – created by FanDuel founder Nigel Eccles – has announced that it has been licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, making it the first regulated blockchain betting exchange.

The operator has received licensed approval for all kinds of online gaming, including online sports betting, under the Isle of Man Online Gambling Regulation Act.

Former FanDuel executives Varun Sudhakar, Stuart Tonner and Nigel Eccles serve as CEO, CTO and chairman of the new business, which they founded just over a year ago. Soon after founding, BetDex announced an initial investment round, raising $21m.

Varun Sudhakar, CEO and co-founder of BetDex said: “Today’s news is an exciting step forward for the BetDex Exchange. With the licensing and regulatory approval, BetDex now boasts the first fully-regulated sports betting platform in the Web3 space, and we’re excited to welcome bettors from approved regions.”

Abby Kimber, head of egaming with the Isle of M..

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EPIC brings in Smith as new director of operations

Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has named Danielle Smith as its new director of operations.

Succeeding Pete Wallis, Smith will take the lead on a number of key business infrastructure projects at EPIC.

Smith joins the consultancy after almost 13 years with the British army, where she was most recently a life skills developer, having previously been personnel change manager and a commissioned officer in the Royal Military Police.

Prior to this, she spent time as a legal advisor for DWF, a global provider of integrated legal and business services.

“I’ve come into EPIC at quite an interesting point,” Smith said. “There are lots of really tasty projects ongoing and lots of opportunity and potential for the future, so it’s really exciting. I’m super happy to be here, get on board and get involved in the growth of the business.

“What attracted me to EPIC is the passion that everyone has. Passion runs though the company, no matter what level you’re..

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