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Ban Pokemon Go if gambling involved, Perak mufti tells M’sian govt

Jul 22, 2016 3:33 AM

Source: Today Online

KUALA LUMPUR — Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria has called on the federal government to ban Pokemon Go amid news reports Nintendo’s augmented-reality game may be available in Malaysia soon. The...

NS gambling revenues jump 2 years after prevention program cancelled

Jul 21, 2016 8:34 PM
By: marieke walsh

Source: Global News

A spike in revenues from ticket lotteries and video lottery terminals (VLTs) boosted the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation's revenue by more than $40 million in the last year. The lottery corporation said Thursday its revenues hit...

Fewer pokies but bigger gambling

Jul 21, 2016 7:30 PM

Source: Sun Live

The pokies are soaking up more of our dollars. According to figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs this week, in Tauranga alone $8,026,361 was pumped into electronic gambling...

Tsleil-Waututh Nation follows City of North Vancouver with casino bid

Jul 21, 2016 6:36 PM

Source: North Shore Outlook

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has joined the City of North Vancouver in submitting a bid to the B.C. Lottery Corp. to host a casino on the North Shore. Citing an opportunity to capture more gambling...

City sees steep drop in slots payout after 5-month lockout

Jul 21, 2016 5:13 PM
By: kate porter, cbc news

Source: CBC

Long labour dispute between raceway workers, OLG ended late May It would appear the five-month labour dispute at the Rideau Carleton Raceway OLG Slots caused a steep decline in the City of Ottawa's...

SBS in the firing line as politicians take on TV gambling ads

Jul 21, 2016 12:15 PM

Source: The Northern Times

Gambling advertising reform is back on the political agenda thanks to upset parents and a gambling epidemic. The networks don't want a bar of it. Betting ads are shown on public broadcaster, SBS,...

VLT revenues see huge jump 2 years after anti-addiction program shelved

Jul 21, 2016 12:12 PM
By: stephanie skenderis, cbc news

Source: CBC

NSPLCC posts huge increase in revenue 2 years after My-Play system removed People in Nova Scotia are feeding more money into video lottery terminals, two years after the Liberal government abandoned...

Alebtong Officials Bans Sports Betting

Jul 21, 2016 7:33 AM
By: patrick ebong and denis okello

Source: AllAfrica.com

By Alebtong — The Alebtong District leadership has banned the operation of sports betting and gambling businesses in the district. The district chairperson, Mr Denis Johnson Okello, confirmed the...

The buzz that keeps people gambling

Jul 21, 2016 6:32 AM
By: chris baraniuk

Source: BBC

You might think gambling is all about winning, but a range of studies show that things just aren’t that simple. Why do gamblers, even unsuccessful ones, keep getting a buzz? No one likes to lose –...

Poland adds further restrictions to online gambling framework

Jul 21, 2016 5:06 AM
By: ted menmuir

Source: SBC News

To the surprise of gambling stakeholders, the Polish government has rejected amendments to liberalise its online gambling framework, instead choosing to add further operator restrictions. With...