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Governor urges lawmakers to pass sports betting bill in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has called on state lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop revenue from flowing to neighboring states.

The governor was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday to urge lawmakers to pass HB 137, which would legalize sports betting at horserace tracks and [...]

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PointsBet secures market access in Kansas

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet has secured access into Kansas' sports betting market through an agreement with the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel.

The primary skin agreement would allow PointsBet to provide retail and online and sports betting, once sports betting regulations have been implemented in the state.

A bill is currently in [...]

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Illinois Gaming Board releases second round of sports betting rules

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has released further regulations regarding the conduct of sports betting, paving the way for the issuance of temporary operating permits in the state.

The IGB began accepting retail and online sports betting licence applications last month and released second phase regulations late last week to address [...]

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Proposed German gambling treaty draws praise and scorn

The new draft of the German State Treaty on Gambling, which was provisionally approved by the country’s 16 states over the weekend, has been met with bemusement by politicians and the industry.

The draft includes unanimously welcomed proposals such as establishing a national gambling regulator for the first time with wide powers to police the [...]

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UKGC calls for ‘bold and innovative’ approach to reduce gambling harm

UK Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur said Wednesday that consumer confidence needs to be raised and only a ‘bold and innovative’ approach will achieve a reduction in gambling harm rates.

Speaking at the CMS Gambling Conference in London yesterday, McArthur delivered a keynote speech to industry leaders and legal and sector experts, covering a variety [...]

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Washington State looks to progress sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Washington State have introduced two different bills to authorize sports betting in the state.

The first bill HB2478 (companion bill S6277) was introduced by Representative Brandon Vick late last week and would authorize sports betting at tribal casinos, card rooms and racetracks.

Under the proposed bill, an operator may accept [...]

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UKGC establishes new industry working groups to reduce gambling harm

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has established three industry working groups as part of a drive to accelerate progress to raise standards and reduce gambling harm.

The working groups will be led by senior industry leaders and tackle high value customer incentives, advertising online, and responsible game and product design. All [...]

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US Representatives relaunch Congressional Gaming Caucus

US Representatives Guy Reschenthaler and Bennie Thompson have officially relaunched the Congressional Gaming Caucus for the 116th Congress.
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Swedish regulator proposes ban on certain bets in match-fixing crackdown

Sweden’s gambling regulator has proposed new rules to combat match-fixing in the country, including a ban on certain bets involving individual players.
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UKGC bans credit card gambling; adds self-exclusion as licence condition

British consumers will no longer be allowed to gamble using credit cards from April, with the ban applying to all forms of gambling except retail lottery sales.
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Britain’s online gambling harm parliamentary group discovers football streaming

Carolyn Harris, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on gambling related harm (APGG), posed an urgent question in parliament Thursday regarding the “shameful” availability of live football match streams on online gambling websites.
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Greek iGaming regulations exclude blacklisted operators

Recently blacklisted online gaming operators in Greece will be excluded from the initial licensing process under proposed regulations.
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