Gaming Law & Legislation

Look here to stay abreast of breaking industry news related to the actions of lawmakers who create and codify the rules and regulators who enforce them. The Gambling Commission in the UK features prominently in this section due to the age and maturity of the marketplace there, but you can stay up to date around the globe by bookmarking this section.

From homegrown initiatives at the ballot box in rural America, to the fate of th six concessionaires in Macau as their licenses are set to expire betwwen 2020 nad 2022, to Asian marketplaces like Japan and Vietnam that are set to change the world casino landscape, you’ll find all the news that’s fit print here. Complementary sections include the over arching Gaming Industry News section as well as Licenses, Taxation, and Online Gambling Regulation.

District of Columbia’s mobile sportsbetting plans hit by temporary injunction

The District of Columbia (DC) government has reportedly issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the implementation of a contract whereby well-known gambling solution innovator Intralot SA should support the operation of its future mobile sports betting service.

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Pole position for MGM Resorts International in Osaka casino license race

American gambling giant MGM Resorts International is said to look its best in the race to select the integrated casino resort planned for the huge Japanese city of Osaka.

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Philippines regulator issues pair of new iGaming licenses

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCor) government regulator has reportedly granted licenses to two online gambling companies less than a week after the introduction of a temporary freeze on the processing of new certifications.

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British betting companies are experiencing a huge increase in customer complaints

HomeNew casino and gambling news British betting companies are experiencing a huge increase in customer complaints  Marie Kelley August 13, 2019 Current Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, United Kingdom According to recent figures collected by the Gambling Commission on BBC Panorama, British betting companies have experienced a huge increase in customer complaints. Nearly 5000%, to be exact, in the last five years. The problem gamblers have accused the bookmakers of continuing to tempt them into betting after asking them to be removed from the mailing lists.

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William Hill blames new FOBTs rules on decision to shut up to 700 shops

In the UK, major bookmaker William Hill has reportedly announced plans to close up to 700 stores to make up for the £ 820m ($ 1.02bn) losses due to tightened national rules for fixed odds betting Expect terminals (FOBTs).

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The PILOT deal could confront Atlantic City with a budget deficit in 2020

An obscure provision in a New Jersey law could allegedly result in Atlantic City receiving around $ 14 million less in comparable revenue from its 2020 budget despite a rise in the recent performance of its nine casinos.

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