News & Analysis

News In Brief: April 5-April 9, 2021

Finbet staff are sentenced to life in prison in Kazakhstan, London's mayor promises a gambling ad ban and a hotly anticipated bill in Maryland makes progress.

Regulatory News In Brief

Greek casinos appealing to Europe’s highest court to block video lottery terminals, a $50m online gambling bust in China and a fantasy sports bill in Louisiana are among this week’s news events.

Lights Out In Kaz Vegas

Anyone who believed back in 2007 that making the small town of Kapchagai one of Kazakhstan’s two licensed centres for casinos would transform it from a dead factory town will be disappointed.

Sporting Bodies Push For Unified Betting Strategy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday opened the door to unprecedented collaboration with the legal betting industry as it met to develop a strategy for the future of sports betting which would centre around the creation of a new betting watchdog.

Research & Reports

Q&A: Gambling Regulation in Kazakhstan

A draft law submitted to parliament in January 2019 proposes the expansion of the gaming zones in Kazakhstan and self-exclusion for players. The 2017 Tax Code has increased gambling taxation.

Data & Forecasts

Market Monitor: World Lottery Association Compendium

This report contains around 40,000 data points across over 150 lotteries and 85 countries, as collated annually by the World Lottery Association. The dataset displays total sales, GGR, digital sales & digital GGR by product category in horizontal time series and filterable table views.
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