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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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Germany adopts tax on iGaming stakes

Online gaming operators in Germany will be subject to a tax on all stakes with the opening of the regulated market on July 1.

Following a public hearing into the proposed tax on Monday, the finance committee of the German parliament approved amendments to the Racing Betting and Lottery Act on [...]

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Louisiana Governor signs sports betting licensing and tax bill

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation setting license fees and tax rates for sports betting operations in the state.

The Act sets the initial non-refundable application fee for a sports wagering license at $250,000 alongside a fee of $500,000 for a five-year license, with all fees deposited into the [...]

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Atlantic City tax relief bill submitted to Governor for approval

Lawmakers in New Jersey have passed legislation to give Atlantic City casinos relief on gaming taxes in an effort to accelerate the industry’s recovery after Covid-19.

Under the legislation currently pending approval from Governor Phil Murphy, casinos will be eligible for a 100 per cent reduction on the eight per cent [...]

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Tennessee set to amend sports betting regulatory structure

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed legislation aimed at strengthening the regulation of sports betting.

The amendments to the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act transfer regulatory authority from the Tennessee Lottery to the state’s Sports Betting Advisory Council.

The change follows an attempt by the Tennessee Lottery earlier this year to suspend the [...]

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IGT and Bally’s set to increase Rhode Island commitments

Rhode Island’s General Assembly has approved amended legislation to strengthen the agreement between the state, gaming supplier IGT and casino operator Bally’s Corporation.

Introduced by House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, the legislation represents an economic development investment of more than $250m to preserve and enhance Rhode Island’s [...]

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EGBA submits formal complaint over German online poker and slots tax

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission over the German government’s plan to set a 5.3 per cent tax on online poker and slot stakes.

The Brussels-based trade association said that the proposed tax, which applies only to online operators, would provide [...]

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Los Angeles, California

California set for sports betting referendum

Californians will get to decide whether to allow sports betting after an initiative for a statewide referendum gained approval Thursday.

California’s Elections Division certified the initiative for inclusion in the November 2022 ballot after proponents secured almost one million votes in support of the move to authorise new forms of gambling [...]

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