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UK – FOBT stake decision splits opinion

The maximum permitted stake for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is set to be cut from £100 to £2 by the UK government. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) opted for £2 having dismissed advice from the UK Gambling Commission to set the figure at £30. The decision has been lauded by anti-FOBT groups as the government ...

Brazil – All or nothing must be way forward

With gaming legislation set to go before the House of Deputies Deputy Joao Carlos Bacelar has come out in support of an all or nothing approach when it comes to opening up the market. According to Bacelar with just the regulation of the illegal ...

Colombia – Agreement reached to prevent match-fixing

Representatives of the Major Division of Colombian Professional Football (DIMAYOR), the Colombian Association of Gaming Operators (Asojuegos), online sports betting operators and gaming regulator Coljuegos have met in order to agree on a ...

US – Supreme Court ruling permits legalised sports-betting in US

The Supreme Court has struck down the federal law prohibiting states from authorising or licensing sports betting. ...

Malta – New gaming law strengthens Malta Gaming Authority’s supervisory role

The Maltese Parliament approved the third and final reading of the new Gaming Act, which shall elevate the ...

Brazil – Brazil’s gambling bill could focus on online gaming and Integrated Resorts only

The President of Brazil's House of Deputies Rodrigo Maia has told press that he plans to hold meetings with ...

UK – LeoVegas fined £600,000 for 41 misleading ads

LeoVegas, the online gambling operator, has been penalised by the Gambling Commission for failings relating to ...

Australia – Lottoland Australia call for online lottery ban to be axed

The CEO of Lottoland Australia, Luke Brill, has called on the Federal Government to review its proposed legislation ...

Japan – Fitch lowers market estimates as Japan’s gaming bill heads to Diet

The Japanese government has approved its much debated Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill which has been sent to ...