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Sweden Ready to Call Loot Boxes Gambling

Young Swedish video game players may lose the thrill of purchasing loot boxes if their government prevails in its efforts to brand the video game feature as a form of gambling. Earlier this week the Swedish Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi, made clear his intentions to reign in the …

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Nick Xenophon Gives Up on Aussie Pokie Ban Efforts

The Australian government’s war on pokies has, seemingly, ended and it looks as though the pokies actually won. Earlier this week the SA Best Party announced that it is giving up its efforts to enact a total ban on the controversial slot machines that would have included pubs and hotels. …

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Sportsbooks See Record Super Bowl, But Still Take Beating

Nevada sportsbooks saw a record amount of money come pouring through their cash drawers on Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately, not very much of that cash stayed there as punters cashed in on the underdog and an array of proposition bets. According to a report on Super Bowl Betting in the …

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UK Regulators Clamping Down on Dodgy Bonus Offers

Gaming and business regulators in the UK are clamping down on the online gambling industry’s longtime relationship with dodgy bonus offers that require exponential play and trap player funds in an inescapable purgatory. The move is described in a press release from the UK Government about online gambling as, “…a …

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