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Gambling participation in Britain declines during 2020

According to new data published by the UK gambling Commission, gambling participation in Britain saw a significant decline in 2020. The data published by the Gambling Commission covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to December 2020.  The figures are based on the UK regulator’s quarterly telephone survey conducted …

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Golden Nugget’s online arm inks NY access deal with Tioga Downs

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has secured market access for online gambling in New York after inking a deal with Tioga Downs Racetrack. GNOG’s launch in the Empire State is subject to the regulation of online gambling and receiving the necessary approvals. The deal GNOG’s deal with Tioga Downs will span 20-years and grant the …

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Texas bill would let professional teams become licensed sportsbook operators

A new bill that would legalise sports betting in the state of Texas would allow professional sports teams to act as licensed sportsbook operators. If the proposed law is successful, it would decriminalise sports wagering and legalise the activity from 1 January 2022. The proposed bill The bill, HB 2070, was filed by Republican Representative …

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Austria to form new gambling authority amid regulatory overhaul

Austria’s finance minister Gernot Blümel has announced a far-reaching overhaul of the country’s gambling laws which will focus on player protection controls and transparency. The overhaul of Austria’s gambling laws will focus on ramping up player protection controls introducing new transparency requirements and the formation of a new supervisory authority. This comes after Blümel revealed …

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BGC calls for Grand National to be postponed until betting shops reopen

The UK’s gambling industry standards body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has called for the Grand National to be postponed until retail betting shops are permitted to reopen their doors to the public. The BGC said that the delay would provide a “timely boost” for both the land-based gambling and horse racing sectors. Delaying …

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Betting shops in England could reopen in April

England’s retail betting shops could reopen from 12 April along with other non-essential retail businesses according to the UK government’s roadmap out of the current coronavirus lockdown. During a press conference last night, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the government’s “roadmap out of lockdown” which outlined a phased reopening of the country beginning on …

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theScore announces US IPO plans in time for Canada sports betting expansion

The Canadian sports media company turned US sportsbook operator theScore Media and Gaming, has announced plans to go public on the Nasdaq exchange. The Toronto-based business announced its US initial public offering (IPO) on Monday. This comes after the company’s board of directors and shareholders voted in favour of continuing with a dual listing in …

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Victoria to investigate Crown Resorts’ suitability for casino licence in Melbourne

Victoria’s Government has announced a royal commission into Crown Resorts to assess the casino operator’s suitability to hold its casino licence in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a royal commission will be held to consider whether Crown Melbourne should be allowed retain its Victorian licence that is used to operate its flagship casino …

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