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The New South Wales Police Casino and Racing Investigation Unit have arrested and charged Australian NRL player Ryan Tandy with providing false evidence during an investigation into suspicious betting activity relating to a match involving the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs last August.

Independent player protection organisation eCOGRA said that a total of 846 disputes were submitted online to eCOGRA throughout 2010, an increase of 10 per cent versus the previous year, including a number of complaints concerning a player syndicate which was fraudulently manipulating bonuses.

Canadian gaming platform provider Amaya Gaming Group has received a nation-wide lottery permit from the Government of Kenya, paving the way for the national roll-out of a new lotto game and instant scratch lotteries.

Continuing to enact his plans to revitalise the state’s ailing gaming and tourism industries, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law two bills which he claims will help to recognise the "significance and importance" of Atlantic City’s regional economy to the state as a whole.

The Greek Ministry of Finance has this week launched a public consultation on the country’s draft law to regulate gambling, giving stakeholders until January 31st for the submission of comments.

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has broadly welcomed the draft laws to regulate gambling proposed by the Greek government in its short consultation which ended on January 31st, but has raised a number of issues including the proposed 6 per cent turnover tax that the RGA claims would not be viable for operators in a competitive global market.

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB, paving the way for enhanced cooperation between the regulated international licensing regimes.

New Jersey has become the second US State after California to authorise exchange betting with the signing into law of Assembly Bill 2926 by Governor Chris Christie on Monday.

Stanleybet’s long-running challenge to Greece’s restrictive sports betting law took a step forward Friday after the Greek Council of State referred the OPAP monopoly on offline sports betting to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The US state of Wyoming, one of only seven states without a lottery, has introduced new legislation that would authorise the establishment of a state lottery as well as legalising social poker  games.

Following nearly two years of proceedings, the High Court of Justice of England & Wales has ruled in favour of 32Red plc in its trademark dispute against UK bookmaker William Hill, owner of the 32Vegas branded online casino.

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