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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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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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DSWV

DSWV appoints Jens Becker to executive board

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has elected gaming lawyer Jens Becker to its executive board.

Becker is a partner at Munich-based law firm Dr. Bauer & Partner and has been active in the gaming industry for almost two decades as a legal advisor to Entain (formerly GVC Holdings).

He joins the [...]

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Ardalan Shekarabi

Sweden-licensed gambling operators set to face further restrictions

Sweden’s social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi has unveiled proposals to tighten restrictions on commercial gambling operators and to use supplier permits as a means of combating unlicensed gambling.

The proposals follow a two-year investigation into Swedish gambling regulations by the Gambling Market Investigation Board (Spelmarknadsutredningen) led by former member of parliament [...]

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Gibraltar gambling regulator concludes review of operators

Licensed operators in Gibraltar have agreed to pay £2.5m to support the Gibraltar Gambling Care Foundation following the completion of a review of operators’ processes and procedures by the Gibraltar Gambling Division.

The 12-month thematic review focused on ensuring that operators have adequate and robust systems in place to identify and [...]

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Sweden seeks to extend temporary gambling restrictions until June

The Swedish government has proposed to extend the temporary gambling restrictions introduced in the country in response to COVID-19 until next June.

The temporary restrictions came into force in July in response to the perceived risk of increased problem gambling as a result of unemployment, financial uncertainty or mental health issues [...]

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bet-at-home.com predicts lower revenue due to new German gaming regulations

Frankfurt-listed iGaming operator bet-at-home.com expects a €20m fall in gross betting and gaming revenue next year as a result of the new regulations in Germany.

bet-at-home.com secured German licence approval last week, allowing the company to offer online slots, poker and sports betting to players in Germany.

The authorisation is subject to [...]

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Spain

Spain adopts new restrictions on gambling marketing

Spain has adopted strict new gambling marketing regulations to limit broadcast advertising and prevent operators from offering sign-up bonuses to consumers, among a host of other restrictions.

The regulations were adopted Wednesday with their publication in the official state gazette, with the restrictions on broadcast advertising and bonusing coming into force [...]

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