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    A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state.

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    The Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced on Monday (11 November) that 21 people, including six staff working for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) have been arrested for suspected corruption.

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    The Norwegian government will consider transferring the country’s horse racing betting monopoly from national tote Norsk Rikstoto to national lottery Norsk Tipping when the former’s rights to organise wagering on racing expire at the end of 2021.

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    An Irish bookmaker has lost a High Court challenge to rule changes about how operators are allocated pitches in premium areas of racecourses.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting.

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    Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.

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    Hong Kong Jockey Club has told Betfair Australia to “immediately cease and desist” offering betting exchange wagering on its races in an escalation of the fall-out between the two parties.

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    The GB Gambling Commission is to review seven on-course bookmakers' licences after it was revealed that a number allowed minors to place a bet during the prestigious Royal Ascot horseracing event. 

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    A bill to include sports betting in the list of Class III tribal gaming products is headed to the North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper after it was approved by the state’s House of Representatives. 

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    Hopes for the launch of sports betting in Maine have suffered a setback after the state’s Governor Janet Mills failed to sign legislation into law before the July 2 deadline. 

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    A bill to regulate sports betting in Puerto Rico is headed to Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to be signed into law after passing the unincorporated US territory’s legislature. 

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has launched a public consultation on the state’s sports betting regulations, with stakeholders and members of the public able to submit comments on the proposed framework until August 1. 

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort has become the first venue to launch sports betting in Arkansas, the ninth state to begin taking bets since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down. 

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    California Assemblymember Adam Gray has filed a constitutional amendment to authorise sports wagering in the state, provided it is ratified by citizens in a statewide ballot.

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    New York bettors will have to travel to upstate casinos to bet on sports after Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile wagering bill failed to progress through the Assembly.

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    Maine has become the third state in New England to regulate sports betting after its legislature pushed a bill through the House and Senate in the last two days of the state's regular session.

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    An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce its revised stance on the 1961 Wire Act. 

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    Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to legalise mobile wagering in New York has taken a major step forward after it was passed by the state Senate.

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