GBGC Global Gambling Report Updates May 2013

GBGC Global Gambling Report Updates
The 8th edition of the Global Gambling Report – Raising The Stakes includes the following new features and updates:

• Full global gambling appendices for 2011 (sequence now runs from 2007 to 2011) 

• Updated gambling forecasts until 2017 
• Key Markets Database with data from 2001 to 2017f (in local currency and US$) 
• A new “at a glance” spreadsheet” of operators by category for each jurisdiction 
• Gambling spend per capita 
• More photos of gambling outlets and venues 
The report includes company summaries for the likes of: Camelot (UK), Churchill Downs (US), Codere (Spain/Latin America), Las Vegas Sands (US), OPAP (Greece), SJM Holdings (Macau), amongst others. 

Updates include:
Cambodia: unregulated sports betting in the Poipet region of Cambodia
Japan: latest developments on the progress of casino legislation in Japan
Macau: data for the gambling sector in Q1 2013
Nepal: the Nepalese casino sector is still in dispute with the government over licensing and fee arrears
Taiwan: Intralot is selected as Taiwan’s new sports betting contractor; news on the progress of the casino legislation in the offshore islands and casino tax
Vietnam: a new casino is planned as part of a resort in the Dong Van highlands in the north of Vietnam 

Latin America
Brazil: more information added on the illegal but popular ‘animal game’ 

Albania: Austrian Lotteries will launch Albania’s national lottery
Bosnia: decision to ban internet betting is retracted
Croatia: data added for betting revenues by operator
Cyprus: news of a bill that would allow for a casino resort in southern Cyprus
Germany: details of the companies that have been short-listed for one of 20 internet sports betting licences that are available in Germany
Greece: update on the sale of the government’s stake in gambling monopoly OPAP 

North America
California: the rise and closure of illegal sweepstakes cafes; legislative bill to remove ban on sports betting
Florida: a bill is proposed to allow internet lottery subscription sales; illegal gambling ring broken up and sweepstakes cafes closed
Michigan: investigations into the state’s charitable gaming lead to suspensions and possible tax increases
Nevada: details of deals done for internet poker in Nevada; revamped Plaza sportsbook opens; comped meals to be taxed
New York: speculation on new casino sites; illegal gambling business busted
New Hampshire: progress of legislative proposals to allow casinos
Rhode Island: a proposal to raise the legal gambling age is suggested; Newport Grand will not be able to add table games
Texas: a legislative proposal to allow internet poker is introduced
Wisconsin: proposal to sell US$30 instant win lottery tickets; Beloit sells land to Ho-Chunk for native American gambling

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