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New Jersey bill aims to authorise fixed odds betting on horse racing

Senator Vin Gopal of New Jersey has introduced legislation to authorise fixed odds betting on horse races.

The proposal would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or an individual racetrack permit holder to operate a betting platform under the supervision of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, or [...]

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Germany’s state leaders sign new gambling treaty

Germany’s new State Treaty on Gambling has been signed by leaders of the country’s 16 federal states, paving the way for its implementation from July 1, 2021.

The government of the state of Berlin announced the signing of the treaty Monday in its capacity as the current chair of the prime [...]

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor voices support for regulated sports betting

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has spoken out in favour of legalised sports betting, two weeks before state residents head to the polls to vote on the initiative.

Maryland lawmakers have considered legalized and regulated sports betting since before the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, [...]

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Netherlands

Netherlands confirms new launch date for regulated iGaming market

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed a two-month delay to the opening of the regulated Dutch gambling market.

As first reported by Gaming Intelligence, Dutch lawmakers voted in June to delay the opening of the market to give all parties time to “overcome the shock of the COVID-19 crisis”, with [...]

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Brazil

Brazil adds sports betting to investment and privatisation plans

Sports betting operators may soon have the opportunity to bid for a license in Brazil after the government officially included betting in its Investment Partnership and National Privatisation programmes.

The official decree published Wednesday enables the Brazilian government to develop a privatisation plan and offer concessions to operate sports betting across [...]

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AGA refuses to fight for iGaming legislation but highlights 250% revenue hike

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has declined the opportunity to throw its weight behind iGaming legislation in more states, despite a 250 per cent rise in iGaming revenue to $402.7m in the five states that offer it in Q2 2020.

The AGA continues to tread a fine line between supporting the [...]

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Oslo Norway

Norway notifies new Gambling Act to European Commission

The government of Norway has submitted its draft Gambling Act to the European Commission for approval.

The proposed new law would govern all gambling activities in Norway under an exclusive rights model, with state-owned Norsk Tipping retaining its monopoly on lottery and gaming, while Norsk Rikstoto would be the only authorised [...]

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Queensland bill aims to prohibit online wagering inducements

Draft legislation was introduced in the Australian state of Queensland Thursday to prohibit online wagering operators from offering inducements to new customers.

Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said that the proposed law will help to minimise gambling related harm by preventing operators from offering any inducement to players [...]

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Ukraine

Ukraine President signs bill legalising gambling

Legal gambling is set to return to Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky signed legislation Tuesday to authorise and regulate online and land-based casino gaming and sports betting.

The new law allows licensed operators to conduct casino gaming and booking activities in retail locations and online, as well as authorising lotteries, online [...]

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Nevada Governor Sisolak signs COVID related health bill into law

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed public health legislation Tuesday that will provide civil liability protection to the state’s hospitality industry when adhering to guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The legislation has the support of the Culinary Workers Union and will see the Department of Health and [...]

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Pennsylvania bill aims to allow small games of chance online

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have introduced a bill to amend the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to allow eligible organizations to offer games online.

The proposal would amend the 1988 bill to allow clubs and charitable, religious and other civic and service associations to operate small games of chance online, [...]

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New sports betting bill introduced in Massachusetts

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are making another attempt to legalise sports betting with a new bill introduced Friday.

The proposed legislation would allow the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to issue three types of operator license; Category 1 licenses for in-person and remote sports betting, Category 2 licenses for in-person sports wagering at a [...]

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