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Las Vegas Sands eyes Long Island for large casino project

Las Vegas Sands will pursue the development of a flagship hospitality, entertainment and casino project on Long Island, New York. The company has entered into agreements to purchase the long-term lease of the site currently home to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. New Yorkers are taking bids for three downstate casino licenses. Union Gaming estimated that three full casinos in the NewYork City area could generate $4.8B of gross gaming revenue.
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Holland Casino Told Not to Promote Retail Locations via Online License

Holland Casino cannot advertise its retail locations via its online gambling business. The gambling watchdog, Kansspelautoriteit, probed into the vendor's operations back in October 2021. It found that the online business could have contained advertisements or links to the retail casinos. This is in breach of the current regulations. Holland Casino has taken steps to discontinue the advertising.
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Omeretta says she didn't know there was a state called Nevada and thought Las Vegas was a place in California
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Tilman Fertitta takes Las Vegas

Tilman Fertitta bought 7 million shares of Wynn Resorts stock for $400 million. He is the owner of FERTitta Entertainment, which owns more than 600 restaurants, hotels, casinos and other entertainment destinations across the US. In October, the Clark County Commission approved his plans for an upscale resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. He's a cousin to the Feritta family that controls Red Rock Resort. His 6.1% stake in WynN will make him the second largest shareholder behind Steve Wynns' ex-wife Elaine.
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Holland Casino ordered to remove land-based casino ads from site

Holland Casino has been ordered to remove land-based casino ads from its igaming site. The KSA found that the links on the site led visitors to information about the operator's physical casinos. This breached Article 4.2 of the Dutch Remote Games of Chance Decree.
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Thai police say broke up large-scale online gambling gang

Police in Thailand say they have broken up an alleged online gambling network. The suspected gang had been operating for more than 10 years and recruited about 2,000 people to staff its illegal activities. Raids were conducted in 63 locations across 14 provinces in the country. Thailand has been stepping up efforts to crack down on illegal online betting. In late October, police said it had bust a Chinese-owned online gaming operation with an estimated daily turnover of THB500 million (US$14.0 million).
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Indy Gaming: Caesars pulls the plug on its three-year plan to sell a Strip casino

Caesars Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg wanted to sell one of the company's Strip properties. Reelce announced the start of a sales effort a year ago, 16 months after the merger. The off-Strip Rio Resort was sold to a New York real estate investment firm for $516.3 million. Caesar's will keep its Vegas Strip assets.  The company’s Strip hotel-casinos produced almost $1.1 billion of revenue in the third quarter and $480 million of cash flow. It is the Caeresars-owned casino farthest south on the Strip is Paris Las Vegas.
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Indy Gaming: Caesars enters NYC casino skirmish after first rejecting the idea

Caesars Entertainment announced a partnership with SL Green Realty Corp. on a venture to develop Caesers Palace Times Square. Caeres Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg had previously said it was unlikely the company would enter the New York casino market. The RFP process for the casino will start in early 2023. New Yorkers approved a bill to provide for three downstate gaming licenses in 2013. Lawmakers touted union jobs, increased tourism and tax revenue. It was also set aside to give a casino license to SL. Green CEO Mark Holliday said there wasn't much to be revealed until New york releases the request for proposal (RFP) for a new casino.
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Nevada had three online poker sites in 2014, but only one recorded a monthly revenue exceeding $1 million. Caesars and MGM are among the largest online operators in the U.S. and offer World Series of Poker tickets online. The company BetMGM is not planning to bring online gaming to Nevada. The state's gaming industry is reluctant to legalize online casino gaming. Red Rock Casinos opposed any online regulation expansion. Last year, the Nevada Gaming Control Board postponed a workshop hearing to discuss potential regulatory changes. It was never rescheduled.
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LatAm becomes most exciting market for gambling

Multiple territories are in the process of liberalising. International operators are striking partnerships or snapping up established native brands. Local know-how can be the key factor between a successful roll-out and beating a hasty retreat. Bet Providers has been tracking opportunities in LatAm for a number of years.
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Indy Gaming: Slot company booths teeming with activity at G2E

