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US – Mississippi House passes lottery bill

Politicians in Mississippi have approved a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have historically fought any form of gambling. The u-turn in the House came just one day after an initial vote to quash the bill meaning Mississippi, one of six states without a lottery, will now push forward with a lottery ...

Myanmar – Myanmar moves closer to legalising foreigner-only casinos

Politicians in Myanmar are considering legalising foreigner-only casinos with legislation presented in the lower house of the South East Asian country’s legislature. Known as the Gambling Bill 2018, it has been pieced together by the Myanmar ...

Argentina – No consensus over horse racing law in Buenos Aires Province

The President of the Chamber of Deputies of the province of Buenos Aires, Manuel Mosca, along with the deputies of the Frente Renovador party (The Renewal Front) have met with horse racing interest groups to inform them that new legislation over ...

Chile – Chile’s Senate Committee approves regulation of slots outside of casinos

The Senate Interior Government Committee has unanimously approved a bill that regulates the use of machines for fun ...

Norway – EGBA calls for rethink from Norway on payment blocking

Following the closure of the Norwegian government’s consultation on its proposal to block payment transactions to ...

Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico considering slot machine expansion

The Senate of Puerto Rico could introduce a number of amendments to the current tax reform bill to allow an ...

Mexico – Betting ban will continue in Mexican state of Coahuila

The government of the state of Coahuila in Northern Mexico will continue to ban casinos due to the fact that they ...

Italy – Industry criticises Italy’s blanket ban on gambling advertising

The Italian Senate voted by a narrow majority on August 6 to ban gambling advertising with heavy penalties for ...

India – Goa’s move onshore could create US$1bn industry

The confirmation that Goa’s offshore casino industry will be given four years to relocate to land-based facilities ...