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Massachusetts House approves sports betting legislation

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve sports betting legislation Friday by a margin of 156 to 3.

The Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act provides for three types of license, with Category 1 licenses allowing sports wagering in person at a gaming establishment and through not more than three individually-branded mobile [...]

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UK government opens consultation into National lottery sales by young people

The UK government is considering changes to legislation to allow people under the age of 18 to sell National Lottery products.

The government has launched a public consultation to gather feedback on the proposal, which would allow 16 and 17 year olds to sell 18+ National Lottery products to consumers with [...]

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Singapore opens consultation to amend gambling laws

The Singapore Government has launched a new public consultation to amend the country’s gambling laws and regulations to cover evolving gambling products and the advancements of technology.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Policy Development Division (MHA) is seeking feedback on proposals to consolidate existing gambling legislation covering both online and physical [...]

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Governor Mills vetoes Maine tribal gaming bill

Maine Governor Janet Mills has pledged to work with tribal leaders to ensure that they are not unfairly excluded from operating their own gaming facilities after vetoing a bill that would have authorised gaming on tribal land.

Governor Mills notified her veto of LD554, an Act To Create Gaming Equity and [...]

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Royal Assent of Criminal Code amendment set to spur sports betting in Canada

Single event sports betting is coming to Canada following Wednesday’s adoption of an Act to amend the Criminal Code to legalise the activity.

The Act received Royal Assent Wednesday, although a date for its entry into force is yet to be determined.

It will allow Canadian provinces and territories to conduct and [...]

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Florida ballot proposal aims to expand sports betting market

A new political committee in Florida is aiming to expand the state’s sports betting market beyond tribal gaming operators through a ballot initiative which has secured approval from the Florida Division of Elections.

The approval allows the political committee, Florida Education Champions, to begin canvasing for signatures to place the initiative [...]

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Louisiana Governor signs betting and gaming bills

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed five gaming-related bills into law Tuesday, including an Act to regulate sports betting in the state.

Senate bill 247 to regulate retail and online sports betting will come into force on July 1, with licensed operations subject to a 10 per cent tax on retail [...]

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Canadian lawmakers approve single event sports betting bill

Canadian gaming providers are celebrating the passage of legislation to legalise single event sports betting.

Canada’s Senate approved bill C218 Tuesday, which will amend the country’s criminal code to allow single event sports betting once the bill receives Royal Assent.

“This is a huge win for PlayNow.com players, and British Columbians overall,” [...]

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New Jersey fixed odds racing bill passes legislature

New Jersey’s fixed-odds horse racing betting bill secured the unanimous approval of both legislative houses Monday and will now be presented to Governor Phil Murphy for approval.

The bill allows the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or a racetrack permit holder to apply for a license from the Division of [...]

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Norway set to adopt new Gambling Act

Norway’s new Gambling Act has been submitted to parliament for adoption after securing approval from the Ministry of Culture on Friday.

The new law unifies the country’s existing Lottery Act, Gambling Act and Totalizator Act into a single piece of legislation and strengthens the regulator’s ability to combat unlicensed gambling and [...]

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Maine sports betting bill submitted to Governor Mills

Lawmakers in Maine passed legislation Friday to regulate retail and online sports betting, with the bill now submitted to Governor Janet Mills for final approval.

The sports betting bill was the subject of numerous amendments prior to its passage Friday and now excludes gaming entities licensed in other US jurisdictions from [...]

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Ohio Senate passes sports betting legislation

Ohio Senators have passed legislation to legalise sports betting after adopting a number of amendments to the bill first introduced in May.

The bill will now head to the House of Representatives for consideration before being submitted to Governor Mike DeWine.

The proposed legislation passed the Senate Wednesday by a vote of [...]

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