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Macau’s Loss Is Australia’s Gain

For years, Australian casinos have been working hard to attract wealthy visitors from Asia. While they have generally seen success thus far, things are beginning to pick up even further as Macau continues to experience problems in its local gambling market. A recent report in Reuters notes that China’s recent crackdown on gaming industry corruption…

Sweden Launches Gambling Education Program For Students

In many cases of gambling addiction, the compulsive behaviour begins young. Plenty of research points to early intervention as a way to prevent young people from becoming problem gamblers. Building on this premise, the Swedish gambling regulator Lotterinspektion has launched a new program that aims to educate young people about gambling. Prata Om Spel (which…

Is There Too Much Gambling In Australian Sports?

In recent years, we have seen mounting concerns over the presence of gambling in the Australian sports market. Responsible gambling advocates have noted that gambling ads have far too large a role in the industry, and a new study aims to explore the issue. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has funded a study by Dr…

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…