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Should Election Betting Be Banned?

Novelty wagers are a major trend in the sportsbetting market, allowing punters to bet on a wide range of topics. Election betting is becoming very popular in the novelty wagering market, and some political analysts argue that the activity should be banned for some individuals. In a report by the Brisbane Times, University of Queensland…

Gaming Blitz On Adelaide Gambling Venues

Consumer and Business Service are in the process of conducting a crackdown on gaming venues in Adelaide. Venues in the Central Business District (CBD) will be watched closely to ensure that they abide by new safe gambling regulations. The news comes one month after five venues in the CBD were fined for failing to comply…

Twitter Most Popular Among Bookmakers

In the Australian gambling market, sportsbetting is one of the most popular platforms for local punters. Like all online businesses, it is important for sportsbooks to get involved in social media – and, some companies are really thriving. A new report by iGaming Social Monitor has found that Twitter is the most popular social media…

Russia Bans Problem Gamblers From Driving

Russian lawmakers recently made international news when it was announced that people suffering from various psychological illnesses would be banned from driving. The government aims to make roads safer by prohibiting certain people from getting behind the wheel of a car – including problem gamblers. Compulsive gamblers and patient with various psychological conditions were shocked…

Las Vegas to Focus Less on Gambling In 2015

While Australia’s tourism market aims to focus more on gambling in coming years, Las Vegas is taking a different approach. The world’s former gambling capital will spend 2015 attracting non-gamblers. A report in Travel Weekly notes that fewer gamblers are visiting Las Vegas. In 2009, 83% of visitors gambled while on vacation in the City…

Casino Operator Puts Employees’ Health First

In any industry, an employer’s responsibility to its workers’ wellbeing rarely extends beyond offering health insurance. At MGM, the casino operator is taking things one step further by prioritising employee wellbeing with a wide range of new services and facilities. According to RGT Online, MGM Resorts International has launched an expanded wellness program. Employees at…

New ‘Text For Help’ Gambling Support

Problem gambling continues to be a complex addiction, as there is a stigma attached to gambling addiction. Many problem gamblers are reluctant to come forward and seek help, so it is important that assistance is easily accessible. In the American state of New Jersey, a new services aims to make this possible by allowing problem…

‘The Gambler’ Remake Sees Modest Box Office Debut

The Gambler hit theatres this holiday, bringing a classic film into a modern setting. The film was expected to make a big debut at the box office, but has only seen modest numbers. Opening on Christmas Day, The Gambler saw a $4 million debut. While this seems quite impressive, it certainly pales in comparison to…

Report Notes Minimal Effects Of Advertising On Problem Gambling Rates

Across Australia, a major concern has been the recent proliferation of gambling advertising on television and during sports matches. Responsible gambling advocates are concerned that the advertising could lead to an increase in problem gambling rates among spectators – but a new study finds that this is not exactly the case. The UK’s Department for…

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….