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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued notice to online gambling licensees warning them that they will need to comply with the new interpretatio…
Pennsylvania Online Gaming Could be Delayed by the DOJ’s New Opinion of the Wire Act

Companies that had planned to utilize out-of-state facilities for their online gambling operations now have 30 days to submit new plans.

A Dutch court ruled in favor of Dutch players playing on PokerStars.EU domain and exempting them from 29% taxes on winnings.
Court Rules in Favor of Dutch PokerStars Players, Exempts Them From Paying Tax

Dutch online poker players playing at PokerStars.EU are not liable to tax after a recent court ruling.

The Italian Senate have approved the government’s proposal to increase tax rates on various types of gambling activities.
Italy Begins 2019 with Increased Gambling Taxes

The Italian government continues to take a tough stance against gambling with tax hike following advertising ban.

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Stars Group (TSG), reversing the three-year-old judgment amounting to $870 million.
Why a Kentucky Court of Appeals Ruled in Favor of The Stars Group in $870 Million Lawsuit

In a massive victory for PokerStars, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned the pending $870 million lawsuit against the global online giant.

The President has vetoed the country’s new gambling legislation, drafted by the Ministry of Finance and approved by the country’s Parliament earlier in December.
Slovakia’s President Vetoes New Gambling Legislation Passed by Parliament

Insufficient player protection measures one of the reasons why Andrej Kiska rejected the new gambling bill.

The “Lawful Internet Gaming Act” got squashed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder just days before he left office. Had the bill passed it would have…
Michigan Fails to Legalize Online Gaming in 2018

The “Lawful Internet Gaming Act” was vetoed at the last minute by Michigan’s Governor just days before he left office.

Snyder vetoed the bill, effectively killing it dead in the water—despite the fact that he would be leaving office in 2019.
Michigan Online Gaming Bill Dead in the Water

After a last minute veto from the previous governor, online gaming bill will remain a work-in-progress in Michigan.

888 appears to be licensed for a full slate of gaming, including sports, casino and poker. It will come as a welcome relief that 888 Holdings can move forward with a market entry along with the competition on January 1, 2019.
At Eleventh Hour, 888 Holdings Receives Swedish Online Gaming License

Operator receives license just in time for January 1 launch, making it the seventh online poker room or network now expected to launch in the re-regulated market.

Last week, Brazil interim President Michel Temer signed into law Provisional Measure No 846/2016 to formally legalize both land-based and online sports betting in the country and opening its market to international operators.
Brazil’s President Approves Sports Betting Legislation

South America’s largest country legalizes land-based and online sports betting.

The Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen, issued another batch of licenses ahead of the country’s reorganization of the gambling market.
More Online Poker Rooms Authorized in Sweden: Will 888 Be Left Out in the Cold?

So far 31 gambling companies have been issued a license by the Swedish gambling authority ahead of the January 1 go-live date.

Argentina’s autonomous city of Buenos Aires has passed a law to legalize and regulate online gambling and sports betting.
Both City and Province of Buenos Aires Move Forward with Online Gambling Regulation

Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires, as well as its neighboring province, have authorized online gambling.

Slovakia’s National Council (Parliament) has passed the new gambling act opening its online gambling market to international operators across the European Union for the first time.
Slovakia Parliament Approves New Online Gambling Rules

The new rules will allow European operators to apply for online gambling licenses in Slovakia.

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