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Regulation Insight

France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and more.

In the UK, the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, has launched a series of seminars on the “Future of Gambling.”
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Italy, Russia, Canada, South Africa, Uruguay, the UK and more.

The South Africa government has issued a new National Gambling Policy which rejects the introduction of new gambling activities, including online poker.
Online Poker to Remain Illegal Under New South African Gambling Policy

Hollow arguments against online gambling make it clear that the policy is political, not practical.

This week several reports from regulators in France, the UK and Spain provide varying details about their nationally regulated markets.
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The EU Commission gives the Czech Republic a short window to make gambling regulation compliant with EU law or it will launch infringement proceedings.

The Polish Senate will be voting on several amendments to the country’s gambling laws today. The gambling regulator in Romania, ONJN, has issued its first blacklist of online gambling sites which it has determined to be in breach of national gaming laws.
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The first Portuguese online gambling licenses will be issued in October according to the Ministry of Tourism.

A year ago, South African MP Geordin Hill-Lewis submitted a private members bill to introduce regulated online gambling. The bill died, but was resubmitted on May 26 and the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, has been holding hearings on the bill this week.
South Africa Holds Hearings on Remote Gambling Bill

The private members bill is opposed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry which wants to ban online gambling.

A positive attitude towards gaming regulation in the Dominican Republic contrasts with the South African government’s opposition to any legal online gambling.
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PokerStars vigorously disputes allegations of tax evasion in Italy.

Italy and Spain are joining the trend to further restrict gaming advertising. The UK's new laws were accompanied by a commitment to study whether or not advertising codes of practice should be changed, and the theme has been picked up by several countries around the world
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RAWA gets a Congressional hearing on whether to ban online gambling and California gets two new bills that propose the opposite.

The Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board relieves fears on Nevada legislation. California gets another proposal to legalize gambling.
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South Africa and Russia are increasing pressure on offshore operators, while in the US, state regulated poker in California still looks contentious.

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued a public warning to offshore operators telling them that offering online gambling in South Africa is illegal. The statement has been released jointly with the National Gambling Board.
South Africa Issues Warning to Offshore Gambling Operators

And adds that it has no intention of proposing legislation to permit online gambling.

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.

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