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Arkansas Racing Commission approves online sports betting rules

Sports bettors in Arkansas may soon be allowed to place bets remotely under amended casino gaming rules.

The amendments approved Thursday by the Arkansas Racing Commission would allow players who are physically present in the state to place bets without the need to visit a casino or to pre-register an online [...]

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Finland gambling reforms set to come into force on 1 January

The Finnish Government has approved amendments to the country’s Lotteries Act to reduce the negative effects of gambling and strengthen the state monopoly more effectively, including the possibility to block payment transactions.

The stated aim of the reform is to prevent harm caused by gambling and to combat marketing by unlicensed [...]

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Netherlands lawmakers agree to gambling advertising curbs

The Netherlands House of Representatives adopted a number of motions Thursday aimed at curbing gambling advertising and increasing consumer protections.

Lawmakers considered 10 gambling-related motions, seven of which were ultimately adopted.

The House rejected a motion to allow lotteries to use a different safer gambling message than other gambling operators to reflect [...]

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Betting and Gaming Council launches forum to help protect young people from harm

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council has formed a cross-industry Ad Tech Forum to look at how the latest technology can be used to further protect children and vulnerable people online. 

This cross-industry effort includes BGC members such as Flutter Entertainment, bet365 and William Hill, Advertising Association members and the Lotteries Council.

Leading tech [...]

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bet-at-home.com lays off 65 staff under Austrian restructure

Frankfurt-listed betting and gaming operator bet-at-home.com has approved a restructuring of its Austrian subsidiary, which will see 65 employees laid off.

The operator said that the move is intended to adjust the group's cost structure to the lower revenue generated by the subsidiary, following the withdrawal of the operator’s Austrian-facing online [...]

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Miami, Florida

Las Vegas Sands sues Seminole-backed lobby group over Florida sports betting

Lobbyists for Las Vegas Sands have filed a lawsuit against the Seminole Tribe’s Standing Up for Florida campaign, claiming it is intimidating and bribing people who are pushing for a vote on sports betting in Florida.

The escalation of hostilities in Florida comes following the state’s decision to award the Seminole [...]

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Australian parliamentary committee proposes ban on gambling with credit and digital wallets

Online gambling through the use of credit cards and digital wallets may soon be outlawed in Australia.

The ban on the use of credit cards and digital wallets for online sports betting has been proposed by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services and is intended to offer greater [...]

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Seminole Tribe set to appeal Florida sports betting ban

The Seminole Tribe of Florida looks set to appeal the District of Columbia court decision that ordered sports betting in the tribe’s home state of Florida to cease operations.

The appeal follows US District Judge Dabney Friedrich’s ruling that the new gaming compact agreed between the Florida secretary of the interior [...]

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German state of Thuringia proposes online casino monopoly

The parliament of the German state of Thuringia has voted for an amendment to its gambling law, which would see a monopoly operator granted the concession to offer online casino table games such as blackjack or roulette.

The amendment to the Thuringian Casino Act will now be referred to the European [...]

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ACMA issues formal warning to Tabcorp over online in-play betting

Sydney-listed gaming operator Tabcorp Holdings has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after it was found to have accepted a number of illegal online in-play bets on a US college basketball game.

After receiving a complaint, the ACMA’s investigation found that Tabcorp accepted 37 [...]

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Evolution responds to illegal markets report

Stockholm-listed casino games developer Evolution has responded to an anonymous  report about its games being made illegally available in France, Spain, Iran, Syria, Hong Kong, Singapore and elsewhere.

A spokesperson for Evolution said the company strictly complies with all laws and regulations.

“As a B2B-supplier, Evolution has customer relationships with gaming operators, [...]

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Entain Sustain sets new agenda

Entain ratchets up the pressure on UK government to strike balance between freedom and protection at first Sustain conference

Among all the environmental, social and governance measures announced at the Entain Sustain conference this week, there was a noticeable change in tone towards the UK government, which is mulling re-regulation of [...]

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