(Australia).- Online poker became illegal in Australia on Wednesday, as the country’s Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill became a fully enforceable law. But a new proposal floated this week is offering aggrieved online poker players fresh hope for a fix.
(United States).- A state lawmaker is hoping that Michigan becomes the fourth state in the nation to make Internet gambling legal. State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Kalamazoo, introduced a bill last week that would allow the existing casinos in Michigan — three in Detroit and 20 tribal casinos — to get licenses to offer online gaming.
(Cambodia).- Cambodia is the latest nation to introduce tighter regulations for its casino industry, in part to attract new investment from international operators. The move follows a US State Department report that described the country’s casino sector as “unregulated or under-regulated,” a designation that would likely keep away American casino interests.
(Georgia).- The Republic of Georgia is mulling a total prohibition of online gambling as part of its gambling regulatory overhaul, although not everyone in the government is convinced it’s a good idea.
(Brazil).- A very slight majority of Brazil’s population supports the legalization of brick-and-mortar casinos and bingo halls in the country, a recent report compiled by local research firm Paraná Pesquisas and published by news outlet JD1 Notícias showed.
(United States).- In the nearly decade-long battle over legal sports betting in the state, New Jersey filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week stating that the federal ban on the practice is not legal because it exceeds the authority of Congress and is, therefore, “manifestly unconstitutional.”
(United States).- The state Assembly gave final legislative approval Thursday to a compact between the state of California and Wilton Rancheria, which wants to build the first tribal casino in Sacramento County.
(United States).- There are now 16 states in the U.S. with daily fantasy sports (DFS) laws on the books after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill on Thursday, August 24 formally legalizing games like those run by DraftKings and FanDuel.