Gaming Law & Society News

Gambling jurisdictions can be complicated and hard to understand. Our news team will dissect the facts and release it in simple black and white terms as they are put into law and/or updated. Each country has their own regulatory body that we cover including local community news as well. Here is where you will find all the lawful and unlawful gaming information.

AGA and Department of Justice Clash Over Wire Act

Added on January 23, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

US lawmakers, state institutions and nation’s chief regulator are still occasionally grappling over the revisions of certain legal frameworks of the past. Despite last year’s successful PASPA lift… …the American Gaming Association (AGA) still hasn’t fully come to terms with it. The regulator is now at cross purposes again with the US Department of Justice ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Sweden Expands Regulated iGaming Market

Added on January 22, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

A huge series of new online gaming and betting licenses has been issued by the Swedish Gambling Authority or Spelinspektionen. So, in a newly regulated Swedish online market, officially launched at the beginning of January 2019, there will be a total of 65 approved licenses. Five new companies have been added to the list… …and ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Uganda Puts Ban on Sports Betting

Added on January 22, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has issued a public statement saying that he officially ordered his government to completely ban sports betting in this East African country. Museveni has forbidden the issuing of new licenses to sports betting companies and has also prohibited the renewal of all existing permits. David Bahati, Uganda’s Finance minister has revealed ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Prairie Meadows In Iowa Ready To Launch With William Hill

Added on January 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Whilst Iowa eagerly awaits its lawmakers to approve wagering on sports in 2019, the state’s land-based outlets are making final preparations to launch. Among such sportsbooks is Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, whose latest partnership agreement with William Hill, UK’s top betting site, has empowered it to kick off as soon as the legislation receives ... Read more

By Alex Hoffmann

Rhode Island Prepares Mobile Sports Wagering Legislation

Added on January 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Busy times in Rhode Island keep on as the state’s Senate President, Dominick Ruggerio, advanced a new legislative piece that looks to make mobile sports betting legal. Late November saw the official kick off of sports betting market with Twin River Casino in Lincoln taking the first wagers. Not long after, a second sportsbook at ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Massachusetts Introduced Three Sports Betting Bills

Added on January 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Massachusetts’ lawmakers introduced a series of three different sports betting bills on Wednesday… …which is just another step forward towards the legislation of sports betting in this US state. Officially named the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it is the most populous state in the region of New England. With the population of 6.9 million citizens, Massachusetts ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Pennsylvania Collects $2M in Sports Betting Revenue in December

Added on January 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Pennsylvania saw a successful closure to a year in which its has made sports betting legal: December’s total revenue made from this gaming branch came to a total of $2 million. This figure has been revealed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the regulatory body that handled a rising number of license demands for this ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Sports Betting In Minnesota Blocked By MIGA

Added on January 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

According to the latest reports on legalized gambling activities across the United States, there has been a change in politics around the burning issue of sports betting in Minnesota. In a letter from Charles Vig, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, it is said that the tribes are not interested in pursuing a sportsbook ... Read more

By Alex Hoffmann

Will Legal Sports Betting Pay Out in West Virginia?

Added on January 18, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Sports betting has officially become legal in the US in May 2018 after the US Supreme Court overturned the federal ban from 1992… …and now West Virginia has become the fifth US state that fully legalized sports betting! Many were surprised because this state has no eminent teams in any major sports league in the ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

UK Considering Credit Card Ban For Gambling Industry

Added on January 16, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Great Britain’s culture secretary Jeremy Wright has heralded a possible move by the UK government that concerns payment methods in gaming amid concerns of money-laundering and a wider array of problem gambling. There are justified apprehensions that as much as 20% of deposits made with gambling companies via credit cards are using money that does ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

West Virginia Launches Online Gambling Bid

Added on January 15, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Having rolled out regulated sports betting within the state, West Virginia lawmakers are now bent on extending their fortune by working on a piece of legislation that should approve online casinos and online poker. The House Bill 2178 was filed last week by Representatives, Shawn Fluharty and Joe Canestraro. The new legislation – if passed ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Sports Betting Green Lighted in Louisiana

Added on January 14, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, announced for the press that he is in favor of legalized sports betting in this state. He also emphasized that his public support for this form of gambling comes from an idea of using the sports wagers’ revenue and investing it into childhood education. After the US Supreme Court made ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Hesse To Break From State Treaty on Gambling

Added on January 10, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The German state of Hesse has announced a possibility to develop its own gambling regulations in case the government fails to deliver a federal framework by the end of 2019. According to the report, the ruling coalition could even part with the State Treaty on Gambling, allowing it to work on an entirely new regulatory ... Read more

By Alex Hoffmann

Tennessee Discusses Sports Betting Bill

Added on January 8, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Lawmakers in the state of Tennessee are working diligently on a piece of legislature that could, if passed as a bill, make sports betting legal in this state. The legislation, known under the working title of, ‘Tennessee Sports Gaming Act,’ would authorize local governments to permit sports betting in their respective areas and counties… …The ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Playtech Pays €28m Israel Tax Settlement

Added on January 6, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

London-based developer, Playtech, has agreed to pay a €28 million tax settlement in Israel after a civil tax audit. The supplier will pay this sum of money in order to cover some of its activities between 2007 and 2018 that were carried out in this country. The reason for this was that tax authorities made ... Read more

By Petar Mitrovic

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