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Nevada reintroduces mask mandate in high-infection counties

Casinos in Nevada will be reintroducing mask mandates after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for areas of substantial or high transmission of Covid-19.

The CDC guidance was updated Tuesday, prompting Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak to issue an emergency directive which requires gaming licensees in affected [...]

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Arizona begins sports betting licensing ahead of September launch

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has begun accepting applications for event wagering licenses ahead of the planned launch of the regulated betting market on September 9.

The Arizona regulator opened the two-week license application window on Monday (July 26) following publication of the final rules governing event wagering, with a [...]

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Virginia Lottery approves permanent casino regulations

Virginia’s permanent casino gaming regulations secured Lottery Board approval Wednesday and will now be submitted to Governor Ralph Northam for further approval, ahead of a 60-day public comment period.

The permanent regulations build on the emergency casino regulations approved by the Virginia Lottery Board in February and apply to the four [...]

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Regulatory issues cause bet-at-home.com to reduce full year guidance

Frankfurt-listed betting and gaming operator bet-at-home.com has lowered its full year revenue and EBITDA guidance as a result of operational struggles in Germany and regulatory issues in Poland and Austria.

In its core market of Germany, bet-at-home.com said that results were impacted by the implementation of new conditions as part of [...]

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Singapore opens consultation to amend gambling laws

The Singapore Government has launched a new public consultation to amend the country’s gambling laws and regulations to cover evolving gambling products and the advancements of technology.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Policy Development Division (MHA) is seeking feedback on proposals to consolidate existing gambling legislation covering both online and physical [...]

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BGC calls on Government to establish Gambling Ombudsman

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK Government to establish a Gambling Ombudsman to deal with customer concerns.

The BGC is proposing a legal requirement for all licensed betting and gaming operators to sign up to the new Gambling Ombudsman, as part of its reform of the [...]

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European Commission

Operator trade groups back calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling

Seventeen European trade associations have urged the European Commission (EC) to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling Services to support regulatory cooperation between Europe’s gambling authorities.

In a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, the trade associations call for the reinstatement of the Commission-mandated Expert [...]

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Germany’s regulated betting and iGaming market opens

Germany’s regulated sports betting and online gaming market opens today, with all attention now turning to combating unlicensed operators in the market.

The new State Treaty on Gambling comes into force today following a transitional regime which began in October, with the new law imposing strict restrictions on licensed operators.

These include [...]

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European Commission

EGBA supports calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling

Gambling regulators from fourteen EU Member States have called on the European Commission (EC) to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling.

The regulators have written to the EC to formally request the return of the EU Expert Group, which was disbanded by the Commission in 2018.

The Expert Group provided a [...]

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Sweden opens consultation into new gambling advertising rules

The Swedish government is proposing to amend rules governing gambling advertising to bring them in line with alcohol products.

The proposed changes to advertising regulations would introduce a requirement for “special moderation”, an undefined term currently applicable to alcohol and tobacco advertising, based on the assumption that people with gambling addiction [...]

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Washington State approves sports betting rules and compact amendments

The Washington State Gambling Commission has approved sports betting compact amendments with 15 federally recognized Tribes, as well as licensing fees and draft rules to govern the activity.

The draft rules establish three classes of sports wagering vendor licenses – major, mid-level and ancillary - with major licenses required for vendors [...]

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Gambling Commission names Andrew Rhodes as interim chief executive

Britain’s Gambling Commission has appointed Andrew Rhodes as interim chief executive.

Rhodes will assume the role later this month for an 18-month term, having most recently served as registrar and chief operating officer of Swansea University.

His prior experience includes senior roles at a range of organisations including the Department for Work [...]

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