New Jersey’s Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee has approved a package of bills to stabilise and revitalise the state’s ailing gaming and wagering industries including an amended online gaming bill which would authorise Atlantic City casinos to offer intra-state online gaming to New Jersey residents.
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In an effort to minimise the impact of the closure of the New York City Off -Track Betting Corporation and prevent the migration of online bettors to offshore unregulated operators, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved an immediate rule change allowing for advanced deposit wagering accounts to be processed on the internet.
The editors of Swedish national newspapers Expressen and Aftonbaldet are celebrating a decisive victory after the country’s Supreme Administrative Court ruled that the advertising of foreign gaming companies betting odds is protected under the Freedom of Press Act.
In a surprise move Tuesday, lawmakers in the US capital passed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2011 Supplemental budget Support Act which would allow the Washington DC lottery to offer skill games and games of chance via the internet to District residents.
The Illinois Senate approved a major expansion of casino gambling within the state Wednesday, voting to create licences for four new riverboat casinos in Illinois and the first ever land-based casino in Chicago.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has filed a complaint with the French Council of State seeking to clarify the objectives of the country's highly contentious sports ownership right.
The New York City Off Track Betting Corporation (NYC OTB) has warned that it will be forced to shut down operations on Friday December 3rd if the state Senate fails to approve a reorganisation plan announced by New York Governor David A Paterson earlier this year.
France’s online gaming regulator ARJEL has taken its first disciplinary action against a licensed operator, launching sanction proceedings against three licensees.
Stanleybet has responded to the European Commission’s (EC) closing of infringement procedures against France regarding its online betting market by criticising the continuing retail monopoly of La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), but even online operators argue that the EC decision may have been premature.
Australia’s New South Wales government is commissioning the state’s largest dedicated survey into the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the state, with at least 10,000 people to be interviewed about their gambling habits.
The Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig has cast further doubt on the validity of the State Treaty on Gaming after repealing an earlier ruling by the Court of Appeal which improperly examined the validity of the German monopoly on sports betting.