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Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s Governor announces sports betting regulations

The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, has announced that he will put forward a project before the Legislature aimed at authorizing online and land based sports betting. "This industry has the potential to turn Puerto Rico into a state-of-the-art jurisdiction, which will allow us to establish this new market, which will have a ...

Romania – Bucharest politician wants Riga style gambling ban

Romania’s General Councillor Catalin Lucian Iliescu wants to ban gambling in the capital of Bucharest except in a specially created zone called the ‘neighbourhood of gambling.’ Bucharest has around 1,250 gambling halls with around 13,000 ...

UK – Two high street bookmakers remove products following warning

Products recently launched in high street bookmakers Paddy Power Betfair and BetFred have been pulled following a warning from the Gambling Commission and the operators could still now face regulatory action as the Commission continues to ...

Brazil – Legal challenge to change gaming laws gains impetus in Brazil

The National Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality Workers (CONTRATUH) has put forward a motion naming itself as ...

Poland – Poland to crack down on slots outside of casinos and slot halls

Poland has warned it will be cracking down on slot machines illegally operated outside of casinos and slot ...

Spain – Spanish Prime Minister supports advertising restrictions on gambling

The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) has reiterated its commitment to restrict gambling advertising and ...

UK – Regulator warns gambling industry not to circumvent FOBT stake cut

With the £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 machines) comes into force today (Monday April 1), the ...

Mexico – Tamaulipas to delay licences to wait for federal regulation

In a sign that major changes to how Mexico regulates gambling are on the way the government of the state of ...

Europe – EU must enforce EU law into all EU online sectors

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has said that the if European Union is really serious about ...