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UK – Betting and Gaming Council introduces ‘cooling off’ period for machines

The newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), which replaced the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) in July, is introducing ‘cooling-off’ measures to reduce problem gaming in British betting shops.The Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS), a real-time algorithm for gaming machines, ...

Mexico – Governor to impose harsher penalties on Baja California’s illegal gambling

The Governor of the Mexican State of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla Valdez, has announced a crackdown on illegal gambling. According to the governor illegal gambling has become an 'epidemic that threatens security,' in the region.The ...

Kenya – SportPesa could return to Kenya following favourable tax ruling

Kenyan betting operators have won a tribunal on whether their players should pay tax on their winnings instead of their original stakes with the Kenyan Tax Appeals Tribunal agreeing with the claim.The court ruled that the tax could only be ...

Georgia – Georgian TV channel bans gambling ads

The first channel of Georgian Public Service Broadcasting (GPB) has decided to stop broadcasting gambling ads on ...

Australia – Government to begin blocking offshore gambling websites

Paul Fletcher, Australia’s Communications Minister, has announced that the federal government will soon begin to ...

The Netherlands – KSA gives further details on online applications

The Kansspelautoriteit (Netherlands gambling authority) has provided more information regarding the conditions for ...

US – Colorado approves sports betting with May launch date set

Colorado’s 33 casinos will be able to offer in-person and online betting on professional, collegiate, motor and ...

Brazil – New Brazilian bill would allow casinos in tourist zones and border towns

A member of the House of Deputies has put forward a new project which would legalise casinos in Brazil.Deputy ...

US – Five New Hampshire cities approve sports betting with two more approving keno

The cities of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth voted to permit the operation of physical ...