Legislation

  • Brazil legislator: no gambling expansion talk until 2019

    Brazil’s long-expected gambling expansion will have to wait until 2019, according to a key legislator. On Wednesday, Chamber of Deputies president Rodrigo Maia met with party leaders to discuss the country’s proposed must-pass tourism legislation, which is scheduled to be voted on next week. Deputy Heculano Passos told Games Magazine Brasil that resort casinos wouldn’t...
  • Addabbo proposal to create task force on responsible gambling approved by Senate committee

    Legislation sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to combat problem gambling as new casinos continue to open their doors around New York State has been approved by the State Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering.  The bill (S.3067) would create an 11-member Task Force on Responsible...
  • Stakeholders brace for more russian gambling rules

    The gambling rule book in Russia gets a little thicker as the government announces more legislation that could impact not just investors and operators but also potential players. First, the Russian government is now mulling whether to allow gambling stakeholders to use foreign currencies to pay for services in...
  • New York DFS bill advances to imminent new hearing

    A bill aiming to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) in New York will be moved on to the Senate Finance Committee, after being passed at a committee hearing. S6793A, introduced by Senator John Bonacic in February, was heard by members of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, chaired...
  • Czech gambling legislation makes progress

    The Czech lower house has approved legislation to raise taxes on gambling firms and open the online market to foreign operators. Reuters reports that, as of next year, tax on slot machines will increase from 28% to 35%, with verticals including sports betting and lottery remaining at 23%. The...
  • Portugal Ordered to Legalize Online Gambling this Month

    The time is up for Portuguese delays on online gaming laws: the Troika has ordered the government to get legislation in place by the end of the month. New gaming legislation has been floating in the political arena for a few years, but the fiscal crisis in Portugal and...
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