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.

Ontario fines pair iGaming operators for multiple advertising breaches

In Canada and the gaming regulator for the province of Ontario has punished a pair of recently-licensed iGaming operators for breaking its rules on advertising and the provision of inducements. The Alcohol a...

Kansas legislators endorse wide-ranging sportsbetting legalization measure

In the American state of Kansas and legislators have reportedly approved a measure that would allow local sportsbetting aficionados to place wagers in person and via a host of mobile devices. According to a ...

Nebraska judge dismisses Lincoln Race Course casino lawsuit

In the American state of Nebraska and a lawsuit over who should have been given the right to develop and run a casino that is coming to the existing Lincoln Race Course has reportedly been dismissed. Accordi...

Hard Rock International granted inaugural Virginia casino license

The Virginia Lottery Board regulator has reportedly awarded American casino operator Hard Rock International with a gambling license for its coming $400 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol property. A...

GambleAware calls for the implementation of a 1% gross gaming yield levy

In the United Kingdom and the organization behind the BeGambleAware.org responsible gambling resource has called on the government to implement a mandatory 1% levy to help fund programs tasked with combating an...

Australian watchdog taking trio of iGaming entities to federal court

LAs part of its long-running crackdown on unlicensed iGaming operators and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has commenced civil actions in federal court against a t...

Massachusetts state senators to consider new sportsbetting legislation

Legislators in the eastern American state of Massachusetts are set to take another run at legalizing sportsbetting after failing to agree on a measure last summer due to a disagreement over the capacity to wage...

South Carolina legislators to consider sportsbetting legalization measure

A pair of lawmakers in the American state of South Carolina have reportedly introduced a measure that would legalize retail and online sportsbetting with the bulk of any resultant tax revenues going to fund loc...