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.

Stakes For Online Slot Machines To Be Limited at £5 In United Kingdom, UK Government Says

The sum that may be wagered on an online slot machine spin will be rounded up to £5, but £2 for young clients, which is portion of the government's drive to toughen regulation of the UK's £11 billion per year g...

US Department of the Interior Updates Regulations to Mirror Florida Indian Gaming Compacts

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced an update of federal regulations to make Indian gaming compacts similar to those enforced in Florida. The Department reportedly intends to have the clarity ...

Online Gambling Changes for Licensed Operators in Netherlands; Belgium Raising Minimum Gambling Age

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Parliament has approved a mandate that calls on the European country's government to introduce tough fixed cross-operator deposit limits for the online gambling market along with a...

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Drops Case Against Evolution

After a thorough investigation, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) decided not to press charges against Evolution, which was allegedly accused of misconduct. Attempts to discredit the comp...

Daily Fantasy Sports Pick’em Operators to Leave Florida by March 1, 2024

Following the second round of cease and desist letters recently sent out by the Florida regulatory body to daily fantasy sports pick’em operators in the state, Betr, PrizePicks and Underdog Fantasy reportedly p...

Sydney’s Star Casino To Undergo Second Investigation Into Its Suitability To Hold a Casino License

Star Sydney's appropriateness to own a casino license will return into focus following the announcement of the New South Wales Independent Commission (NICC) on February 19 that it'd launch a 2nd investigation f...

WA Authorities Busted Underground Gaming Houses in Perth to Seize Almost $190,000 in Cash

In 2023, Perth authorities carried out two major raids on underground gambling operations in suburban areas to seize almost $190,000 in cash, casino-style gaming chips, and playing cards. The organi...

Detroit Casinos Generate $94.4 Million in Revenue In January 2024

In January 2024, the three Detroit casino operators experienced a decline in table games and slot revenue across their land-based facilities in comparison to the same month last year. Michigan Gaming Control Bo...

Penn Entertainment Acquires Sports Betting License for ESPN Bet Launch in New York

Casino corporation Penn Entertainment has bought a betting license to launch its vertical ESPN Bet to the largest legal sports betting market in the United States. The state of New York originally made only nin...

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Granted Complete B2B Gambling License to Booming Games

Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) of Ontario, the competent gambling authority in the Canadian province, has reportedly approved the B2B gaming license issuance for the fast-growing game developer and iGamin...

Alabama Could See First Votes on Gambling Legislation for State Lottery, In-Person & Online Sports Betting and Up to 10 Casinos

Sports betting, a state lottery, and casinos might become legal in Alabama after the voters decide upon the approval of the gambling legislation in the state, which is expected to be done this week.  Possibl...

Mets Owner’s $8 Billion Casino Proposal in Queens to Include Community Investments

Eleven casino companies are in the race for the three available casino licenses in the downtown New York City. One of the patient runners is Mets owner Steve Cohen, who has recently partnered with the casino an...