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New Jersey launches initiative to combat problem gambling

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin and Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) director David Rebuck have announced a series of new initiatives to expand the office’s responsible gaming efforts.

The initiatives build on DGE’s responsible gaming efforts announced in early February and include new advertising standards for operators, the introduction of a new position [...]

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AGCO proposes ban on celebrities in gambling advertising

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced plans to ban the use of athletes and celebrities in online gambling advertising campaigns.

The proposed changes to the internet gambling Advertising Standards aim to minimise the potential harm that advertising campaigns featuring celebrities and athletes can have on youth and [...]

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico issues nine sports betting licences

The Puerto Rico Gaming Commission has granted sports betting licences to nine companies as it looks to expand the industry.

The Caribbean island and US territory regulated sports betting in July 2019 and two casinos, Casino del Mar and Casino Metro, opened retail sportsbooks last year under temporary licences.

The Commission has [...]

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AGA releases updated advertising code for sports betting

The American Gaming Association has released an updated Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering in response to mounting concern about the volume and tone of sports betting advertising in the United States.

The changes have been developed in consultation with American Gaming Association (AGA) members and are described as the most [...]

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Soft2Bet brings in David Yatom as general counsel

iGaming supplier and operator Soft2Bet has strengthened its regulatory and compliance team with the appointment of David Yatom as general counsel.

Yatom joins the company from DraftKings, where he served as senior legal director for the past three years, having previously spent five years as general counsel of GamingTech, a subsidiary [...]

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Benin aims to better regulate gambling market

The Government of Benin has announced plans to re-regulate betting and gaming. 

Benin’s council of ministers approved the plan on Wednesday (March 15), citing the need to provide better protection to gamblers and combat tax evasion in the African nation.

The council said that regulating the gambling market will also guarantee fairer [...]

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Woodbine predicts bumper horse racing season and increased wagering

Ontario-based horseracing and betting operator Woodbine Entertainment is hoping to achieve its best ever season this year as it works with regulators to integrate pari-mutuel wagering into the province’s online sportsbooks.

The new season begins on April 22 and aims to attract a record audience, aided by this summer’s opening of [...]

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German gambling regulator calls for more cooperation from online operators

Germany’s national gambling regulator has rejected claims that illegal online gambling is on the rise in the country.

Ronald Benter of the Joint Gambling Authority of the Federal States (GGL) said Tuesday (Mar. 14) that less than 5 per cent of betting now takes place with illegal providers following the regulation [...]

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Belgium adopts new gambling advertising bill

Belgium’s new gambling advertising restrictions will come into force in less than four months.

Following publication in Belgium’s Official Gazette this week, the new law will come into force on July 1, 2023, although some of the restrictions around sport sponsorship will be phased in to allow for existing agreements to [...]

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Online casino bill introduced in New York

New York Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. has introduced a new bill to authorise online casino gambling in New York State.

The bill would amend the state’s racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, and allow for up to three ten-year iGaming licenses to be awarded by a competitive bidding process conducted by [...]

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Australia’s NSW aims to make poker machines cashless by 2028

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has unveiled plans to make every poker machine in the Australian state cashless by 31 December 2028.

The proposal comes in response to the NSW Crime Commission’s recent report into money laundering in electronic gaming machines.

The government said that the landmark changes will see "one [...]

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Malaysian illegal online gambling blacklist grows to 6,381 websites

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has revealed that it has blocked more than 6,000 illegal online gambling websites in the past three years.

Between 2020 and the end of 2022, the Commission has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to 6,381 iGaming sites after working with the [...]

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