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Mexico – Mexican State of Chihuahua raises taxes on gaming again

The Mexican state of Chihuahua has recently published the details of a State Treasury Law which imposes a tax of 6 percent on profits on the casinos that operate in the state. Article 19 of the law which went into operation on January 1, 2019, established, that "the tax will be calculated applying a rate of 6 per cent to the total value of ...

UK – Gambling Commission half way through strategy to reduce gambling related harm

The consultation for the UK Gambling Commission’s new national strategy to reduce gambling related harms has passed the halfway stage and will end on February 15. The Commission is seeking views on five proposed strategic priority areas for ...

US – Interstate online gambling at threat as US Department of Justice changes stance on Wire Act interpretation

In a move that has the potential to derail interstate online gaming industries in North America, the US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has decided to make a U-turn on its 2011 opinion that the Federal Wire Act applies only to ...

US – Louisiana to look at legalising sports betting

Casinos such as Belle of Baton Rouge, Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge and Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport could soon ...

Denmark – Denmark launches consultation period on deposits, promotions and self-exclusion

Denmark’s Tax Ministry wants to introduce new laws to promote responsible gaming in its online sector with a draft ...

US – Senators file sports betting bill for Connecticut casinos

Sports Betting is now firmly on the cards in Connecticut with State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and members of ...

Brazil – Governor of Rio de Janeiro comes out in support of casinos

Newly elected Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel, has defended the legalisation of casinos in Brazil. ...

Italy – Italian government rings in the New Year with tax increases

The New Year saw a raft of new taxes come into play for the Italian gambling sector which the government hopes will ...

US – Outgoing Michigan Governor axes online gaming bill

Outgoing Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has axed a bill to regulate online gaming that the legislature had approved ...