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Finland set to amend Lottery Act to end disbursements to social causes

The President of Finland is expected to approve legislation today that will end the disbursement of Veikkaus’ profits to social causes.

In future, all profit from the state-owned gambling monopoly will be directed to the state budget.

The government claims that the change will aid responsible gambling efforts by ending the link [...]

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Romanian Senate approves gambling advertising restrictions

Lawmakers in Romania have voted in favour of a bill to limit gambling advertising.

Following efforts last year to ban all gambling advertising across radio, television and billboards, lawmakers voted this week to adopt an amended bill that limits advertising by licensed operators to the hours of 11pm to 6am.

The bill [...]

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Kentucky bill introduced to regulate online and retail sports betting

Lawmakers in Kentucky introduced legislation this week to authorise online sports betting.

The bill would allow the state’s racetracks to offer in-person and online sports betting, subject to licensure, with the proceeds from sports betting to benefit the Kentucky Permanent Pension Fund.

The Kentucky Racing Commission would oversee the activity and tracks [...]

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Minnesota mobile sports betting bills introduced

Lawmakers in Minnesota have introduced legislation to regulate mobile sports betting.

The bills introduced Monday would allow the state to award up to 11 mobile sports betting operator licenses to Indian Tribes that lawfully conduct Class III gaming in the state, with each tribe eligible for one twenty-year mobile sports betting [...]

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Online casino bill introduced in New York

New York Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. has introduced a new bill to authorise online casino gambling in New York State.

The bill would amend the state’s racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, and allow for up to three ten-year iGaming licenses to be awarded by a competitive bidding process conducted by [...]

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AGA speaks out against federal sportsbook advertising ban

The American Gaming Association has spoken out against a proposed federal ban on sports betting advertising.

A bill introduced last week by Congressman Paul Tonko of New York would ban all sportsbook advertising on any media that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as is the [...]

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Illinois iGaming bill introduced

Senator Cristina Castro of Illinois has introduced legislation to license and regulate online casino gaming in the state.

The proposed bill would allow internet gaming licensees to operate up to three individually branded iGaming websites for players in Illinois, and to accept wagers from out-of-state players.

The bill was introduced on Wednesday [...]

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Australia’s NSW aims to make poker machines cashless by 2028

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has unveiled plans to make every poker machine in the Australian state cashless by 31 December 2028.

The proposal comes in response to the NSW Crime Commission’s recent report into money laundering in electronic gaming machines.

The government said that the landmark changes will see "one [...]

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Minnesota Senator unveils sports betting proposal

Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller is encouraging lawmakers to support a bill he plans to introduce to regulate sports betting.

Senator Miller said this week that he plans to introduce legislation to give Minnesotans a safe wagering option to replace their current practice of finding illegal workarounds with online vendors or [...]

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Vermont considers bill to authorize online sports betting

A bill introduced in Vermont this week would authorize the Department of Liquor and Lottery to operate online sports betting.

The bill would allow betting on professional and amateur sporting contests, excluding certain events involving a Vermont collegiate team.

It also includes responsible gambling safeguards such as deposit limits, voluntary self-exclusion, and [...]

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Deadwood, South Dakota

South Dakota bills aim to expand sports betting beyond Deadwood

Two new bills have been introduced in South Dakota this week to expand the state’s regulated sports betting market.

The first seeks to authorize retail sports betting at licensed liquor establishments anywhere in the state, expanding the current retail market beyond the city of Deadwood.

These establishments, defined as licensed affiliate businesses, [...]

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Georgia bill seeks to authorize online betting

Lawmakers in the US state of Georgia have introduced legislation that would allow the Georgia Lottery Corporation to offer sports betting.

The proposed bill would the amend the Code of Georgia to establish the Georgia Sports Betting Commission as regulator and the Georgia Lottery Corporation as a Type 1 sports betting [...]

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