Budget confirms UK horserace betting right

The Department for Culture Media and Sport’s consultation into a horserace betting right only closed on 12 March 2015 but just a week later the Chancellor George Osborne used his Budget speech today (18 March 2015) to say “in the week after Cheltenham [Festival] we will support […]

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GBGC’s Global Gambling Report

If you’ve found GBGC’s newsletter articles of interest, then GBGC’s gambling reports will be of use to you too. The specialist gambling reports provide valuable market intelligence for gambling operators, investors, and regulators: • Strategic Positioning: data and information to help make decisions on investing in reliable, […]

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US Historical Racing: an instant win?

US Historical Racing: an instant win? At the end of the 1990s, Eric Jackson, general manager of Oaklawn Park racetrack in Arkansas, conceived the idea of historical race wagering (also called “instant racing”) and presented it to Ted Mudge, president of the American Totalisator Company, known today […]

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Voters say “No” to sin taxes

Voters Say No to Sin Taxes By Warwick Bartlett The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) asked a sample of 4,135 UK adults what they thought about “sin taxes”. The good news is that the IEA did not consider gambling as a “sin”, although many people in Government do. […]

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Rio Negro issues online gaming licence

Loteria de Rio Negro, the regulatory body in the Argentine province of Rio Negro, has reportedly issued a first internet gaming licence to Casinos del Rio. Casinos del Rio operates casinos in the province and has entered into a contract with Vivo Interactive to supply its live […]

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Bingo Association launches responsible gambling code

The Bingo Association has launched its new code of conduct for responsible gambling. The document, called Getting it right, contains 12 commitments in the area of social responsibility. 1. To monitor and review the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct through the Standing Compliance Committee of The […]

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Review of ICE Totally Gaming 2015

Regulation The e-gaming jurisdictions of Jersey and Montenegro made their presence felt at ICE this year. Jersey, in particular, was making its push into e-gaming licensing and was promoting a compelling offer: • GB£5,000 application fee • GB£ 15,000 operator’s licence • No gaming duty • No […]

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Croatian Lottery – Privatisation on the cards?

Talk of privatisation of the state-owned Croatian Lottery appear every few years, the last time being in 2013, but this time there might be something to it. In late January 2015 local media reported that an unnamed Minister unofficially confirmed the speculation surrounding possible privatisation. 2015 is […]

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