Gaming Law & Legislation

Look here to stay abreast of breaking industry news related to the actions of lawmakers who create and codify the rules and regulators who enforce them. The Gambling Commission in the UK features prominently in this section due to the age and maturity of the marketplace there, but you can stay up to date around the globe by bookmarking this section.

From homegrown initiatives at the ballot box in rural America, to the fate of th six concessionaires in Macau as their licenses are set to expire betwwen 2020 nad 2022, to Asian marketplaces like Japan and Vietnam that are set to change the world casino landscape, you'll find all the news that's fit print here. Complementary sections include the over arching Gaming Industry News section as well as Licenses, Taxation, and Online Gambling Regulation.

Race to bring a casino to suburban Chicago narrowed to two runners

In the midwestern American state of Illinois and the race for the right to bring a large casino resort to suburban Chicago has reportedly been narrowed down to just two runners following a unanimous decision fr...

Crown Resorts Limited to carry on in Melbourne despite ‘disgraceful’ verdict

In Australia and the Victorian royal commission looking into the local gambling license suitability of Crown Resorts Limited has reportedly branded the local casino operator’s attitude towards implementing effe...

Arkansas Supreme Court ruling annuls winning Pope County casino license bid

In Arkansas and the contest to pick the operator for a proposed Pope County casino has reportedly hit another stumbling block after the successful licensee had its winning bid effectively invalidated by the sta...

Louisiana Gaming Control Board approves Harrah’s Louisiana Downs sale

The gaming regulator for the southern American state of Louisiana has reportedly approved the sale of the 280-acre Harrah's Louisiana Downs facility to Rubico Acquisition Corporation for $22 million. Accordi...

Irish government due to consider comprehensive gambling legislation

In Ireland and the government of Prime Minister Micheal Martin is reportedly preparing to propose wide-ranging legislation that would largely ban complimentary bets and establish a new regulator to oversee the ...

South Korean politician suggests implementing ‘proxy gambling’ at casinos

In South Korea and a prominent federal politician has reportedly suggested that the nation’s collection of 17 foreigner-only casinos be allowed to start offering mobile wagering so as to more quickly recover fr...

Arizona’s Gila River Indian Community breaks ground on a fourth casino

In the western American state of Arizona and the federally-recognized Gila River Indian Community reportedly held a special ceremony yesterday in order to break ground on a coming $150 million tribal casino. ...

Illinois officials begin considering Waukegan casino license bids

The Illinois Gaming Board has reportedly begun considering whether Lakeside Casino LLC or Full House Resorts Incorporated should be awarded with the license to operate a proposed casino for the city of Waukegan...

New Japanese Prime Minister extolls the benefits of coming integrated casino resorts

Only a week after being officially appointed as the latest Prime Minister of Japan and Fumio Kishida (pictured) reportedly told parliamentarians that the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resorts will s...

Nagasaki Prefecture asks chosen casino operating partner for more information

In Japan and officials in Nagasaki Prefecture have reportedly asked the consortium being led by European casino operator Casinos Austria International to provide more information on its precise structure and pr...