Pennsylvania House Grants Gambling Expansion Bill Approval

Pennsylvania House Grants Gambling Expansion Bill Approval

Last night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a large gaming package including the long-desired online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation. Only a couple of weeks after the Senate passed its gaming and online gaming bill, the state House has made a counter-proposal by making a number of changes in the H 271 bill. Only a few hours after the amended bill was given the green light by the House Rules Committee, it also received the approval of the House of Representatives with a vote ratio of 102 to…

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Connecticut House Greenlights Gambling Expansion Legislative Package

Connecticut House Greenlights Gambling Expansion Legislative Package

Connecticut lawmakers have finally made some progress in terms of gambling expansion by approving most of a gambling legislative package. The approval would allow local Indian tribes to establish a new casino located in East Windsor. The House of Representatives voted in favour of the gaming expansion bill, with the decision coming only a few hours after a deal including more off-track betting parlours across the state of Connecticut was reached. Right before the ending of this year’s legislative session, local lawmakers managed to give the green light to the…

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ASA Bans Gala Bingo’s TV Ad for Misleading Content

ASA Bans Gala Bingo’s TV Ad for Misleading Content

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) scolded Gibraltar-based Gala Bingo for misleading TV advert seen on February 18th 2017. The ad that has been described by misleading featured a voice-over that stated that players could win a total of £5,000 in the brand’s weekly final chase games. Also, they would be given the chance to play at a special quiz night. On-screen text was featured at the bottom of the screen, saying that the offer was available only for UK residents over 18 years old until February 25th 2017. Additional information…

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Future of Connecticut Gaming Expansion Remains Unclear

Future of Connecticut Gaming Expansion Remains Unclear

Connecticut lawmakers have raised the “mini casinos” issue for Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury before the vote for the East Windsor casino facility. House leaders are still considering a number of literally last-minute options for further expansion of the Connecticut’s casino gambling industry. With only a couple of days left until the end of the current legislative session, the pressure over local lawmakers has been piling, as time is running out. In addition, Connecticut lawmakers have been put in the middle of the high-stakes battle between the Mohegan and Mashantucket…

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UKGC Teams Up with ESIC as Part of eSports Regulation Efforts

UKGC Teams Up with ESIC as Part of eSports Regulation Efforts

eSports has become an exciting and rapidly growing sector in the gambling industry with no signs of slowing its growth down. The increased interest towards eSports betting has raised certain questions regarding the regulation of the sector, putting UK competent authorities under pressure to make sure that eSports betting do not allow unlicensed betting and malpractices. Almost a year ago, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has expressed its concerns related to eSports. The gambling watchdog released a report largely focused on eSports and further explained that game publishers need to…

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EC Permits Denmark to Cease Danske Spil’s Online Bingo and Horse Race betting Monopoly

EC Permits Denmark to Cease Danske Spil’s Online Bingo and Horse Race betting Monopoly

The European Commission (EC) gave the green light to Denmark to open its online bingo and horse race betting market to private operators, putting an end to the monopoly that is currently held by Danske Spil. The decision of the European Commission comes after the three-month period to review the country’s draft law by the Commission and other European Union member states officially expired. As revealed by the European Commission, the draft act seeks to open the online bingo market to private operators that would like to offer their services…

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Camelot Group Brings Back Free Lottery Helpline for Independent Retailers

Camelot Group Brings Back Free Lottery Helpline for Independent Retailers

Camelot Group, which currently operates the UK National Lottery, has restored a free lottery helpline especially for its independent retailers. The free phone number has been reinstated as part of the company’s new initiative to support independent retailers. The support package amounts to £4 million and is called AllStars programme. As revealed by Camelot, the retailer hotline was used by a large number of retailers on a daily basis. The helpline is to be transferred to a free phone number on June 5th. The Head of Camelot’s retail division, James…

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Remote Gambling Association’s New GAMSTOP Brand Becomes Part of UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Remote Gambling Association’s New GAMSTOP Brand Becomes Part of UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), which is currently the largest online gambling trade association on a global scale, revealed a new brand especially for the national online self-exclusion scheme. The brand, called GAMSTOP, has been especially designed in order to meet the requirements of the License Conditions and Codes of Practice of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The Director of Social Responsibility at the RGA, Fiona Palmer, shared that GAMSTOP’s development reached a “very exciting stage”. She revealed that the process design had advanced a lot, and with the branding…

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MGA Releases Regulatory Data for January-April 2017

MGA Releases Regulatory Data for January-April 2017

The independent regulatory body responsible for the governance of both the retail and online gaming activities in Malta – the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) – revealed that it has received an operating license application from the UK-based gambling operator Sky Betting & Gaming. The company has applied for a sports betting license. Established back in 2001, Sky Betting & Gaming has grown to become one of the leading gaming operators. Currently, the company offers a variety of gaming and betting options distributed through five major online products, including Casino, Poker,…

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Nevada Finally Sees eSports Bill Turned into Law

Nevada Finally Sees eSports Bill Turned into Law

The Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval signed a new bill in order to expand the gambling legislation of the state. Thanks to the expansion, Nevada will finally see permission for placing wagers on eSports events. The bill is set to come into effect on July 1st, 2017. While this is not the first time when the state has been presented gambling legislation on eSports, it is actually the first time when the state of Nevada gives the green light to a proposed bill and turns it into law. The Senate…

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