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    Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    New marketing regulations for gambling are set to come into effect in Denmark on 1 April, requiring operators to incorporate new information and links in their gambling marketing.

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    British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

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    Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has introduced mandatory weekly loss limits for online casino games.

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    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered casinos in the country to close in order to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The UK government has instructed all casinos, betting shops and bingo halls to temporarily close as part of it latest set of measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered casinos in the state to temporarily cease operations as part of a wider effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.

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    Soft2Bet has launched its Yoyo Casino brand in Sweden after gaining regulatory approval from Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen in December.

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    A meeting of Germany’s heads of state in Berlin saw lawmakers approve gambling regulations to legalise online poker and casino from 1 July, 2021, as well as deciding on the location of the country’s new regulatory authority.

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    The Phillippine Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has issued a report claiming that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers are “highly vulnerable” to money laundering.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council has called on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to take action against unlicensed gambling sites and to increase the threshold for the small business rate relief.

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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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    L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has moved a step closer to replacing l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) as France's principal gambling regulatory body, following the publicaton of a decree setting out its key functions and responsibilities.

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    The Gambling Research Centre of the German University of Hohenheim claims "major improvements" are required if the new state gambling regulator to be established under the country's new gambling regulations is to avoid being a “toothless tiger”.

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    The Netherlands’ government has published regulations underpinning the measures set out in the Remote Gaming Act, with parliamentarians now able to submit comments on the proposed rules.

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    The British Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on potential changes to the licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) which all licensees must adhere to, mostly to change the ways in which licensees must report key events to the regulator.

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    Austria’s finance minister Gernot Blümel has called for an independent gambling regulator to be established, taking responsibility for market regulation from the country’s Treasury.

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    Serbia’s Minister of Finance, Siniša Mali, has introduced a new bill, to replace the 2011 Gambling Act, in the country’s National Assembly.

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