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“Abrupt and counterproductive” changes to Greek gaming legislation have prompted former gaming monopoly OPAP to file a €1bn claim for damages against the government, accusing it of effectively stopping the previously agreed roll-out of video lottery terminals (VLTs).

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has drawn the ire of senior figures in his state, including Governor Brian Sandoval and Gaming Control Board chairman A. G. Burnett, after stating his support for efforts to ban online gaming under the Wire Act.

The threat of stricter regulatory controls and the slow growth of its business has prompted daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator to shut down its platform as it looks to move away from the sector to focus on other opportunities.

The Attorney General of Massachusetts has proposed new consumer protection regulations for the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry as the state looks to ensure players can play safely and block minors from accessing sites, in a move that has already been welcomed by leading DFS operator FanDuel.

An independent working group commissioned by New Zealand’s Minister for Racing Nathan Guy has recommended introducing an offshore bookmaker fee through legislation to support the country’s racing and sports sectors.

The Austrian capital of Vienna is looking to push through a ban on live betting as part of a new bill to introduce strict controls on the city’s retail gaming sector, with critics already warning that the new laws could prove fatal to the industry.

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