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The Greek Ministry of Finance has this week launched a public consultation on the country’s draft law to regulate gambling, giving stakeholders until January 31st for the submission of comments.

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB, paving the way for enhanced cooperation between the regulated international licensing regimes.

The United States Department of Justice filed a motion Wednesday with the District Court of New Jersey, seeking to strike from the record a number of submissions made this week by NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Senator Raymond Lesniak and iMEGA, regarding the results of the recent sports betting vote in the New Jersey legislature.

Stanleybet’s long-running challenge to Greece’s restrictive sports betting law took a step forward Friday after the Greek Council of State referred the OPAP monopoly on offline sports betting to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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.

Following nearly two years of proceedings, the High Court of Justice of England & Wales has ruled in favour of 32Red plc in its trademark dispute against UK bookmaker William Hill, owner of the 32Vegas branded online casino.

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.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard and the National Football League (NFL) have filed suit in Florida against a sportsbook operator for using an image of Garrard in his Jaguars uniform to promote a gambling business.

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”.

 

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has imposed a fine of close to £0.5m on the spread betting firm City Index Ltd., for failing to accurately report approximately 2 million transactions over a two year period.

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.