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SG Gambling Industry Legislation: Land Based and Online Casinos

Social gambling in Singapore has been declared legal. The Gambling regulatory authority in the country will oversee all forms of gambling. According to the new rules, social gambling is allowed, but it must be played at home and not on commercial property. It should not be a business-related activity. There are expected changes in land-based and online casinos in this country.
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SG Gambling Industry Legislation: Land Based and Online Casinos
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Ireland Appoints Anne Marie Caulfield as Gambling Regulatory Authority CEO

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#InTheSpotlightFGN - Anne Marie Caulfield to lead Irish Gambling Regulatory Authority Legislation to create the Gambling Regulatory Authority is expected to be published in the next couple of months.

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Legislation to create the Gambling Regulatory Authority is expected to be published in the next couple of months.
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Singapore sets up a new central body to regulate gambling, including loot boxes in online video games

Singapore recently inaugurated a new central body to regulate gambling services, including loot boxes in online video games. The new body is called the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA). It will take over from the Casino Regulatory Agency. Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Home Affairs, said technological advancements have made it easier for people to gamble anytime and anywhere. She also alluded to an SGD100 prize cap on mystery boxes, which may come into effect as early as 2023.
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Singapore sets up a new central body to regulate gambling, including loot boxes in online video games

Singapore Gambling Regulatory Authority Officially Inaugurated

Singapore Gambling Regulatory Authority was officially inaugurated on August 16. GRA will regulate a wide spectrum of gaming activities, including casinos and online or offline lotteries. It will also regulate sports betting and several operations offered through an online games segment. The lines between gambling and gaming are blurring. The minister for Communications and Information and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Josephine Teo, believes the formation of Gra is an important next step for gambling regulation in Singapore. She believes it's challenging to keep up with the innovations while the boundaries between gaming and gambling have blurred.
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Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog launched in Singapore

Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog launched in Singapore. New law came into effect from the start of this month. It introduced stiffer penalties for those found guilty of conducting or facilitating unlawful gambling activities and made it illegal to participate in ‘proxy gambling’
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Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog launched in Singapore

Singapore holds inauguration ceremony for new gambling regulator

Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore was inaugurated on Monday. The new watchdog takes over the functions of its predecessor, the Casino Regulatory Division. Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo welcomed the establishment of the new regulator. She said that the country was not well-equipped to regulate the gambling industry. GRA will have to stay abreast with global trends and monitor developments in the industry to be effective. The country-state agreed to establish casino resorts in 2005. Casino-related crime has been low in Singapore, with under 1% of all crime. It has also done significant efforts to develop help programs to people who may suffer from gambling addiction.
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Singapore appoints new regulator to broaden gambling scope

Singapore has officially inaugurated its new Gambling Regulatory Authority. The new regulator will take over from the old Casino Regulatory Agency. It will have control over lotteries, casinos, sport betting and loot boxes in online video games.
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Singapore appoints new regulator to broaden gambling scope
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New laws on social gambling in Singapore to take effect from Aug 1

The new Gambling Control Act will come into force on Monday (Aug 1). It will make it illegal for under-21s to gamble. The GRA will take over the functions of the existing Casino Regulatory Authority and be granted more powers to regulate all forms of gambling in Singapore. Private establishments will have to get a licence to provide gambling services. The Act criminalises proxy gambling. It is illegal to enter gambling areas without entry checks. Online social gambling is prohibited. MHA said this move allows the Government to "stay ahead of technological and gambling trends and respond more adequately to emerging gambling products".
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New laws on social gambling in Singapore to take effect from Aug 1
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The Growth of The Asian Online Betting Industry

Asia is a lucrative market for online gambling operators. Some conservative governments make it difficult for foreign and domestic operators to launch business in the Asian market. There is growing trend towards legalization and an upsurge of online casinos in Asia.
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Singapore extends Marina Bay Sands casino license until 2025

Singapore extends Marina Bay Sands casino license until 2025. MBS is owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands. Singapore is overhauling its casino industry. The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore will be established as the single regulator for all forms of gambling. The state's two IRs – Marina and Resorts World Sentosa – are preparing to launch their own major expansion initiatives.
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Gambling Control Act ratified in Singapore

Parliament of Singapore approved the proposed Gambling Control Act on Friday. The act will establish an official regulatory agency for all local forms of gambling. It was formulated under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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Gambling Control Act ratified in Singapore

Singapore gambling reform bills passed by Parliament

The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act 2022 consolidates the gambling regulatory expertise from different government agencies. The new body consists of 17 members appointed by the Home Affairs Minister. It has the right to unilaterally distribute, renew and revoke licences and issue fines. Partaking in or offering illegal gambling services, including proxy betting, would be punishable with a fine of SGD$500,000 and a prison term of up to 7 years. Repeat offenders could receive a $700,00 fine and up the prison sentence to 10 years, while those who practice proxy gambling could be jailed for up 6 years in jail.
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Singapore gambling reform bills passed by Parliament

