If you think compliance is costly, noncompliance will break the bank

A recent financial intelligence report by Europol states that the agency could be ramping up their iGaming investigations, particularly those based on the international iGaming hub of Malta. As part of an ongoing crackdown on Italian organized crime, property and six iGaming companies on the island were seized and their licensing revoked. The companies were […]

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Age Verification: No Match = No Sale!

There are a number of age verification services and solutions available in the UK, primarily set up to verify that users are over 18. The goal is to restrict under 18 access to a raft of e-commerce sectors: igaming, tobacco, alcohol, knives, fireworks, solvents, butane, crossbows, airguns, +18 videos, computer games and shortly, adult content. […]

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Lack of Effective Vape, e-Cig Age Verification Pose Threat to Industry

When it comes to vape and e-cigarette age verification, a click through or box checking is not verification. However, some small and large vape and e-cigarette retailers have adopted this process as a standard method of verification. Let me be clear, this is AGE AFFIRMATION. It is like Stuart Smalley from SNL, “I’m good enough, […]

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Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding Happen Anywhere—Even on eBay

Fortunately, the compliance and identity verification measures in industries under tight compliance regulations have been effective in restricting terrorist financing. However, the impact of these enhanced regulations and compliance measures in the gaming and financial community may have been to send these individuals to other marketplaces like person-to-person or small retailer-to-consumer. About 12 years ago […]

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AMLD4: Fighting Terrorism and Your Business

Numerous attacks are believed, at least in part, to have been financed through multiple European businesses channels, such as blockchain/cryptocurrencies and pre-paid cards.

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The Digital Economy Bill, Age Verification and How It Could Impact Ancillary Providers and Payment Processors—a Commercial View

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is proposed as the U.K.’s age verification regulator with wide reaching powers to censor those sites that do not use either credit card or accepted age-verification methodology to restrict children from accessing adult content.

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Finding a Reasonable Approach to Verify Adults for Adult Activities

It is simple, really. Social activities such as gambling, viewing pornography and purchasing alcohol, knives, drugs and other items that are considered “adult” by the majority of U.K. citizens should be restricted to adults or at least authorized by an adult.

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New Government Rules Could Force Porn Sites to Use Tighter Age Verification Techniques

As part of plans to protect children and make the online world safer for them, the Government is intending to introduce new age verification rules to all internet porn sites, according to the Birmingham Mail.

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CNBC: “Porn Sites in UK to Introduce Age Verification Process”

Pornography websites serving the United Kingdom could soon be forced to prove that users are of an adult age under new laws announced by the British Government.

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Huffington Post: Adult Site Age Verification A Vital Step

Young people are not equipped to deal with pornography. It can have a deeply damaging effect on their behavior and their understanding of consent and healthy relationships.
NSPCC research shows that by the age of 16 nearly half of young people have viewed pornography, and those children are just as likely to find it accidentally as they are to deliberately search for it.

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