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    Puerto Rico has taken a step towards launching legal sports betting over a year after legalizing the vertical, beginning a 30-day consultation on sports betting regulations developed in partnership with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

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    A new era has begun in New Zealand’s horse racing industry, with TAB New Zealand taking charge of the sector from 1 August.

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    Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has taken a step towards securing approval to develop a casino on its site, while also securing a master sports wagering license.

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    The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved the proposed merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but has ordered the combined entity to sell three casinos in the state.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Bill is set to become law after it passed a third reading in parliament and will now proceed forward for Royal Assent.

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    France's new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has officially launched today (22 June) after board members staged their first formal meeting.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing Winston Peters has extended the terms for the directors of the body overseeing a root-and-branch overhaul of the country’s racing industry until 30 June, 2021.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has outlined the preparatory steps it will take as it works to ensure racing can resume from 1 June.

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    A number of French racetracks look likely to be shut down only a week after resuming activities, with the country’s government preparing new rules for the racing industry’s return to action.

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved online and mobile betting on advance deposit horse racing after a new order from executive director Richard S. Kalm.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced initial approval for businesses and stakeholders in the country’s thoroughbred and harness racing sectors to return to work on 28 April.

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    French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity.

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    The Irish government has announced a complete shut-down of all sporting events as part of a new package of measures adopted in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.

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    Regulated sports betting is set to begin in Michigan this week, with Detroit's three commercial casinos expected to be authorised to launch retail wagering by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. 

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    Alabama’s House of Representatives is to run the rule over a new bill that aims to legalise land-based and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    France’s new gambling regulator, L’autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) will be “fully operational” in spring of this year, with Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, currently state councillor for France’s National Commission for Data Protections, as its president.

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    The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has released a new advisory bulletin that warns Native American tribes of key considerations and potential restrictions they face under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) when rolling out sports betting.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) admitted concerns that the Racing Industry Bill does not offer enough flexibility for the roll-out of new betting products, but revealed that a bill regulating online betting may be in the works.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) appears to have confirmed that racing venue closures are likely, though stressed that this was to be handled fairly as part of the ongoing industry overhaul.

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