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Former Minister speaks out against Portugal's plans to segregate online poker market. PPA joins the Kentucky vs PokerStars court case.
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Portugal, Austria, Italy, Australia and more in this week’s wrap-up of igaming regulatory news.

Swedish committee to propose overhaul of gambling laws. Further delays for igaming licenses in Portugal.
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Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal, Brazil and more in this week’s wrap up of regulatory igaming news.

Ireland and the UK update gambling advertising codes. Italy's proposed new point of consumption tax would affect igaming providers.
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UK, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Iceland and more.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has given his support to a proposal to introduce a new Digital Tax from January 1, 2017.
Italy’s Digital Tax Proposal Could Add More Taxes to Online Poker

Italy plans to create a new concept of “virtual establishment” so it can levy taxes on internet profits.

Italian politicians have advanced their efforts to ban all gambling advertising. The Swedish government is running out of time to begin the process of amending Sweden’s gambling laws.
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The CJEU delays a German decision, Sweden’s clock is ticking, the UKGC intervenes and the Belgian Gaming Authority strikes a deal.

India rules that gambling winnings in e-wallets must be declared as offshore funds. The EU increases pressure on national gambling laws to comply with EU treaties.
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Ireland and Romania issue igambling licenses, India rules that gambling winnings in e-wallets must be declared as offshore funds, and the EU increases pressure on national gambling laws.

Italy holds parliamentary hearings on a complete gambling advertising ban. An unexpected side effect of Portuguese regulation is the channeling of players towards black market sites after the major operators withdrew from the market to prepare their license applications.
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Italy holds parliamentary hearings on a complete gambling advertising ban.

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 European Commission has given Germany ten weeks to sort out the mess created by the Interstate Treaty on Gambling.
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UK gambling taxes are referred to the EU Court of Justice.

Regulators do not face the constraints that face commercial operators, which may explain why many are only now producing their annual reports almost half way through the year.
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California hearings expose the difficulties in getting agreement on internet poker legislation.

The section of the Italian Delega Fiscale bill dealing with changes to gambling laws was not tabled for discussion at the Council of Ministers meeting on June 25.
The Postponement of Italian Gambling Law Changes Angers Gaming Industry

Proposed tax reductions for online poker tournaments have been put on hold.

The 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is only weeks away.  In preparation, the WSOP has released a statement about how it will deal with the tax forms which are required to be completed for winnings above $5,000.
WSOP Issues Warning About Tax Forms

The World Series of Poker will only identify one winner of a tournament prize on tax forms, regardless of any staking deals.

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