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Following the announcement by Sydney Turf Club (STC) and the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) advising their support for a merger earlier this month, Australia’s New South Wales Government has this morning introduced legislation into parliament that will allow for the creation of a new super race club in Sydney, as well as approve the operation of the Trackside game as a wagering product.

Three Australian-based online bookmakers have been charged with illegally offering a reward to customers to open a betting account by Australia’s Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (VCGR), the statutory authority in charge of regulating the state of Victoria’s gambling industry.

Following the conclusion of three gaming summits to investigate ways to revive New Jersey’s ailing gaming and entertainment industry, New Jersey Democrats on Monday unveiled a comprehensive legislative framework to rescue the state’s horseracing industry and to establish New Jersey as a global leader in online gaming.

Tasmania’s Minister for Racing, Bryan Green has announced that betting operators will soon be required to pay a fee for the use of Tasmania’s race field information, as the state looks to maximise financial returns for its racing industry.

The Council of State of the French Republic has this week rejected a request from online gaming operator Betclic to annul the decree regulating the ownership rights of sports organisers in relation to sports betting, and has refused to refer the issue to the Constitutional Court.

The management of Swedish online gaming operator Unibet will be breathing a sigh of relief after the French regulatory authority ARJEL approved the company’s applications for sports betting, horserace  betting and poker licences.

Mobile gambling specialist Probability plc has been awarded a remote gambling licence by the Government of Gibraltar, the first new company to be issued a gaming licence in the white-listed jurisdiction since 2008.

The French National Assembly has taken a decision to lower the tax on horserace betting, reducing the levy from 5.7 per cent to 4.6 per cent.

Intralot France, a subsidiary of Greek lottery and gaming giant Intralot S.A, has become the latest operator to be awarded a sports betting licence by French online gaming regulator ARJEL.

Inspired Gaming Group (INGG) has been certified as a core service provider associate by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, allowing the company to provide its online gaming content to Alderney-based online gaming operators.

Patrice Tierney, wife of U.S congressman John Tierney, pleaded guilty Wednesday for her role in preparing false federal tax returns on more than $7m in proceeds which concealed the operation of an illegal offshore internet gambling business.

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