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Costa Rica – Costa Rica puts new measures in place to regulate gaming

Costa Rica’s financial system regulator SUGEF (The General Superintendence of Financial Institutions) has proposed that it should be the new body to regulate gaming in order combat money laundering. The move aims to protect those venues operating within current laws such as Casino Fiesta in Alajuela, pictured here. It is one of a number of…

Brazil – Brazil’s gaming bill facing delay in Senate

The Senate has returned the new law which would regulate gambling in Brazil for further debate. Senators rejected the new law PLS 186/2014 which proposes the legalisation of casinos, bingo halls, slot parlours and the popular “Jogo do Bicho” or “Animal Game” voting that it be returned for further analysis to the House Committee on…

Brazil – New legislation is key to economic growth in Brazil

Lawmakers have highlighted new casino legislation as key for economic growth as Brazil faces its worst slump in almost 25 years. In the first anniversary meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Front in Defence of Tourism (FRENTUR) Tourism Minister Alberto Alves said that gaming laws needed to be changed quickly. “Since 1954 there have been projects…

Mexico – Mexican bill could regulate online and table gaming

Mexico’s new gaming act could encompass both online and table gaming. Although the exact details are yet to be revealed, it is believed that in the future bets online may be only carried out via a credit or debit card recognised by the government. In addition, licensees will have to establish their websites under the…

Bahamas – Baha Mar welcomes raft of new opportunities in The Bahamas

Baha Mar has applauded the Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for tabling a sweeping revitalization of the country’s gaming regulations, the first such major update since Bahamian casinos were legalized in 1969. The regulatory changes would allow Bahamian casinos to offer international travellers the latest gaming-industry amenities, including Internet, interactive and mobile gaming;…

Spain – EuroVegas still facing local and central differences over smoking

Las Vegas Sands’ owner Sheldon Adelson’s is still facing a major hurdle with his planned Eurovegas project in Spain due to the central government’s rejection of any changes to legislation to allow smoking in casinos. In response to a written request by the UPyD party for clarification of the administration’s stance on Mr. Adelson’s insistence…

Canada – Canadian association angered by Senate’s stance

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has expressed its frustration and disappointment that the Senate chose not to deal with Bill C290 – An Act to Amend the Criminal Code – Sports Betting, before rising for the summer recess. Bill C290 was already passed with all-party support in the House of Commons, and has the additional…

Belgium – European Lotteries welcomes findings by IMCO

The European Lotteries association has welcomed the report on online gambling adopted by the European Parliament committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) where it has clearly endorsed the approach of the European Commission’s Action Plan to not propose a sectoral harmonisation Directive for online gambling. The IMCO committee has called for concrete enforcement measures…

Southern Cyprus-Online ban won’t be swayed by attacks on OPAP

Legislators in Southern Cyprus have warned that they will not let a spate of arson attacks against a Greek gaming company derail it from bringing in regulations to ban internet gaming. The aim of the Bill is to close down all ‘online casinos’ currently operating outside of a legal framework. Four outlets for Greek lottery…