The Administrative Court of Karlsruhe has ruled that a proposed tax on betting shops in municipalities across the states of Nordrhein-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg is unconstitutional, potentially blocking its introduction.

Kambi Philippines, the Manila-based subsidiary of Swedish sportsbook provider Kambi Group, has revealed that it is the subject of an investigation by the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation into allegations that the supplier is involved in illegal gambling activities in the country.

France’s online gaming regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) has awarded iGaming licence extensions to a number of operators, with high-profile companies such as bwin.party, Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) and La Française des Jeux (FDJ) among those approved.

French sports and horse racing betting operator France Pari has been awarded a five-year extension to its online gaming licences by the country’s regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).

Gibraltar-based gaming operator Mansion Group has secured a remote gambling software licence from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), allowing it to continue offering its services in the country.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill to legalise fantasy sports in the state, set to come into force from July 1st, with the legislation also setting new controls to prevent the commercialisation of charitable gaming.

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has lauded the passage of Senate Bill 9, legislation allowing for variable payback percentages in slot games which it says will bring skill games, arcade elements and other unique features to the state’s casinos.

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