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Half a million UK youth gambles every week: ReportDec 13, 2017
A new survey has revealed that over 300,000 youngsters in the United Kingdom (UK) have been gambling every week through online games and other channels. The report published by the Gambling Commission pinpoints that over 1 in 10 youth claims to have participated in gambling style social games at some point in their lives.
A punter wins £41,000 on £20 football accumulatorDec 12, 2017
A football bettor is rejoicing becoming £41,000 richer, after winning an unbelievable £20 football accumulator. The punter had made 10 selections for the accumulator which gave him a chance of 2077/1. He defied the odds, thanks to the two injury-time winners, to win big.
New Jersey eyes landmark sports betting case rulingDec 11, 2017
The Supreme Court ruling on New Jersey’s challenge to federal gambling laws is closely followed by the entire United States. The Christie v. NCAA case looks at the 25-year old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992.
Female jockey charged with breach of betting rulesDec 7, 2017
Jockey Hayley Turner will face an inquiry by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for a breach of betting rules. The female jockey after staking 164 bets and making a profit of £160 over a span of 18 months is said to be "devastated and deeply embarrassed."
NJ would lose $10 billion a year to illegal betting: DrazinDec 7, 2017
All eyes are on New Jersey as the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments in the state’s long-running battle to legalize sports betting.
Germany tipped to win 2018 FIFA World CupDec 6, 2017
The current holders of the FIFA World Cup Germany have been tipped to win 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The group draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. After the World Cup group draw, the football enthusiasts know which sides will be battling it out in the group stage in Russia 2018.
Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner pockets another £200Dec 5, 2017
Jane Park, who scooped £1million when she was 17, has had another spell of luck winning more than £200 bet. Apparently, it was Jane’s birthday. The 22-year-old said: "Happy bday to me" as she showed her online betting slip.
Ogbonna header wins punter a ridiculous betDec 4, 2017
Ogbonna heading West Ham into a lead surprised most of the EPL followers this weekend. Can you believe a punter had put £15 bet backing Angelo Ogbonna to head home the opener? He defied the odds of 245/1 and scooped a tidy sum.
More gamblers "ban" themselves amid online betting’s riseDec 2, 2017
More gamblers than ever are opting to "ban" themselves amid a rise in online betting in the United Kingdom (UK), according to online gambling operators. The operators report more than a million requests from customers asking to close their accounts in 2017 – compared with 618,000 the year before.
Portugal government to review gambling lawDec 2, 2017
Portugal might see certain changes in the gambling regulations next year. The government of Portugal regulated its online gambling market in 2015 and officially opened it for international operators in 2016.
Gambling becoming an addiction among Kenya youth: SurveyDec 2, 2017
Gambling addiction is on the rise in Kenya, reveals a recent survey report. The GeoPoll survey finds that, among sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya has the highest number of youth between the ages of 17-35 who are frequently gambling.
Three last-minute winners, 150/1 comeback hands punter £31,000 on £2 betDec 2, 2017
“It’s not over until the last minute” the adage stood true for a punter on Wednesday night. The unnamed punter had put £2 on the most unthinkable outcomes from football games across England and Spain, pocketing over £31,000 with a sensational 12-fold accumulator.
Rush Street start off virtual sports betting in USNov 29, 2017
A Chicago-based firm, Rush Street Interactive, has become the first in the US to let punters bet real money on the outcome of virtual sports events. A subsidiary of online gambling site PlaySugarHouse.com, Rush Street will let enthusiasts bet online on the outcome of virtual computer-generated sporting “events” including football games, horse race and vehicle racing.
OLG Mulling over Online Gambling OptionsNov 28, 2017
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is seeking to expand its online and mobile sports betting capacity. The organization is on the lookout for an association to help in the same. The Canada-based operator is expected to offer new products that will present more betting options on a wider variety of events, including all major international sports.
NJ Sports Betting Ruling Could Boost Online GamblingNov 28, 2017
The US Supreme Court will hear the arguments to legalize sports gambling in the state of New Jersey on December 4. Analysts from the gambling industry in the United States expect online gambling to thrive in the country once New Jersey wins its sports betting case in the Supreme Court.
France reports gambling revenue spikeNov 27, 2017
The gambling industry in France is seeing a revenue rise. The latest report of the Autorite de Regulation des Jeux En Ligne (ARJEL) revealed significant growth over the three months to the end of September – 23% year-on-year increase in aggregated revenues from sportsbetting and 11% swell in total poker takings. The statement in the report credits the positive dynamics of the sportsbetting market to an opening of the online gaming market.
Housewife punts £1; Scoops over Half a Million PoundsNov 24, 2017
A mystery woman in England has bagged the astonishing payout almost £600k from a £1 William Hill football 12-team accumulator bet, picking out 12 teams by how their names sounded.
Bookmakers Back Australia to Reclaim AshesNov 23, 2017
The most awaited 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England has finally begun today at the Gabba in Brisbane. The historic battle of cricket dates back to 1882 – some 135 years.
Australia has alarming 'regular gamblers' populationNov 23, 2017
A latest report of the Australian Gambling Research Centre reveals the involvement of 6.8 million Australians in gambling and sports betting activities.
Nevada Collects a Record Half a Billion in BetsNov 22, 2017
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has revealed that bets placed in the state over September are worth a staggering sum of US$558 million. This is only the sixth occasion that Nevada state has collected over half a billion dollars within a month.
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