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UK Gambling Operators Slammed for ‘Appealing to Children’

Could Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf entice children into a life marred by gambling addiction? That seems to be the conclusion drawn by the UK Advertising Standards Authority in a recent case involving online slots developed and promoted by ProgressPlay Ltd. According to a complaint lodged …

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Sports Betting & Tribal Gaming: Connecticut Works On a Solution

When the US Supreme Court put the decision to legalize sports betting in the hands of the States, it opened a Pandora’s Box of legal and political challenges. States must now figure out everything from how to appease professional sports leagues to how tribal gaming interests fit into the picture. …

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Free-to-Play Casinos Under Fire in New Zealand

Free-to-play casinos and casino games have long been a tool in the marketing toolbox of gaming operators across the globe. Some of these casinos are standalone entities that offer free casino games for casual players and sell chips to those who are a little more serious. Other free-to-play casinos are …

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Paddy Power Betfair Merging with FanDuel for US Operations

Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel are merging their US operations, creating a US-facing gaming entity with a focus on sports betting. It’s the first major UK/US gaming merger to emerge from the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to leave the future of American sports betting in the hands of American …

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MP Wilkie Likes FOBT Stake Limits for Aussie Gamblers

When UK lawmakers made good on their promises to regulate the maximum wager on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) last week, they set forth a precedent that Australian MP Andrew Wilkie would like to follow. Earlier this week, the anti-gambling MP advocated the institution of severe stake limits on Aussie …

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Operators Fret After UK Regulators Approve FOBT Stake Limit

Fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have long been the source of controversy in the UK and, late last week, UK gaming regulators made the decision to move the maximum stake at FOBTs from £100 to a mere £2. To say that this decision will have a major impact on the …

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Aussie Regulators Fine Neds for ‘Inducing Gambling’

It’s been clear for some time that Australian lawmakers and regulators are coming down hard on the online gambling industry and the case of Neds, an online bookmaker, really drives that point home. Earlier this week, the operators of Neds.au plead guilty to five counts of offering New South Wales …

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Paddy Power Betfair Looking at Possible FanDuel Acquisition

Officials from Paddy Power Betfair are in negotiations to possibly acquire the US daily fantasy sports site FanDuel. It’s the first major, potential, acquisition of a US sports wagering firm since the US Supreme Court green-lighted regulated sports betting at the state level earlier this week. And, in the eyes …

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US Supreme Court OK’s Sports Betting

In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court has overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and opened the gates for regulated sports betting in the United States. The ruling also puts aside decades of wrong-headed, puritanical thought that pushed a huge sector of the gaming industry into …

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Kentucky Derby Wagering Sets New Record

On any given year the Kentucky Derby draws gamblers out of the woodwork as casual punters try their luck at wagering while partying at Derby celebrations across the country. This year, however, those once-a-year bettors took their wagering to new heights as Churchill Downs reported record wagering on the 144-year-old …

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