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Minnesota House Committees approve sports betting bills

Lawmakers in Minnesota progressed two sports betting bills this week that would authorise online wagering.

Both bills would allow the state to award two master sports betting licenses to applicant organisations comprised of two or more Indian Tribes, with the master licensees in turn allowed to partner with up to seven [...]

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Oregon Governor signs amended greyhound race betting bill

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill to prohibit the Oregon Racing Commission from granting any license for greyhound race meets after July 1, 2022.

The bill signed Thursday is a watered-down version of a bill that would have criminalised betting on greyhound races as a Class A misdemeanour, regardless [...]

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Dutch iGaming market generates €185m in GGR in Q4 2021

Licensed Dutch iGaming operators generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €185m in the fourth quarter of 2021, the first quarter since the newly regulated market opened.

Providing an overview of the iGaming market since it opened on 1 October, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said it was too early to draw [...]

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Germany’s Thuringia adopts online casino amendments

The German state of Thuringia has amended its Casino Act to allow for the launch of online casino games.

The amendment was approved by lawmakers on March 17 and establishes a regulated online casino market, with the state’s Ministry of Finance being the only eligible licensee.

As previously reported, the parliament of [...]

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Netherlands minister promises more restrictive gambling advertising legislation

Online gaming industry associations in the Netherlands have committed to voluntary advertising restrictions ahead of a planned clampdown on advertising of “high-risk” online games of chance.

Following discussions with the minister for legal protection Franc Weerwind, industry associations NOGA and VNLOK have agreed to introduce new regulations for their members, shortening [...]

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Kansas House Committee introduces new gambling bill

Lawmakers in Kansas have introduced legislation to authorise and regulate sports betting, historical horse racing machines, and internet sales of lottery games.

With last year’s effort failing to pass the House after securing Senate approval, the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced a new bill Wednesday to authorise sports [...]

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Alabama gaming and lottery bill passes first hurdle

Alabama’s Senate Tourism Committee has reported favourably on a proposal to license and regulate casino gaming and sports betting, and to establish a state lottery to fund education.

Proponents of the bill estimate that net proceeds from the proposed lottery would amount to between $198m and $285m annually, primarily for the [...]

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South Carolina set to consider mobile advance deposit wagering

South Carolina state senator Katrina Shealy has introduced legislation to license and regulate online advance deposit wagering.

The proposal aims to increase funding for the state’s equine industry, with license fee proceeds directed to a proposed Equine Industry Development Fund.

The bill would allow players in the state to place pari-mutuel wagers [...]

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Chile introduces online sports betting legislation

Chile could become the next Latin American country to regulate online sports betting following the introduction of new legislation this week.

The bill introduced Monday would establish a competitive online betting market for both local and foreign operators, and would bring an end to the current situation where a number of [...]

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Louisiana Lottery brings in Elizabeth Tranchina to lead sports betting

The Louisiana Lottery has brought in former Rush Street Interactive executive Elizabeth Tranchina to serve as vice president of sports gaming and deputy general counsel.

Tranchina joins the lottery from online betting and gaming operator Rush Street Interactive, where she served as director of compliance since March 2020.

She has also previously [...]

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New York bill aims to increase mobile betting licenses and lower tax rate

New York state senator Joseph Addabbo introduced a bill Friday that would require the state to expand its mobile sports betting market to include at least 14 licensed operators by January 2023, with a lower gaming tax applicable to a higher number of operators.

Senator Addabbo’s bill would require the New [...]

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Brazil’s Senate remains split ahead of second reading of gambling bill

Brazil's Senate is set to debate a second reading of the gambling bill that would legalise and regulate casinos, bingo halls, iGaming and Jogo de bicho.

The lower house approved the bill (PL 442/1991) on 24 February at its first reading and it will now be considered by Senators, many of [...]

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