Aristocrat Gaming has exclusive rights to use the logos of 32 NFL teams on slot machines in casinos worldwide. The company has a prototype of the NFL-themed slot machine under wraps. Analysts believe 2023 could be a good year for slotmachine companies. The three major providers account for 73 percent of international slot Machine Market. They are Aristocrat, Light & Wonder and International Game Technology. It's a weekly newsletter that looks at gaming matters nationally and internationally. This week's topic is events in Nevada. iReport.com.
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China Set to Ban Philippines Travel Over Gambling Crimes

China has issued a ban on tourism in the Philippines due to illegal gambling operations. It was previously announced that 40,000 Chinese workers would be deported as part of the crackdown on illegal betting.
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North Las Vegas planning consent for Station Casinos

Red Rock Resorts Inc. has cleared a major hurdle in its plan to bring a new gambling-friendly development to the city of North Las Vegas. The North Vegas Planning Commission last week approved the firm’s plan for a 600-room venue with a 75,700 sq ft casino to be built on a 67-acre plot of land situated on the north side of the Clark County community.
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Thailand considers legalising casinos

Thailand's relationship with gambling has been tense since the 1930s. The 1935 Gambling Act banned all cash betting aside from the state lottery and on horse races at state-licensed racecourses. Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore have taken steps to legalise gambling. Thailand's government is considering legalising casinos to boost tourism and revive the country's economy.
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The largest gambling markets in Europe

There is no explicit EU legislation governing gaming services. Most European countries permit some type of internet gambling. Monopoly regimes for online gambling activities have emerged in numerous European nations. Hungary considers allowing private gaming enterprises to seek a license there.
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Peru President Signs Online Gaming Law Into Effect

Peru's president signed Law 31,557 into effect on August 12. Law regulates the operation of online casino gambling and sports betting activities in the country. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism has 120 days to decide upon all the details.
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Macao casino relicensing occurring as region recovers from shutodown of properties

Macao's government wants to build theme parks, theme hotels, water parks and other family attractions as a condition of relicensing. The government also wants casino companies to develop nearby Hengqin Island. New law bumps the gaming tax up from 39 percent to 40 percent. There is a tax break for attracting foreign visitors to the area. The Chinese central government will have a seat at the table on all strategic plans. It will also have an eye on any potential changes on the horizon. Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts Ltd. and MGM Resort International are confident they will be successful in the relicensed process.
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Macao casino relicensing occurring as region recovers from shutodown of properties
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Taking the casino punt

Report prepared by House of Representatives committee could prompt legislation needed to bring casinos into reality. House committee has been hard at work for months amid debate over what legal recognition of gambling could spell for society.
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History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.
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What is the position of presidential candidates on the legalization of gambling in Brazil

The project that provides for the legalization of gambling in Brazil was approved in the Chamber of Deputies in February. Now, the agenda is moving through the Senate. The text would allow the operation of casinos, bingos, animal games, slot machines and other modalities. It is worth remembering that a decree-law by then President Eurico Gaspar Dutra banned gambling in 1946. CNN asked the pre-candidates for Brazil's presidency what they think about the subject.
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Brazil's online gambling market: growth data in 2022

A report published by the Brazilian site Apostahub shows the significant growth of the online gambling market in recent years. Online gambling is not yet regulated in Brazil, but foreign bookmakers are expanding their business in the country. The regulation is expected to be finalized by end of 2022.
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Jdigital urges rethink over Spanish gambling advertising restrictions

Spain’s Royal Decree on the Commercial Communications of Gambling Activities entered into force in November 2020. It bans sponsorship deals with operators and age gating must be used online to reduce minors” exposure to gambling ads. Jdigital and la Asociación de Medios e Informació (AMI) both submitted appeals to the country's Supreme Court, challenging the advertising regulations. The AMI appeal was not successful, but the Supreme court raised a question of unconstitutionality in relation to restrictions.
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Macau to extend shutdown of casinos amid COVID-19 outbreak

Macau's COVID-19 outbreak has surpassed 1,700 cases. The government extended the shutdown of casinos until Friday, July 22. Gross gaming revenue for last month amounted to MOP2.48 billion or $307 million. Macau is going to try and tie the SAR's casino concessionaires’ licensees with a clause that expects them to diversify away from gambling and focus on overseas travelers. JP Morgan Securities says the Q4 GGR for the Macaese SAR was at significant risk. S&P Global Ratings expects the impact of this outbreak to be felt throughout 2023.
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Experts: Efforts to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos wouldn’t succeed in Nevada

