Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut down Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that fail or refuse to pay the tax liabilities of their foreign workers.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has written to online payment processors to remind them that they may be committing a crime under the country’s gambling legislation by serving unlicensed online gaming operators.
France’s casino industry has voiced concerns about the planned privatisation of French state-owned lottery, gaming and sports betting operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), and the range of games that the privatised operator will be permitted to offer.
The New York State Gaming Commission has issued a request for proposals for a contract to study the state’s existing gaming industry and assess the impact of regulatory changes within and outside the state.
The English Football Association (The FA) has suspended Leeds United player Jordan Stevens from all football and football-related activities for six weeks with immediate effect for gambling offences.
UK land-based casino operator Silverbond Enterprises has been handed a £1.8m fine by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed a bill directing the state lottery commission to study the feasibility of authorising regulated sports betting and betting on horse steeplechases.
The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board and Federal Gaming Commission have identified 65 internet domains for site blocking under the country’s first blacklist of unlicensed online gaming operators.
The District of Columbia’s Office of Lottery and Gaming has adopted final sports betting regulations, paving the way for the start of licensing.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has directed his government to legalise gambling in an effort to combat the shadow economy and stimulate investment activity in the country.
Kentucky Senator Julian Carroll has prefiled legislation to regulate sports betting, the fifth such attempt since 2017.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a new Sports Integrity Unit to gather and share intelligence on suspicious betting activity.