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Sri Lankan opposition vows protests as controversial "casino bill" taken up in parliament

Apr 23, 2014 7:57 AM

Source: Xinhua News Agency

COLOMBO, April 23 (Xinhua)-- Sri Lanka's opposition will stage a protest outside the proposed building site for three proposed casinos valued at 1.3 billion U.S. dollars including one from gaming...

Students who gamble their loans away

Apr 23, 2014 6:24 AM
By: lawrence wakefield

Source: Guardian.co.uk

"I had always had a bit of a problem with gambling," says one student. "When you start your degree they give you a big pot of money and you just think, wow!" He's not the only one taking a punt with...

Lottery Corp. Pushed Slot Gambling on Five Ferry Routes

Apr 23, 2014 2:14 AM

Source: TheTyee.ca

Flurry of discussions among gov’t, BCLC and BC Ferries revealed via freedom of info request. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation proposed introducing slot machines on as many as...

Welfare group seeks curfew on pokies to help stop problem gambling

Apr 22, 2014 8:24 PM

Source: ABC Online

A Tasmanian community welfare group is calling for curfews on gaming venues to help address problem gambling. Anglicare wants poker machines to be phased out of hotels and clubs in Tasmania by...

All casinos in Nepal closed for reluctance to pay tax

Apr 22, 2014 7:57 PM

Source: Xinhua News Agency

KATHMANDU, April 22 (Xinhua) -- All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday by the state after the management of this recreational industry turned down the government's repeated warnings to...

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg raises awareness for gambling addiction

Apr 22, 2014 6:53 AM

Source: Biz Community

To bring life to the potential negative effects of severe gambling addiction, the Havas WW Johannesburg team created stunning art pieces out of dice. These pieces are aimed at illustrating the way...

Casino property tax may be slashed

Apr 21, 2014 9:36 PM

Source: CHCH.com

Category: Money, Niagara Tags: Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, property tax How...

Russia plans Crimea casino boom

Apr 21, 2014 6:54 AM

Source: BBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has declared the Ukrainian territory part of Russia. By law casinos are...

Most online betting services back to normal following Gibraltar blaze

Apr 21, 2014 6:07 AM
By: cyrus engineer

Source: Daily Express

The huge fire broke out at around 1pm local time yesterday at the Rock’s main power station. As well as thousands of residents and tourists being left with out power, several online betting...

Horsemen brace for losses

Apr 20, 2014 11:58 PM

Source: Sudbury Star

The 2014 horse racing season at Sudbury Downs is having trouble getting out of the gate. Several horsemen who participated in a one-hour closed meeting with Sudbury Downs representatives Saturday...