While remaining a key source of revenue for state and national governments, traditional lottery operators across the world share the challenge of looking to bolster their appeal among younger players in an era of increasing competition from online gambling.

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After September 1st 2007, the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 go into effect that will result in changes to the licensing issues faced by entities seeking to acquire existing gambling operators.
Unsatisfied by the Spanish response to requests to amend discriminatory national legislation on the taxation of lottery winnings, the Commission confirmed last week that it would take Spain to the...
An additional 20 percent tax on gaming services proposed by the Mexican Government threatens to choke a much-anticipated boom in the Mexican gambling market.
President Hugo Chávez’s plans to increase spending on social projects are set to increase taxes across all sectors of the Venezuelan gambling industry.
Some European governments continue to grant preferential tax treatments to domestic lottery winnings over prizes won on foreign games. As Spain discovered recently, this practice is closely...
Following news of an impending review into the Government’s policy on gambling advertising, Luisa Hoffman of Olswang explores the current standpoint of the Gambling Commission on some of the more...
President Lula has approved a measure to introduce a new football pools game in Brazil. Football clubs, weighed down by debt and dogged by allegations of financial corruption, will use their share...
Drawing heavily on the ECJ’s recent Placanica decision, Holland’s highest court has raised severe doubts over the compatibility with European law of the country’s system for licensing domestic...
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s (WCLC) announcement that it will require all retail outlets to install new, specialized terminals to combat retailer fraud follows the high-profile scandals...
As television companies continue to face the wrath of broadcasting regulators over participation TV scandals, the Gambling Commission says its negotiations to bring some forms of programming under...
The text (in English) of the Cour de Cassation's landmark ruling in which it told the French Court of Appeal that the Court must consider ECJ case law in any verdict reached on the case brought...
A second Detailed Opinion issued by the EU Commission seems to have brought to an end any possibility of Germany adopting the prohibitive draft Interstate Lotteries Treaty debated by state Prime...
The gaming sector has been on the receiving end of more than its fair share of attention from the Italian parliament recently, with hearings, commissions and questions all dedicated to developments...
As September 1st approaches, operators would be well advised to undertake a due diligence review of operations and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements of the Gambling Act 2005...
France’s highest court, La Cour de Cassation, has abrogated a judgment delivered against Zeturf Ltd and told the French Court of Appeal that it must take into account guidelines set by the European...
Thibault Verbiest and Evelyn Heffermehl of ULYS analyse the EFTA Court's recent judgment on the case between Ladbrokes and the Norwegian government and place the decision within the broader context...

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