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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.

New Jersey’s Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee has unanimously approved four bills to help stabilise and revitalise New Jersey’s ailing horse racing and casino industries, including a bill that would authorise a Betfair-style betting exchange for state residents on horse racing.

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.

Despite extensive discussions between the two parties, the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Bookmakers’ Committee have failed to reach a last-minute agreement on the terms of the 50th Levy Scheme, which will now be referred to the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for determination.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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