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Fantasy Sports

article States Act to Regulate Fantasy Sports (1/12/2017)
(USA) -- In attempts to lessen the uncertainty that still surrounds the legality of fantasy sports, Maryland and Florida introduced measures to clarify the rules of the...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers (1/11/2017)
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Florida To Take A Second Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legality, With No Regulation (1/9/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida is one of a large swath of states where lawmakers introduced daily fantasy sports legislation that didn’t become law in 2016. Eight states did...
article Maryland Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect (1/5/2017)
(Maryland) -- This week, regulations governing fantasy sports contests in the State of Maryland went into effect. The regulations, implemented pursuant to a 2012 law...
article Fantasy Sports Regulations In Effect As Of Monday (1/4/2017)
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Maryland's New Daily Fantasy Sports Rules Are Fair, Reasonable And Intelligently Executed (1/4/2017)
(Maryland) -- On Monday, the State of Maryland officially implemented new regulations for the daily fantasy sports industry. Unlike some of the rules promulgated by...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect (1/3/2017)
(Maryland) -- Regulations on daily fantasy sports took effect Monday, Comptroller Peter Franchot reminded Marylanders in a Tuesday release. The regulations, issued under...
article Maryland Comptroller Officially Implements Fantasy Sports Regulations (1/3/2017)
(Maryland) -- Maryland implemented regulations to oversee the daily fantasy sports industry on Monday. The proposed regulations from state Comptroller Peter Franchot had...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Debate on Macau casino staff gambling ban ongoing: DICJ (1/12/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau – also known by the Portuguese acronym DICJ – is planning to “...
article Macau Casino Smoking Fines Up Nearly 36 Percent in 2016, as Chinese Gamblers Keep on Puffing (12/15/2016)
(Macau) -- Macau casino smoking fines are up 35.7 percent through the first 11 months of 2016. Macau’s Health Bureau reports that 585 people have been issued...
article Macau clarifies new UnionPay withdrawal limits (12/9/2016)
(Macau) -- Macau’s financial authority has refuted reports that it plans to impose new daily limits on UnionPay bank card withdrawals from Macau ATMs.
article Macau eases gambling crackdown concerns after casino shares tumble (12/9/2016)
(Macau) -- Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, moved on Friday to clarify it had not tightened daily cash withdrawal limits for Chinese gamblers, after fears of...
article “Welcome to Macau, How Much Money Are You Carrying?” Casinos Face Proposed Stranglehold Regulation (12/3/2016)
(Macau) -- Macau casinos could suffer the most from a proposed regulation that would require incoming guests to disclose how much cash they have on them when arriving at...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Man fined for using someone else's IC to enter casino (1/12/2017)
(Singapore) -- A 46-year-old man who tried to enter the Marina Bay Sands casino with someone else’s identity card (IC) was fined $5,000 on Thursday (12 January).
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Underage gambler wins $1,600 jackpot at Sands Bethlehem, but is evicted empty-handed (1/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As her slot machine bellowed that telltale sign that she had won a $1,624 jackpot at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, So Hyun Myung probably thought July...
article Pa. holding on to good blackjack rules, top regulator says (12/18/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- New restaurants, new entertainment options and new games are ahead at Western Pennsylvania casinos in the coming year. And gamblers across the state...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philadelphia Casino

