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Virginia Lottery Board releases full sports betting regulations for comment

The Virginia lottery released its full draft sports betting regulations for public comment Monday, with the regulated online sports betting market expected to launch in January 2021.

The proposed regulations cover topics including operations, internal controls and enforcement, and are open to public comment until September 9, one week prior to [...]

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Delay to casino reopenings in England puts jobs at risk

The UK Government’s last-minute decision to delay the reopening of casinos will cost the industry millions of pounds and put thousands of jobs at risk, the Betting and Gaming Council has warned.

Casinos in England had been approved to reopen on 1 August after making significant investments to ensure that they [...]

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Kindred Group’s Unibet brand approved to launch in Indiana

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group will launch mobile sports betting in the US state of Indiana on Thursday.

Kindred will launch its Unibet brand in the market in partnership with Caesars' Horseshoe Casino Hammond after successfully demonstrating that its mobile sports betting system meets the rules and directives issued by the [...]

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Rhode Island drops in-person sign-up requirement for online sports betting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation into law to allow adults to open online sports betting accounts without visiting a retail venue.

The amendment was approved earlier this month by the Rhode Island General Assembly by a margin of 57-12, and allows state residents to open online sports betting [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends Genesis Global operating licence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of multi-brand online casino operator Genesis Global with immediate effect.

The gambling regulator said Tuesday that it has commenced a review of Genesis Global’s licence under section 116 and section 118 of the Gambling Act 2005 due to a number of [...]

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Netherlands amends Gambling Act and unveils iGaming regulations

The Netherlands government has notified the European Commission of proposed changes to its Gambling Act and Gambling Tax Act, as well as new regulations for the implementation of remote gambling in the Remote Gambling Order.

The proposed amendments to the Gambling Act relate to advertising restrictions, the use of customer databases, [...]

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Spain sees strong iGaming growth ahead of new advertising restrictions

Spain’s regulated online gaming market recorded a 12.5 per cent increase in first quarter gross gaming revenue, driven by strong performances across all products.

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) amounted to €217.97m in Q1 2020, with sports betting accounting for half of total market GGR at €110.62m, an increase of 8.65 per [...]

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Gambling Commission

UK Gambling Commission opens consultation on changes to online slots

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a consultation focused on changes to the design of online slots, specifically to make them safer for customers.

The aim of the consultation is to make play of online slots safer by adopting some proposals from the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), and ensuring a [...]

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DVTM unveils online casino national advertising rules

The majority of online casino operators in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein have agreed to new rules to limit national TV advertising to no more than 17,000 minutes per month.

The new self-regulatory model has been developed by the German telecommunications and media association DVTM and advertising industry association ZAW, and [...]

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Oklahoma Governor signs two new Gaming Compacts

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has agreed new gaming compacts that will see two additional casinos established in the state.

The latest compacts were signed Thursday with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT).

The signing of the new gaming compacts comes despite the ongoing legal challenge [...]

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Belgian gambling regulator updates iGaming blacklist

Belgium’s Commission des jeux de Hasard has added three more sites to its blacklist of illegal online gambling operators.

In the regulator’s first update since April of last year, three Curacao-licensed websites have been blacklisted; Asperino.com, Wildblaster.com and Madnix.com.

The blacklist now includes more than 170 domains which Belgian ISPs are required [...]

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UK Lords report calls for overhaul of gambling regulations

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has released its report into gambling harm in the United Kingdom.

The report is based on oral and written evidence submitted to the committee in 2019 and early this year by a wide range of [...]

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