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Norway To Consolidate Gambling Laws into One Framework

Legislation

Norway’s government has recently launched a public consultation as part of an ongoing process that seeks to bring sweeping changes to the country’s gambling laws.  The proposed legislation would bring the Lottery Act, the Gambling Act, and the Totalizer Act, the three gambling laws in the country, under one roof which would be overseen by […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Headed to More States in the US

Legislation

Despite the slowdown that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic, plans are still underway for the legalization of sports betting in some US states. These plans have, of course, been underway for quite some time and it is great to see that they are actually making some progress despite the setbacks. Perhaps the most […]

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Videoslots Expresses Concern Over New Swedish Gambling Measures

Legislation

Sweden has been trying to clean up its gambling industry for quite some time now and this has seen to the introduction of several measures that are designed to protect its citizens. The most recent move in this regard pertains to a set of new rules that involves, among other things, the introduction of forced […]

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Singapore to Form New Gambling Regulation Agency by 2021

Legislation

Last Friday, the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced its plans to establish a new Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA).  The new gambling regulator will bring all of the country’s gambling operators under one umbrella with the main aim of the bid being to “consolidate and optimize gambling regulatory resources within a single agency.” This […]

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More Licenses Awarded As Illinois Prepares for March Madness Betting

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Illinois has been very aggressive in its pursuit of a legal and regulated sports betting market. Recently, three more casinos in the state have been awarded temporary licenses from the Illinois Gaming Board. This comes amid preparations for the upcoming March Madness, which will be the very first one that sports bettors in the state […]

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Washington Moves One Step Closer to Legalized Sports Betting

Legislation

It seems sports betting is finally headed to the state of Washington thanks to a Thursday night vote that paved the way for the long-awaited development. When the vote was presented to the full House floor, they voted overwhelmingly to approve the bill. HB2638, the bill in question was approved by an 83-14 vote just […]

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Germany’s Online Gambling Industry Making a Comeback

Legislation

At the beginning of 2020, Germany adopted an experimental sports betting regime that was authorized in the Third State Treaty on Gambling. Thanks to the new regulatory regime, operators in the country have been able to apply for licenses in order to offer their services and products to the country’s residents. This experimental framework will […]

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Credit Card Gambling in the UK to Become Illegal on April 14

Legislation

The United Kingdom’s government through the UK Gambling Commission, the country’s gambling watchdog, has recently announced that gambling operators in the country will no longer be allowed to accept credit cards as a means of payment from gamblers. When it is finally enforced about three months from now, gamblers will lose the ability to use […]

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Will the UK Finally Clean Up Its Gambling Industry in 2020?

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In early December 2019, there were several notable calls for tighter regulation of the United Kingdom’s gambling industry. This mostly stemmed from the fact that a number of parties interested in the space noted that the existing legislation was not only outdated but did not also serve the intended purposes. The gambling sector has grown […]

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Michigan Set to Legalize Online Gambling and Sports Betting

Legislation

Sports bettors and online gamblers in Michigan may end the year on a very high note as the state is on track to legalize online gambling and sports betting. Michigan’s legislature is set to finish up on an extensive package that will significantly change Michigan’s gambling landscape. This path to the possible legalization of sports […]