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US – Senators file sports betting bill for Connecticut casinos

Sports Betting is now firmly on the cards in Connecticut with State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and members of the Southeastern Connecticut legislative delegation submitting a bipartisan bill for the 2019 legislative session that would amend Connecticut’s existing state laws to allow for online and in-person sports betting at Connecticut ...

Brazil – Governor of Rio de Janeiro comes out in support of casinos

Newly elected Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel, has defended the legalisation of casinos in Brazil. Speaking during a ceremony as the New Petrobras CEO was ushered into office at the company’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Witzel used ...

Italy – Italian government rings in the New Year with tax increases

The New Year saw a raft of new taxes come into play for the Italian gambling sector which the government hopes will generate an extra €770m in taxation in 2019. Having already seen a near complete ban on gambling advertising, tax on VLTs will ...

US – Outgoing Michigan Governor axes online gaming bill

Outgoing Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has axed a bill to regulate online gaming that the legislature had approved ...

US – Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act aims to change the face of US sports betting again

The Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator ...

US – Washington D.C. to allow sports betting at stadiums and lottery outlets

Legislators in Washington have said yes in a vote to introduce sports betting, meaning the US capital will be the ...

Argentina – Autonomous City of Buenos Aires passes new online gambling rules

The legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires has authorised online gambling. The local government expects ...

UK – Responsible gambling group confirms ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on TV gambling ads

As part of its annual review process, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling has confirmed a ‘whistle to ...

Brazil – Brazil’s President approves new sports betting rules

New sports betting legislation is now finally law after the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned ...