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Online betting exchange Betfair has voiced criticism of France's new online gambling regulations having been forced this week to stop accepting bets from French customers, with the company now considering its future in the market.

A number of bills currently before the State Senate, including two approved yesterday by the State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, could if successful combine to make New Jersey the most coveted U.S. licensing jurisdiction for land-based and online gaming operators alike.

Backing last year's ruling by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the state of Delaware for the right to offer unlimited sports betting to its residents.

Despite the House of Representatives last month vetoing a controversial bill to expand gambling within the state, New Hampshire's state senate last night passed a revised gambling bill proposed by Senator Lou D'Allesandro.

Betting and football organisations in the Czech Republic have come together with the national police to create a system to prevent fraud and match-fixing, which they say will enable them to respond to suspicious betting activity within tens of minutes. At the same time lawmakers are seeking to amend legislation to prohibit foreign gambling operators from advertising their services to Czech residents.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means is to meet Wednesday to hear testimony on tax proposals related to legalised internet gambling, as the enforcement deadline for UIGEA regulations looms.

A controversial bill proposed by Senator Lou D'Allesandro to expand gambling within the state has been vetoed by New Hampshire's House of Representatives this week, in what could be a serious blow to gambling proponents looking to ease the state's budget deficit and create new jobs.

Having expanded its TAB ACTIVE interactive TV wagering service across all three Sky Racing channels following the recent launch of Sky Racing World last week, Australia's Two Way Limited has confirmed the signing of a long-term agreement to launch its TV wagering service in Western Australia.

Spain's Navarra region is the latest autonomous community to seek to regulate sports betting after the Counsel of Navarra issued a decree Wednesday to the region's Gaming Committee, authorising sports betting in betting shops, bars & cafes, gaming salons and bingo halls.

Following a request by the Prime Ministers Conference of the 16 federal states of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Federation has recommended that sports betting be legalised and regulated under future legislation, while the Bundesliga has said that an effective regulated market is the best way to combat manipulation of sports.

Åland's Paf has become only the second company to secure an Estonian online gaming licence, paving the way for an expansion of Paf's online offering in a market which recently introduced IP and financial transaction blocking measures to restrict access to unlicensed operators.