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Germany – German Lotto and Totoblock welcome agreement on new State Treaty on Gaming

The 16 member companies of the German Lotto and Totoblocks (DLTB) have welcomed the agreement of the 16 countries on a new gaming treaty."We see the new regulation as a further confirmation of the lottery monopoly in Germany that is oriented towards the common good and expect that regulation in the online area will suppress the illegal ...

Mexico – Crippling Quintana Roo casino tax law revoked after 19 days

Amidst a growing public outcry lawmakers for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo have repealed a new law which would have exempted the payment of taxes to those companies interested in setting up casinos. The law was in effect for only 19 days ...

Spain – Minister agrees that advertising rules need urgent reform

Alberto Garzón the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs has announced that the government intends to regulate advertising on a national level.According to Mr. Garzón the Ministry will work alongside the autonomous communities and meet with ...

Japan – Bribery scandal to delay Japan’s publication of Basic Policy

Japan will delay publication of the Basic Policy for its future casino industry until February, following the ...

Spain – Consumer organisation wants Spain to follow UK’s credit cards ban

The Federation of Consumers in Action (FACUA) has urged the government to put in place legislation similar to that ...

Australia – ACMA moves to block nine illegal gambling websites

The ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) is set to request Australian internet service providers ...

US – Washington considering a pair of sports betting bills

Maverick Gaming detailed its support for legislation in Washington to create a fully regulated and taxed land-based ...

UK – Gambling Commission warns UK online companies over RTS safety standards

Online gambling operators are being reminded to check that their games meet transparency and safety standards ...

US – Gaming Control Board levies fine for unapproved poker tournaments at Pennsylvania casino

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has fined Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, operator of ...