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UK Betting Reform Bill Passes Through House Of Lords Committee Stage

A bill that would require online betting operators that service the UK to obtain licensing in-country sailed through the House of Lords, and will now move closer to becoming law.

The bill saw twenty different amendments being suggested to the bill, including a proposal to extend the licensing requirement to offshore spotsbooks and horse racing tracks, as well as an attempt to restrict transactions of unlicensed operators. Both of these measures as well as eighteen others were all voted down and not accepted.

The bill will now move to the Review stage before heading to its third reading in the House of Lords. It will then be reviewed by both the House of Lords and House of Commons to deliberate any additional amendments before ultimately heading to the Royal Ascension stage where it will become law.

It is expected that the bill will be implemented by the end of the year.