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Australia’s New South Wales government has introduced new laws to Parliament which would allow NSW wagering operators to conduct betting on events other than horse and greyhound racing and approved sports.

A new study from Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that more than 42 per cent of Ontario students reported involvement in at least one gambling activity in the past year, with card games and lottery tickets the most common activity, while online gambling and gambling in casinos were the least common.

Denmark’s Minister for Taxation, Troels Lund Poulsen, has said that the country’s new gambling legislation which was due to come into force on January 1st 2011 has been postponed.

Betfair Australia and Paddy Power’s Sportsbet have lost an appeal relating to the imposing of race fees worth 1.5 per cent of turnover by Racing NSW (RNSW) and Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW), respectively the regulators of thoroughbred and harness racing in New South Wales, following a ruling by Australia’s Full Court of the Federal Court earlier today.

IG Markets, one of the UK's leading CFD providers and part of IG Group plc, said Tuesday that it has been served with a claim in the UK High Court in relation to the insolvency of one of its former clients who is seeking to recover damages in excess of €25m.

New Jersey moved a step closer to becoming the first U.S state to legalise online gaming after the state’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill which proposes to authorise intra-state and international online gaming at Atlantic City casinos to New Jersey residents as well as international customers.

After six years of legal wrangling with Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co OHG (Westlotto), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court has passed judgment in favour of online gaming operator bwin, ruling that Westlotto cannot obtain injunctive relief against online gaming offerings.

In a further boost to Tipp24 as it looks to focus efforts on rebuilding its German lottery brokerage business, Germany’s Halle administrative court has backed the September ECJ ruling which found Germany’s State Treaty on Gaming to be incompatible with European law and declared that no permission for brokerage of lotteries on the internet is required.

The U.S Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri has confirmed that a tenth Kansas City resident has pleaded guilty in a federal court for his role in conducting an illegal online gambling business targeting the U.S market.

While the state lottery operator Loto-Québec prepares for the launch of its online gambling site expected later this year, a new survey on the prevalence of gambling within the province has revealed that nearly 70 per cent of Québec adults took part in gambling during the past year.

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