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Belgium – EL urges Council of the EU to exclude mention of online gambling and betting services from Digital Services Act

Ahead of a meeting in the Council of the EU where the Digital Services Act (DSA) was discussed, the European Lotteries association has urged the EU Member States’ representatives to exclude the explicit mention of online gambling and betting services in the context of freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services within the EU:…

Puerto Rico – New slot machine regs could raise US$40m in six months

A court decision has allowed the Gaming Commission to collect over $4m in just one week for the treasury from money generated by slot machines. This will increase to as much as $40m once the current payment plan ends. The executive director of the Gaming Commission, Orlando A. Rivera, told local press that 93 of…

Brazil – Gambling bill to block players from playing abroad to be reassessed

Brazilian Senator Jorginho Mello requested this week that a legislative proposal that seeks to ban Brazilians from gambling offshore be reassessed. Bill PLS 213/2017 would prohibit players from making payments to offshore gambling websites and was scheduled for debate by the Economic Affairs Commission (CAE). The bill’s passage through the Senate is being overseen by…

Brazil – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies to hold hearing on Gambling Bill on September 15

A public hearing on gambling in the Chamber of Deputies has been scheduled for September 15. Convened by Deputy João Carlos Bacelar, the meeting aims to resume discussions in order to speed up the approval of casinos in Brazil with the objective of “generating 700 thousand direct and indirect jobs.” Six guests have been invited…

Austria – Foreign providers of online games must compensate for gambling losses

Providers of online games of chance who do not have a license under the Austrian Gaming Act are conducting their activities in Austria against the law. The gambling contracts they have concluded with Austrian players are ineffective and the player is entitled to a reimbursement of his stake. The defendant offers online gambling in Austria….

Canada – Justice Minister highlights August 27 as date for legalised single-event sports betting

The Canadian Gaming Association is today celebrating that single-event sports betting will soon be legal across Canada, as Justice Minister David Lametti proclaimed August 27 as the in force date for Bill C-218. This was the final hurdle for the Criminal Code change to legalize sports betting, which means that provinces and casino operators can…

France – French regulator ANJ highlights law changes in its first year

During its first year of operation, French regulator ANJ has implemented the various new tools provided for by the Pacte law and by the ordinance of October 2, 2019: responsible gaming action plans, gaming program, promotional strategies, frames of reference for addiction and money laundering, etc. This institutional engineering forms the basis of ANJ’s action…

US – Sportsbooks coming to Oneida Nation casinos in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers and Oneida Chairman Tehassi Hill have signed a historic compact amendment that expands allowable gaming at Oneida Nation casinos and affiliate locations in the state of Wisconsin to include event wagering. This compact amendment will be the first to allow event wagering, including sports betting, to occur in Wisconsin. Following today’s signing,…

Germany – Mixed response as Germany’s State Treaty on Gambling comes into effect

The new State Treaty on Gambling came into force on July 1 with an agreement bringing to an end years of negotiations between the federal states end and the gaming market in Germany giving it a new and fundamental framework. Amid allegations of ‘politics gambling away consumer protection for alleged tax revenues’ and politicians ‘sacrificing…