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ASA Pulls Paddy Power Ad for Promoting Workplace Gambling

Paddy Power is under fire from the UK Advertising Standards Bureau (ASA) for running an advertisement that, supposedly, promotes workplace gambling. It’s just the latest in a long series of dust-ups between the UK-facing operator and the stiff upper lips who oversee how the gambling industry advertises itself. The advertisement …

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Virtual Sports Betting Products Now Available in New Jersey

New Jersey sports betting enthusiasts who can’t wait for the Supreme Court to make up its mind about regulated sports betting now have an alternative – virtual sports betting. Late last week, PlaySugarHouse.com launched a suite of virtual sports betting products that include horse and greyhound racing; soccer; and motorsports …

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FanDuel CEO and Co-Founder Moving on to Greener Pastures

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles is leaving the company almost eight years after he helped to found it and put daily fantasy sports on the worldwide gaming radar. Eccles’ exit comes at a time when the controversial company is both mired in legal battles and, according their own reports, is nearing …

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Lottoland Gets the Boot in Australia’s Northern Territory

Lottoland, the Gibraltar-based operator that offers wagering on Australian lotteries, is no longer allowed to operate in Australia’s Northern Territory. The stunning ban was announced earlier this week and could mean bad news for the operator’s innovative, and controversial, business model. Word of the Northern Territory ban came down early …

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Video Gamers Look to ESRB to Regulate Loot Boxes Like Gambling

If your last memory of playing video games involves an arcade, some quarters and Pac Man, you might not realize that the line between video games and gambling has blurred considerably in the last five years. Thanks to the growing use of “loot boxes” (in-game prizes that can be won, …

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New Jersey Online Gambling Keeps Revenue Records Rolling

New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market is picking up steam and, judging by recent revenue reports, is in as good a space as it’s ever seen. According to recently released figures from the NJ Department of Gaming Revenue, October was the eight consecutive month in which Garden State online gambling …

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New York Examines Options for Regulated Sports Betting

Lawmakers in New York are feverishly examining their options for providing regulated sports betting to NY residents. All this activity is taking place in the shadow of the December 4 Supreme Court hearing at which the State of New Jersey will argue its case for legalized sports betting. New York …

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