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Japan – New laws will see Japan buy lottery tickets online from October

As it looks to improve its lottery sales, Japan’s Internal Affairs Ministry has confirmed that tickers will be able to be bought online by October. Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda wants the online ticket sales to attract 500,000 users in its first six months. Players will be able to buy tickets for the popular Jumbo Takarakuji series, ...

Sweden – Swedish online market to be taxed at 18 per cent

New details have emerged concerning how the new online gaming laws will look in Sweden. The Swedish government presented proposed legislation to the European Commission late last year with the EU authorities taking three months to review it ...

Australia – Tasmanian study highlights ‘cherry picking’ in Labor’s pokie crackdown

A recent study into gambling in Tasmanian has shown that despite a promised Labor crackdown on pokies announced in December, Tasmanians are gambling less frequently and when they do, they are increasingly betting on their phones. The ...

Brazil – Majority of lawmakers in Ceará in favour of regulating gaming

A survey carried out for the Legislative Assembly of the state of Ceará has shown that a large majority of ...

UK – Rumour of £2 stake for FOBTs sends shares plummeting

Shares in British bookmakers have slumped following media reports speculating that the Secretary of State favours a ...

Brazil – Brazil’s congress could green light gaming by the middle of 2018

The National Congress will be able to vote on gaming legislation in the first half of this year according to ...

UK – BACTA claims cost of FOBT legislation won’t be as high as feared

BACTA, the trade association representing the UK amusements sector, has suggested that the cost of a clampdown on ...

US – Louisiana task force recommends raft of new legislation

The Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force in Louisiana has recommended that the state’s 15 licensed ...

Argentina – Buenos Aires to end state subsidies for racetracks

The Minister of Economy for Buenos Aires, Hernán Lacunza, is planning to cut state subsidies that go to the four ...
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