(India).- Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik said on Sunday that the State government’s plan to get a casino policy passed in the Legislative Assembly amounts to fooling the people, as a policy is not enforceable as law.
(United States).- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will join together to build and operate a new casino premises in East Windsor after Connecticut’s House of Representatives approved the bid by 103 votes to 46.
(United States).- Assemblymember Adam Gray announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment on Thursday that would authorize a referendum to allow sports betting in California. Gray’s bill could only take effect if federal laws on sports gaming are changed, and hinges on an upcoming sports-betting lawsuit scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
(United States).- Sports betting seems to be gaining momentum as an important legislative topic around the US, after the US Supreme Court decided to hear New Jersey’s call for the removal of a long-standing federal ban on this type of gambling activity.
(Belgium).- Belgium has one of the most tightly regulated betting industries in Europe and if politicians have their way those laws could tighten further. Moves are afoot to raise the minimum gambling age from 18 to 21. The proposed bill has been introduced by the country’s Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) party and if passed into law would apply to all forms of gambling in Belgium.
(United States).- It was passed overwhelmingly by the legislature last session -- with very little fanfare -- in a bill dealing with betting on fantasy sports, but the nation´s highest court will decide if Mississippians can place those bets.
(Malta).- Gaming laws are to be overhauled and consolidated in one comprehensive law, the Malta Gaming Authority announced. The new Gaming Act will bring together different gaming related laws and subsidiary legislation and directives, while empowering the MGA to oversee the sector in the same way the Malta Financial Services Authority regulates the financial services sector.
(Ireland).- Lawmakers in Ireland are reportedly preparing to pass legislation that would amend current regulations and set the minimum age limit for all types of gambling at 18 while instituting revised licensing rules for local lotteries and raffles.