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Recap of popular updates covering latest developments in the European Union....more
On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services.
The Gambling Commission has published its latest set of FAQs.
A key addition is the confirmation of the Commission’s expectations in terms of the presentation by B2B operators of their risk rationales....more
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law the Poker Run law, which ended a two-year crusade to make it easier to use poker runs to raise money for charities....more
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Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners unanimously agreed that the competition for the only Boston-area casino license will push on. On July 2, 2014, the Commission held a public hearing to discuss a request by Boston Mayor...more
The Gambling Commission has published a guidance note aimed at assisting the industry determine what constitutes “gambling software” and which entities within a supply chain require a licence from the Gambling...more
The Statutory Instrument which sets out the transitional provisions for the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (“Act”) has been published.
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional...more
The Government has published The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014, which confirms the transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process....more
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more
On 5 March 2014, the 171 page-long text of the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act (“Act”) was notified to the European Commission. Now that the three-month standstill period at the European Commission has passed, the bill is...more
The Ministry of Finance has recently published a new draft amendment to the Polish Gambling Act. It includes a number of significant measures aimed at facilitating the application of Poland’s strict gambling regulations....more
Despite New Jersey’s long and hard fought battle to legalize sports betting within the Garden State, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear New Jersey’s appeal of the lower, appellate court ruling that stayed the...more
The Gambling Commission has published the latest set of FAQs to assist applicants with the licence application process....more
There’s been a lot of press about places that are unfriendly to gamers or game developers. Authorities in various jurisdictions have attempted to address issues of violence, sex, and gambling, either resident in or allegedly...more
In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance...more
A new legal framework for online gambling in Portugal, that has been under discussion for several years, finally seems to be moving ahead.
On 19 June, the Council of Ministers approved a proposal of law that will allow...more
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, a trade body representing the Gibraltar operators, has published correspondence between its external legal counsel and both the British Government and the British Gambling...more
On June, 13, 2014 the regional gambling authorities of Catalonia (“Direcció General de Tributs i Joc“) officialy adopted the (long-time awaited) call for tender for launching the so-called BCN World gambling resort. Under the...more
In a decision that has long been awaited by the industry and the legislator alike, the European Court of Justice ruled today, 12 June 2014, on the question to what extent two conflicting regulatory frameworks within one...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for April 2014 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.5% decrease...more
Yesterday, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Gaming Enforcement (“DGE”) released additional guidance for affiliate marketing companies working with state online...more
The Lotteries and Gaming Authority announced today a series of policy changes.
These include changes regarding:
· Hosting of servers abroad
· Simultaneous Log in of Players
· Audit requirements...more
The Italian gambling regulator, AAMS, has just issued guidelines setting gaming law principles for poker tournaments with variable prizes and multiphase poker tournaments that might attract new interest to online poker in...more
The International Social Gaming Association, the trade body representing many of the leading providers of casino-style social games, has published a detailed report analysing the social games phenomenon....more
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