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Paf profit hit by responsible gaming investment in 2014

May 22, 2015 6:30 AM

Source: IGaming

Finnish gaming company Paf has cited the impact of investment in responsible gaming activities as one of the main reasons behind a significant year-on-year slump in profit during 2014. The Åland...

Chronic gambling linked to depression

May 22, 2015 5:23 AM
By: south asia news services

Source: Vancouver Desi

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) — Gambling and depression could develop hand-in-hand from the teenage years to early adulthood. Researchers have found that if a young man is a chronic gambler, the chances...

Analysis ‘Net gambling bill accidentally criminalizes some Nevada sports bets

May 21, 2015 7:16 AM

Source: Big News Network

Las Vegas Review Journal Thursday 21st May, 2015 A bill in Congress that would ban Internet gambling would inadvertently criminalize...

UK: Gambling Commission publishes analysis of trends in gambling behaviour over last 6 years

May 20, 2015 7:47 PM

Source: Lexology

The Gambling Commission has published analysis of trends in gambling behaviour for 2008-2014. The report’s main findings are: a “significant increase in remote gambling participation, in gambling participation amongst those from the AB (1) social...

Worried Zimbabwe blocks new sports betting licenses after surge in gambling; it's huge in Uganda, Nigeria

May 20, 2015 4:47 PM

Source: Mail & Guardian Online

ZIMBABWE has stopped awarding betting licenses in an effort to limit a surge in gambling on sports and lotteries in a country with an estimated unemployment rate of about 90%. “We need to control...

How an Artificial Intelligence Learned to 'Bluff' at Poker

May 20, 2015 10:18 AM

Source: Yahoo! Canada

Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker...

Nevada anti-online gaming bill dies in committee

May 20, 2015 9:18 AM

Source: IGaming

A bill that would have limited future online gaming compacts between Nevada and other regulated states in the US has failed to progress from the committee. Backed by Sheldon...

Proposal for the creation of a national lottery in GreeceShareholders’ Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2015 5:40 AM
By: guido frefel

Source: World Lottery Association

May 19th, 2015 – In his address to the annual General Meeting of INTRALOT Shareholders held today at the company's Innovation Centre in Athens, Mr. Socrates Kokkalis, Group Chairman, announced...

Gambling ads on kids' site – Ladbrokes to investigate

May 20, 2015 1:48 AM
By: pippa chambers

Source: AdNews

Bookmakers Ladbrokes has today come under fire after adverts from the betting company popped up on kids' homework site. While issues of adverts appearing on less than desirable sites is a major...

Need help giving up gambling?

May 19, 2015 10:05 PM
By: peter reynolds

Source: Herald Sun

Gabriela Byrne helps reformed gamblers through the Chrysalis Insights program. Picture: Dennis Manktelow Source: News Corp Australia LONELINESS and a lack of social connections are major causes of...