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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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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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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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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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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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