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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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Kansas Governor signs sports betting bill

Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas has signed a bill to legalise and regulate sports betting and historical horse racing machines.

The bill signed Thursday will allow the Kansas Lottery to offer sports betting to players within the state who are over the age of 21, through one or more lottery gaming [...]

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Belgium proposes gambling advertising ban

The Belgian government has unveiled plans to outlaw advertising by licensed gambling operators by the end of this year.

The advertising ban is meant to increase protection for vulnerable players and will apply to all operators, excluding the National Lottery.

The ban will apply to most forms of advertising, including TV and [...]

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Maine joins list of regulated sports betting states

Governor Janet Mills of Maine has signed a bill that will regulate retail and online sports betting in the state.

Maine’s federally recognized Indian tribes will be eligible to operate mobile betting state-wide, while licensed off-track betting facilities, commercial tracks and casinos will be eligible to apply for one of 10 [...]

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Minnesota House Committees approve sports betting bills

Lawmakers in Minnesota progressed two sports betting bills this week that would authorise online wagering.

Both bills would allow the state to award two master sports betting licenses to applicant organisations comprised of two or more Indian Tribes, with the master licensees in turn allowed to partner with up to seven [...]

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Oregon Governor signs amended greyhound race betting bill

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill to prohibit the Oregon Racing Commission from granting any license for greyhound race meets after July 1, 2022.

The bill signed Thursday is a watered-down version of a bill that would have criminalised betting on greyhound races as a Class A misdemeanour, regardless [...]

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Dutch iGaming market generates €185m in GGR in Q4 2021

Licensed Dutch iGaming operators generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €185m in the fourth quarter of 2021, the first quarter since the newly regulated market opened.

Providing an overview of the iGaming market since it opened on 1 October, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said it was too early to draw [...]

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