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Kentucky’s Gambling Expansion Plans Begin to Take Shape

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Considered to be the world’s horse racing capital, the state of Kentucky may just be on the verge of expanding its gaming portfolio thanks to expansion efforts that have sprouted from all corners of the statehouse for the 2019 legislative session. As it stands, a number of online poker, casino gambling, and sports betting-related bills […]

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The Rise and Rise of the Online Gaming Industry in India

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A few years back, people in India and the rest of the world had to connect high-end consoles to their equally high-end televisions in order to enjoy high-quality gaming. However, everything has changed significantly since those days thanks to a number of technological innovations that have made accessing these games not only much easier but […]

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Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Eyeing Online Gambling

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The Canadian province of Alberta is reportedly set to be the next Canadian province to launch online gambling operations under the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), its local government monopoly. This came to light in a report that was issued by CBS News on Friday, January 25 saying that the AGLC had quietly issued […]

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Tasmanian Regulator Goes After Video Game Loot Boxes

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Loot boxes in video games are continuing to raise eyebrows in different places across the world with several regulators beginning to take a keen interest in determining whether the controversial practice is indeed akin to gambling. Owing to different definitions of gambling in different jurisdictions, there have been varying opinions on the matter but one […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Proposes Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

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In May 2018 something remarkable happened in the worlds of sports and gambling. After about 26 years within which sports betting was legal in all states but Nevada and a handful of other venues, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the law that made bookmaking illegal. […]

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YouTube Stars Called Out for Promoting Mystery Box Gambling

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Two famous and massively-followed YouTube stars, Jake Paul and RiceGum who have 17.6 million and 10.8 million subscribers respectively, have recently come under fire from the public for promoting MysteryBrands.com, a site that offers services that resemble gambling, to their young followers. MysteryBrands.com is inspired by the popular YouTube ‘mystery box’ trend where the stars […]

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Gambling Ban Planned for Albania in 2019

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Gambling in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has been cited as one of the key factors encouraging domestic violence and fueling poverty while lining the pockets of petty and corporate criminals in the country. The situation has gotten so bad that the country is now considering some rather extensive measures which include […]

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DOJ Reportedly Preparing to Revise Opinion on The Wire Act

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The United States’ Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an opinion that is likely to reverse the opinion that the Wire Act applies to only sports betting and instead have all forms of online gambling included. This apparent reversal of the 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinion could come down this week but its content […]

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Japan’s Gamblers Avoid to Pay Taxes

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Gambling taxation has been a pesky issue, not only because regulation is still quite contentious and getting to actually play somewhere is quite the challenge. Au contraire, it has to do with gamers’ unwillingness to pay tax on what they have earned. Looking at Japan’s Gambling Taxation Skivers A recent survey conducted by Japan’s Board […]

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