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New Era for Online Gaming in Australia, As States Agree to Consumer Protection Mandate
Legislation 07-01-2019

New Era for Online Gaming in Australia, As States Agree to Consumer Protection Mandate

The six state governments in Australia have all agreed to the nation’s first consumer protections for interactive sports betting and online gambling services.

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Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion
Legislation 06-01-2019

Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion

The new government in Manitoba has made the decision to suspend – perhaps temporarily—any gambling expansion in the province. The government stated that they want to pause any expansion of gambling

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Lawsuit against Video Gambling Terminals Gets Green Light in Canada to Proceed
Legislation 05-01-2019

Lawsuit against Video Gambling Terminals Gets Green Light in Canada to Proceed

An interesting lawsuit that pits government-owned video lottery terminals and social welfare advocates has been given the go-ahead by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal.

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Macau Officials to Vote on a Measure to Keep Casino Employees from Gambling
Legislation 04-01-2019

Macau Officials to Vote on a Measure to Keep Casino Employees from Gambling

The Macau Legislative Assembly voted to bar casino employees from gambling, even when they are not on duty.

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Gambling Problem Prompts MP’s Resignation in Canada
Legislation 03-01-2019

Gambling Problem Prompts MP’s Resignation in Canada

The recent resignation of Raj Grewal was attributed to personal and medical reasons. In reality, the Liberal MP resigned because of his serious gambling problems

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70 Finches Seized at US Airport – Would Have Been Part of Guyanese Betting Game
Legislation 29-12-2018

70 Finches Seized at US Airport – Would Have Been Part of Guyanese Betting Game

A man was recently caught at JFK Airport in New York attempting to smuggle South American finches into the US. The man had dozens of birds, and the finches are coveted property in his native Guyana.

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Gambling Tsar among Officials Jailed in $420 Million Vietnamese Gambling Ring
Legislation 28-12-2018

Gambling Tsar among Officials Jailed in $420 Million Vietnamese Gambling Ring

Dozens of individuals, including two former police officers, were recently convicted in a gambling ring in Vietnam. $420 million was spent in online gambling.

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Betfair Ordered to Pay Redflag Gamer $150,000
Legislation 13-12-2018

Betfair Ordered to Pay Redflag Gamer $150,000

Betfair Australia has had negative interactions with authorities in the past. However, in a recent dispute, Betfair has been ordered to pay AUS $150,000 to a problem gambler.

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Health Head Turned Crown Executive Says Gambling in Australia Not So Bad
Legislation 12-12-2018

Health Head Turned Crown Executive Says Gambling in Australia Not So Bad

One of the newest directors of Crown Resorts has already made her mark on the board. She’s in favor of minimizing the harm associated with gambling.

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Top Chinese Officials Arrested After Siphoning Billions from Chinese Lottery
Legislation 11-12-2018

Top Chinese Officials Arrested After Siphoning Billions from Chinese Lottery

It appears that China loves nothing more than parading evildoers out in front of everyone. Four senior lottery officials were paraded out in front of the Chinese media and their videotaped confessions publicized.

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