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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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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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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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Michigan’s Online Gambling Industry Is About to Go Live

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December 21, 2018, marked the final approval of HB 4926 by both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. Introduced by Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden, the bill includes provisions for the legalization of full real money online gaming in the state – online sports betting also happens to be in the mix. All […]

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Is Steam Going the Real Money Gambling Way?

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Gaming and gambling are arguably some of the most controversial issues in a number of different jurisdictions across the planet. Already, a number of governments and regulatory authorities have stepped in to examine the relationship between loot boxes in video games and gambling. Well, renowned video game store, Steam seems to be taking a totally […]

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How NBA Sports Betting Could Pan Out In 2019

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Betting has been a major topic of discussion since before the United States Supreme Court abolished the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and lifted the federal ban on sports betting in May. A number of states have followed through with their own legislation to regulate their respective sports betting markets but not many […]

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Irish Govt. Backs Down from Labelling Loot Boxes as Gambling

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Ever since last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront II loot box fiasco, a number of governments have been looking into regulatory and legislative measures that would classify video game loot boxes as a form of gambling. One country that was seemingly headed to that direction was Ireland – it joined 15 other countries in signing a […]

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Netherlands to Rework Gambling Legislation

The Netherlands is pushing strongly towards the liberalization of its own gambling market. Until now, the state controlled all related activities, but a change to the country’s Remote Gambling Act may break the ice and open the sluice gates of private investment. In the following lines, we will see how the state will open up […]

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