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US – New Yorkers will have to wait for sports betting bill

New Yorkers will have to wait to bet on sporting events as state legislators missed out on an opportunity to approve new law before the end of the current legislative session. Sports betting bills were up for consideration in both the Senate and the Assembly but with neither making it through New York will now have to wait until the next ...

UK – Rise in online gaming tax to cover UK’s FOBT loss

The British treasury has confirmed that online gaming taxation will be increased next April to compensate for the loss of revenue from lower FOBT profits. The new maximum stakes of £2 on FOBTs will not be introduced until 2020, a move which ...

Japan – Japan’s lower house likely to vote on Implementation Bill tomorrow

Japan’s lower house of parliament is likely to vote tomorrow on what the country’s new casinos will look like following the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the lower house cabinet committee last week. Whilst the opposition could ...

US – New Jersey legalises sports betting

Governor Phil Murphy has now signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and ...

Switzerland – Swiss Casinos welcomes gambling law change

Switzerland casino operator Swiss Casinos has welcomed the new gaming laws allowing casinos licensed in the country ...

Sweden – Swedish parliament approves new online laws

Sweden’s Parliament has unanimously approved a new Gambling Bill, which will allow gambling regulator ...

US – New Jersey lawmakers closing in on legalising sports betting

New Jersey is closing in on legalising sports betting with three state legislative committees approving a bill that ...

Sweden – Committee on Cultural Affairs backs Swedish gambling bill

The Committee on Cultural Affairs has given its support to the Swedish draft gambling legislation. The backing ...

Nepal – Nepal to enact new laws to force full royalty payments

The government in Nepal has confirmed it will be drafting new casino legislation to try and prompt more foreign ...