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Illinois Gaming Board Releases Phase 2 Sports Wagering Rules

January 25, 2020 |

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Illinois Gaming Board (“IGB”) has published phase 2 rules that will allow for sports wagering at authorized locations across the State. The phase 1 rules, adopted on December 19, 2019 allow interested parties to apply for […]

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Council of State Rules in Favour of the Dutch Gaming Authority in an Appeal Concerning Texts for Games of Chance

January 25, 2020 |

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Council of State, the highest administrative court, ruled in favour of the Gaming Authority (Ksa) in a case about appealing texts for games of chance. The highest court agrees with the Ksa that a promotional […]

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Sports Minister Promises to Address the Issue of Dependency on Betting and Gambling Money Within Football in Upcoming Review

January 25, 2020 |

U.K. — Sports minister Nigel Adams has condemned football’s ‘dependency’ on gambling – and has vowed to address the issue in an ‘imminent’ review of industry laws. In a wide-ranging interview with Sportsmail, Adams has expressed his serious concerns over […]

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Hong Kong Firms, Chinese Gambling Hit by Philippines President’s Freeze on Reclamation in Manila Bay

January 25, 2020 |

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration’s decision to withhold approval for the reclamation of more than 10,000 hectares of land along Manila Bay could hamper the expansion plans of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos), while adversely affecting firms from Hong […]

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Sweden Introduces New Gambling Laws

January 25, 2020 |

U.K. The laws around gambling are always on the move in many countries, and that is certainly as true for Sweden as is for anywhere else. But, the UK’s leading business magazine ‘Business Matters’ says there have been a number […]

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German Lotto and Totoblock Welcomes the Countries’ Agreement on the New State Treaty on Gaming

January 24, 2020 |

KOBLENZ, Germany – The 16 companies of the Der Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) welcome the agreement of the 16 countries on a new gaming treaty. “We see the new regulation as a further confirmation of the lottery monopoly in […]

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Member of Parliament Calls for Lottery Board to be Fired

January 24, 2020 |

SOUTH AFRICA — A call has been made for Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to place the National Lotteries Commission under administration, fire its board and suspend its Chief Operating Officer, in the light of ongoing revelations of […]

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PA Commonwealth Court Reaffirms Pennsylvania Skill Devices are Not Regulated by Gaming Code

January 24, 2020 |

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pace-O-Matic of Pennsylvania (POM of PA), the entity that markets Pennsylvania Skill games, once again received a decisive win in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday when this court blocked the Bureau of Liquor Control & Enforcement’s (BLCE) appeal […]

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Camelot Begins Next Phase of Healthy Play Training in Retail

January 24, 2020 |

National Lottery Retailers Receive Refresher Training and New Sticker to Site on Terminals Special New Terminal Button Allows Retailers to Print Details of Support U.K. — Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, has started the next phase of its ‘Being […]

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Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection

January 24, 2020 |

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria is preparing legal amendments take control of lottery gaming, shutting out the current private operators in a bid to improve tax collection. Parliament’s budget committee on Thursday approved a draft bill banning existing lottery games within […]

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Debit Card Lottery Purchases Included in the Governor’s Budget Filed Wednesday

January 24, 2020 |

BOSTON, Massachusetts (January 23, 2020) – According to local media reports Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has been pressing lawmakers for years to allow the cash-only Massachusetts Lottery to enter the modern age and shed its exclusive reliance on cash. Local […]

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Scholarship Advocate Appointed To New Mexico Lottery Board

January 21, 2020 |

SANTA FE, New Mexico (December 24, 2019) — Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank that has advocated for New Mexico’s lottery-funded scholarship […]

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Hungarian Lottery Company Szerencsejáték to Raise Ticket Prices

January 20, 2020 |

BUDAPEST, Hungary State-owned lottery company Szerencsejáték is raising the base price of its most popular games from the end of 2019 to HUF 300, the company told state news wire MTI. The prices of its weekly pick-five lottery game will […]

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Consultation Begins on Increasing Limits of Society Lotteries

January 20, 2020 |

LONDON, U.K. — The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on long-awaited measures to increase the limits on society lotteries. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said in the summer that it planned to increase the maximum annual […]

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Government Annuls Possibility of Signing Agreement on Spreading State Lotteries

January 20, 2020 |

Instructs National Police, Fiscal Service to Check Licenses KYIV, Ukraine (December 21, 2019) –The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at an off-schedule meet ing on Friday passed a resolution on the abolishment of the provisions on lottery agents in the […]

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Gambling on Credit Cards to be Banned from April 2020

January 15, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (January 14, 2020) — The Gambling Commission has announced a ban on gambling businesses allowing consumers in Great Britain to use credit cards to gamble. The ban, which comes into effect on 14 April, follows the Commission’s review […]

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Ireland’s Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019

December 30, 2019 |

DUBLIN, Ireland (December 18, 2019) — On 4 December 2019, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the “Bill”) was passed by Dáil Éireann and when in force it will make significant changes to both the circumstances in which a […]

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Florida Lottery Celebrates Agency Accomplishments from Governor Desantis’ First Year In Office

December 30, 2019 |

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (December 23, 2019) — Today, the Florida Lottery is proud to highlight its key accomplishments during Governor DeSantis’ first year in office. “We are incredibly thankful to Governor DeSantis for his leadership and unwavering commitment to our mission […]

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Gambling Commission’s Neil McArthur Visits Addiction Charity DrugFAM

December 30, 2019 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (December 23, 2019) — The chief executive of the Gambling Commission has visited a Buckinghamshire addiction charity which was set up through funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. Neil McArthur met with the founder, trustees, employees and […]

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Kenyan Police Arrest Five Chinese Nationals for Assembling Betting Machines

December 30, 2019 |

NAKURU, Kenya (December 28, 2019) — According to local media reports five Chinese nationals arrested on December 23 while assembling illegal betting machines in Blankets Estate, Nakuru, will be arraigned in court on Monday. County Criminal Investigations Officer David Wangai […]

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Lottery Operators in Dispute Over Game Rights, Revenue, Tax Payment

December 30, 2019 |

ABUJA, Nigeria (December 23, 2019) –Following the exclusive rights obtained by Western Lotto Nigeria Limited to sell and promote Ghana Games in Nigeria it is now seeking a Federal High Court order to stop the sale of the games by […]

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Gambling Commission Launches New Online Self-Service Portal for Personal Licence Holders

December 30, 2019 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (December 19, 2019) — A new online and mobile-friendly service which allows personal gambling licences to be managed and administered far quicker than before has been launched by the Gambling Commission. The new service, available on the Commission’s […]

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December 16, 2019 |

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