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How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

Almost everybody has participated in raffles for a good cause, supporting a church, a school, or a local sports team. Raffles are excellent fundraisers, but they have legal restrictions, too. If you want to run a raffle yourself, you should get to know how to do them right. Before starting operating a raffle business,  be sure to get current legal advice for your situation. Raffles … Continue

Spelinspektionen warns lottery operators of information breaches

Spelinspektionen warns lottery operators of information breaches

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued a warning to three operators for not including the requested information on their websites. Sweden’s national gambling regulator has found that companies have breached section 17 of its gambling regulations by failing to include information on deposit limits and self-exclusion options and gambling time measurement in disconnection sections on their sites. The Swedish regulator said the breaches were not … Continue

Netherlands online gambling market kicks off October 1

Netherlands online gambling market will open starting with October 1st, 2021. After years of delays, the Dutch Senate approved the Remote Gambling Act in February of 2019. The land-based gambling market is very well regulated in the Netherlands, and it consists of Holland Casino monopoly operating 14 casinos, state lottery, charity lotteries, a monopoly on lotto and sports betting, a monopoly on horse racing, and … Continue

European regulations June 2021 Update

Online gambling regulation in EU countries is characterised by diverse regulatory frameworks. Most EU countries allow at least some games of chance to be offered on the internet. Some countries allow all games, while others only allow certain types such as betting, poker or casino games. In some European jurisdictions, monopolistic regimes offering online gambling services have been established. These are run by a state-controlled … Continue

Chile bans slots machines outside of casinos

Chile’s Senate has approved a bill to prohibit the use of slots machines outside of casinos. The bill was passed unanimously with 29 votes in favor, and it now advances to the Chamber of Deputies. The bill defines a slot machine as any electronic system capable of receiving bets, which grants the user a time of use, and grants prize money through a randomly generated … Continue

UK Gambling License Fees To Rise from October

The UK government has given the go-ahead for all gambling expenses for the Gambling Commission to increment from 1 October. United Kingdom – The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has supported a 55% expansion in permitting expenses charged to gaming administrators and providers approved in the United Kingdom. DCMS held a meeting on permit charges from January 29 to March 26 this … Continue

Canada Sports Betting is Legal as Bill C-218 passes the vote

Canada sports betting is Legal and is ready to launch next months as the Canadian Parliament amended the nation’s Criminal Code to allow for single-game wagering Tuesday. The Senate of Canada passed Bill C-218 without any amendments Tuesday, 57-20 with five abstentions. Now, the bill heads to the Governor-General for royal assent to become law, likely within the next few days. The passing of the … Continue

German turnover charge heads to floor vote after committee endorsement

German turnover charge heads to floor vote after committee endorsement

The German council’s (Bundestag) Money Board of trustees has passed a dubious bill that would set a 5.3% gaming turnover charge under Germany’s new State Deal on Betting, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvetrag (GlüNeuRStv). The bill, which was passed by the council on June 9, will be dependent upon a vote during a second and third perusing not long from now, expected to occur on 23 or 24 … Continue

South Dakota to acknowledge sports betting applications from July 1

South Dakota to acknowledge sports betting applications from July 1

The South Dakota Commission on Gaming has reported that the state will start to acknowledge applications for sports betting licenses from July 1, alongside a few new guidelines that will turn out to be essential for the games wagering bill passed in Spring. Per the new standards, sports wagering will likewise be added to the rundown of supported gaming types. Permit applications, in the interim, … Continue

The Alabama Senate passed the bill for casinos and sports betting

The Alabama Senate passed Bill 310, which legalizes sports betting and land-based casino games with a 27-4 vote. The bill will allow operators to operate casino games, including slots, historic horse racing machines, video lottery terminals, and table games such as poker, baccarat, roulette, and blackjack, in one of the six locations in the state. The six locations where licensed operators can operate are in … Continue

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