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Chicago issues RFP for City’s first casino resort

The City of Chicago has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a sole casino resort license in the nation’s third-largest metropolitan market.

The Illinois Gambling Act authorizes the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) to issue a single license permitting the conduct of casino gambling in the city.

The selected partner will be [...]

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Unibet

Kindred Group readies Unibet launch in Virginia

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group has been awarded a direct market access mobile sports betting permit by the Virginia Lottery.

The direct permit allows Kindred to offer online sports betting to players in the Commonwealth of Virginia without partnering with major league sports franchises, and marks Kindred’s fourth US launch under [...]

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UK launches independent review into Football Index demise

The UK Government is launching an independent review into the collapse of BetIndex’s Football Index.

The review will examine the circumstances surrounding the collapse of Football Index, and also assess the action taken by the Gambling Commission, which suspended the operator’s licence last month after the company entered into administration.

The government [...]

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Washington State set to launch regulated sports betting

Regulated sports betting looks set to launch in Washington State through an amended Class III gaming compact with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

The amended compact would allow the Tulalip Tribes to offer sports betting at two casinos located on the Tulalip Reservation, subject to necessary state, tribal and federal approval.

The [...]

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Netherlands

Dutch gambling regulator receives 28 iGaming licence applications

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has so far received 28 applications from gaming companies seeking a licence to operate online in the Netherlands.

It follows the opening of the regulator’s licence application process at the beginning of April, having been postponed from 1 January due to the impact of the Covid-19 [...]

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UK National Lottery

UK National Lottery set to increase age limit next week

UK National Lottery games will no longer be available to players under the age of 18 from next week.

The changes will prevent 16 and 17-year-olds from buying any lottery games from Thursday 22 April, in line with other gambling products in the UK, although they will be allowed to claim [...]

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1/ST Bet

Xpress Bet approved to offer horse race wagering online in Michigan

Horse racing fans in Michigan now have a third mobile wagering option after the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) issued a temporary license to Stronach Group’s Xpress Bet.

The temporary license approval follows the signing of a third-party facilitator agreement between Stronach Group’s 1/ST and Northville Downs, Michigan’s only licensed racetrack.

Xpress [...]

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Netherlands

Netherlands iGaming licensing hits early glitch

Gaming companies aiming to secure a license to operate online in the Netherlands will have to wait a little longer to submit their applications after a technical error delayed this morning’s launch of the licensing portal.

The license application process is now expected to begin later today, having most recently been [...]

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theScore partners Caesars to enter Illinois sports betting market

Toronto-listed Score Media and Gaming will launch its mobile sportsbook in Illinois through a market access agreement with Caesars Entertainment’s Harrah’s Joliet Hotel & Casino.

Caesars will receive a share of revenue from theScore Bet’s mobile sports betting operations in Illinois under the ten year agreement, which is subject to certain [...]

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R. Franco Digital granted licence approval in Malta

Spanish gaming supplier R. Franco Digital has been issued a supplier licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The critical gaming supply licence allows the supplier to provide its portfolio of games to Malta-based operators, including titles such as Time Lab, Fortune Jungle and Book of Fruits.

“As the most established gaming [...]

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Casumo saves UK licence after second Gambling Commission fine

Malta-based online casino operator Casumo has been hit with a second fine by Britain's Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures that took place in 2018 and 2019.

The current management team, headed by chief executive Shelly Suter-Hadad who was brought in from Mansion in late 2019, has overhauled [...]

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Belgium adds 15 new domains to iGaming blacklist

Belgium’s Gaming Commission has further expanded its blacklist of illegal gambling sites with the addition of 15 new domains.

With the Commission working with financial services industry federation Febelfin to facilitate payment blocking against unlicensed operators, the regulator has added 15 more domains to its blacklist.

Most of this week's additions are [...]

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