Romania Suspends Gaming License for Publicwin

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Romanian retail and online betting group Publicwin has had their gaming license suspended for a period of 30 days after the country's gaming regulator accused the company of violating betting laws.

The decision was made by the Oficiul National Pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN), which is the country's gaming regulator. The license of Publicwin parent companies Sea-Bet Limited and Bet Club Sistem SRL were suspended for contravening the rules, and will affect all aspects of the company's operations, save for slot machines at Publicwin retail locations.

The regulator found that Sea-Bet may have been operating a short time without a gaming license, hence the 30-day suspension of the license.

For their part, Publicwin is stating their innocence, with a notification on their website reading: "We assure our clients and collaborators that the Decision does not reflect a real situation regarding Publicwin's activity, and that the court already notified by the operator will find, as with the sanctions imposed on other market operators, the operator complies with the legal provisions, and the action of the authority is deeply unlawful."

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5 October 2018 - 3:05pm

Looks like the court will have the final word in this case but I doubt that the company's license would be suspended so easily by the state if there wasn't huge violations of the local betting laws.