Singapore Gambling Reform Bills Pass First Reading in Parliament

Bills that would reform land-based gambling in Singapore and establish a new regulator have passed their first readings in the country's parliament on February 14. If passed, the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act 2022 would replace Singapore's Casino Regulatory Agency and create a 17-member board. The Authority would have the right to distribute, renew and revoke licences and issue fines.
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Singapore Gambling Reform Bills Pass First Reading in Parliament

How to Get a Gambling Licence for Independent Casino?

The online gambling industry is growing. Independent casino companies must have a gaming-related licence to operate. The application form includes detailed information about the company, proof of funding, bank statements for the past six months and the application fee. Applicants fill out the form and undergo verification by the gambling regulatory entity. They wait for a few weeks to obtain their licences. After they receive the licence, pay the annual fee and start your gambling business.  
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Draft laws propose single body to regulate gambling; criteria for social gambling exemption spelt out

The Government is proposing changes to the law to achieve better oversight of gambling. It is also looking to set up a new regulatory body to manage all forms of the gambling here. Proposals aim to address the increased accessibility of gaming products and the blurred line between gambling and gaming. Proxy gambling, underaged gambling will be criminalised under the proposed laws. The draft laws were introduced in Parliament on Monday (Feb 14). It will propose a single body regulating gambling in Singapore. The criteria for social gambling exemption will also be spelled out. There are currently three gambling regulatory bodies in the country: the Casino Regulatory Authority, a Ministry of Home Affairs unit, and a Singapore Totalisator Board.
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Draft laws propose single body to regulate gambling; criteria for social gambling exemption spelt out

New offences for underage, proxy gambling among tighter safeguards proposed in Parliament

Gambling Control Bill proposes to increase penalties for unlawful gambling both physically and online. It also proposes stiffer penalties. Underage and proxy gambling will be an offence. The Bill also defines social gambling that is exempted and licenses all gambling products. A Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Bill proposed to be introduced around mid-2022. It will regulate the entire gambling landscape in Singapore. If passed, it will repeal the four gambling-related laws. There are currently four such laws: Betting Act, Common Gaming Houses Act and Private Lotteries Act.
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New offences for underage, proxy gambling among tighter safeguards proposed in Parliament

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Lotto jackpot a distriction from the harm of gambling ads

Senator Mark Wall is calling for a ban on gambling ads. He believes the recent controversy over the National Lottery is a distraction from the true harm caused by gambling advertisements. Labour’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 would ban all gambling advertisement in Ireland. The government has committed to the establishment of an independent G gambling regulatory authority. The appointment of the regulator is not expected until 2023. Three out of four people who responded to a Labour Party survey said they know a problem gambler. 80% of respondents were in favour of a outright ban of gambling adverts.
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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will launch on 1 October. The domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online and Dutch arcade group FPO Netherlands have been granted KOAs. Malta-based NSUS Limited, the operating firm of GG Poker, has received its KOAn approval. PlayNorth Limited is operator of the Rocket Casino and PikaKasino brands. Bet365’s Hillside Media and Sunderland online bingo operator Tombola have secured KOANlicences. First incumbents to the regulated Dutch sports betting marketplace will include LiveScore Group, operating company VirginBet and Italian operator BetEnt BV.
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Establishment of New Gambling Regulator in Singapore Faces Delays

The establishment of a new gambling regulator in Singapore has been delayed. The Ministry of Home Affairs wants to introduce a prize cap of SGD100 (US$74) for mystery boxes, arcade games and claw machines. It is unknown if the new regulator will be launched this year. Singapore’s gambling regulation is currently supervised by various government agencies.
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Establishment of New Gambling Regulator in Singapore Faces Delays

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Gambling is illegal in China, except for the two state-run lottery. Chinese nationals can gamble in Macau and Hong Kong. Maca is a former Portuguese colony. It has 41 casinos and millions of tourists. Online casinos are banned on the island. The local regulatory agency issued a public warning in 2015. The agency warned that online casinos were banned in the area in December 2015, but the ban was lifted in March 2016.
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MHA proposes amendments to laws on online social gambling

The Ministry of Home Affairs is considering amendments to the gambling legislation later this year. It is neither practical nor desirable to disallow all forms of gambling, as it will just drive it underground. The MHA licenses or exempts some gambling activities with strict safeguards put in place. This has allowed Singapore’s gambling-related crime rates to remain low.
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MHA proposes amendments to laws on online social gambling