Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Tag: Legislation

Legalisation of poker back on the table

Sharren Haskel proposed bill Israel poker
A new bill proposed by New Hope faction chairwoman Sharren Haskel and Yesh Atid faction head Boaz Toporovsky would legalise poker and allow Israel to host international tournaments.

Jamaica welcomes “tangible” tourism gains

Jamaica welcomes tangible tourism gains
The government estimates visitor arrivals will reach 4.5 million by the end of 2024, while the country is in the process of seeking new integrated resort developments.

Changes to Missouri gambling law open the door for landbased properties

Missouri gambling law changes open door to land-based properties
A new law in Missouri that defines a boat as a building with a small swimming pool inside of it could make it easier for casino developers in the Show-Me State.

Castilla-La Mancha passes controversial new gaming law

Castilla-La-Mancha passes controversial gaming law
Opponents are concerned the autonomous community’s new gambling legislation will lead to a rise in costs for adult gaming centre operators who have already been badly impacted by COVID-19. However, Castilla- La Mancha is still rocking on.

Nairobi introduces new casino licence fees

Kenya Nairobi casino licence fees
Nairobi City County Assembly has approved new legislation which will see the introduction of a local regulator and specific licence fees.

Irish government sets out new regulator’s responsibilities

Irish government regulator responsibilities James Browne
Irish legislators have begun the process of defining the jurisdiction of the country’s new independent gambling regulator, agreed as part of the Interim Gaming and Lotteries Act.

Sands looks to Dallas in Texas legalisation push

Sands look to Dallas Texas legislation
Las Vegas Sands has set its sights on Dallas as the company lobbies for the legalisation of casinos in the Lone Star State. However, the firm could face an uphill climb, with lieutenant governor Dan Patrick stating that pro-gambling measures will not “see the light of day” this legislative session.

Virginia set to legalise casinos and sports betting

Virginia legislation
Virginia lawmakers approved legislation to allow five large resorts in the state early last month, with operators still pursuing sites despite the industry coming to a standstill in recent weeks.

Washington state legalises sports betting

Sports betting Washington Jay Inslee
Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Evergreen State moved to legalise sports betting at tribal casinos the end of March.

‘No timeline’ for Ukrainian gambling legalisation

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
The odds are once again lengthening for the legalisation of gambling in Ukraine, with the country’s latest gaming bill put on the back-burner following a cabinet reshuffle this March

Casinos not on the cards for Karnataka

C T Ravi Karnataka Tourism Minister
While Karnataka tourism minister had proposed opening up the state to casino gambling in order to boost visitation, he was later forced to retract his remarks following political pressure and public criticism

Virginia stalled by duty disagreement

With operators waiting in the wings, Virginia has had its sights set on gambling expansion for over a year now, but the House and Senate still don’t see eye to eye on tax rates for venues in the Old Dominion

Virginia stalled by duty disagreement

Virginia disagreement
With operators waiting in the wings, Virginia has had its sights set on gambling expansion for over a year now, but the House and Senate still don’t see..

Parimatch on the legalisation of gambling in Ukraine 

ukraine gambling
Leading sports betting operators, Parimatch, assess the state of play in Ukraine. In 2009, after a fire incident in the gaming hall in Dnepropetrovsk city, gambling was banned in Ukraine. The ban, however, was supposed to be an intermediate stage in the development of the gambling market: it was assumed that gambling would be banned for a certain period and...

Racino proposal in southeastern Massachusetts faces multiple hurdles

Wareham Racino Massachusetts
Developer Tom O’Connell has proposed building a $300m racino in Wareham, but to get off the ground the project would require a change in Massachusetts..

Momentum gathering for re-legalisation of casinos in Ecuador

re-legalisation gaming Ecuador
The Association of Former Casinos Workers of Ecuador held a fresh protest in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, against the prohibition of casinos this..

Cardoso Jr: Gaming legalisation “has the support of the president”

Cardoso Gaming legislation Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil’s previously anti-gambling president Jair Bolsonaro is said to have warmed to the idea of casino legalisation, while an increasing number of..

On the Beach: Goa’s casino policy in irons

Goa's casino policy in irons
Having apparently abandoned what seemed to be its most feasible policy proposal in years, Goa’s government seems rudderless when it comes..

Chicago must change location or taxation to achieve casino dream

Chicago casino dream
If Chicago is to see a dime in taxes from a city-based casino, something’s got to give. It could be a move to a more central location, or it could be..

Irish operators welcome potential rise in maximum slot machine stake

Irish slot stake legislation
Reforms to Ireland’s over half-a-century-old gaming legislation currently under discussion in the Oireachtas could see a significant increase in the maximum stake for lots machines..

Could Goa be on the final stretch towards introducing new casino legislation?

Goa Casino Legislation
Goa’s chief minister Pramod Sawant has confirmed that the state’s new casino policy and Gaming Commission are in the final stages of consideration.

Sports betting legalisation gives US casinos a boost

Sports Betting legalisation Casino boost
The legalisation of sports betting helped power a 3.5 percent increase in gaming revenue in 2018, according to new figures from the AGA, while the number of states

Government does a partial U-turn on casino entry fee plans

Sri Lankan government partial uturn
The Sri Lankan government appears to be backtracking on plans to introduce an entry fee for casino patrons. Last month, the government announced several..

Florida building for future without Seminole revenue

Seminole Tribe Hard Rock Casino
Barring the most extraordinary of circumstances the state of Florida will be heading into the 2019 fiscal year without an agreed compact with the Seminole Tribe.

Land ahoy for Goa’s casino industry suggests CM

Goa Pramod Sawant India Chief Minister
Goa’s new chief minister may yet decide to push forward with plans to relocate the state’s floating casinos to a new land-based entertainment zone

Casinos on the cards for Barbados?

Barbados coastline
The leader of the Barbados' main opposition party, Bishop Joseph Atherley, contends that the government is planing to legalise casinos in the island nation

Chamber of Deputies’ Tourism Commission gets behind casino gambling

Newton Cardoso Jr Brazil tourism
The president of the Tourism Commission, deputy Newton Cardoso Jr, stated that the legalisation of casinos separately from other gaming modalities would generate additional revenue, create jobs, and promote investment in the country.   During a recent debate, the Chamber of Deputies’ Tourism Commission lent its support to the legalisation of casinos in the country, which it suggested would contribute to...

State and Maine: Pine Tree State lawmakers weigh-up controversial third casino

Maine Tribal Casino
While tribal representatives have welcomed proposals for a third casino in Maine, the idea has met with resistance both from the state’s existing operators and county officials

Seneca Nation brings New York state dispute to DOI

Seneca Nation New York state dispute
The protracted dispute between New York legislators and the Seneca Nation looks set to continue after the tribe has claimed that a recent arbitration...

New regulatory amendment could be a game-changer for Irish market

Ireland regulatory amendment
Changes to the outdated Gaming and Lotteries Act are set to raise maximum stakes and prizes on gaming machines in Ireland for the first time in over half..