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The gambling domain names seizure case in Kentucky rolls on more than two years after the start of civil action on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with lawyers representing both sides of the dispute filing briefs Tuesday.

One year on from the last attempt to expand gambling opportunities in the US state of Maryland, State Sen. Katherine Klausmeier has introduced a new bill to allow Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) licence holders to offer table games within the state.

The governing body of Spanish football, Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), has warned of serious consequences if the country’s proposed gaming law is enacted in its current form,  which it says only serves the financial interests of the state and autonomous communities.

New Brunswick could be the next Canadian province to follow the lead of Ontario, Québec and British Columbia and make a move into the regulated online gambling arena after the provincial government confirmed that it is watching the development of Loto-Québec’s recently launched online casino offering “with interest”.

 

Football Pools operator Sportech plc has confirmed that it has formally lodged an appeal to the independent First Tier Tax Tribunal for the repayment of more than £40m in VAT overpaid to Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The Governing Council of the Spanish Autonomous Region of Aragon has approved new betting legislation which includes online betting, replacing the previous law dating from 2002.

Almost one year to the day since Senator Raymond Lesniak first introduced a bill to the legislature seeking to authorise and regulate online gaming within the state, New Jersey lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of the bill which now only requires the signature of Governor Chris Christie in order to pass into law.

France’s broadcast regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA), has sent formal notices to a number of national television broadcasters who have breached regulations passed last year, which allowed for the broadcast of gambling advertisements as long as they were not within 30 minutes of programmes aimed towards children and young persons.

Belgium has notified the European Commission of draft regulations concerning the licensing of online gaming operators, as it readies to open its online gaming market in March.

Following the public consultation on the draft of Spain’s new gaming law, the country’s society for the promotion of horse breeding has joined the Spanish football leagues in calling for the introduction of legislation to ensure a financial return to sports from online betting. The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) meanwhile has focused its response on what it describes as the “regressive tax policy” being proposed.

In response to the European Commission’s Detailed Opinion against draft legislation to regulate gaming in Romania, the government has submitted a revised draft which is now subject to a standstill period ending March 1st.

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