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Argentina – Horse racing subsidies to end in 2021 in Buenos Aires

From May 2021 the horse racing industry in Buenos Aires will no longer receive any state subsidies. The government of Buenos Aires will begin phasing out the subsidies starting next December according to a new law, which has been submitted to the Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires. The new law indicates that "given the time elapsed ...

China – China bans poker apps from social media

China has placed a ban on promoting online poker on social media after ruling that it is no longer a ‘competitive sport.’ The Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued the new social gaming law under its ‘Chess and Card Game ...

Spain – Gambling bill fast-tracked in Extremadura

A new bill, which would allow for the creation of large leisure facilities in the Spanish autonomous community of Extremadura, has received the favourable opinion of the Council of State. Both the regional government and a part of the ...

UK – Gambling Business Group urges DCMS to act on gaming regulation

Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the cross sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has called on the ...

Slovenia – Slovenia’s National Assembly vetoes sports betting bill

A sports-betting bill that would have revolutionised online betting in Slovenia has been kicked into touch by the ...

Argentina – Argentinean court rules that bingo halls will pay full tax

All bingo halls must now pay the full amount of income tax according to a recent decision handed down by the ...

Spain – Madrid looking to harmonise gaming laws

The Assembly of Madrid has approved the proposal put forward by The Podemos Party (We Can Party), which urges the ...

Denmark – Denmark to launch new applications for land-based casinos this summer

The Danish Gambling Authority will launch a new application round for new land-based casino licences in Vejle, ...

Spain – Anti-match fixing measures strengthened under new agreement

The General Director of the Police Germán López Iglesias has signed a collaboration agreement with David Aganzo ...