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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…

Melbourne Football Players Share Responsible Gambling Advice With Youths

As gambling advertising becomes more prevalent in the sports industry, it is becoming industry important for young people to be made aware of responsible gambling measures. To help ensure that youths are making the right decisions when it comes to gambling, players on the Melbourne Victory football team have joined up with the Victorian Responsible…

Japan Casino Plans in Jeopardy

For months, Japanese politicians have been making plans to open up casino resorts across the country in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Australian casino mogul James Packer has set his sights on the opportunity from the beginning, but now there are concerns that the Japanese government will not end up legalising casinos. According to…

New Study Looks at Responsible Gambling Strategies

Whenever a new gambling study is published, you can guess that it will be about problem gambling and its effects on players. A recent study by researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University is a departure from this usual focus, as it takes a look at ‘positive players’ and their methods for gambling responsibly. The…

New Zealand Bar Loses Pokie License

The operation of poker machines is a serious business, and club owners are trusted with a great deal of responsibility. Normally, they are able to rise to the occasion and ensure that the games operate with integrity in fairness; however, there are some rare instances where this simply does not happen. Recently, a New Zealand…

Crown Casino’s Lending Loophole Exposed

Across Australia, it is illegal for casino operators to lend money to local players, but one of the countries biggest gaming firm has been doing so for years. According to a report in the Brisbane Times, Crown Casino has been getting away with offering credit to players using a loophole. The issue has been brought…

Opinions Voiced About New Welfare Cards that Prohibit Gambling Spending

Last week, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest announced his plans to introduce a new ‘health welfare card’ that would prohibit benefits recipients from using their money to gamble or purchase alcohol. As expected, the idea is quite controversial as residents are split in their support. A poll carried out by Perth Now shows that residents are not…

Ballarat Group Wants Pokie Limits

Across Australia, responsible gambling advocates are doing their part to ensure that players gamble safely. In Ballarat, a group called the Ballarat Action on Gambling Harm has taken up this cause, and they will fight for the local government to introduce gambling limits on pokies. The group is made up of advocates from various organisations…