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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Legal & compliance New rules will come into effect from September 28 Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Gambling operators in Australia are to face tougher restrictions on advertising after the country’s national media regulator confirmed plans to extend a ban on betting adverts during live sport events to cover streaming platforms.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced the move earlier today (Wednesday), with the ban to apply to all sporting events streamed live between 5am and 8:30pm.The amended laws also state that gambling advertising is restricted at all other times outside this period.Last month, the ACMA set out proposals to add streaming platforms to an initial list of restrictions set out in March, which ban gambling ads during daytime live sports broadcasts on television channels.Contributions to the proposed changes were invited up to July 26.The ACMA, which made the amendments in line with the Australian Government policy on stricter advertising restrictions for the gambling industry, said the new laws will come into effect from September 28.ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin said: “This is the first time that online services streaming live sport have been required to comply with gambling advertising restrictions.“This brings online services in line with television and radio broadcasting services. It creates a safe zone for children and families to watch live sport across a variety of platforms.”Under the original regulations, the ban did not apply to so-called “low-audience” sports channels that attracted an average of under 100,000 unique end users per month.However, a spokesperson for the regulator told iGamingBusiness.com last month that the ACMA “no longer proposes to make this class exemption for small online content service providers”.The regulator intends to monitor the impact of the new rules over a 12-month period, after which it will consider whether to conduct a formal review of the stricter approach.Image: Flickerd 29th August 2018 | By contenteditor Australia regulator extends gambling ad ban to streaming Regions: Oceania Australia Email Addresslast_img

first_imgWynnBet, having only started taking bets on March 9, does not hold a significant market share of the wagers placed from January. Of the approved operators, Flutter Entertainment-owned Fanduel – the first to launch in the state – took the majority of the market share, at 53%. DraftKings is the state’s next largest operator with 24% of the market share, followed by BetMGM with 14%, Caesars with 8% and Rivers with 1%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Virginia Lottery has released a gaming update for the first months of legal gaming in the state, showing that a total of $628.7m was wagered on sports from the market’s opening on 21 January to 31 March. Tags: Virginia Lottery Regions: US Virginia Given the state’s 15% tax rate, this suggests adjusted gaming revenue – after accounting for promotional spend such as bonuses – of $10.2m. Operators spent a total of $30.0m on promotions between January and March, suggesting that gross gaming revenue was roughly $40.1m. Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Sportsbook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Fanduel followed on $547,886, all of which was paid in March, suggesting $3.7m in adjusted revenue, or roughly $16.5m in gross revenue when accounting for promotional spend. DraftKings contributed $275,919, also in March.center_img Virginia sports bettors wager $628.7m from January to March While the lottery did not reveal the amount of revenue generated, $1.5m was paid in taxes by operators in the state during the period, with $38,095 going to the Problem Gambling & Treatment Support Fund. 22nd April 2021 | By Conor Mulheir BetMGM made the largest tax contribution of all the operators, at $700,025 between January and March. This suggests adjusted revenue of roughly $4.7m, and after accounting for promotional spend, suggests gross revenue of around $7.7m. Finance Read the full story on iGB North America. Fanduel also accounted for the largest share of promotion spending, at 43%, which DraftKings at 23%, Caesars 20% and BetMGM, Rivers and Wynn spending 10%, 3% and 1% respectively. Email Addresslast_img

first_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Royston Wild Buy-to-let investor numbers at 7-YEAR lows! I’d rather buy these FTSE 100 dividend stars Are buy-to-let investors finally catching a break? Tales of rising tax bills, swelling operating costs, and heaps of increased regulation have dominated the financial pages in recent years. But the start of a new calendar year has revealed some encouraging news for investors when it comes to rent. Particularly for those who happen to own property north of the border.If rents are ballooning, however, why are buy-to-let investors leaving in their droves?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The exodus continues!Data released today from Hamptons International underlines the scale of the landlord exodus in Britain. The number of buy-to-let operators fell 8% (or 222,570) in 2019 to 2.66m, the estate agency says, from the record peak of 2.88m in 2017. Last year’s figure is also the lowest for seven years when there were 2.58m investors knocking around.Hamptons notes that “tax and regulatory changes have caused some landlords to sell up and leave the sector.” This caused the number of available homes for rent to drop to 5.13m last year too. This is also a reduction of 156,410 from those peaks of two years earlier.Source: EHS, Gov.Scot, Stats Wales & Hamptons InternationalThat Hamptons report revealed something curious though. While the number of landlords is in decline, the size of the property portfolio of those still involved is rising. The average UK landlord now owns 1.93 properties, according to the agency. This is the highest level since 2009 and is “a further sign that the sector is professionalising,” Hamptons says.Better buysThis latest study underlines the growing financial strain the average buy-to-let investor faces today. Reports show that returns from the property rental sector have taken a hammering of late. And a growing number have little confidence that investing conditions are going to improve any time soon.I certainly haven’t bothered with buy-to-let. Wanting a slice of the UK property sector, I instead decided to park my cash in FTSE 100 housebuilders Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey. Investing in those other Footsie shares Persimmon and The Berkeley Group is also a good option for long-term investors.Getting rich the Foolish wayFirstly, buying Taylor Wimpey and Barratt didn’t require the sort of heaving up-front costs buy-to-let buying involves. I didn’t need to stump up a deposit, large solicitor fees, stamp duty, or a raft of other miscellaneous costs. I also knew I wouldn’t have to worry about how I’d pay back a mortgage if tenants failed to pay the rent, or during times when the property laid vacant.The exceptional value these blue-chips offered was also hugely attractive. Forward P/E ratios that sat way, way below the FTSE 100 average of around 15 times. And truly-staggering dividend yields that mashed those of most other shares on the index.Little has changed on either front since I took the plunge. Those four firms I mentioned offer payout yields ranging 5% and 8%. What’s more, each trade on very-attractive earnings multiples of between 11 times and 15 times too.And with government getting tougher and tougher with landlords, I’d say that these stocks are more appealing than buy-to-let than ever before “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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