New Jersey is considering a ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos. Nevada has just two casinos that are smoke-free. The industry is the biggest employer of jobs in Nevada. Last year, Atlantic city reported $4.7 billion in gaming revenue. More than $1.36 billion came from New Jersey's regulated internet casino sites. Gaming revenue in the market has been in a 16-year freefall. It hit a low of $2.56 billion last year. In 2006, it was $5.2 billion.
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Thailand legislative panel seeks to legalize all forms of gambling with 5 new casinos

The committee of the Thai National Assembly is proposing the establishment of five casinos with revenues taxed at 30%. The proposed legislation would allow all forms of gambling, from traditional to online. The committee will submit its findings to the government in a month's time and make proposals to House of Representatives by November. Gambling is illegal in Thailand. There are reports of numerous underground gambling dens in the country. It is hoped that the casinos will create jobs, attract foreign visitors and bring additional revenue to Thailand, as well as reduce the number of illegal gambling establishments.
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Lithuania Sets New Lottery Age Purchase to +18

The Budget and Finance Committee of Lithuania’s Seimas has completed a draft decree proposing new standards on lottery play and advertising for the Baltic state. The Committee's headline measure called for a vote to raise the minimum age of purchase of lottery tickets from 16-to-18 years of age. If approved, the government will enforce a new lottery age restriction from 1 January 2023. Olifėja, Lithuania's state-sanctioned operator, was ordered to display age-range notifications and safer gambling warnings across its weekly lottery draws.
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Belgian National Lottery hits back at allegations it paid for ad ban

Belgian National Lottery is the largest gambling advertiser in the country. The government announced a gambling advertising ban on 10 May. It is set to go into effect towards the end of the year. A newspaper alleged that the lottery offered to pay an additional €30 million over three years in exchange for the ad ban. Lotteries claims the government proposed higher payments. The lottery claims private gambling operators have a free hand due to the lack of regulation and enforcement of rules in casino games and sports betting.
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New Measures by Swedish Government to Ensure a Safe Gambling Market

The Swedish government submitted a report to Sweden’s Law Council with proposals to exclude illegal players from the Swedish gambling market and counteract the manipulation of results in sports. The new measures should be introduced in Swedish law before 1 July 2023.
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Kazakhstan focuses on responsible gambling, Uzbekistan regulation slow

Kazakhstan introduced restrictive gambling regulations two years ago. The government is now focusing on amendments to prevent gambling harm. The key amendments brought in were to restrict betting to sports events and to mandate that physical betting shops and totalisators be located in one of two gambling zones. There were also new mechanisms for the blocking of offshore gambling operators. Kazakhstan is looking at updating the current regulatory framework. It is possible that players using loaned funds to gamble might be a problem.
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Belgium aims to completely ban gambling advertising by late 2022

Belgium is seeking to ban gambling advertising by late 2022. The new project intends to prohibit companies and platforms to advertise on television, radio, social media, posters on the street, in newspapers or via personalized email, mail and text messages.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Belgium

The operation of betting shops requires an F2 Licence. The number of fixed betting shop is limited to 600, and mobile betting stores to 60. Online gambling is restricted to land-based licencees. There is a standard expenditure limit of €500 per week per player. The Royal Decree of 28 October 2018 introduced additional restrictions on remote gambling and advertising. It is only required that certain data is stored on the Belgian server (for control purposes) and that the gaming website can be taken offline through the Belgium server. This rule is applied in conformity with EU case law.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Belgium
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Brazil

According to the Misdemeanour Law, games of chance are prohibited in Brazil. Caixa's monopoly on lotteries and Decree Law No. 96,993 of 17 October 1988 regulate horse-race betting. SECAP is in charge of regulating lottery activities in the country. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply is responsible for the regulation of horse racing. Poker is not regulated. Neither are social games nor any other kind of games. Remote and land-based gambling is allowed. There is no distinction between online gambling and bricks-and-mortar gambling for horse races.
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A general introduction to gambling law in Portugal

