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Skrill Acquires UKash

Skrill is a one of the leaders in the online casino payment market. Over the course of the past year, the company has been expanding its horizons into the operation of prepaid cards, and has recently acquired UKash to get even further. The acquisition deal was made on November 28, 2014, for an undisclosed amount….

Newsagents Association Concerned About Supermarket Lottery Sales

In New Zealand, the local government has given supermarkets permission to sell lottery tickets at their checkout counter earlier this year. Now, the same permission may be granted at grocery stores in New South Wales, as Tatts Group may be in talks with the retail industry to make this happen. Newsagents across the state are…

Study Finds That Social Casino Games Are Not a Threat to Young People

Social gaming is one of the biggest trends to hit the casino gambling market in years. Unfortunately, many concerns have been raised that social casino games encourage young people to engage in real-money gambling activities. Now, a recent study by researchers at Harvest Strategy has found that there is no need to worry. Titled A…

New BetRegret Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

It is no secret that problem gambling is a growing issue in Australia, and local organisations are working hard to help players kick their compulsive behaviour. Recently, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched a campaign called ‘BetRegret’, which puts actual problem gamblers in the spotlight so they can share their struggles with the general public….

Parkinson’s Drug Linked to Problem Gambling

Problem gambling continues to remain one of the most mysterious addictions. Scientists and researchers are still unsure as to what causes the disease but they seem to be getting closer. According to Reuters, a new study has found that drugs used to treat Parkinson’s Disease may cause impulse control disorders such as problem gambling. Thomas…

Innovative Voluntary Pre-Commitment Proposed

Australia isn’t the only country that is mulling the idea of voluntary pre-commitment to curb problem gambling rates. One American state is also considering a pokie bet limit system that will help players across the country control their spending. In Massachusetts, the state government is considering introducing a new voluntary pre-commitment system – according to…

New Study Gets Into the Minds of Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling is a mysterious addiction that researchers around the world are still trying to decipher. Recently, researchers from Berlin’s European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress have made a ground-breaking discovery about the way a problem gambler’s mind works. As a complex addiction, problem gambling has been difficult to define. Previously, it was classified as an…

GamCrowd Launches First Casino Sites

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular ways of raising money for gambling projects. GamCrowd is one of the industry’s major crowdfunding platforms, and the group has recently launch its first few start-up companies in the online gambling market. The first app is Betify, which operates on mobile phones and tablet computers. Users can wager on just…

Japan Mulls Limits For New Casinos

The Japanese government is getting ever closer to legalising casino gambling across the country. As the bill nears approval, politicians are planning to implement safeguards in order to prevent problem gambling rates from climbing. One of the latest solutions is to impose limits for locals on gambling at the new casinos across the country. It…

Crowdfunding May Become Popular In Online Gaming

Crowdfunding is an emerging business practice that is gaining traction quickly among start-ups in a wide range of industries. While we have yet to see it take off in the gambling market, a new report by Clarion Events and GamCrowd suggests that more online gaming start-ups will begin looking to crowdfunding to get their businesses…