Daily Archives: June 1, 2023

North Carolina edges closer to legalising sports betting

North Carolina has moved closer to legalising sports betting, after a bill that would do so was voted through by its state senate.

House Bill 347 was introduced on 13 March. It passed North Carolina’s House of Representatives on 30 March before being moved to the senate, where it passed on its second reading.

If passed into law, the bill would allow bets to be placed on sports and horse racing in North Carolina.

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Nevada gambling revenue edges up year-on-year in April

Gambling revenue in Nevada increased 2.7% year-on-year in April to $1.16bn, but the state also reported an 11.5% month-on-month decline.

Revenue was higher than $1.13bn in April 2022 but down from the $1.31bn posted in March of this year.

Slots were again by far the primary source of revenue for the state, generating $837.9m for the month, up 4.2% year-on-year. This included $464.5m from multi-denomination slots and $275.9m from penny slot games.

However, revenue from table, counter and card games, including sports betting activity, fell 0.8% to $321.8m.

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France to impose role model ban

French gambling regulator Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has said that it will prohibit the use of an athlete’s image in gambling communications.

ANJ released a number of new gambling sponsorship regulations for sports teams and non-binding recommendations for French gambling sponsorships to “strengthen the regulation of these commercial practices”, which includes a role model ban.

The new rules are the result of a gambling sponsorship working group launched in summer 2022.

France role model ban

Among the proposals is new regulation that prohibits the use of role models in gambling marketing communication. In order to assess whether an athlete could appeal to minors ANJ is to rely on a number of measures.

the regulations prevent the use of athletes in commercial communications

These are to include how favourably children might view the individual, as well as the audience makeup of an athlete on social media.

ANJ said that if 13-17-year-olds make up 16% of the audience, it wil..

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Rivalry launches mobile sports betting in Ontario

Rivalry has expanded its operations in Ontario with the launch of its mobile sports betting app in the Canadian province.

The app will allow customers to wager on a range of traditional sports events and esports contests.

Betting options available to players include football, soccer and basketball events, as well as esports competitions based on games such as CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2.

Rivalry has been active in Ontario for some time having secured a licence in the province in April of last year.

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