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.

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 The state of New York originally made only nin...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...

Lawmakers Introduce House Bill 120 to Legalize Online Casino Gambling in Wyoming

The gaming market in Wyoming is growing rapidly, but the state is working hard on expanding other types of gambling, including online casino gambling. Online gaming legalization in Wyoming: Representative...

Crown Resorts Investigation Discovers Its CEO Ciaran Carruthers Didn’t Break Any Regulation or Law

Following an investigation by Crown Resorts into allegations that its chief executive, Ciaran Carruthers, permitted patrons to re-enter its Melbourne casino after being removed by the security, the said firm ca...

Gov. Shapiro Plans To Regulate Skill Games In July In His 2024 Budget Plan

Recently, Josh Shapiro, Governor of Pennsylvania, gave his budget speech for FY 2024/2025 at the decorated Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg. During his speech, he revealed that he intends to regulate games of skil...

PAGCOR Wants To Lower Fees For iGaming Operators to 35% In March, Says Tengco

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), the gaming regulatory agency of the Philippines, revealed that it will lessen the fees imposed on iGaming providers to 35% in the 3rd month of this ongo...

New Jersey Court Dismisses Problem Gambling Lawsuit Against Borgata Casino and MGM

The U.S. District Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York man against three Atlantic City's gambling companies in September 2022. After compulsive gambler Sam Antar accused Borgata casino, its parent MGM ...

Curaçao Gaming Control Board Issues First Direct License And Digital Seals Under Latest Legislative Regime

Under the country's fresh regulatory regime, Curaçao’s official regulator of the land-based casino industry, the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB), has granted its 1st licenses. First licenses: The compa...

Mississippi House Approves the Bill to Legalize Online Sports Betting in the State

Online sports betting is about to be legalized, and the most recent step brought the final outcome closer than ever. On Thursday, February 1, the Mississippi House approved a bill that would lead to the legaliz...