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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.
New Jersey Congressman endorses Legalization of Sports BettingNov 22, 2017
A New Jersey Congressman, Frank Pallone, has come in support of legalizing sports gambling ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on New Jersey’s case.
Sky Bet extends EFL Deal amid Betting ScrutinyNov 20, 2017
Sky Bet and English Football League (EFL) have agreed on a multi-million pound five-year extension of its sponsorship. Sky Bet is the headline sponsor of the Championship, League One and League Two football divisions of EFL.
NBA is in full support to regulate sports betting in USNov 17, 2017
It seems like the National Basketball Association (NBA) is in full support to lobby US Congress to regulate and legalise sports betting across the country. After NBA revealed its plan it, it is believed that this move symbolises a significant turnaround for the NBA is on the cards.
What is UK Lotto and how to play it online?Nov 15, 2017
UK Lotto is a state-franchised national lottery system of the United Kingdom which offers a fantastic experience as well as a massive amount of money to its players in return for their valuable time. With an approximately 1 in 14 million winning odds, the UK lottery has become a very distinct and satisfying gaming domain for its users. What should be taken into consideration is that a player has to pick 6 numbers out of 59 at the time of draw
New York gearing up for another shot at sports bettingNov 15, 2017
New York lawmakers are now putting in all their efforts and hours to study the proposal to allow sports betting in casinos carefully, and also in OTBs and race track after the electorate approved the recent two amendments to the state constitution.
Jordan Spieth, the inspiration of modern-day university golfersNov 2, 2017
Golf has always been a game of precision and patience, something that’s not the forte of most 20-year-old university students. However, for Jordan, this set of precision and patience is the only challenge that gets up him from bed every morning. His childhood friends may always call him a college dropout, but the world will still know this two time US Junior Amateur Champion as the No.1 amateur champion in the world at this moment.
Trump administration sides with NFL over sports betting caseOct 26, 2017
In their opposition to authorizing New Jersey to regulate sports betting, the Trump administration is siding with the professional sports league. On the other hand, the Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is calling the leagues "hypocrites" for opposing betting while having teams in Las Vegas.
Stuart Bingham faces six months ban for betting breachesOct 24, 2017
Former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been found guilty of betting breaches and has been banned for six months. The 41-year-old, snooker champion is guilty of breaking World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) rules on betting on matches involving him and other players.
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