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US – New Hampshire’s $225m rated sports betting sector aims for July 2020 launch

New Hampshire Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law to legalise both retail and online sports betting with the added condition that he places the first bet himself. The aim is to make that happen by July 1, 2020. The legislation will see a Division of Sports Wagering set up within the NH Lottery Commission, who will be responsible for ...

The Netherlands – KSA to only offer licences to companies with at least two years of Dutch abstinence

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is considering introducing new laws that would force a two year 'cooling off' period for companies wanting to land an online gambling license. The proposal, which is currently being drafted, ...

Chile – New laws for Chile’s slot machines a matter of urgency

President Sebastián Piñera’s administration has announced that the draft law on slot machines that is currently underway in the National Congress will now become a matter of extreme urgency. According to government spokeswoman, Cecilia ...

Germany – Berlin slot halls fall from 584 to 385 following tough laws

Following the introduction of what some believe to be the strictest gaming legislation in Germany, the number of ...

Mexico – Mexico to consider proposal to increase gambling tax

Lawmakers from both the PAN party (The National Action Party) and the PES (Social Encounter Party) in the Chamber ...

US – NCPG reintroduces bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019

The National Council on Problem Gambling, the leading national organisation for people and their families who are ...

Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic launches crackdown on illegal slots

The government has launched a new campaign against the increasing presence of illegal slot machines in small ...

Ecuador – Ex-casino workers want industry to return in Ecuador

Momentum is gaining for the government to reverse its ban on gambling. Last Thursday workers carried out a ...

Nepal – Nepal casinos allowed to open closer to international borders

Nepal's government is making it easier to open casinos and electronic gaming venues close to international ...