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The Norwegian Media Authority, Medietilsynet, has written to its counterparts in the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands, seeking their cooperation in restricting gambling advertising broadcast into Norway by television channels based in those countries.

Sweden’s National Council for Crime Prevention has released a first-of-its kind report on the prevalence of match-fixing in the country, and called on the government to protect sports by limiting the types of bets allowed when it re-regulates the gaming market.

Operators that have long been waiting to enter Germany’s online betting market could face an even longer period of uncertainty after a Bavarian Court ruled that increasing the number of available licences may not be enough to address significant problems in the State Treaty on Gambling.

Germany’s Lotto and Toto Association (DLTB) has said that last week's Bavarian court ruling effectively upholds the legality of the State Treaty on Gambling, despite the legislation’s critics hailing the decision as proof that it has failed.

Toronto-listed gaming operator Amaya received regulatory approval Wednesday to operate its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in New Jersey, following a thorough and exhaustive review by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Continuing to work with law enforcement and the private sector to distinguish the regulated US gaming industry from illegal gambling, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has released new research exposing how illegal gambling has been used to fund large criminal enterprises across the country.

Gaming software and platform provider EveryMatrix has confirmed that it has secured a licence to provide its software solutions to operators in the newly re-regulated Irish iGaming market.

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is to introduce what it claims to be the most advanced gambling harm minimisation controls of any jurisdiction, with a new system allowing problem gamblers to ban themselves from a range of venues with the click of a button.

A leading US free market organisation, with the support of 11 other entities, has written to Congress to emphasize its opposition to the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), describing the legislation to ban iGaming as “an outright assault on federalism.”