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Welcome to the first edition of IAGR's 'Gaming News Wrap-up'

Keeping on top of the latest gaming regulation updates and news from across the globe can be a challenge. So as an added service for IAGR members, we've created this digest of recent headlines to save you time and keep you informed. I hope you find it useful. 

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Trude Høgseth Felde
IAGR President
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> Massachusetts, 13 June

Massachusetts Gaming Commission has given Wynn Resorts key approvals for opening its USD 2.6 billion Boston-area casino, Encore Boston Harbor

Asia Pacific 

> China, 11 June

China and Vietnam crack down on online gambling

Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> Australia, 7 June
Lottoland Australia has launched a legal challenge against the Australian government after a ruling that their new jackpot betting product violated gambling laws
Read the story on igamingbusiness 

> China, 6 June
VIP growth in Macau is expected to see further growth decline in 2019, according to analysts from Morgan Stanley
Read the story on AG Brief

> Australia, 21 May
Victoria becomes first Australian state to introduce new online betting safeguards
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> United Kingdom, 5 June

UK Gambling Commission launches 'National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms' in Wales

> United Kingdom, 13 June
UK Gambling Commission orders online gambling operator to pay £1.6 million for failing to identify gambling harm and prevent money laundering
Read the Gambling Commission press release
Read related coverage on Yogonet

Russia, 11 June
Russia to punish VPN ops that refuse to block forbidden online gambling sites
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> The Netherlands, 10 June
The Netherlands Gambling Authority expects online gambling to start in January 2021

> Czech Republic, 5 June
Czech Republic to raise taxes on gambling from January 2020 

> United Kingdom, 6 June
MaxEnt lodges appeal against UK gambling operator licence revocation
Read the story on SBC News

> Switzerland, 5 June
Switzerland issues first four online gambling permits to local casinos 
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

Spain, 3 June
Spanish gambling regulator outlines their plan until 2022
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> Sweden, 3 June
Sweden sees massive response to auto-exclusion program 
Read the story on Calvin Ayre
North America  

> New York, 7 June

New York state set to approve casino based sports betting

> New Jersey, 17 June
Industry experts say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years
Read the story on Yogonet

> New Jersey, 17 June
Online casino revenue hits second largest figures in May, as sports season slows down
Read the story on Yogonet

> Nevada, 6 June 
Jennifer Roberts, from UNLV's International Center for Gaming Regulation,  talks about US sports betting
Read the story on Yogonet

> Pennsylvania, 7 June
Pennsylvania Gaming Board highlights positive relationship between casinos and horseracing
Read the story on SBC

> Ontario, 1 May
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario announces that it has lost crucial government funding 
Read the story on SBC

> The Carribean, 6 June
St. Maarten’s Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson urges legitimate approach to Caribbean gambling industry
Read the story on SBC

South America  

> 9 May 

Dinos Stranomitis, COO for sportsbook software provider Altenar, writes about the Latin American gaming market

> Buenos Aires, 13 June
iGaming operators compete for small number of licences available in Buenos Aires province 
Read the story on igaming business

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