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Casino needs ‘sober second look’

Feb 8, 2016 10:43 PM
By: gord young

Source: North Bay Nugget

Local charities are afraid they will be among the biggest losers if a casino comes to North Bay. And they're asking city politicians to study the economic impact before giving final approval. ...

Reverend presents casino concerns to council

Feb 8, 2016 9:04 PM

Source: Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville, ON By Jason Miller, The Intelligencer Monday, February 8, 2016 8:56:17 EST PM Jason Miller/The Intelligencer Bridge Street United's Rev. David Mundy addresses council after being...

Residents concerned of a future casino in Belleville

Feb 8, 2016 8:32 PM
By: newswatch@corusent.com

Source: CKWS Kingston News

There wasn’t much opposition to be found when the city of...

In-Play Online Gambling Controversy Builds in Australia

Feb 8, 2016 8:14 PM

Source: Online-Casinos.com

Australia is going through what some could refer to as a revolution in the gambling industry with the review of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act. Former New South Wales premier Barry O’Farrell has...

Game Goes On: Court Dismisses With Prejudice Class Action Alleging Social Gaming Micro-transactions Constitute Illegal Gambling

Feb 8, 2016 2:45 PM

Source: National Law Review

Another lawsuit alleging illegal gambling in a social game has been dismissed.  Over the last year, social gaming mobile applications have come under attack from the Plaintiffs’ bar as gambling in...

Does Playing the Lottery Really Make You a Sucker?

Feb 8, 2016 2:26 PM
By: dennis miller

Source: Equities.com

We had just moved to Texas and were getting settled into our new home. I heard my wife Jo screaming, “Oh my God!, Oh my God!” I raced down the stairs to find out what was wrong. She had the Sunday paper open on the counter, breathing heavily. “Look,...

Betting on the internet after pokies lose their appeal

Feb 8, 2016 11:28 AM
By: simon collins

Source: New Zealand Herald

Gambling companies are using popular online games to lure young people into new forms of gambling to offset the dwindling popularity of poker machines, experts say. About 200 experts are gathering...

Kiwi gambling losses well behind neighbour over

Feb 8, 2016 11:28 AM
By: simon collins

Source: New Zealand Herald

New Zealanders have dropped from the fourth to sixth-biggest gamblers in the world and are now losing less than half as much on average as the globe's champion gamblers - Australians. New 2015 data...

IGT secures responsible gambling certification

Feb 8, 2016 10:43 AM

Source: IGaming

International Game Technology (IGT) has been granted the Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) certification in the US in recognition of its service offering. The...

OLG Wants You to Play Smart

Feb 8, 2016 10:20 AM

Source: Morningstar.com

Canada NewsWire TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2016 PLAYSMART IS A COMPREHENSIVE GAMBLING EDUCATION RESOURCE TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Does buying more lottery tickets for a big jackpot help your chances...