Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: legalisation

Calls continue for casino legalisation in Ecuador

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A group of former casino workers lobbying for the re-legalisation of gaming in Ecuador is looking to bring the mayor of Manta onboard.

Analysts suggest casino legalisation in Thailand unlikely

Thailand casino legislation unlikely
Industry commentators suggest there is unlikely to be a market opening in Thailand, despite recent political discussion regarding legalising gaming in the country.

Parimatch makes statement of intent for newly legalised Ukraine gambling industry

Ukraine legalises gambling
Following the signing of Bill No. 2285-d by President Volodymyr Zelenskyi to legalise the gambling industry in Ukraine, Parimatch, the international betting and technology company, has confirmed it will be bidding for the new operating licences in the country.

Rio de Janeiro’s leading politicians continue campaign for an IR

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While the mayor and governor of Rio de Janeiro continue to push for an integrated resort, pro-gaming senator Ciro Nogueira has met with Economy Minister..

Bolsonaro to leave gaming legislation to the legislature

Bolsonaro leave gambling legalisation to legislature
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, recently clarified that the decision whether or not to legalise gambling ultimately corresponds to the country’s..

Uncertainty remains following VLT legalisation

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While the government is pressing forward with the legalisation of VLTs outside casinos, Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board has yet to sign-off on the new legislation, which it suggests could cannibalise existing casino revenues. Nearly three months after Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, signed a new bill into law which will legalise video lottery terminals outside casinos,...

JSF questions economic rational for VLT legalisation outside casinos

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The government’s plan to legalise VLTs outside casinos has received a mixed response as Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board calls into question whether or not the economic forecasts supporting the new legislation are accurate and calls for additional evidence in support of the measure. Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares has signed off on a new bill which...

Tamaulipas could see 30 new casinos by next year

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Officials estimate that Tamaulipas could see up to 30 new casinos open in 2019, however trade body Fecanaco, while in favour of gaming re-legalisation, has criticised Internal Revenue’s handling of the licensing process. Tamaulipas looks set to see a major gaming expansion after lobbying efforts by a number of business bodies prompted the State Congress relegalise casinos. In November, the regional...

SPiCE Gaming Conference and Exhibition will discuss of Indian parliament’s betting legalization developments

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As we enter the new year, there is excitement and anticipation building up for the much awaited, Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference & Exhibition (SPiCE) that is scheduled to be held from 25th - 27th February, 2019 at the Goa Marriott Resort & Space, located in Miramar, Panaji. The event will see eminent experts and industry leaders brainstorm the developments...

Tentative progress made towards casino legalisation in Virginia

The first tentative steps have been taken towards the legalisation of casino gaming in Virginia, but there is still a great deal of work to be done to win over a state house that has long voiced vociferous opposition to the practice. State legislature and large swathes of the public have long been staunchly opposed to the legalisation of gaming...

Brazilian gambling legalisation hangs in the balance in run-up to elections

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Anti-gambling presidential contender Jair Bolsonaro has solidified his lead in the polls, although the right-wing candidate has not taken gaming legalisation off the table all together. As Brazilian voters get set to go to the polls to elect a new president this October, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro continues to lead the race to the Palácio da Alvorada. “2018 is a very...

Gaming legalisation could be on the cards following Brazilian elections

Luiz Felipe Maia: The Senate’s gaming bill, PLS 186/2014, was rejected by the Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CJJ) on 7 March. Part of the reason for this was due to lack of coordination in the lobbying efforts for the bill, which saw the whole pro-legislation push lose some traction. While the bill can still be voted on by a...

Kentucky for casinos: state lawmakers taking steps towards legalisation

As Kentucky looks to fill an estimated $200m budget hole and shore up its ailing public pension systems, could casino gambling offer a solution? Lawmakers in the Bluegrass State are studying proposals to amend the state’s constitution to allow for four casinos and expanded gaming at racetracks in order to offset the impact of budget cuts proposed by Republican governor...

‘Legalise and regulate’ argues former Liverpool FC, CEO, ahead of Sports Betting USA

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With a stellar career which includes periods as Chairman of the UK government's Sports Betting Integrity Panel, CEO of the Premier League and CEO of the world famous Liverpool FC, International Football Consultant, Rick Parry, is one of the most qualified authorities on professional sport and its relationship with the betting sector. Ahead of his appearance at the inaugural...

Brazil’s move towards legalisation continues despite setbacks

Casino Review - Brazil’s move towards legalisation continues despite setbacks
This month has seen fiery debates as both houses of Brazil’s National Congress have continued hammering out legalisation which would legalise the country’s gaming industry, but it now looks unlikely that this will happen before 2017.   December concluded a year of highs and lows for Brazil’s twin gaming bills, as the country’s path towards the legalisation of gambling continues to...