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Oklahoma looks to regulate online advance deposit wagering on horse races

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are working to end the ambiguity surrounding advance deposit wagering (ADW) on interstate horse racing.

Under the proposal passed by the House Judiciary – Civil Committee on Tuesday (March 1), advance deposit wagering providers would be required to secure license approval from the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission to [...]

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Virginia legislature votes to raise minimum age for historical racing wagering

People under the age of 21 will be prohibited from using any electronic gaming terminal or other electronic device in a satellite facility to bet on historical horse racing under a bill approved by lawmakers in Virginia.

The proposal amends the Code of Virginia to raise the minimum age for wagering [...]

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New York bill seeks to authorise online casino gaming

Senator Joseph Addabbo of New York has introduced legislation to authorise online casino gaming in the state.

The proposed bill would allow New York’s four upstate commercial gaming facilities and Native American class III gaming facilities to offer online slot and table games to players located within the state, with all [...]

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Brazil lawmakers approve draft gambling legislation

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted Wednesday in favour of legislation to regulate gambling across the nation, although a raft of proposed amendments are expected to lead to substantial changes over the coming days and weeks.

The draft bill to legalise and regulate online and land-based gambling narrowly passed by a vote [...]

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Kentucky online poker, sports betting and fantasy sports bill back in play

Kentucky Senator David Yates has introduced a bill that would license and regulate online poker, sports betting, and fantasy sports contests in the commonwealth.

The bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday (Feb. 23) is substantially similar to the bill introduced last year by Representative Adam Koenig, with a House bill due [...]

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Alaska State Capitol

Alaska online sports betting bill introduced

Alaska Representative Adam Wool has introduced legislation to regulate online sports betting and fantasy sports contests in the state.

The proposed legislation was introduced Tuesday (Feb. 22) and referred to the House State Affairs Committee, and sets an effective date of January 1, 2023.

The fantasy sports component of the bill excludes [...]

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Indiana lawmakers reign in Hoosier Lottery’s online plans

Lawmakers in Indiana have stepped in to prevent the Hoosier Lottery from offering games over the internet without prior legislative approval.

The proposal is in response to plans by the state lottery and its partner, International Game Technology (IGT), to offer lottery draw games for sale online, as well online scratch [...]

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Connecticut amendment aims to open up ADW market

Connecticut’s House Public Safety and Security Committee has proposed an amendment to the state’s General Statutes to expand advance deposit wagering (ADW) opportunities.

The amendment was introduced on Thursday (Feb. 17) and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security, which will hold a public hearing on the proposal [...]

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West Virginia amendment introduced to allow betting on eSports

Lawmakers in West Virginia are hoping to expand the state’s sports betting market with the addition of eSports as a qualified sporting event.

West Virginia adopted sports betting regulations in June 2018 and launched its regulated market in September of that year.

There are currently five licensed sports betting operators in the [...]

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Germany’s biggest state approves iGaming legislation

The parliament of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has voted in favour of legislation to regulate online casino gaming after rejecting last minute amendments that sought to block previously unlicensed providers from the market.

The legislation adopted Thursday (Feb. 17) will allow operators with a registered office in a member [...]

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Netherlands parliament votes in favour of online gambling ad ban for second time

Dutch parliamentarians have heaped more pressure on newly appointed legal protection minister Franc Weerwind to reign in gambling advertising, with a number of motions passed Tuesday (Feb. 15) in the Netherlands parliament.

The motions approved Tuesday relate to motions that were voted on in December but are yet to be implemented. [...]

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Singapore introduces bill to establish single gambling regulator

Lawmakers in Singapore have introduced new legislation to establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) as the single regulator for all forms of gambling in the country.

Introduced for First Reading in Parliament on Monday, the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Bill (GRA Bill) expands the mandate of the Casino Regulatory Authority [...]

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