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BGC welcomes Paul Scully as Britain’s new gambling minister

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the appointment of Paul Scully MP as Minister responsible for the betting and gaming industry.

Scully becomes the third minister to hold the position this year after Chris Philp resigned from the role in July, with Damian Collins announcing his resignation last week.

Scully will [...]

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Washington DC

DC sports betting legislation aims to open market to competition

Washington DC Council member Ellisa Silverman has introduced legislation to overhaul the district’s regulated sports betting market.

The independent council member introduced the legislation on Monday in response to the poor performance of the GambetDC sports betting app operated by Intralot, having previously voted against the award of the contract to [...]

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Argentina’s Mendoza province approves iGaming regulations

The Argentinean province of Mendoza has approved new regulations to legalise sports betting and online gambling.

The regulations were approved by the Instituto Provincial de Juegos y Casino (IPJyC) de Mendoza and come two years after legislation was first introduced to enable online gambling by residents in Mendoza, the fourth most [...]

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Vermont, Burlington

Vermont may allow up to six sports betting operators

Vermont’s Sports Betting Study Committee has said that the state would be best served by two to six licensed sports betting operators.

The Committee supports a revenue share model under which between two to six operators would be licensed to offer online sports betting, with the state receiving 20 per cent [...]

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Liechtenstein pumps the brakes on casino expansion

The government of Liechtenstein has proposed a moratorium on new casinos in an effort to rein in the rapid growth of gambling.

The 62 square mile European nation has a population of approximately 38,000 and currently hosts five casinos.

The government said Wednesday that despite the high density of casinos in the [...]

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Bally's Corp

Marc Crisafulli retires as Bally’s EVP of government relations

New York-listed gaming operator Bally's Corporation has confirmed the retirement of Marc Crisafulli as the company's executive vice president of government relations, legal and regulatory.

Crisafulli joined the company in May 2019 as EVP of government relations and later served as EVP of Twin River Worldwide Holdings and president of Twin [...]

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DA seeks input on proposed South Africa online gambling bill

Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Dean Macpherson is seeking input from industry stakeholders as he prepares to introduce a private member’s bill to legalise and regulate online gambling in South Africa.

Macpherson serves as the shadow minister of Trade, Industry and Competition and is critical of the government’s failure to [...]

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Australia launches online gambling inquiry

The Australian government has launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems.

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will examine a number of issues, including the effectiveness of existing consumer protections aimed at reducing online problem gambling, the definition [...]

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Kansas opens regulated sports betting market

Kansas became the latest US state to launch a regulated online and retail sports betting market on Thursday, with several leading operators going live on launch day.

After Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 84 into law last month, sports wagering in Kansas began with a soft launch at noon yesterday [...]

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Brazil approves plans to establish new Health and Tourism lotteries

Brazil’s plenary of the Chamber of Deputies has approved proposals to establish a new lottery to help finance the health and tourism sectors.

Bill 1561/20 was approved this week and authorises the Executive Branch to create health and tourism lotteries covering numerical games and fixed odds sports betting, which can be [...]

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Brazil

Brazil aims to combat illegal websites with payment blocking bill

Financial transactions with unlicensed online gambling operators will be prohibited under a new bill introduced in Brazil last week.

The payment blocking proposal is aimed at illegal online gambling websites in Brazil, as well as sites featuring underage pornography.

The draft bill before the House of Representatives would see the Central Bank [...]

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President Castillo signs Peru iGaming bill into law

Peru President Pedro Castillo has signed legislation into law to regulate sports betting and online gaming in the country.

After legislation was approved by the country’s Council of Ministers last month, President Castillo signed the bill at a ceremony at the Government Palace Friday in the presence of Minister of Foreign [...]

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