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Lottery Authority with New Information Campaign on the Consequences of Gambling

February 15, 2020 |

addiction: – The consequences of are brutal, showing why accountability has to go above profit when it comes to gambling. FØRDE, Norway (February 13, 2020) — 34,000 people in Norway have problems with gambling. 88,000 are at risk of getting […]

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House Panel Backs Warning Labels for Florida Lottery Tickets

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Bureaucratic Interference Costing Lottery Millions

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Governor Proposes Sports Betting as Part of Broad Alaska Lottery Proposal

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What Brexit Means for Financial Sanctions

February 11, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. – The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has received questions from stakeholders about the implications for financial sanctions during the transition period. The Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the UK states there will be a […]

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Games Warning for Online Operators

February 11, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. Online gambling operators are being reminded to check that their games meet transparency and safety standards expected by the Gambling Commission. The reminder follows discovery that six operators were offering products providing ‘feature buy-in’ facilities on slots style […]

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Gambling Regulator to Give Evidence to Lords Gambling Committee

February 11, 2020 |

LONDON, U.K. — On Tuesday 11 February 2020, the chief executive and chair of the Gambling Commission will be questioned by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry in a two-hour […]

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Swedish Betting Operator ATG Signs an Agreement with Svensk Travsport

February 11, 2020 |

SWEDEN (February 10, 2020) — The Swedish horse betting operator, Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG), has signed a sponsorship agreement with Svensk Travsport, the national association for trotting. Under the agreement, ATG will become the main sponsor of the annual […]

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Maine Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto on Sports Betting

February 8, 2020 |

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Senate kept alive a proposal to allow sports betting in the state, voting 20-10 Thursday to override the governor’s veto, The Associated Press reported Thursday. The bill now faces a vote in the House, likely […]

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Independent Review Slams One-Sided Study on Gambling

February 8, 2020 |

NEW ZEALAND — A highly respected economics advisor has labelled a report commissioned by the Ministry of Health as “seriously flawed”, explaining that “no weight should be placed on [its] conclusions”. The report, Measuring the Burden of Gambling Harm in […]

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Alabama Governor to Appoint Study Group on Lottery

February 8, 2020 |

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Ivey’s request for lawmakers to hold off on lottery bills until a study group could report came as a surprise to some legislators. Some legislators have lottery bills ready to go for this session, but sources […]

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The Kentucky Lottery Corporation is Looking to Fill the Position of President & CEO

February 4, 2020 |

JOB TITLE:                President & CEO  DEPARTMENT:        Executive REPORTS TO:           Board of Directors  LOCATION:              Louisville, KY  JOB SUMMARY The President & CEO provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) to maximize revenue for […]

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Gambling Self-Exclusion Rises 63% Y-o-Y: iovation

February 3, 2020 |

U.K. — TransUnion subsidiary iovation reports over 363,000 instances of player gambling self-exclusion in 2019, a 63% increase over 2018. The finding is disclosed in iovation’s 2020 iGaming Report. Self-exclusion is when a player admits they have a gambling problem […]

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MPs Seek to Charge Entities 35% Tax on Betting Adverts to Discourage Promotion of Betting

February 3, 2020 |

NAIROBI, Kenya (January 30, 2020) – Local media report a House committee has backed proposals by gaming industry regulators to introduce a tax on betting adverts. According to The Star media houses will pay to the Gaming Authority 35 per […]

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Gambling Commission Releases Guidance to Help Consumers Limit Gambling-Related Content on Twitter

January 30, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — The Gambling Commission has partnered with Twitter to create guidance aimed at supporting users who want to limit the amount of gambling-related content they see on the social media platform. The guidance explains the different ways in […]

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Bulgaria’s Parliament Approves Amendments to Gambling Act on First Reading

January 30, 2020 |

SOFIA, Bulgaria — The Parliament has approved amendments to the Gambling Act on first reading, Focus News Agency reported. The bill was tabled by NFSB leader Valery Simeonov and was voted in favour by 116 MPs, while two voted against […]

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North Carolina Attorney General Opposes Expanded Online Lottery Sales

January 29, 2020 |

RALEIGH, N.C. — According to local media reports North Carolina’s attorney general has come out against expanding online sales by the state lottery, suggesting such “digital instants” could run afoul of state laws prohibiting video sweepstakes machines. The Associated Press […]

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Lottery Prices to Rise Following Government’s VAT Increase

January 27, 2020 |

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — The price of six weekly lotteries will be increased from Rs. 30 to Rs. 40. The price of Karunya lottery, priced at Rs. 50, will be brought down to Rs. 40. It has also been decided to […]

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European Gaming and Betting Association Welcomes Progress on Germany’s Gambling Regulations

January 27, 2020 |

BRUSSELS, Belgium (January 23, 2020) — The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes progress on Germany’s new draft state treaty for gambling regulation, which was provisionally agreed this past week by Germany’s regional state authorities. The new treaty, if […]

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Changes in Danish Gambling Authority’s ROFUS – New Executive Orders Have Come Into Force

January 26, 2020 |

ODENSE, Funen, Denmark — As of January 1, 2020, new executive orders in the Danish Act on Gambling have come into force. This means that there are several major changes in ROFUS, the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded persons. […]

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Lottery Players May Have Mandatory Identification to Prevent Money Laundering

January 26, 2020 |

Lottery bets from Caixa Econômica Federal can now be identified with the bettor’s Individual Taxpayer Number (CPF). BRAZIL (January 23, 2020) — “It is no surprise that lottery prizes have been used as an instrument for money laundering in Brazil. This […]

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Hawaiian State Senators Propose Bills to Legalized Gambling

January 26, 2020 |

HAWAII — According to local media reports a pair of state Senate bills hope to legalize gambling in Hawaii in order to provide funding for necessary programs state-wide. Senate Bill 850 — which was carried over from the 2019 legislative […]

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Legendary AFL Coach Has Called for a National Lottery for Bushfire Relief and Recovery

January 26, 2020 |

VICTORIA, Australia — According to local media reports legendary AFL coach Kevin Sheedy has called for a national lottery to supercharge fundraising efforts across Australia for bushfire relief and recovery. The proud Victorian is adamant a lottery is the most […]

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Indiana allowing wagers on who’ll win Oscars next month

January 26, 2020 |

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is giving gamblers a chance to put down wagers on who’ll be winners in next month’s Academy Awards. According to the Associated press that option for those interested in betting on the Oscar winners for best picture […]

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