UNICEF Demands PM Turnbull to Widen Gambling Advertising Reforms

UNICEF Demands PM Turnbull to Widen Gambling Advertising Reforms

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shared its position in the heated debate about the increased sports betting adverts in Australia, saying it was much concerned with the number of teenagers who gamble on the territory of the country. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, UNICEF commented on the pledge of the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Government to impose a ban on gambling advertising at the time of sports events held between 5:00 AM and 8:30 PM. The international organisation demanded more serious measures to be taken and…

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Voters in Charge Gather Enough Signatures to Head to Florida Ballot in November

Voters in Charge Gather Enough Signatures to Head to Florida Ballot in November

It seems that Florida voters will be able to make decisions about the future of casino-style gambling in the state. The proposed constitutional amendment that is aimed at preventing local legislators from legalising such casino-style gambling, including slot machines, is set to appear on the November ballot of the state as Amendment 3. More than 1.1 million Florida residents signed petitions which called to vote on the proposed amendment. As revealed by data published on the website of the Florida Division of Elections, a total of 817,766 signatures have already…

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Dunedin City Council’s New Sinking Lid Policy of Local Gambling Venues Gets Support

Dunedin City Council’s New Sinking Lid Policy of Local Gambling Venues Gets Support

The proposal of the Dunedin City Council for gradual reduction of the gambling venues’ number in the city has won a lot of support from most of local submitters. Previously, certain changes to the gambling and TAB venue policy have been proposed by the Dunedin City Council. A hearing on the matter is planned to take place in February. If an amendment is implemented in the afore-mentioned policy, it would extend the policy of South Dunedin of lowering staff numbers by not replacing the workers who have resigned or retired…

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UK National Lottery to Provide £6-Million Funding to Scottish Communities

UK National Lottery to Provide £6-Million Funding to Scottish Communities

Today, the Big Lottery Fund, a non-government organisation which is engaged with the distribution of the National Lottery-based funds for good causes, revealed that Scottish residents would see a massive funding boost in 2018. As revealed by the Fund, £6,221,069 of good cause funding would be granted by the National Lottery to more than twenty local community groups, with the money providing local residents with the opportunity to learn and share new skills. The Chairwoman of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Maureen McGinn, commented on the announcement, saying that great…

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PGF Warns about Dangers of Lotto’s New Instant Play Features

PGF Warns about Dangers of Lotto’s New Instant Play Features

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF), which is engaged with providing professional gambling counselling services to individuals who have been affected by gambling-related harm, has described lotto operators’ e-mailed adverts as a much more harmful form of gambling. The commentary, made by a spokesperson for the Problem Gambling Foundation, followed the new advertising strategy of Lotto New Zealand. The latter sent e-mails to some of its online players, asking them to be among the first ones to get access to MyLotto’s new Instant Play feature. For the time…

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South Carolina Unlikely to Make Sports Betting Legal in Current Legislative Session

South Carolina Unlikely to Make Sports Betting Legal in Current Legislative Session

The South Carolina’s lawmakers from the Democratic party have shared their hopes that sports betting is to be officially legalised in the state some day. Still, they have shared that it would be too risky for the representatives of the Republican party to make the amendment over the current legislative session. According to a new report that was released last week, South Carolina was considered one of the eighteen states that have been considering whether to make sports betting legal over the current session, or not. To date, sports betting…

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UKGC Reminds Lottery Operators to Make Sure Their Ads Comply with ASA Rules

UKGC Reminds Lottery Operators to Make Sure Their Ads Comply with ASA Rules

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) reminded to local lottery operators to make sure they are in line with the gambling advertising rules highlighted in a ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). For the time being, all gambling operators that offer their services on the territory of the UK are required to comply with the UK Advertising Codes that are brought into action by the local gambling advertising regulator. The UK Gambling Commission reminded to UK lottery operators and gambling companies as a whole that one of the major goals…

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Lawrence Ho Promises Asian Tourists Inflow to First Cyprus Casino

Lawrence Ho Promises Asian Tourists Inflow to First Cyprus Casino

Lawrence Ho, the Hong Kong-based investor who is also the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, shared that the a lot of wealthy players originating from Asia are expected to be attracted to the largest casino resort in Europe that is being built in Cyprus. As explained by Mr. Ho, adding the casino resort to the already existing landscape of such venues across Europe would also be beneficial for the economy of the island, as it would help it buoy from the hard economic situation it…

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Latest CEBR Report Shows Government’s Crackdown on FOBTs May Be Bearable for British Bookmakers

Latest CEBR Report Shows Government’s Crackdown on FOBTs May Be Bearable for British Bookmakers

It turns out that the blow which is expected to be inflicted to UK gambling operators after a large reduction to fixed-odds betting terminals’ (FOBTs) maximum stakes could not be so serious as the one the Government has initially predicted. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has recently released a report according to which the crackdown that is set to be imposed on controversial fixed-odds betting machines would not end up having such a devastating impact on local bookmakers’ performance as it was initially expected. According to the…

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GPA Keeps Gambling and Problem Gambling Issues as Top Priorities in 2018

GPA Keeps Gambling and Problem Gambling Issues as Top Priorities in 2018

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) still puts issues related to gambling and problem gambling still remain as top priorities when it comes to player well-being, despite the fact that the number of individuals who accessed the Association’s counselling service declined in comparison to the ones a year earlier. Dermot Earley, who has been occupying the position of Chief Executive Officer of GPA for almost a year now, confirmed that gambling addiction issues are still the priority of the GPA. Mr. Earley further revealed that there were still a lot of…

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