article SugarHouse fined $100K for underage gambling (1/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gambling regulators have fined SugarHouse Casino $100,000 for five incidents of underage gambling involving 10 individuals last year. At a...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health May Revisit Smoking Ban Exemptions (1/11/2017)
(West Virginia) -- The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has a prescription for other counties: Don’t follow their example in granting smoking exemptions to...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access Looks To Shake ND Board's Delay Allegations [sub req] (1/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC continued to press the North Dakota Public Service Commission on Thursday to toss accusations that it failed to immediately notify...
article North Dakota challenges pipeline developer argument vs. fine (1/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Staffers with the North Dakota Public Service Commission say there's no doubt the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline violated...
article Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine (12/7/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline is fighting North Dakota regulators' efforts to impose a fine of at least $15,000 after working...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Niles video gambling ordinance tweaked based on demand (1/9/2017)
(Illinois) -- The village of Niles has tweaked its ordinance allowing local businesses and others to apply for video gambling licenses, but the overall number of...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article State wants to revoke gaming license of Hawaiian Gardens casino after federal money laundering case (1/4/2017)
(California) -- A grand reopening for The Gardens Casino — to show off the fruits of a $90 million renovation — could take place later this month, but state...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article MGCB Criticized by Michigan’s Auditor General (1/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has been criticized by the state’s Office Of The Auditor General for failing to ensure that casino staff...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article South Australia cuts maximum pokie bet to $5 (1/1/2017)
(Australia) -- Starting on the 31st of December, pokie players in South Australia would find that the maximum wager that can be placed on the gaming machines has been...
article Major Online Operators Contemplate Shutting Doors To Australia Should New Regulation Pass (12/21/2016)
(Australia) -- The recent efforts from independents calling for greater gambling regulations in Australia that would lead to tightening the regulations for online...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Cincinnati casino fined $50,000 for overserving customer who caused fatal crash (1/1/2017)
(Ohio) -- Ohio authorities have fined Cincinnati's downtown casino $50,000 in connection with a customer who was overserved at the casino bar and was subsequently...
article Jack Casino must pay $50k fine or lose liquor permit (12/29/2016)
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, according to a news release from...
article State set to loosen gaming rules for casino operators, employees (12/6/2016)
(Ohio) -- Casino operators and employees would be able to enjoy slots, card tables and gaming at other facilities, under legislation OK'd by the Ohio Senate this...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill Leaves Czech Republic After New Gambling Regulations (1/1/2017)
(Czech Republic) -- Leading casino and sports betting operator, William Hill has decided to leave the Czech Republic Market right before new gambling laws went into...
1 Article on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article Gaming lobbyists happy with new IRS rules for slot winnings (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming lobbyists claimed a "big win" Thursday after the IRS released new rules about how slot winnings should be reported. Gaming...
article IRS delivers holiday cheer to Atlantic City slots players (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service spread some holiday cheer among players at slot machines on Thursday. After first raising the issue in March 2015, the...
article IRS drops proposals for tax reporting of slot winnings (12/29/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service released its final regulation Thursday on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings. The American Gaming...
press release IRS Officially Drops Burdensome Gaming Proposals, Marking Big Win for Casino Patrons (12/29/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement afterthe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today...
article Report gives casinos high marks for preventing money laundering (12/2/2016)
(USA) -- The international body that grades countries’ efforts to prevent money laundering recognized significant investment of the casino industry in anti–...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Gaming Revenue

article IRS Does Not Reduce Winning Thresholds for Casino Information Reporting & Will Not Track Electronic Player Cards for Tax Purposes (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a major win for the gaming industry today, the Treasury Department published regulations that do not reduce winning thresholds for a casino...
article IRS drops proposal to reduce reportable gaming winnings to $600 (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service has dropped a proposal to require casinos and racinos to report to the agency when slots, bingo and video lottery...
article IRS proposes and issues new rules for gambling winnings (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have proposed new rules for withholding and reporting on gambling winnings from horseracing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Quarry owner critical of bill protecting Native American burial sites (12/30/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- The owner of a quarry is criticizing a state panel’s recommendations for how to protect possible Native American burial sites. A legislative study...
article Quarry owner unhappy with tweaks to burial site laws (12/29/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- A quarry owner locked in a bitter dispute over excavating tribal burial mounds said Thursday he isn't happy with changes a legislative committee wants...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Vetting Nevada’s casino games takes meticulous team of techies (12/29/2016)
(Nevada) -- Jim Barbee stood in the Gaming Control Board’s technical lab, a small utilitarian room filled with slot machines and video poker games blinking away,...
article David Rebuck interview: The fight continues (12/26/2016)
(New Jersey) -- David Rebuck’s time as director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has been very eventful. From witnessing annual decline after...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Gaming regulators: Recreational marijuana won’t be allowed in casinos (12/27/2016)
(Nevada) -- Recreational pot will be legal for adults 21 and over starting on Sunday, January 1st. But that doesn't mean you'll have free reign to smoke in a...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan's casinos may 'card' gamblers (12/18/2016)
(Japan) -- Japan's ruling parties will consider safeguards against gambling addiction as part of recently passed casino legislation, including a proposal to limit...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Whiteclay beer store fined $600 for selling to Pine Ridge teen (12/13/2016)
(Nebraska) -- One of Whiteclay's four beer stores has been fined $600 for selling alcohol to a teenager from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. A Nebraska...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Anti-corruption group challenges online authority of Philippines regulator (12/8/2016)
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines, an anti-corruption group has filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional right of the Philippine...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Department of Interior proposes streamlined rules for fossil rich areas (12/7/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior has proposed new rules for fossil rich areas managed by four different federal bureaus. The rule aims to make...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Thousands of Gamblers Ejected From Maryland Casinos Since 2010 (12/5/2016)
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos have evicted 3,600 players since casinos began operation in the state in 2010, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Almost...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts gaming regulators to study casino industry and possible impact of legalized marijuana (12/5/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- In the state of Massachusetts, there are gambling facilities in the works that would cater to players who enjoy table games, slots and more. The...
1 Article on this Issue

