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Portugal – Portuguese government mulls new online taxes

New taxes on online gambling are now being considered by the government, according to a report in local news portal Infocul.pt. The Portuguese government has set up a working group to analyse possible changes to the online gaming tax system. The group composed of six members, includes representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Economy, ...

Denmark – Spillemyndigheden outlines Denmark’s new code of conduct

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has confirmed that a new code of conduct for gaming operators has been approved and will be introduced in July this year. It said: "With the Agreement on new initiatives against compulsive ...

Germany – Schleswig-Holstein presents plan to extend expired licences

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein is proving it is fully prepared to once again go it alone in terms of online gaming with the publishing of a new bill to extend its recently expired online gaming licences until 2021. The extended ...

US – Ohio bill would see sports betting at four venues and online

A bill currently before the Ohio General Assembly is looking to legalise sports betting in casinos, racinos and ...

UK – Sky Bet ad banned for linking betting success with intelligence

The Advertising Standards Agency in the UK has banned a TV ad from Sky Bet, with football presenter Jeff Stelling ...

Philippines – Pagcor issues restraining order to stop Quezon City

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has said it will issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) ...

US – Fifteen states unite against Wire Act interpretation

A group of 15 states led by New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan have said they will take legal ...

US – Rhode Island asks Supreme Court for online betting opinion

The House Republican Caucus calls on the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Governor to seek a RI ...

US – Two Harrah’s Cherokee casinos in line for sportsbetting

North Carolina is considering a bill that would allow sports betting at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort and Harrah’s ...