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PAGCOR suspends casino and other gaming activities in the Philippines

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has confirmed that it is suspending all gaming operations effective immediately.

In line with the instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte to put Metro Manila under community quarantine to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the suspension applies to land-based casinos, electronic game (eGames), bingo, sports betting, poker and [...]

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US casinos close as COVID-19 fears escalate

A number of US states temporarily suspended land-based casino operations over the weekend as a precautionary measure against the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

The states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island, all confirmed that casino operations would be temporarily suspended for at least the next two weeks, [...]

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Lottery

Alabama bill revisits lottery while Louisiana aims to go online

Lawmakers in Alabama and Louisiana have introduced lottery-related bills this week.

In Alabama, lawmakers have once again introduced a bill to establish a state lottery, noting that many Alabamians already participate in other state lotteries, to the benefit of those states.

The lottery proposal is the second gaming bill to be introduced in Alabama since [...]

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Washington Legislature approves tribal sports betting bill

Lawmakers in Washington State have approved legislation to authorise sports betting at tribal casinos, with the bill now headed to Governor Jay Inslee for approval.

The bill was signed by the speaker of the House on Monday March 9th and by the president of the Senate on March 10th, authorising retail and online sports betting [...]

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Virginia bill paves way for public referendum to expand gambling

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will decide whether to sign legislation expanding his state’s gambling market after lawmakers approved a bill to establish land-based casinos, regulate sports betting, and deploy up to 2,500 new historical horse racing terminals in the state.

A package of gambling-related bills are incorporated into HB 4, which was [...]

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Alabama bill aims to legalise sports betting as Wyoming lawmakers vote against

Representative Mike Rogers reintroduced his sports betting bill in Alabama last week following an unsuccessful attempt to legalise the activity last year, while lawmakers in Wyoming made short of work of rejecting their state’s proposed betting legislation.

Rep. Rogers’ bill was read for the first time on Thursday (Feb. 27) and referred to the House [...]

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Mr Green agrees £3m penalty package with UK Gambling Commission

William Hill-owned Mr Green has been handed a £3m penalty package by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to have effective procedures in place to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

The UKGC issued the penalty for systemic failings in respect of the operator’s social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) [...]

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Canada

Single-event sports betting back in the spotlight in Canada

Saskatchewan member of parliament Kevin Waugh has become the latest Canadian lawmaker to try and drive through changes to sports betting legislation with the introduction of his Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act.

Waugh’s bill would authorise provincial governments to offer betting on racing, sports and athletics through their lottery, including single-event bets [...]

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Georgia Lottery

New bill aims to authorise Georgia Lottery’s expansion into sports betting

Senators in the US state of Georgia have introduced legislation to regulate sports betting as a lottery game.

The proposal introduced Friday follows an unsuccessful attempt last year to legalise and regulate sports betting through a constitutional amendment.

The senate bill defines sports wagering as a lottery game and gives the Georgia Lottery responsibility for operations [...]

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Oregon

Oregon lawmakers consider regulated fantasy contests and collegiate sports betting

Lawmakers in Oregon have proposed amendments to recently introduced gambling legislation in a bid to broaden the available legal offering.

The proposed amendments relate to two bills introduced earlier this month which sought to limit the Oregon Lottery’s sports betting offering and available sales channels.

The first bill sought to prevent the Oregon Lottery from offering any [...]

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Connecticut revisits regulated sports betting with new bill

Connecticut’s Public Safety and Security Committee has introduced legislation to authorise sports betting in the state, subject to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe agreeing amended procedures and compacts with Governor Ned Lamont.

The proposed legislation would allow players over the age of 21 who are physically located within the state to bet [...]

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Lottery

Alaska Governor calls on legislature to establish state lottery

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has introduced legislation to establish a new lottery to help fund state expenditure.

The proposed bill would establish the Alaska Lottery Corporation as a new state-owned entity within the Department of Revenue with authority to offer in-state and multi-state draw games, scratchers, sports betting and keno.

Revenue from the state lottery would help to [...]

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