State Recognition

article Tribe facing zoning issues over praying (12/5/2016)
(New Jersey) -- As protesters fought a pipeline construction project that would run through the Standing Rock Reservation, which belongs to the Sioux Native Americans in...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Who regulates online casinos? (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- If you are into gangster movies then you have noticed that even the toughest gangsters have to cope with and abide by regulations when it comes to casinos.
article FinCEN Guidance Permits Casinos to Share SARs With US Parents and Affiliates (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- In a move long requested by the industry, on January 4, 2017, the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) released guidance (the “...
article Portugal Sets Technical Standards for Online Poker Shared Liquidity Agreements (1/6/2017)
(Portugal) -- Portugal has finalized a technical standards framework that sets the requirements to be met so as for the country to be able to share online poker...
article Spanish Regulator DGOJ Appoints New General Director (1/5/2017)
(Spain) -- Spanish Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the gaming regulatory agency in the country, appointed Juan Espinosa Garcia the new general director.
article Gambling firms charmed MPs ahead of betting review in 2016 (1/1/2017)
(UK) -- Gambling firms staged a charm offensive during 2016, spending more money on adverts and stepping up the hospitality they offer MPs, who are considering a...
article Cincinnati casino must pay up or lose liquor license (12/31/2016)
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino, formerly Horseshoe Casino, in Cincinnati will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control...
article The Take Home Regulation Message for 2016: Adapt or Get Left Behind (12/31/2016)
(Worldwide) -- Newcomers to regulation included Portugal, whose gambling regulations adopted in April 2015 were actually implemented in May of this year 2016, as soon as...
article What is Regulation of Online Casinos? (12/31/2016)
(Worldwide) -- The term “regulation” as it applies to online casinos has two distinct meanings. First, any casino that wishes to be considered in the top...
article Recent UK Gambling Tax Reforms and Ensuing Consequences for Operators (12/18/2016)
(UK) -- The UK gambling market is probably one of the most strictly regulated ones on a global scale. A number of regulatory reforms have been introduced over the past...
article Camelot fined £3 million after paying out £2.5m jackpot to alleged con man (12/17/2016)
(UK) -- England’s national lottery operator, Camelot, has been fined £3 million after paying out a £2.5m jackpot to an alleged con man with a '...
article Macau ‘influence’ on Goa’s redrafted gaming rules (12/17/2016)
(India) -- Gaming rules for casinos in Goa are unlikely to see the light of the day anytime soon as the state home department has recalled the draft gaming rules file...
article U.S. seeks tribal guidance on proposal to update ‘Indian Trader Regulations’ (12/13/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking guidance from Native American communities on a proposal to streamline and modernize regulations that...
article Interior Seeks Tribal Input to Modernize Indian Trader Regulations (12/12/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite the transitioning presidential office and administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving tribes until April 10, 2017, to play a...
article New York stewards fine Maker for taking recently claimed horses to Florida (12/9/2016)
(New York) -- The New York stewards fined trainer Mike Maker for running two horses he recently claimed at Aqueduct in the Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park last weekend.
article Government looks at measures to control online gambling (12/9/2016)
(Cambodia) -- The Cambodian government has been working on measures to control and manage online gambling, an official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance told Khmer...
article Britain Financial Conduct Authority Tighten Up Spread Betting Rules (12/8/2016)
(UK) -- The Britain Financial Conduct Authority is cracking down on spread betting by means of contracts for difference of CFDs after a research study conducted by FCA...
article Charter bus riders who choose not to buckle up could be fined under new proposal (12/6/2016)
(California) -- Two months after a bus accident in Desert Hot Springs killed 13 people, a state lawmaker is proposing to require passengers on charter buses equipped...
article Jeju to intensify supervision of foreigner-only casinos (12/4/2016)
(South Korea) -- Jeju Island will intensify its management and supervision of foreign-only casinos there. The provincial government said Friday it would legislate to...
article Wilson — Regs may apply to guest on tribe’s land [2nd Item] (11/13/2016)
(California) -- Q: I have a relative with land that borders a Native American reservation. For the past 40 years I have hunted doves and quail on his ranch. I talked to...
article Pottawatomie County approves Sunday alcohol sales (11/11/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Pottawatomie County voters have approved Sunday liquor-by-the-drink sales, ending a legal dispute between Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Oklahoma...

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