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UK Gambling Commission introduces new rules for VIP gambler schemes

The UK Gambling Commission has introduced new rules relating to VIP schemes in an effort to better protect problem gamblers and ensure that high value gamblers can afford their spending.

Several of the VIP scheme rules have already been implemented by members of the UK Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) under [...]

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Buenos Aires opens iGaming licensing to land-based operators

Lawmakers in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires have approved regulations to govern online and land-based gambling within the city, including an amendment to allow land-based operators to apply for online licenses.

The market will be regulated by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA), which has already begun [...]

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BGC unveils Game Design Code of Conduct for UK gambling operators

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled new rules for its members regarding game design and spin speeds, as part of its ongoing focus on higher responsible gambling standards.

The new rules apply to the majority of licensed gambling operators in the United Kingdom and include the slowing down of [...]

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Spanish gambling ad ban to be implemented within weeks

Spain's Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has said that the country’s impending gambling ad restrictions will put Spain at the “forefront” of Europe.

In a speech to the Senate this week, Minister Garzón confirmed that the Spanish Council of Ministers will approve the Royal Decree for new regulations designed to [...]

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BGC welcomes UK Job Support Scheme as 10pm curfew hits casinos

Britain’s casino operators have welcome the government’s decision to introduce a Job Support Scheme to cover a portion of employee costs as casinos begin to operate under a 10pm curfew, although they warn of ongoing risks to jobs due to the new operating restrictions.

The Job Support Scheme announced by Chancellor [...]

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Detroit, Michigan

Michigan set to adopt final rules for online gaming and sports betting

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to approve its first online gaming and sports betting licensees following a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed rules for the new activities.

The MGCB opened the licensing process for the state’s commercial casinos and tribes in July, with the state’s online [...]

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Spain to unify gambling self-exclusion registers

The Spanish government has outlined plans to better protect problem gamblers by unifying the country’s numerous state self-exclusion registers and the national online self-exclusion register.

The current system sees each autonomous community operate its own self-exclusion register, which prohibits excluded persons from gambling at a land-based venue within that province, but [...]

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Czech Republic begins trial of gambling exclusion register

The Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic has launched a pilot programme for the new national exclusion register for gambling.

The pilot programme launched Tuesday will allow gambling operators to connect to the system and test functionality, ahead of the start of the exclusion regime on December 20.

The national register [...]

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Virginia Lottery set to begin sports betting licensing process

The Virginia Lottery Board approved the state’s sports betting regulations Tuesday, paving the way for the start of the licensing process next month.

Approval of the regulatory framework for sports betting follows an eight-week public consultation period, which closed on September 9, with the window for submitting license applications open from [...]

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AGA launches industry-wide responsible marketing code for US sports betting

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a new responsible marketing code for sports betting operators in the United States.

To coincide with Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), the Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering sets out an industry standard for the marketing and advertising of sports betting services. It will [...]

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Germany Berlin

Germany sets out transitional gambling regime

The heads of Germany’s 16 states have agreed to a transitional regime to govern online gaming in the period up to the implementation of the new State Treaty on Gambling, which comes into force on July 1, 2021.

This will see German authorities crack down on operators who fail to implement [...]

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European Commission

European Commission to investigate Belgium’s virtual betting market

The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into a potential breach of state aid rules in a case involving the Belgian state and betting operator Ladbrokes.

The case was first notified to the European Commission (EC) in March 2019 and concerns the exclusive authorisation granted to Ladbrokes in [...]

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