A general introduction to gambling law in Portugal. Under Decree-Law 422/89 (the Portuguese Gaming Law), games of fortune and chance are defined as those in which the result is contingent wholly or mainly on chance. Decrees-law No. 66/2015 (Online Gaming Regime) has a consideration element.
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Lessons from AAMS to African gambling regulators

AASM is responsible for regulating the gambling industry and other sectors in Italy. It has the power to supply licences for the operators in both land-based and online sectors covering lotteries, sports betting, bingo, arcades, poker games, casino games and horse pools. AASm has continued to cooperate with other gambling boards like in Africa.
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Las Vegas Strip Casino Operators Eye Something New (and It's Huge)

New York City has state approval for two casinos. MGM, Caesars and Wynn Resorts are in the mix for the licenses. Hard Rock International, owned by Florida's Seminole tribe, might vie for a casino license. i.e. the Westchester Empire Casino. It is a property just outside New York that currently has video slot machines.
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Navigating Gambling Regulations in 2022

DLA Piper's London office hosted professionals and clients from across the gambling industry to discuss the latest regulatory developments in the sector.
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Caesars Entertainment is seen turning focus on Strip casino sale

CBRE Equity Research believes Caesars Entertainment made the right decision to reduce the purchase price of its William Hill non-US assets for 888 Holdings Plc by $340M to $2.6B. The casino operator expects to receive $785M of net proceeds. CBRE believes the focus will shift to the prospect of a Las Vegas Strip casino sale.
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The Most Regulated Gambling Countries in Europe

The most regulated gambling countries in Europe are: Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and Netherlands. About 25% of the world’s population gamble regularly and 4.2 billion people gamble occasionally.
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What Kind Of Casino Bonuses Are Most Sought Out?

The Portuguese Government approved the Online Gambling and Betting Legal Regime on April 29. Online casinos offer bonuses as a way of giving back to the player. Vitoria Oliveira shares with you the best online casino bonuses. i
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Is Online Gambling Legal in Saudi Arabia?

Gambling is illegal in Saudi Arabia, but it's legal in offshore casinos. The majority of the population is devoted to Islam and gambling is forbidden under the law. There are no state-licensed casinos in the country. The law enforcement is mostly going after the local illegal gambling operations. It is possible to gamble online in any destination of your choosing. All the casinos can be accessed from any place. They are all governed by different jurisdictions. Gambling on the outcome of races is not legal under Islamic law, so it is difficult to bet on them. In Saudi, gambling on races does not fall within the legal domain.
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Cambodia shuts down 79 online gambling sites

Cambodia shut down 79 illegal online gambling websites. The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia said the websites were running illegal gambling operations. Online gambling is counter to the government's decree issued on August 18, 2019 regarding the management of electronic gambling businesses operating in Cambodia via the internet. San Chey, executive director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, said gambling remains a problem in Cambodian society. He said it is an addiction for young people.
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79 online gambling sites in Cambodia shut down

79 illegal online gambling websites in Cambodia were shut down. Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia said they were running illegal gambling operations. They said it was a problem for Cambodians and undermined social security. San Chey, executive director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, said gambling is a plague on Cambodian society. He said young people are more susceptible to gambling. TRC called on the public to report any information about online betting operations via the 6789 hotline during working hours or through the TTC’s Facebook page.
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Problem Gambling Rates Dropped to an "All-Time Low" Because of Veikkaus Loss Limits

Veikkaus, the Finnish national betting agency, is wholly owned by the government. It is the country's only legal betting licensee for lottery and sports betting. Monthly loss limitations for online games such as Galaksino Casino Games were decreased to €500 in April 2020. They were made permanent in June 2021. Loss limits were applied to physical slot machines in August 2021, and up to 100,000 players stopped gaming between September and October. The amount of Veikkas’ revenue from slot machine revenue has declined from 40% in 2019 to 20% by 2022.
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Loss Limits Help Slash Problem Gambling Rate, Says Veikkaus

Finland's Veikkaus introduced loss limits for its fast-paced games such as slots. The government approved them this summer. In September, the loss limit became valid for brick and mortar machines. Veikkkauses revealed on Tuesday that the problem gambling rate has plummeted.
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Games people play: Should online gaming and gambling be banned or regulated?

