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The new gaming laws approved by Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies last December have still not been debated in the Senate.
Mexico Gambling Law Expected to be Passed by the End of the Year

The Senate session from September to December is expected to follow the lower House and approve new gambling laws.

PokerStars experiments with new blind structures. Partypoker ends screen name changes.
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William Hill and Winamax cut their customer base for compliance reasons.

Italy's new gambling laws could be delayed substantially if regional and central government cannot reach an agreement.
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Italy’s new gambling laws could be delayed substantially if regional and central government cannot reach an agreement.

At the second Iberoamerican Summit Meeting on Gaming, Carlos Hernandez Rivera, has called for the creation of common international regulations for online gambling.
DGOJ Director General Calls for Common International Regulatory Standards for Online Gambling

Latin American regulators agree on the need for common standards.

The EU Commission may have abandoned plans to introduce a supra-national framework for online gambling regulation, but it may ultimately end up achieving the same goal by adopting a piecemeal approach.
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California takes a small step forward, with hearings that expose the issues without worrying about whether there are solutions.

Alderney has reduced its license fees for start-up operators and operators who move from another jurisdiction.
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Irish gambling laws move a small step closer to being approved, while Euro MEPs express their disapproval of Germany’s Interstate Treaty.

Even though the addition of more US states to the list of those regulating online gambling seems far off, the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States has agreed a standard on which future regulatory regimes can be based.
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South Africa gets anther chance to vote on a gambling bill & the Czech Republic plans more taxes, this time on offshore operators.

Ladbrokes is returning to the Mexican market through Sportium, its joint venture with Spanish operator CIRSA.
Ladbrokes Enters Mexican Market via its Sportium Partnership

Poker is not on offer at the joint venture online gambling site—it may have to wait until new gambling laws are implemented later this year.

Interest in licenses in the Netherlands proved to be greater than expected, but in Spain there were few new applicants for gaming licenses after the regulator re-opened the application window at the beginning of December.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

New licenses, more action against gray market operators and delays to national legislation hit the regulatory headlines this week.

This week has seen a flurry of new gaming laws or amendments passed before politicians break for the New Year.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A week of political activity sees new laws in Mexico and Andorra and amendments to the gaming act in Bulgaria.

The President of the Mexican Senate has announced that new gaming laws will not be passed this year. The legislation passed the lower house at the end of last week and was expected to be fast-tracked through the Senate.
Senate Delays Vote on Mexican Gaming Laws Until 2015

The President of the Mexican Senate is delaying several controversial pieces of legislation until the next Senate session.

The new Mexican gaming laws have been passed by the Chamber of Deputies with overwhelming cross-party support.
Mexico Passes New Gambling Laws But Segregated Player Pool Remains an Issue

Former head of the commission which drew up the new laws agrees to meet with players to discuss segregation.

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Homeless Man Passed Out On Beach Turns Out To Just Be Jason Mercier Taking A Nap
Jason Mercier was arrested this week after being mistaken for a sleeping homeless man on a beach in Miami while enjoying a day out with his family. — read more »
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