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Brazil adds sports betting to investment and privatisation plans

Sports betting operators may soon have the opportunity to bid for a license in Brazil after the government officially included betting in its Investment Partnership and National Privatisation programmes.

The official decree published Wednesday enables the Brazilian government to develop a privatisation plan and offer concessions to operate sports betting across [...]

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AGA refuses to fight for iGaming legislation but highlights 250% revenue hike

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has declined the opportunity to throw its weight behind iGaming legislation in more states, despite a 250 per cent rise in iGaming revenue to $402.7m in the five states that offer it in Q2 2020.

The AGA continues to tread a fine line between supporting the [...]

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Oslo Norway

Norway notifies new Gambling Act to European Commission

The government of Norway has submitted its draft Gambling Act to the European Commission for approval.

The proposed new law would govern all gambling activities in Norway under an exclusive rights model, with state-owned Norsk Tipping retaining its monopoly on lottery and gaming, while Norsk Rikstoto would be the only authorised [...]

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Queensland bill aims to prohibit online wagering inducements

Draft legislation was introduced in the Australian state of Queensland Thursday to prohibit online wagering operators from offering inducements to new customers.

Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said that the proposed law will help to minimise gambling related harm by preventing operators from offering any inducement to players [...]

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Ukraine

Ukraine President signs bill legalising gambling

Legal gambling is set to return to Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky signed legislation Tuesday to authorise and regulate online and land-based casino gaming and sports betting.

The new law allows licensed operators to conduct casino gaming and booking activities in retail locations and online, as well as authorising lotteries, online [...]

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Nevada Governor Sisolak signs COVID related health bill into law

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed public health legislation Tuesday that will provide civil liability protection to the state’s hospitality industry when adhering to guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The legislation has the support of the Culinary Workers Union and will see the Department of Health and [...]

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Pennsylvania bill aims to allow small games of chance online

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have introduced a bill to amend the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to allow eligible organizations to offer games online.

The proposal would amend the 1988 bill to allow clubs and charitable, religious and other civic and service associations to operate small games of chance online, [...]

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New sports betting bill introduced in Massachusetts

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are making another attempt to legalise sports betting with a new bill introduced Friday.

The proposed legislation would allow the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to issue three types of operator license; Category 1 licenses for in-person and remote sports betting, Category 2 licenses for in-person sports wagering at a [...]

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New bill introduced to repeal federal sports betting tax

New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to repeal the excise tax applicable to all legal sports bets in the United States.

Representatives Dina Titus and Guy Reschenthaler, co-chairs of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, introduced the legislation Friday to repeal the 0.25 per cent excise tax on all legal sports [...]

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Rhode Island drops in-person sign-up requirement for online sports betting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation into law to allow adults to open online sports betting accounts without visiting a retail venue.

The amendment was approved earlier this month by the Rhode Island General Assembly by a margin of 57-12, and allows state residents to open online sports betting [...]

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Rhode Island lawmakers approve sports betting amendment

Adults in Rhode Island will soon be authorised to open online sports betting accounts without first having to visit a retail venue under newly amended laws.

The amendment to allow remote sports betting account registrations was approved Thursday by the Rhode Island General Assembly by a margin of 57-12, and now [...]

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European Commission

Netherlands amends Gambling Act and unveils iGaming regulations

The Netherlands government has notified the European Commission of proposed changes to its Gambling Act and Gambling Tax Act, as well as new regulations for the implementation of remote gambling in the Remote Gambling Order.

The proposed amendments to the Gambling Act relate to advertising restrictions, the use of customer databases, [...]

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