Karnataka government banned online gambling a fortnight ago. It is not the first government to ban online betting. In 1981, President Marcos of the Philippines banned video games. The Philippines also banned live streaming of online games in April this year. The governments have been accused of interfering with the lives of people. They were driven by the need to protect ordinary citizens. Some states banned all kinds of gambling. Others maintained the fine difference between game of chance and game on skill. All states were concerned about the public safety. China was not happy with this. There were concerns that the live streams of these games were choking the internet.
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KSA announces guidance regarding online gambling advertising

The new online gambling market of the Netherlands will launch on October 1st. The regulator Kansspelautoriteit has announced new guidance involving recruitment to sites and advertising. Operators are to follow the guidance to stay in compliance with the region’s online betting regulations.
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Veikkaus Imposes Max Online Slot Limits On Land Based Slot Machines

Veikkaus has a gambling monopoly on the Finnish gaming market. The new max betting limit on online slot games was set at €500 per day and a max of €2,000 per month. The Finnish Ministry of the Interior passed a decree approving a cap on max limits. In June 2021, the government decided to make max slot loss limits permanent.
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Finnish operator Veikkaus extends digital loss limits to retail slot machines

innish government-owned betting agency Veikkaus will introduce compulsory loss limits to slot machines as of 1 September 2021. The measure follows similar measures for a safer gaming environment applied to fast-paced online games for over four years. Loss limits applied by the Ministry of the Interior range between 1 and 500 euros a day and 1 to 2,000 euros per month. Slot machine gaming has decreased by over 30% in Finland in 2021 due to a reduction by 40% of total number of slot machine machines. Covid-19 restrictions are believed to have affected customer habits when engaging with slot gambling.
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Veikkaus extends compulsory loss limits to physical slot machines

Veikkaus introduced compulsory loss limits for online customers in May last year. The government extended the measure in June this year and extended it to physical slot machines in stores, kiosks, restaurants and service stations. Customers must authenticate themselves and choose a loss limit before they can play the machines. Since January, physical slots machine gaming has decreased by 30%. Veikkas estimates that the responsibility measures reduce its return to the state by €300m annually.   . . . It is estimated that it is important that this cuts are estimated to hit problematic gambling in particular.
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Las Vegas Advisor: Minimal changes made on mask mandates in Las Vegas

Nevada governor made a small concession in exempting large venues from the mask requirement. The Raiders organization immediately opted in with a stricter policy requiring all guests to show proof of vaccination. Nonvaccinated fans will be disallowed entry.
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Gambling rules and regulations in Brazil

Only a few gambling activities are legal in Brazil. In 1941, all games of chance were banned. The gambling sector in the country remained unregulated for over 70 years. Some lawmakers are pushing for a change in law, but others refuse to do that. Poker is legal as it is considered a game of skill. Horse race betting is illegal. If it's conducted by unauthorized operators, it can be illegal too. Report provides more clarity on the legality of games in this matter. It also explains the difference between games and games. Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America with a population of over 207 million.
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Belgium Will Likely Decrease Weekly Online Gambling Deposit Limit Per Site to €200

Belgium's Council of Ministers approved a draft Royal Decree to lower the weekly online gambling deposit limit to €200. The current limit is €500 per person. If the draft goes to the Belgian Data Protection Authority, the Council gets the final say. The €5,000 limit was implemented in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was intended to prevent people from burning through money they could not afford to lose. For many, € 200 on a site is not very much money. In poker, a few hundred clams doesn't go very far for lots of players.
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Belgium steps up consumer protection with online casino spending limit

Belgium's Council of Ministers approved a draft royal decree to lower the monthly spending limit for online casino games. The draft proposal by Minister of Justice Vincent Van Quickenborne secured Council approval Friday. It will be submitted to the Data Protection Authority for consideration before being presented to Council.
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18 arrested in newest raid on illegal gambling operators in Thailand

Police in Thailand raided two residential houses used for online gambling and arrested 18 people involved in the illegal activity. They seized 16 computers, eight luxury cars and THB11m ($337,000) in cash. The suspects were charged with illegal online gaming activity and violating the emergency Covid-19 decree. Last month, Thailand’s police took down a Euro 2020 online betting site and charged two men with hosting online games during the Euro 2016 football tournament. In May, authorities stopped a gambling operation that earned $3m a month.
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Thailand's Cyber Police Take Down Online Gambling Syndicate

