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Michigan legislature increases funding for Gaming Control Board

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to secure an additional $7m in funding to promote responsible gambling initiatives and to effectively manage higher-than-expected internet gaming activity.

The additional funding was agreed by lawmakers as part of the state’s 2023 fiscal year budget, which has now been submitted to [...]

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German regulator names seasoned executive to lead efforts against unlicensed online gambling

Germany’s new national gambling regulator has brought in Nadja Wierzejewski to lead efforts against unlicensed online gambling and its related advertising.

Wierzejewski joins the regulator on July 1 from the Supervisory and Service Directorate of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, where she served as head of gambling supervision since 2008.

In her new [...]

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Australia set to introduce online gambling self-exclusion register

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has unveiled plans to introduce a new online gambling national self-exclusion register during the second half of this year.

The register will apply to all licensed online and telephone betting operators and will enable Australian gamblers to exclude themselves from participation for periods ranging [...]

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Belgian regulator proposes new online gambling regulations

Belgium’s Gaming Commission has submitted ten recommendations to the Minister of Justice to strengthen online gambling regulations.

The recommendations are in response to a request from the Ministry to better protect online gamblers, with the Commission noting that online games are currently very poorly regulated.

“Ten years after its legalisation, gross gaming [...]

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Gambling Commission issues guidance ahead of new safer gambling requirements

Britain’s Gambling Commission has issued guidance for operators ahead of the introduction of new consumer protection rules which come into force in September.

The new rules apply from 12 September and require online operators to monitor players for indicators of harm, identify vulnerable customers, and employ automated and manual customer interaction [...]

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Belgium’s National Lottery responds to advertising ban allegations

The Belgian National Lottery has been forced to defend itself against claims that it has sought to influence the government’s position on a ban on gambling advertising.

Belgium’s Loterie Nationale issued a statement Wednesday challenging a report by Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), which claimed that the lottery had offered [...]

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Colorado sports betting audit questions licensing process and deduction of free bets

An audit of the first year of regulated sports betting in Colorado has identified shortcomings in the licensing process and called into question the practice of licensees carrying forwarded losses to reduce their future tax liability.

The report by the Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was released this week [...]

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Former Penn Interactive employee charged with insider trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former employee of Penn National Gaming’s iGaming arm with insider trading.

David Roda, a former software engineer at Penn Interactive Ventures, has been charged in connection with Penn National’s $2bn acquisition of Toronto-based Score Media and Gaming last year.

Filed in federal district [...]

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bet-at-home warns of possible drop in German revenue

Frankfurt-listed online betting and gaming operator bet-at-home has warned of a possible drop in revenue from its home market of Germany due to the application of deposit limits under the 2021 State Treaty on Gambling.

The 2021 Treaty governs licensed betting and gaming at a national level and requires operators to [...]

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Ohio to open regulated sports betting market in January 2023

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has confirmed that the state’s regulated sports betting market will officially open on 1 January 2023.

Ohio’s General Assembly passed House Bill 29 to legalize and regulate online and retail sports betting last year, with Governor Mike DeWine signing the bill into law in December.

The bill, which [...]

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NSW releases new gambling regulations for public consultation

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has launched a public consultation into new gambling regulations.

The draft regulations will replace the existing Betting and Racing Regulation and Totalizator Regulation, both of which are due to expire in September.

“A large proportion of the community derive great pleasure from wagering and [...]

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Lawmaker proposes higher betting taxes in Australian Capital Territory

Australian Labor Party Member Marisa Paterson is calling on the state government to initiate a comprehensive review of online gambling in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

In her previous role as an academic researcher, Paterson said she grew “very concerned” about the harmful impacts of online gambling, and believes that more [...]

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