The Ministry of the Interior in the German state of Hesse has revealed that it has received eleven applications for sports betting licences, with a further seven operators making binding commitments to make submissions.
Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has put forward an amendment to the country’s gaming rules that would see operators prohibited from offering odds on rule violations, such as a yellow card in football or a fault in tennis.
Regulated bookmakers in Poland generated combined turnover of PLN6.7bn (£1.36bn/€1.58bn/$1.76bn) in 2019, a 28.8% year-on-year increase but less than the unlicensed market, according to figures from legal association Graj Legalnie.
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.
Should a ballot measure to allow sports betting at California’s tribal casinos and racetracks be adopted, the state stands to generate “tens of millions” in new revenue, but face higher regulatory and enforcement costs, a new report says.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has moved to address concerns over the new Racing Industry Bill, introduced as part of horse racing reforms in the country, dismissing fears that the legislation may not directly create any extra revenue for the market’s different racing codes.
Carolyn Harris MP, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm, has renewed calls for the reform of the GB Gambling Commission and the 2005 Gambling Act in order to better help protect vulnerable people.
Norwegian horse racing monopoly Norsk Rikstoto could potentially merge with Norsk Tipping to jointly run the country’s horse racing betting monopoly, according to a new report commissioned by the country's government.
The enactment of Federal Law No. 13,756/18 in December 2018 was followed by progress on developing regulations over the course of 2019. Now the stage is set for a successful launch in 2020, writes Neil Montgomery of Montgomery & Associados.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced that recruitment is underway to find the first chief executive of TAB NZ following the completion of the country’s racing reform process.