Turkey Prepares Massive Nation-Wide Anti-Gambling Crackdown Campaign

Turkey Prepares Massive Nation-Wide Anti-Gambling Crackdown Campaign

The Government of Turkey is considering to introduce a specific range of measures that would help it put an end to illegal gambling activities across the country. What is the Government planning, is a nationwide campaign against illegal gambling, with the competent authorities offering a two-year plan that involves a number of measures and regulations that would allow competent authorities to get better control on land-based gaming hubs and gambling websites. The national plan to fight illegal gambling operations will be implemented by the Interior and Justice Ministries in partnership…

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Betsson AB Calls for the EC to Take Measures against Netherlands’ Enforcement Actions

Betsson AB Calls for the EC to Take Measures against Netherlands’ Enforcement Actions

The online gambling Swedish company Betsson Group has urged the trade watchdogs of the European Union to take the necessary measures to prevent the Netherlands from taking enforcement actions against the brands of the company which are currently operated across the country. The Netherlands’ Government and competent authorities have been focused on preparing the country’s new online gambling legislation for a few years now. The country has been expected to officially introduce its approved online gambling legislation as soon as possible. Local legislators, however, first need to reach an agreement…

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FOBTs Review Gets Postponed until October Due to Disagreements between UK Government and DCMS

FOBTs Review Gets Postponed until October Due to Disagreements between UK Government and DCMS

A governmental review of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has been postponed for later in 2017. The review is set to happen in October, since there has been certain disagreements on the matters concerning fixed-odds betting terminals’ regulation between the UK Government and the Treasury. Recently, fixed-odds betting terminals have been put under a lot of criticism due to the fact they have been considered highly addictive. The review over the FOBTs is being conducted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) after the UK Government has revealed that…

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New Jersey Senate Finally Gives the Green Light to DFS Bill

New Jersey Senate Finally Gives the Green Light to DFS Bill

At the end of last week, the New Jersey Senate voted in favour of the state’s Daily Fantasy Sports Bill, which would make daily fantasy sports legal on the territory of the state. The bill, called A-3532, is focused on making legal daily fantasy sports in the state of New Jersey, is now waiting for the approval of the Governor Chris Christie. The piece of legislation was first approved by the state’s Assembly in May 2017. Now, the bill was given the green light with a vote of 29 to…

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UKGC Introduces New Regulations for Online Gambling Operators

UKGC Introduces New Regulations for Online Gambling Operators

UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has introduced new regulations that are aimed to make sure that all local customers are offered the same tools to monitor their gambling activities by the companies that run online gambling websites in the country. The Programme Director at the UK Gambling Commission Sharon McNair commented on the implementation of the new regulatory conditions, saying that users must be given the chance to make informed choices concerning their online gambling activity. Back in October 2016, the UK gambling regulatory watchdog released a special consultation on remote…

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PAGCOR Lifts RWM’s Operating License Suspension after Thorough Security Checks

PAGCOR Lifts RWM’s Operating License Suspension after Thorough Security Checks

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) revealed that it has lifted the order for suspension on the gaming operating license of Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., which runs Resorts World Manila (RWM). The lifting of the suspension happened with immediate effect, after the operator complied with the safety and security issues. At the beginning of June, the gaming regulatory watchdog imposed a suspension on the provisional license of Resorts World Manila. The company’s license to operate a casino was banned by the regulator only a week after a shooting…

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Illinois Loses Hope for iGaming and DFS Bills amid Budget Deadlock

Illinois Loses Hope for iGaming and DFS Bills amid Budget Deadlock

The hope for the state of Illinois to finally see online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation within the current legislative session is slowly dying. The proposed piece of legislation is trying to gain support as it is forced to deal with certain problems related to the state budget’s gaps. The worst part is that there has not been much information on the case, with almost no information about the standalone Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) Bill and the hybrid online gambling/DFS bill. After the local legislature made another meeting to…

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Connecticut Gets Long-Awaited East Windsor Casino Expansion

Connecticut Gets Long-Awaited East Windsor Casino Expansion

Connecticut’s way to gambling expansion is now open, after the Public Act 17-89 was finally signed by Governor Dannel Malloy. The piece of legislation clears the path for the long-desired Connecticut casino in East Windsor, with the Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot tribes being allowed to establish a satellite gambling venue. According to Governor Malloy, the piece of legislation signed by him would secure more jobs for the residents of Connecticut within the state. He also added that the state of Connecticut has been having a long-lasting partnership and compact…

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UKGC Could Investigate Ladbrokes for Possible Data Protection Laws Violation

UKGC Could Investigate Ladbrokes for Possible Data Protection Laws Violation

The British bookmaker Ladbrokes could face a probe from the local gambling regulatory authority after confidential information about several individuals suffering from gambling addictions, was found in a bin bag outside a company’s branch in Glasgow. The information included names, photos and addresses of the players suffering from problem gambling behaviour who have used their self-exclusion right in order to suspend themselves from voluntarily placing bets. Details about the reasons why they have chosen to enter the self-exclusion scheme were also included, but fortunately, bank account numbers and betting history…

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear New Jersey’s Appeal on Sports Betting Legislation

US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear New Jersey’s Appeal on Sports Betting Legislation

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear New Jersey officials’ appeal as part of its attempt to legalize sports betting across the state. A group of state’s officials, led by Governor Chris Christie, have been trying to officially introduce sports betting in New Jersey by passing legislation attempts twice – in 2012 and 2014. Governor Chris Christie has previously projected that making sports betting within the state legal, could be beneficial for the economy of New Jersey. Previously, a number of lower courts issued rulings against him, and some…

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