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New Jersey’s attempts to legalise sports betting have suffered a new blow after a court ruled that the state’s move last year to circumvent the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unlawful, despite acknowledging a number of flaws in the legislation and one of the presiding judges disputing the decision.

Ireland’s gaming regulator, the Irish Revenue Commissioners, has awarded 27 online sports betting licences to some of Europe’s biggest operators including the likes of bet365, William Hill, Coral and Paddy Power.

The Minister for Racing and Gaming for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has hailed a survey which claims gambling expenditure in the state has fallen by 19 per cent since 2009, with the proportion of problem gamblers down to just 0.4 per cent of the adult population.

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