BHA Says Local Punters Need to Have More Trust in Betting Markets

BHA Says Local Punters Need to Have More Trust in Betting Markets

The latest issues surrounding Altior, the favourite for the Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival in March, pushed the British Horseracing Authority to say how important it is that local punters trust betting markets. The news that Altior is to miss the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in December, was announced a couple of days ago on the Twitter account of Nicky Henderson shortly after a statement published on Unibet’s website. The announcement highlighted some issues about the relationship between between bookmakers and some jockeys and trainers, and provoked a wave…

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Glasgow Blackjack Punter Wins Largest-Ever Grosvenor Casino Jackpot

Glasgow Blackjack Punter Wins Largest-Ever Grosvenor Casino Jackpot

A local player was lucky enough to with the biggest Grosvenor Casino jackpot prize that has been ever won in the country. The punter took home an overall prize of £73,887.27 from the Merchant City-based Grosvenor Casino. The massive winning of over £73,000 was generated at the Ace King Suited table game. The jackpot winning comes only seven days after a massive jackpot winning estimated to £53,000 was taken down by another Grosvenor customer at the brand’s Riverboat casino. Over the last couple of years, the Grosvenor Casino brand, which…

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Young Girl Complains to Victorian Premier Andrews from Extensive Gambling Advertising

Young Girl Complains to Victorian Premier Andrews from Extensive Gambling Advertising

A 10-year-old school girl has called the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to reduce gambling advertising due to the possible negative influence they could have on young people. Mikayla Krivohlavek, a Bellarine Christian College school girl, has written a letter to the Premier of the state of Victoria, urging him to have “disgraceful” gambling advertising suspended. According to the young girl, gambling adverts were on TV too often, so she decided to share her concerns that that such ads could have a bad impact on young people. The girl shared her…

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Seminole Tribe Backs Anti-Gambling Legislation Amendment in Florida

Seminole Tribe Backs Anti-Gambling Legislation Amendment in Florida

The Florida Seminole Tribe is to provide its support for an anti-gambling legislation amendment on the upcoming year’s ballot. According to campaign finance records which have been recently filed, the Seminole Tribe of the state provided the group Voters in Charge with $1 million in October. The funding is to be used to back the group’s campaign which aims a constitutional amendment to be passed over the next year by local residents. Under such an amendment, the establishment of new casinos in the state would need the approval of the…

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Some Pennsylvania Towns Choose to Ban Satellite Casinos

Some Pennsylvania Towns Choose to Ban Satellite Casinos

It seems that not everyone in Pennsylvania backs up the state’s gambling expansion which has recently been passed. This week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) rolled out a web page listing municipalities which chose not to host satellite casinos. So far, a total of seven municipalities have decided that they do not want to host mini-casinos under the provisions of the recently-passed gambling expansion law. The names of the first municipalities that have voted not to participate in the future gambling expansion of the state were published on Monday,…

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HRI’s Brian Kavanagh Calls for Better Bookmakers’ Regulation

HRI’s Brian Kavanagh Calls for Better Bookmakers’ Regulation

The Chief Executive Officer of Horse Racing Ireland, Brian Kavanagh, said that bookmakers should not be given a permission to turn down bets on Irish horse races. In an interview for The Times, he called for some drastic changes in the regulatory rules of the industry and said that bookmakers should be made to lay minimum-liability bet. Mr. Kavanagh commented that the local gambling industry needs an independent Gambling Commission to be engaged with the regulation of the existing forms of gaming, betting and gambling in Ireland. Up to date,…

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Australian Labor Party Backs Cairns’ Gambling Expansion

Australian Labor Party Backs Cairns’ Gambling Expansion

The Australian Labor Party has backed future gambling expansion in Cairns, sharing plans to bring two new casinos and integrated resorts to Queensland. However, the leader of the One Nation Party, Pauline Hanson, has urged the State Government to dismiss plans to issue a new casino license to Cairns in favour of the Keppel Island. Ms. Hanson has expressed her hopes that the Great Keppel Island and Cairns could secure the two available licenses in the state. Treasurer Curtis Pitt, however, renounced such an option, saying it was not possible.…

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Waltham Forest Council Turns Down Cosmic Casino Planning Permission Application

Waltham Forest Council Turns Down Cosmic Casino Planning Permission Application

A casino brand has been rejected a planning permission after Waltham residents have recently shared their concerns with the possible negative effects that the casino could have on the area. Earlier, the Waltham Forest Council received an application filed by Cosmic Casino, with the gambling brand asking for a permission to turn the estate agents Clarke Hillier’s former site into a gambling venue for the local customers. However, the residents have protested against the project, raising the red flag that such a conversion would damage the shopping street’s “viability and…

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Glasgow Poker Player Scoops £53,000 Jackpot at Grosvenor Casino Riverboat

Glasgow Poker Player Scoops £53,000 Jackpot at Grosvenor Casino Riverboat

A lucky Grosvenor Casino customer managed to win a jackpot of £53,000 by placing a £1. The punter walked away with the large money prize after hitting the jackpot with a £1 at Glasgow’s Grosvenor Casino Riverboat. The customer won a total amount of £53,000.97 from his Poker Stud side bet. The jackpot winning is hit less than a month after the same side bet of £1 brought a £18,000 prize to another customer. The latest winning at the Grosvenor Casino Riverboat in Glasgow was commented by the general manager…

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Irish Republican Party Could Present New Gambling Bill to Deal with Industry Problems

Irish Republican Party Could Present New Gambling Bill to Deal with Industry Problems

The Irish Republican Party Fianna Fáil could push plans for new pieces of legislation aimed at creating a national gambling control office that would be working on various issues associated with gambling and gambling-related harm. The national gambling control office is planned to work for reduction of problem gambling, restriction of gambling advertising and deal with alleged money-laundering in the sector. Reportedly, the new pieces of legislation could be officially introduced before Christmas. The party also intends to use its weekly meeting of TD (Teachta Dála) members and senators to…

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