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Henry Williams Jr named executive director of Michigan Gaming Control Board

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has confirmed the appointment of Henry Williams Jr as executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).

Williams currently serves as deputy director of the casino operations division at the MGCB, and will succeed Richard Kalm, who has decided to step down following the successful launch [...]

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Sweden aims to extend online casino deposit restrictions

The government of Sweden is once again proposing to extend the temporary limit on online casino deposits under the guise of Covid-related consumer protections.

The temporary restriction limiting online casino deposit limits to SEK5,000 per week first came into force in July 2020 in response to the perceived risk of increased [...]

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut to regulate betting and iGaming under new deal

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has reached an agreement with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes to bring regulated sports betting and online gaming to the state.

Governor Lamont was joined by Mashantucket Pequot Tribe chairman Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribe chairman James Gessner Jr. Thursday to announce the new deal, which [...]

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Munich, Germany

Bavaria set to implement online gaming monopoly

Germany’s second most populous state has elected to adopt a state-controlled monopoly for online casino games.

The State Lottery and Casino Administration of Bavaria will hand the online casino games monopoly to state-owned Lotto Bayern, which is also the sole land-based casino operator with nine casinos in the state.

The government of [...]

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Toronto, Ontario

Ontario opens iGaming consultation; appoints Birgitte Sand as project lead

The Government of Ontario is seeking input from the public and stakeholders on how best to establish a legal and competitive online gaming market in the Canadian province.

The government is seeking feedback on its preliminary thinking on Ontario’s iGaming model, which is focused on prioritizing consumer choice, creating a competitive [...]

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John Whittingdale MP assumes responsibility for gambling

DCMS minister John Whittingdale has assumed responsibility for gambling and will now lead the UK Government’s gambling review launched last December, taking over from Nigel Huddleston MP.

Whittingdale has previously served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as well as Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select [...]

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Austria proposes gambling reforms to create a buffer with politicians

It took a raid on the home of the finance minister to make it happen, but Austria looks set to finally establish an independent gambling regulator.

Interim Justice Minister Werner Kogler announced the proposal Wednesday to strip the finance ministry of its gambling licensing and supervision powers, which will be transferred [...]

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BGC introduces new rules on gambling social media posts

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is calling on the Premier League and English Football League to encourage clubs to adopt new rules on gambling social media posts.

The new rules have been drawn up by the BGC in response to concerns about young people’s exposure to gambling related messaging on [...]

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German betting association warns of retail collapse and online exodus

Germany’s sports betting market contracted by 16 per cent in 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, with gaming operators also reporting a slump in online slot spending in the final quarter of the year as new restrictions came into force.

German sports betting association DSWV said Tuesday that [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission introduces new regulations for British operators

Britain’s Gambling Commission has introduced new rules for online slot games which are designed to reduce the speed and intensity of games.

The Commission says that the new rules are focused on online slots because of features which increase the intensity of play and the corresponding risks to players, with research [...]

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Entain forms Players’ Panel to contribute to UK regulatory debate

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has established the Players’ Panel as a platform for consumers to air their views about gambling in the United Kingdom.

The efficacy of Britain’s gambling regulations has been the subject of intense debate in recent years, with the debate moving from the risks posed by [...]

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Gaming Intelligence US Regulatory Bulletin

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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