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Sports Gambling Bill Passes Washington State House

February 18, 2020 | Subscriber Only

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Joint Investigations by Attorney General’s Office and Gaming Control Board Halt More Than a Dozen Illegal Gambling Locations

February 18, 2020 |

DETROIT, Michigan — More than a dozen businesses were issued cease-and-desist orders to stop offering illegal gambling games during 2019 through a joint enforcement effort by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office and the Michigan Gaming Control Board. “Illegal gambling […]

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Two Alaska State Lottery Plans Are About to be Debated

February 18, 2020 | Subscriber Only

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Commission Wants to Allow Local Sports Betting in the Canton of Bern

February 17, 2020 | Subscriber Only

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Wyoming to Consider Online Sports Betting Bill

February 17, 2020 | Subscriber Only

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Bill to Allow Sports Betting Advances to State House Floor

February 13, 2020 |

SEATTLE, Washington State — The chance to bet on sporting events is a step closer to reality in Washington state after a House appropriations committee approved a bill allowing tribal casinos to offer such bets, The Associated Press reported today. […]

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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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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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Lawmakers Have Mixed Reaction to Governor’s Lottery Concept

January 30, 2020 |

JUNEAU, Alaska — According to local media reports the governor has said he will introduce legislation that would create a statewide lottery in Alaska, the concept has sparked a mixed reaction among legislators. “Forty-five states have lotteries in place, it’s […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Dutch Gaming Authority Imposed Fines of 3.5 Million Euros in 2019

December 30, 2019 |

THE HAGUE (December 27, 2019) — The Dutch Gaming Authority (Ksa) imposed fines of 3.5 million euros in 2019. That is more than double compared to 2018 when the Ksa imposed fines for more than 1.7 million euros. Ten administrative […]

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