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  • Controlos mais rigorosos no setor. O Senado aprovou a alteração à Lei do Jogo.

    A sessão plenária do Senado aprovou hoje a reforma da Lei do Jogo, que reforça o controlo sobre a manipulação das competições desportivas e a fraude nas apostas, através do Servicio de Investigación Global del Mercado de Apuestas (SIGMA), e que amplia a proteção dos jogadores em risco. Com...
  • Genting e Partouche denunciam um assessor do Governo de Andorra

    Argumentam que um conselheiro contratado pelo Conselho Regulatório Joc Andorrà (CRAJ), Víctor Tàpies, também teria trabalhado para o juiz do casino, Jocs. Com este argumento, solicitam a anulação do concurso. Genting e Partouche , dois dos grupos que foram submetidos a concurso para a licença do casino de Andorra, entraram com uma queixa...
  • Alertam que a mudança regulatória pode levar ao encerramento de mais de 200 lojas em Madrid

    Alejandro Landaluce da Cejuego denunciou que o decreto do governo não garantirá a segurança jurídica dos empresários cujas empresas estão a menos de 100 metros de distância das escolas, e que não podem ser penalizadas porque cumpriram a lei. Os grupos empresariais clarificaram que não discutem os objetivos do...
  • A Eslováquia pretende autorizar jogos de fortuna ou azar online

    O Governo eslovaco anunciou que o quadro regulamentar de jogo do país será mais brando, a fim de incluir atividades online. O novo projeto de lei da Eslováquia vai substituir os regulamentos de jogo existentes em vigor desde 2005, Media WDS. Mais de 200 sites de jogos (incluindo o...
  • Philippines targets online casinos, lottery operations

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) of Philippines said it will lead the task force that would crack down on illegal online gaming casinos and will also go after tax liabilities of small town lottery (STL) operations. This was bared by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered...
  • Macau confident about recovery but estimates “conservative” gambling revenue outlook

    The head of Macau’s government gave a conservative forecast for gambling revenue next year that’s 13 percent below analyst estimates amid a nascent recovery in the world’s biggest casino hub, Bloomberg reported. Macau’s government is confident the economy will recover to grow by low single-digits in 2017, Chief Executive...
  • Dutch online gambling bill held up

    Early in July, a bill to legalize and regulate several forms of online gambling, including online poker, was approved in the Dutch Lower House. The Dutch online gambling industry was sure that the bill would be passed into law early in 2017. But unfortunately, that is not to be....
  • China releases 1 of 18 Crown detained employees

    One of 18 Crown Resorts staff arrested in China in October for suspected “gambling crimes” has been released from detention, according to media reports. The detention of 18 Crown staff, three of whom are Australian nationals including its head of international VIP gambling, has sparked concern about the impact...
  • In London visit, Brazilian official voices support to gambling legalization

    Following the passing of the bill that seeks to legalize gambling in Brazil by the members of the National Development Special Committee of the Senate, Brazilian Tourism Minister Marx Beltrao defended in London the opening of the South American giant to foreign investors. “The Ministry of Tourism looks very...
  • PokerStars removes lowest stakes games for Romania players

    The real-money online poker room has decided to remove games from the Romanian market, a move aimed at reducing costs as players will be driven into higher stakes. The change began in early October when the $0.01/$0.02 zoom poker games were removed from the lobby. Later in the month,...
  • William Hill faces customer withdrawal conspiracy allegations

    William Hill was forced to defend its withdrawal procedures this week following accusations that it and other operators within the online bookmaking industry “use their terms & conditions to delay or even avoid payment on winning bets,” The Guardian reported. A campaigner for improved consumer rights for punters said...
  • UK Sports Minister wants 10% bookmaker charge for UK racing levy

    The UK Racing Levy Scheme has caught the attention of national press once more, as UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch informed industry stakeholders the Department of Culture, Media and Sports will impose a 10% gross profit charge on all racing wagers regardless if placed online or at a retail...
  • William Hill and Amaya drop merger talks

    The London-based company will continue to consider strategic alternatives. William Hill Plc and PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. of Canada ended merger discussions, squelching one of the biggest possible deals in the betting industry after U.K. activist investor Parvus Asset Management opposed the union. William Hill will continue to consider...
  • Malta to debate match-fixing bill by end of year

    A high-powered task force set up in the wake of claims last year that Maltese football was “infested” with corruption is set to propose a new law aimed at tightening controls and cracking down on match-fixing. The Malta Football Association’s general secretary Bjorn Vassallo yesterday confirmed the MFA is...
  • Betclic-Everest Group granted new online casino license to operate in Portugal

    Country yet to issue inaugural online poker license The Portuguese gambling regulator has issued its second license for the operation of an online casino in the nation to the local BEM Operations Limited subsidiary of French gambling giant Betclic-Everest Group. July saw the Servico Regulacao E Inspecao De Jogos...
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