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Sweden expands gambling investigation

Sweden’s investigation into match-fixing and unlicensed gambling has been extended by three months and expanded to include money laundering threats.

The investigation led by Swedish Chamber of Commerce director general Gunnar Larsson was due to submit a report to the government by June 30, with that deadline now extended to September [...]

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Nevada Gaming Control Board lifts casino occupancy limits

Nevada casinos will be allowed to resume normal operations from June 1 with the lifting of Covid-19 mitigation protocols.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) said Wednesday that gaming licensees will no longer be required to maintain occupancy limits or social distancing and mask rules as of midnight on June 1, [...]

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Arizona set for sports betting launch by September

The US Department of Interior has given its approval to Arizona’s amended tribal-state gaming compact, paving the way for the launch of regulated sports betting in the state before the start of the new NFL season in September.

The approval follows last month’s agreement to modernize gaming in Arizona, which was [...]

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Greece outlines responsible gambling requirements

Greece’s gambling regulator has released details of the self-assessment tools that online gambling operators must provide to their customers.

Licensed operators will be required to promote responsible gambling through a dedicated page on their websites, highlighting the harmful effects of excessive gambling and providing a free self-assessment tool to all site [...]

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Lithuania to prohibit all gambling promotions from 1 July

The Lithuanian government has moved to ban the promotion of all forms of gambling from 1 July across the country.

Amendments to the country’s Law on Gambing were adopted late last week with 105 votes in favour and 14 abstentions.

This means that from 1 July, land-based and online operators will be [...]

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Sweden’s online casino deposit limit set to continue

The Swedish government has confirmed that its covid-related temporary online casino deposit limit will not be lifted at the end of June as previously planned.

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

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Former PGCB director launches new gaming-focused law firm

Former Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board director Susan Hensel and attorney Joseph Grad have launched Hensel Grad P.C., a boutique law firm providing legal services to domestic and international clients in the gaming industry.

Hensel previously served as director of licensing at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), with Grad a former [...]

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Washington State agrees second sports betting compact amendment

Washington State is set to have at least three sports betting venues when the regulated market opens following a tentative agreement on a sports wagering compact amendment with the Suquamish Tribe.

The Suquamish Tribe become the second federally recognised tribe to agree a sports betting compact amendment with the Washington State [...]

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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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