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Citing Potential Job Losses, Ireland Puts Brakes on Gambling Tax

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is putting the brakes on a plan to double his country’s current tax on gambling. Donohoe, and other government officials are worried that such a massive increase would create job losses and push punters towards illegal gambling operations. Donohoe’s plan to double the current tax …

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US States Prepping for Legal Sports Betting

Sometime in the next few months, the US Supreme Court will decide the fate of regulated sports betting in the United States. Though the outcome of the state of New Jersey’s epic quest to bring this form of gambling to its customers is anything but a sure thing, many US …

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New Zealand Regulators Ruling – Loot Boxes Aren’t Gambling

Gaming regulators in New Zealand have ruled that in-game loot boxes are not a form of gambling. The decision is a big victory for the video game industry and its recent efforts to beef up revenue streams through loot boxes and other in-game transactions. The announcement regarding loot boxes came …

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Did NSW Government Cover Up Negative Gambling Report?

Government officials in New South Wales (NSW) are being criticized for allegedly failing to release a university study that casts the impact of poker machines and gambling in a negative light. It’s the latest salvo in the battle over gambling Down Under and it could have a big impact on …

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Poker.com Domain Goes on the Market…for $20 Million

An ambitious, and anonymous, group of entrepreneurs is looking to sell the Poker.com domain for the low, low price of just $ 20 million (USD). While it may seem like a stretch, there’s a very real chance that the owners of this very valuable piece of internet real estate could …

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Aussie Media Groups Scramble to Preserve Gambling Advertising

A coalition of Australian media groups is working feverishly to water down the impact of their country’s broad new ban on gambling advertisements during sports broadcasts. Their efforts to protect advertising revenue from a “siren-to-siren” advertising ban are meeting with objections both from anti-gambling forces and the gambling industry itself. …

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Swedish Newspaper Threatened with Fines for Gambling Advertising

Swedish advertising regulators have a stern message for newspapers that run advertisements from unauthorized online gambling operators: knock it off or pay the price. That message was delivered late last week on the website of Lotteriinspektionen, the regulatory authority in charge of gambling matters throughout Sweden. The conflict between regulators …

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Bet365 Moves Closer to Victory in EU Trademark Battle

How much control does Bet365 get to have over the word “bet” and the number “365″? It may seem like a trivial point to outsiders, but to gambling operators doing business in the incredibly competitive European online gambling market it’s an incredibly big deal. That’s why lawyers in the employ …

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Tasmania Declares War on Pokies

The Tasmanian Labor Party has a pretty ambitious goal in its war on gambling; remove all pokies from most public places in the Australian state by the year 2023. The announcement from the party, made earlier this week, marks a major escalation in the ongoing war on gambling that’s been …

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Feds Bust Massive US Football Pick ‘Em

Two New York state men are looking at a mountain of legal troubles after their massive football pick ‘em was shut down by the US Department of Justice last week for promoting illegal gambling. Ron Kronengold and Mike Bernstein are the organizers of a long-running, and pretty massive, football pick …

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