Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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China to create ‘reporting platform’ for locals to inform on igaming

China hit online gaming operators flag
China says it will “severely hit” any online gambling operators targeting its citizens, with a new focus on tracing financial transactions to their source and offering significant bounties to individuals who inform on them

New York court says fantasy sports law unconstitutional

US Fantasy Sports
The New York Supreme Court has shot down the daily fantasy sports mantra that it’s more a game of skill than chance - placing it back in the penal code for prohibition.   Daily fantasy sports is once again prohibited in the state of New York, after judges ruled it had been illegally authorised by the legislature back in 2016. The abrupt...

Argentinian football seeks slice of Buenos Aires iGaming

Argentina Buenos Aires legalise online gambling
As the province of Buenos Aires becomes the first to legalise online gambling in Argentina, hopes are that others will follow in its footsteps.

Dutch regulator gets tough with ‘bad actor’ blacklisting

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Firms taking bets from the Netherlands before the regulated market officially launches next year, could find themselves at the bottom of a very long list of licence applications. The Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit, is looking at blacklisting online…

EGT Interactive announces special participation at CEEGC

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EGT Interactive has announced that on the upcoming Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards (CEEGC), the firm will have a special participation. Georgi Dimitrov, legal counsellor for the company will be one of the speakers of a panel…

East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready to invest in gaming

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Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg), which is set to provide regulators and operators with an ideal platform to discuss the growing market, Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group...

Spanish government slashes online gambling tax by one fifth

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The Spanish government has announced a five percent tax reduction for online operators, setting the figure at 20 percent of gross gaming revenue. The amendment, included in the House of Deputies 2018 budget breakdown, follows a 27 percent year-on-year increase …

The legal divide: Do esports demand a new set of rules?

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In at least three key areas - skin betting, challenger betting and its inherent appeal to minors - esports presents a different set of challenges for regulators. But does it require a different set of rules? As the industry waits impatiently for clarity, legal experts and regulators remain divided on this all important crux. When Quirino Mancini, an Italian gaming...

Pennsylvania expansion thwarts US anti-iGaming lobby

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  As Pennsylvania becomes the fourth US state to legalise online gaming, prospective licensees have struggled to celebrate the stifling tax rates on offer. But in the battle between states’ rights and federal prohibition, the Keystone State has tilted the scales.   Efforts to ban online gambling across the US could now be dead in the water, as Pennsylvania becomes the fourth...

How new data legislation will impact on European operators

How new data legislation will impact on European operators
The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation due to come into effect next May - will undoubtedly be seen as yet another suffocating burden on operators in an already tight market. Yet experts suggest the new emphasis on data management could eventually provide the antidote to a number of other regulatory headaches. New EU data protection rules are due...

Dutch iGaming bill still one year away

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The Dutch Remote Gaming Bill is unlikely to be signed into law within the next 12 months, one of the bill’s architects has admitted.   Dennis van Breeman, programme manager for modernising gaming at the Ministry of Security and Justice, cited March’s parliamentary elections leading to a longer-thanexpected government formation as a cause for the delay. We aim at answering the Senate...

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