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Mercer County gains, then loses, casino after bid invalidated - Sharonherald

Thu, 2018-02-22 03:04

Mercer County gains, then loses, casino after bid invalidated
Sharonherald
Mercer County Commissioner Timothy McGonigle said he would be pleased with the additional money a mini-casino might bring into the county, but was concerned about the potential of increased crime and the prospect that county residents might have to ...

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Reformed Cumbria gambling addict: Bookmaker fine 'should be hundreds of times higher' - Times & Star

Thu, 2018-02-22 01:04

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Reformed Cumbria gambling addict: Bookmaker fine 'should be hundreds of times higher'
Times & Star
A NEAR record fine for one of the UK's largest betting firms should be one hundred times higher, a reformed gambling addict claims. William Hill was hit with a £6.2m penalty from the Gambling Commission this week after it was found to have failed to ...
Bookie William Hill is fined £6.2m for failure to stop money laundering and problem gamblingBrinkwire (press release)

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Long: Virginia doesn't need more gambling - Roanoke Times

Wed, 2018-02-21 23:03

Roanoke Times

Long: Virginia doesn't need more gambling
Roanoke Times
It's demonstrable that for too many who are lured in, gambling becomes an addiction, as undeniable as being hooked on heroin. It's an addiction which leads too often to impoverished families, increased homelessness, and neglect of children. Studies ...

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Crackdown on 'bet now' ads is welcomed by island charity - Isle of Man Today

Wed, 2018-02-21 18:22

Isle of Man Today

Crackdown on 'bet now' ads is welcomed by island charity
Isle of Man Today
Motiv8 Addiction Services' gambling support service, GamCare Isle of Man, welcomes the new advertising standards and feels that 'anything that protects those vulnerable to developing gambling addiction is a positive move.' And Castletown-based Warwick ...

Delay in gambling law change 'fails most vulnerable' - The Times

Wed, 2018-02-21 18:01

The Times

Delay in gambling law change 'fails most vulnerable'
The Times
Mr Chambers said the government's lack of action on its own bill was indefensible and that cross-party support for gambling regulation meant the opposition party's bill should be advanced. “Problem gamblers in our country have been left living in ...

Japan caught in a casino conundrum as addiction enters the debate - Nikkei Asian Review

Wed, 2018-02-21 14:45

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan caught in a casino conundrum as addiction enters the debate
Nikkei Asian Review
An idea floated earlier to limit casino access to foreign visitors was quickly rejected in order to realize a bigger economic boost. But Komeito and opposition forces are pushing for tighter controls to combat gambling addiction. The proposal also ...
Government task force proposes ¥2,000 fee for Japanese and ...The Japan Times
Japanese lawmakers considering whopping progressive casino taxGamingTodaySlotsToday
Gov't proposes 2,000 yen casino admission fee for Japan residentsKyodo News Plus
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Council worker stole £200000 to fund gambling addiction - The Times

Wed, 2018-02-21 06:05

The Times

Council worker stole £200000 to fund gambling addiction
The Times
A council worker has been jailed after stealing almost £200,000 of public funds to bankroll his “deep-seated” gambling addiction . Steve Ramsey, 51, siphoned off £197,000 of social care funds at Warwickshire county council over five years to fund bets ...

Players should not be allowed bet on any GAA game, says Oisín McConville - Irish Examiner

Wed, 2018-02-21 04:36

Irish Examiner

Players should not be allowed bet on any GAA game, says Oisín McConville
Irish Examiner
Oisín McConville believes the GAA's next step in tackling gambling addiction should be an outright ban on Gaelic players betting on football and hurling. As GAA Congress looks all but certain to endorse a ban on bookmakers sponsorship in Croke Park ...

