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Gambling operators are increasingly sending targeted messages to Australian sports fans' smartphones.

> Australia, 12 August
Asia Pacific 

> China, 5 August

Macau’s regulator restricts use of AI technology that could boost casino profit
> Vietnam, 13 August
Vietnam busts big illegal gambling ring

> China, 5 August
Hong Kong protests begin to hit Macau revenue
Read the story on Asia Gaming Brief

> Australia, 2 August

Crown Casino is facing political inquiries, share price falls and probes. Here's what is all means
Read the story on ABC News

> Philippines, 1 August
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office operations resume, Small Town Lotteries still suspended

> New Zealand, 31 July
New Zealand launches online gambling public consultation 

> Philippines, 25 July
Philippine President wants 'more online gambling and casinos'

> United Kingdom, 12 August

Complaints against betting firms up almost 5000% in five years, regulator says it's probably healthy

> United Kingdom, 8 August
GVC Holdings donates UK football sponsorship to GambleAware to promote safer gambling
Read the story on Yogonet

> Italy, 5 August
Italy's 2018 online gambling grows, while land ops decline

> Latvia, 5 August
Latvia pushes for more gambling curbs and online revenue jumps

> United Kingdom, 2 August
UK betting operators forming new responsible gambling committee
Sweden's gambling tax take is double what government expected
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> United Kingdom, 31 July
Gambling Commission introduces new rules to make gambling fairer and safer

> Cyprus, 30 July
Regulator bans daytime gambling ads
Read the news on Yogonet

> United Kingdom, 24 July
UK gambling regulator opens consultation on banning credit card online gambling
Dutch gambling regulator gets tough with online affiliates
Spain to create commission to combat match fixing
The majority of Germans favour gambling reform
North America  

> USA, 3 August

United States of sports betting: an updated map of where all states stand on legalisation
> Pennsylvania, 12 August 
Pennsylvania regulators launch self-exclusion program for video gaming terminals
> Massachusetts, 5 August  
Class action filed against MGM Springfield over blackjack payouts
> Connecticut, 1 August
Connecticut lawmakers announce new bill for sports betting and a new casino in Bridgeport

> Puerto Rico, 29 July
Puerto Rico legalises sports betting

> Bahamas, 26 July
Bahamas new tax regime for web shop revenue and punters winnings
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> New Jersey, 24 July 
New Jersey set to be the mecca of sports betting 
South America

> Colombia, 1 August

Colombia’s online gambling market reported growth of nearly two-thirds in the first half of 2019
> Chile, 12 August
Casino shooting leaves five dead, senator blames gaming for violence
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> South Africa, 30 July

Gambling operators and political parties call for online gambling legalisation

> Kenya, 6 August
Betting operators in court over payment suspension
Read the story on Calvin Ayre

> Kenya, 18 July
Kenya orders deportation of foreign sports betting company execs after dramatic industry shutdown
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