Thailand's Cyber Police have raided two houses being used as bases for an online gambling syndicate in Pathum Thani on Monday morning. They arrested 18 people running the operation and seized 16 computers, eight luxury cars and 11 million baht in cash.
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Overview of online gambling activity during Q1 2021

The Spanish General Directorate of Gambling Affairs has published the overview of online gambling activities in Spain during Q1 2021. The Gross Gaming Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was EUR 240.08 million, an increase of 3.8% compared to the previous quarter and 10.19% from the same quarter in 2020.
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10 European Countries Where You Can Play Online Casino Games

The rules governing online casino gaming are not the same around the world. Some countries are fairly lenient when it comes to casino games, while others can be pretty strict. We have put together a guide on 10 European countries that don't look down on online casinos.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Macau

The main legal and regulatory framework for casino gaming, pari-mutuels and operations offered to the public comprises the following: Law No. 8/96/M of 22 July 1996 (illegal gambling), Law 16/2001 of 24 July 2001 (Macao Gaming Law), Administrative Regulation No 26/ 2001 of 29 October 2001, Law 5/2004 of 14 June 2004 (extension of credit), and Law 10/2012 of 27 August 2012 (entry, work and gaming restrictions in casinos). Law 17/2018 of December 2018 amended Administrative Regimes No 27/2009 of 10 August 2009. Governmental Guidelines on topics such as anti-money laundering, responsible gaming and commission cap and accounting requirements.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Macau
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A general introduction to gambling law in Lithuania

Gambling is defined in the Gaming Law as the playing of a game or mutual betting. It is permitted in Lithuania for category A machine and category B machine games, bingo, table games (roulette, card and dice games), totalisator, betting and remote gambling.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in France

Sports betting has been allowed in France since 1985. The PMU has exclusive rights on the organisation of sports betting in French territory. Online gambling is restricted to land-based sports bets. All gaming circles have closed down except one in Paris. New form of company called gaming clubs has recently been created under French law. It requires a gambling licence to offer online gambling services targeting French users. It is also necessary to prove that the services are blocked for French people and that they are specifically aimed at French. French courts have considered that a foreign- based online betting website registered with a .fr domain name could be illegal.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in France
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A general introduction to gambling law in Brazil

Gambling is illegal in Brazil, but poker is not. The government is considering introducing gambling regulation to raise revenues. The only legal gambling activities in the country are lotteries under the state monopoly and horse-race wagering. After the covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Economy is focused on providing financial assistance to other governmental entities and directly to citizens. In December 2018, Law 13,756 created the fixed-odds sports betting lottery method. It was expected that it would be enacted in 2020, however, after the pandemics, it will probably be lower in financial and technical requirements to attract more bidders.
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A general introduction to gambling law in Brazil
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Portugal

Gambling in Portugal dates back to 1927. The land-based gambling legal framework dates to 1989. Online gambling was legalised in 2014 and further regulated in 2015. Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ) is the Portuguese gambling regulator. It controls, inspects and regulates all gambling activity in the country. It is also the entity that determines the public tenders for public concessions, issues licenses for online gambling entities, collects all the relevant taxes and instructs any gambling administrative offences. State-run games follow an extensive legalframework, scattered across a number of diplomas dating back from 1955.
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In review: licensing and taxation of gambling activities in Portugal
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A general introduction to gambling law in Spain

According to the Spanish Act No. 13/2011, dated May 26, 2011 on gaming activities, a 'gambling activity' is any activity that involves risking sums of money or economically assessable objects on future and uncertain results that depend to some degree on chance. The Act excludes games or competitions played purely for fun, as a hobby or for recreational purposes.
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Wanted Chinese Kingpin Owns Casino With Cambodian Senator's Son-in-Law

Xu Aimin was sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese prison in 2013 for masterminding an illicit international gambling ring with an estimated turnover of $1.75 billion. He has spent the last eight years building a business empire in Cambodia, including a casino in Sihanoukville. His success is due to political connections in Phnom Penh. Rithy Samnang is the son-in-law of ruling party senator Kok An. Su Zhongjian is a U.S.-sanctioned timber tycoon and confidant of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
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Wanted Chinese Kingpin Owns Casino With Cambodian Senator's Son-in-Law