(United States).- In a push to finally get a gambling bill approved during the current legislative session, the Florida House of Representatives made a few major offers during a session held Wednesday morning.
(United States).- Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey are states that currently allow online gambling, while online lotteries are permitted in Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan. Pennsylvania would be the first state to allow both casinos and the lottery online if legislation passes.
(United States).- Gambling in Florida is now in the hands of the voters, as the State Supreme Court has said a constitutional amendment on the issue may move forward. The justices voted 4-2 that the amendment’s wording was not misleading and sticks to one subject.
(United States).- The Florida Senate will open the bidding in negotiations between House and Senate members over new gambling legislation. A conference including six state representatives and six state senators will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, during which the Senate will make a formal offer to House negotiators, state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, confirmed.
(India).- The state home department has decided to initiate the process of banning entry of Goans into casinos, which is part of the draft gaming commission rules. The department plans to send the file for cabinet´s approval to be notified.
(Ukraine).- The Ukrainian government has said that it will reintroduce a legalised gambling system into the country by next year. Ukraine has made the pledge in an effort to assure the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the country is worthy of a financial assistance package worth $17.5 billion (€16.5 billion).
(brazil).- A legislator who has traditionally opposed to the regulation of gaming in Brazil, admitted that this industry has never had better chances to be allowed in the country. In a televised interview, Antonio Carlos Mendes Thame said that there has never been such a positive atmosphere for the project to allow gaming activities in Brazil after more than 70 years to be approved.
(Japan).- The Japanese government on Tuesday began working on a second piece of legislation related to casino gaming in the country, Japanese newswire service Jiji Press reported. The draft statute – referred to as the implementation bill – will detail the specifics for the casino industry in Japan: how casinos are administered and regulated; the taxation regime to be applied to them; their location; and the number of licences to be issued.