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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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Wyoming to consider authorising lottery scratch games

Efforts are underway to expand the Wyoming State Lottery by authorising state and multi-state scratch games.

The legislative proposal was received for introduction on Friday (Feb. 11) and is sponsored by the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee.

The proposal marks the first major change to laws governing the Wyoming [...]

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Oregon bill seeks to criminalise betting on greyhound races

The Oregon legislature will hold a public hearing today to consider a proposal to outlaw betting on greyhound races.

The proposal by Senator Peter Courtney would prohibit betting on greyhound races, regardless of the state or country in which the race takes place, with unlawful greyhound betting classified as a Class [...]

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Arizona bills aim to establish new regulator, increase betting licenses

Arizona Senator Sally Gonzales has introduced legislation to ensure parity among the state’s Native American tribes by increasing the number of sports betting licenses available to tribal operators.

Arizona’s regulated sports betting market launched five months ago and allows for a maximum of 20 licensed operators, with ten licenses linked to [...]

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South Dakota eyes online sports betting

Lawmakers in South Dakota are hoping to expand the state’s nascent sports betting market by seeking voter approval for online sports betting.

The proposal aims to amend the constitution of South Dakota at the next general election to expand sports betting beyond the current retail offering in the city of Deadwood.

If [...]

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Missouri House Committee to consider competing sports betting bills

Missouri Representative Phil Christofanelli has introduced his promised sports betting bill in the House.

Christofanelli’s HB2556 was read in the House last week and referred to the House Special Committee on Public Policy.

It would allow the state’s gaming and sports facilities to offer betting to players over the age of 21 [...]

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Schleswig Holstein parliament approves gambling amendments

Lawmakers in the German state of Schleswig Holstein have approved amendments to gambling legislation which include a tiered tax structure for online casino games and increased funding for addiction treatment services.

The amendments that were unanimously approved Wednesday (Jan. 26) are designed to increase consumer protection and adapt state law to [...]

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Iowa House Committee proposes iGaming legislation

Iowa’s licensed casino and sports betting operators would be allowed to expand their offering to include online casino games under a new bill introduced this week.

The bill introduced Tuesday (Jan. 25) by the House State Government Committee would allow the state’s licensed gambling operators to apply for a license from [...]

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New bill aims to kickstart Illinois Lottery’s sports betting program

Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford is hoping to kickstart the Illinois Lottery’s pilot sports betting program with a proposal to significantly reduce vendor licensing costs and extend the program through to 2030.

Illinois adopted sports betting legislation in 2019 which allowed the state’s casinos to offer retail and online sports betting, and [...]

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