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John Whittingdale MP assumes responsibility for gambling

DCMS minister John Whittingdale has assumed responsibility for gambling and will now lead the UK Government’s gambling review launched last December, taking over from Nigel Huddleston MP.

Whittingdale has previously served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as well as Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select [...]

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Austria proposes gambling reforms to create a buffer with politicians

It took a raid on the home of the finance minister to make it happen, but Austria looks set to finally establish an independent gambling regulator.

Interim Justice Minister Werner Kogler announced the proposal Wednesday to strip the finance ministry of its gambling licensing and supervision powers, which will be transferred [...]

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BGC introduces new rules on gambling social media posts

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is calling on the Premier League and English Football League to encourage clubs to adopt new rules on gambling social media posts.

The new rules have been drawn up by the BGC in response to concerns about young people’s exposure to gambling related messaging on [...]

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German betting association warns of retail collapse and online exodus

Germany’s sports betting market contracted by 16 per cent in 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, with gaming operators also reporting a slump in online slot spending in the final quarter of the year as new restrictions came into force.

German sports betting association DSWV said Tuesday that [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission introduces new regulations for British operators

Britain’s Gambling Commission has introduced new rules for online slot games which are designed to reduce the speed and intensity of games.

The Commission says that the new rules are focused on online slots because of features which increase the intensity of play and the corresponding risks to players, with research [...]

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Entain forms Players’ Panel to contribute to UK regulatory debate

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has established the Players’ Panel as a platform for consumers to air their views about gambling in the United Kingdom.

The efficacy of Britain’s gambling regulations has been the subject of intense debate in recent years, with the debate moving from the risks posed by [...]

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Gaming Intelligence US Regulatory Bulletin

Gaming Intelligence US regulatory bulletin – January 2021

Gaming Intelligence’s new monthly legislation roundup delivers the month’s news digested, so you can prioritise what to do where 

New York and Appeals Court vie for top billing among slew of legislative developments US Court of Appeals removes last remaining iGaming doubts

The First Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a crushing blow to [...]

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Google set to accept online gambling apps in 19 countries

Google will soon allow real-money gambling apps into its Google Play app store in an additional 15 countries.

Google’s policies currently allow online gambling apps in just four countries, Brazil, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

This will change on March 1, when real-money gambling apps, fantasy sports apps, and ads related [...]

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Carl Brinkat

Malta Gaming Authority appoints new CEO

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has appointed Carl Brincat as chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Brincat previously served as the MGA’s chief legal & enforcement officer and assumes the role vacated by Heathcliff Farrugia, who resigned in October 2020.

“It is an honour to be selected to lead the organisation at [...]

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Netherlands

Opening of Dutch online gambling market delayed by one month

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has been forced to once again delay the opening of the regulated Dutch gambling market.

With the opening of the market already delayed as a result of COVID-19, the Remote Gaming Act is now expected to enter into force on 1 April, one month later than [...]

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Georgia Representatives introduce online sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Georgia have introduced legislation to regulate online sports betting in the state.

Introduced Thursday, HB86 would amend Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia, and provides for the regulation of online sports betting under the oversight of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

Under the bill, the state [...]

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Online Gaming

Bill to regulate iGaming introduced in Indiana

Indiana Representative Alan Morrison has introduced new legislation to regulate iGaming in the state.

Set for its first reading later today, HB1406 would allow all 13 Indiana riverboats and racinos to apply for an interactive gaming licence to offer casino style games over the internet.

It imposes an adjusted gross receipts (AGR) [...]

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