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Government task force proposes ¥2000 fee for Japanese and foreign nationals entering casinos at planned 'integrated ... - The Japan Times

Wed, 2018-02-21 03:15

GGRAsia

Government task force proposes ¥2000 fee for Japanese and foreign nationals entering casinos at planned 'integrated ...
The Japan Times
“Although I'd like foreign tourists to fully enjoy the casino experience, I believe there should be a solid anti-addiction system in place as far as Japanese clients are concerned,” Wada said. In response, a government official who briefed the LDP ...
Gov't proposes 2000 yen casino admission fee for Japan residentsKyodo News Plus
Japan Casino Tax Could Hit 50 Percent, Operators Might Be Deterred by Excessive Regulatory ControlsCasino.Org News

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Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other to take my own life - Lancashire Evening Post

Tue, 2018-02-20 10:52

Lancashire Evening Post

Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other to take my own life
Lancashire Evening Post
This assumption, the Gambling Commission said, was based only on a "verbal conversation" had with the customer, with no further questions asked. In reality, the customer was funding his habit by stealing from his employer, the commission said. Over ...

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Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other than to take my own life - Daily Mail

Tue, 2018-02-20 03:28

Daily Mail

Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other than to take my own life
Daily Mail
Over recent years, many former gambling addicts have spoken about their broader experiences with gambling, with many pointing to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) as a particular danger. Matt Zarb-Cousin, a former spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy ...

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Japan IR restrictions could deter operators: MS - GGRAsia

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:08

GGRAsia

Japan IR restrictions could deter operators: MS
GGRAsia
A range of commentators has said it is likely that before the IR Implementation Bill can be passed, an anti-gambling addiction measure known as the “Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures” will need to be steered through parliament. In ...

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Vince Mercuri: The hidden costs of gambling - Tribune-Review

Mon, 2018-02-19 20:00

Vince Mercuri: The hidden costs of gambling
Tribune-Review
The state's casino industry continues to gain acceptance, with legislation signed Oct. 30 that allows for 10 new satellite casinos and gambling at truck stops, airports and online. No one can dispute the revenue-generating potential. Pennsylvania ...

AI is Transforming the World of Online Casino Gambling - TechSpective

Mon, 2018-02-19 09:10

TechSpective

AI is Transforming the World of Online Casino Gambling
TechSpective
It's no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is casting waves of disruption through a variety of industries and sectors. Businesses are scrambling to understand what AI is and how it can best be used, especially those with tech components. But they ...

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SA election: Nick Xenophon unveils his party's gambling policy - The Australian

Sun, 2018-02-18 20:04

SA election: Nick Xenophon unveils his party's gambling policy
The Australian
“This is practical, feasible, something that would be achievable and we would see a big change in the level of gambling addiction,” Mr Xenophon said. SA Best has not conducted any economic modelling on the policy's impact because “primarily we need to ...

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Alternative Actions: What we can learn from the Sartin approach in terms of leadership for success - Harness Racing Update

Sat, 2018-02-17 22:56

Harness Racing Update

Alternative Actions: What we can learn from the Sartin approach in terms of leadership for success
Harness Racing Update
Dr. Sartin listened to story after story about how these people wound up losing dollar after dollar, getting barely enough back through their own churn to lose more until the axe fell and they were broke and broken, forced to seek help for their ...

Australian Research Indicates Poker Players Susceptible to Gambling Addiction, Health Problems - CardsChat.com

Sat, 2018-02-17 12:02

CardsChat.com

Australian Research Indicates Poker Players Susceptible to Gambling Addiction, Health Problems
CardsChat.com
The study, which was used to research the gambling habits of poker players, finds that nearly 40 percent of those who play poker are at high risk of becoming addicted to gambling and having mental health problems. Researchers found that poker may not ...

Bethlehem:Nine Businesses Could See Keno Revenues - Citizentribune

Sat, 2018-02-17 04:02

Bethlehem:Nine Businesses Could See Keno Revenues
Citizentribune
One percent goes to support treatment and services for gambling addiction. Resident Rita Farrell said more information should be provided about any gambling problems in communities that have allowed keno. Resident Chris McGrath sees it as a boon to the ...