Star Entertainment on The Spotlight Over Violations

Star Entertainment, a major gaming and hotel company, has come under fire for several transgressions. Recent allegations indicate that it may have violated criminal, business, and gaming laws. By putting up its controversial China UnionPay program, Star Entertainment has been accused of infringing both gambling and criminal legislation in NSW, as well as the Corporations […]

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Northern Ireland Welcome New Gambling Law

Northern Ireland’s gambling regulations have been overhauled for the first time in over four decades. The approval of the laws came in March and recently, the initiative has received royal assent effectively making it law. The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Bill alters various sections of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Order 1985, which […]

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Soccer Clubs Call for Blanket Betting Sponsor Ban in the UK

The United Kingdom is still on track to introduce some gambling reforms sometime this year. However, there is still a lot of pressure as more stakeholders are stepping in to push for more measures to control the influence of gambling. Recently, a group consisting of 20 English Football League (EFL) and some non-league clubs have […]

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Macau Casino Operators’ Licenses Extended for Six Months

The government of Macau through the Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai-nong, has recently issued a reminder regarding license renewal to the territory’s casino operators. Licenses for the existing casino operations were set to expire on June 26 but this is, thankfully, not going to be the case. The Macau gambling regulator’s announcement on […]

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More Stakeholder Input as UK Gambling Review Approaches

The United Kingdom’s government is still on track with its plans to consider a proposal that called for updates to the country’s gambling laws. We are closer than ever to a possible reform targeting the Gambling Act of 2005 which is considered by many to be severely lacking in the modern gambling era. As the […]

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Northern Ireland Inches Closer to Gambling Law Reforms

Following the arrival of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly, we now have confirmation that gambling reforms are on the way. After the bill passed the first stage of becoming law, the next steps seem to be clearly defined. In mid-October, James Browne TD, the Ireland Minister of […]

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The Netherlands Green Lights Online Gambling

On 1 October, online gambling officially made its debut in the Netherlands thus bringing a long wait for the sector’s arrival to an end. Gamblers are no longer restricted to land-based casinos and offshore gambling sites. It is now possible to legally gamble online at several locally regulated online casinos. A Long Time Coming Even […]

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Connecticut Approves Sports Betting and Online Gaming Regulations

Connecticut is set to become the newest gambling haven thanks to recent approval by a legislative committee in the state. While the state officially enacted legislation authorizing sports betting, online casinos, and only daily fantasy sports, there were a few things that had to be ironed out. With the recent developments, gamers in the state […]

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