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Romanian lawmakers introduce bill to ban all gambling advertising

Lawmakers in Romania have introduced a bill to outlaw all gambling advertising in the country, in line with the prohibition on promoting other addictive products such as alcohol and tobacco.

The prohibition would apply to all forms of gambling across any public media, including radio, television and billboards.

The authors of the [...]

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North Dakota Governor signs tribal-state gaming compacts

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has completed the signing of new tribal-state gaming compacts with five tribal nations in the state.

The current tribal gaming compacts are set to expire early next year, requiring the Governor and tribes to negotiate new gaming compacts, which now go to the US Department of [...]

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Kahnawà:ke initiates legal challenge against Ontario iGaming market

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is challenging the legality and constitutionality of Ontario’s newly regulated iGaming market, claiming that it is “significantly” damaging Kahnawà:ke’s economy.

The Council is to file a Notice of Application with the Ontario Superior Court against iGaming Ontario and the Attorney General of Ontario, challenging the [...]

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Australian MP takes aim at loot boxes with new legislation

Veteran anti-gambling campaigner Andrew Wilkie has introduced legislation in Australia to classify any game with loot box features as only being suitable for players over the age of 18.

The independent member of parliament has introduced the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Loot Boxes) Bill 2022, which would introduce [...]

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Dublin, Ireland

Irish Government approves publication of Gambling Regulation Bill

The Government of Ireland has approved the publication of a long-awaited bill to regulate online and land-based gambling.

Irish premier Micheál Martin described today’s Cabinet approval as significant and the bill as “unquestionably a major milestone”.

“It is an important and necessary piece of legislation, designed to meet the challenges of gambling [...]

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North Dakota gaming compacts to allow online betting and gaming on tribal land

Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota has submitted final drafts of new tribal-state gaming compacts to legislators for approval.

The new compacts stop short of authorizing state-wide online betting and gaming but allow tribes to offer Class III casino-style gaming, online sports betting, and mobile gaming to players located within the [...]

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Paul Scully MP-DCMS

BGC welcomes Paul Scully as Britain’s new gambling minister

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the appointment of Paul Scully MP as Minister responsible for the betting and gaming industry.

Scully becomes the third minister to hold the position this year after Chris Philp resigned from the role in July, with Damian Collins announcing his resignation last week.

Scully will [...]

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Washington DC

DC sports betting legislation aims to open market to competition

Washington DC Council member Ellisa Silverman has introduced legislation to overhaul the district’s regulated sports betting market.

The independent council member introduced the legislation on Monday in response to the poor performance of the GambetDC sports betting app operated by Intralot, having previously voted against the award of the contract to [...]

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Argentina’s Mendoza province approves iGaming regulations

The Argentinean province of Mendoza has approved new regulations to legalise sports betting and online gambling.

The regulations were approved by the Instituto Provincial de Juegos y Casino (IPJyC) de Mendoza and come two years after legislation was first introduced to enable online gambling by residents in Mendoza, the fourth most [...]

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Vermont, Burlington

Vermont may allow up to six sports betting operators

Vermont’s Sports Betting Study Committee has said that the state would be best served by two to six licensed sports betting operators.

The Committee supports a revenue share model under which between two to six operators would be licensed to offer online sports betting, with the state receiving 20 per cent [...]

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Liechtenstein pumps the brakes on casino expansion

The government of Liechtenstein has proposed a moratorium on new casinos in an effort to rein in the rapid growth of gambling.

The 62 square mile European nation has a population of approximately 38,000 and currently hosts five casinos.

The government said Wednesday that despite the high density of casinos in the [...]

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Bally's Corp

Marc Crisafulli retires as Bally’s EVP of government relations

New York-listed gaming operator Bally's Corporation has confirmed the retirement of Marc Crisafulli as the company's executive vice president of government relations, legal and regulatory.

Crisafulli joined the company in May 2019 as EVP of government relations and later served as EVP of Twin River Worldwide Holdings and president of Twin [...]

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