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Gambia: Gambia Bans Gambling

Mar 4, 2015 4:52 AM

Source: AllAfrica.com

A news release from the Office of the President announced on GRTS television on Sunday, 1 March, has banned lotteries, casinos and allforms of gambling in the country with effect from Monday, 2...

My wife and I lost a million on the pokies

Mar 4, 2015 4:32 AM
By: jackson stiles

Source: The New Daily

Feeding the machine is like a heroin addiction, says gambling addict. For the past three decades, John * , 55, and his wife Phoebe * , 60, from Sydney’s central coast have tipped more...

Man talked down from railing at Fallsview Casino

Mar 3, 2015 9:23 PM

Source: Niagara This Week

NIAGARA FALLS – A man who climbed the safety railings inside the Fallsview Casino foot court is safe after successfully being talked down by police negotiators Tuesday afternoon. ...

UK: Parliamentary summary of fixed odds betting terminals published

Mar 3, 2015 5:29 PM
By: dla piper

Source: JD Supra

A House of Commons Library Standard Note has been published setting out information on fixed odds betting terminals, which are electronic machines, sited in betting shops, containing a variety of games, including roulette. The Note contains a lot of...

Zynga Inc Exits UK’s Social Gambling Market, Dumps bwin.party

Mar 3, 2015 1:43 PM
By: aman jain

Source: Value Walk

Zynga Inc ( NASDAQ:ZNGA ), the social gaming company, will soon shut down its ZyngaPlus Casino and Poker products, says a report from iGAMINGBUSINESS. This will happen as a consequence of a...

More pokies spark fears in Croydon

Mar 3, 2015 8:37 AM
By: thomas o’byrne

Source: Herald Sun

The Croydon Hotel is adding 10 more poker machines. Picture: Supplied Source: News Limited A POPULAR Croydon pub is adding extra pokies, despite fears that the expansion will mean more woes for...

Casino motion to affect OMB appeal

Mar 2, 2015 9:57 PM

Source: Kingston Whig-Standard

As Kingston councillors move to officially close the door on any casino proposal for the city, an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board continues toward a decision. On Tuesday night, city...

Portugal approves online gambling

Mar 2, 2015 9:33 AM

Source: InterGame Online

Portugal’s council of ministers has approved new online gambling legislation, with only the president’s signature now needed.

 Once signed into law by...

Britons are blowing £1.7BILLION a year on controversial fixed-odds betting machines

Mar 2, 2015 6:03 AM
By: sarah bridge for the mail on sunday

Source: Mail Online UK

Betting shop customers who gamble on controversial machines known as fixed-odds betting terminals are losing an estimated £1.7billion a year, The Mail On Sunday can reveal. New figures from Britain’s two biggest bookmaking chains William Hill and...

Odds are, U of T prof knows the answer

Mar 2, 2015 4:32 AM
By: randy turner

Source: Carillon

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION Statistics expert uses numbers to calculate probability of events Posted: 3:00 AM Tweet Post Reddit ShareThis BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Dr....