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California Democrats vote to oppose online sports betting

Tribal gaming interests opposed to the legalisation of online sports betting in California are celebrating the California Democratic Party’s decision to oppose the proposition.

The California Democratic Party voted Sunday to oppose the online sports betting proposition (Prop. 27) backed by commercial gaming operators while voting to remain neutral on the [...]

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DCMS commits to publishing UK gambling review within weeks

The leadership contest to choose a new leader of the Conservative Party is unlikely to cause a significant delay in the publication of the Gambling Act review whitepaper.

Nigel Huddleston, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), told parliament Thursday that the government intends to publish [...]

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UK Gambling Review submitted to PM as responsible Minister resigns

Chris Philp, the Minister responsible for gambling in the UK, has become the latest senior figure to abandon Boris Johnson’s administration, just as the government review of gambling legislation nears completion.

Philp resigned as Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy this morning (7 July), saying that he could no longer [...]

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Canada

Ontario gaming regulator appoints new chief legal officer

Canada’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has expanded its executive management team with the appointment of Josée Turcotte as chief legal officer.

Turcotte begins her new role on 18 July, and brings extensive executive management, legal counsel and governance experience in financial services and capital markets, in both private [...]

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Los Angeles, California

California online sports betting initiative approved for November ballot

The Secretary of State of California has approved a ballot initiative to legalise online sports betting through a constitutional amendment.

The initiative was approved on June 27 when the state verified 1,142,317 signatures in support of the ballot measure, which required 997,139 valid signatures to be eligible for the statewide ballot [...]

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Lithuania

Lithuania amends lottery legislation

Lottery games in Lithuania will only be available to players over the age of 18 from next year after lawmakers voted in favour of raising the minimum age.

From 1 January, lottery retailers will be required to obtain identification from all players that appear to be below 18 years of age, [...]

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Gibraltar invites comments on proposed Gambling Act replacement

The Gibraltar Government has launched a public consultation on a proposed replacement to the 2005 Gambling Act.

The proposed replacement to the Act aims to establish a modern, innovative and fit for purpose regime for gaming businesses licensed in the jurisdiction and will require licensees to establish a substantive presence in [...]

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Queensland aims to increase wagering tax

Lawmakers in the Australian state of Queensland have unveiled plans to increase the wagering point of consumption tax (POCT) to 20 per cent alongside other regulatory amendments that are designed to create a new sustainable funding model for the racing industry.

The proposal by the Queensland government will see the wagering [...]

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Majority of British gamblers opposed to state-mandated spending rules

Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council has found that a majority of gamblers in the UK are opposed to the government setting limits on their gambling spend.

The result of the polling has been released ahead of the expected publication of new gambling laws this [...]

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Peru moves forward with new iGaming legislation

Peru’s Council of Ministers has approved a new draft bill to regulate online sports betting and iGaming.

The draft legislation was prepared by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and unanimously approved in an extraordinary session held Tuesday (May 17).

Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Roberto Sánchez said [...]

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Sweden introduces gambling reform bill

The Swedish government has introduced a new bill as part of its proposed reform of the country’s gambling market.

Building on proposals first mooted by the government in January, the 191-page bill outlines new measures to promote a safer gaming market through strengthened regulations.

The bill would exclude unlicensed operators from the [...]

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Minnesota House approves sports betting bill

Minnesota’s House of Representatives voted in favour of sports betting legislation Thursday, with the bill now headed to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill allows Minnesota’s 11 federally recognised Indian tribes to offer online sports betting to players in the state who are over the age of 21, subject to [...]

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