NSW Crime Commission Warns of Possible Pokies-Related Money Laundering Following Covid-19 Crisis

NSW Crime Commission Warns of Possible Pokies-Related Money Laundering Following Covid-19 Crisis

The New South Wales (NSW) Crime Commission has shared its concern that the country’s economy could turn into a desired destination for money laundering associated with international criminals who may have been attracted by the successful way the Australian Government has been managing the coronavirus crisis. The state’s Crime Commission explained that its fears have risen because, according to new figures, the profits generated by the poker machines operating in NSW in 2020’s final months increased in comparison to the ones from the year before. The growth in the electronic…

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Kieran Trippier Resumes Playing in Spain Despite FA Gambling Ban

Kieran Trippier Resumes Playing in Spain Despite FA Gambling Ban

The Football Association (FA) has failed to extend the 10-week ban on Kieran Trippier, which could have made the player’s availability for the European Championships. The FA did not manage to revise the dates of his punishment for the defender’s violations of the existing betting regulations. As Casino Guardian reported, the football governing body suspended the 30-year-old player for 10 weeks following some findings that Mr Trippier had encouraged his friends to wager on his transfer from Tottenham F.C. to Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2019. On December 23rd,…

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UK Government Rejects Racing Sector’s Levy Review Request

UK Government Rejects Racing Sector’s Levy Review Request

UK racing suffered another major blow yesterday after the country’s Government rejected the industry’s request to roll out a formal review of the applicable gambling levy in 2021. In a letter sent to the Chair of the British Horseracing Association (BHA), Annamarie Phelps, the country’s Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has made it clear that the current review of the UK Gambling Act of 2005 will not include the increase of the levy rate above the 10% one that local bookmakers are currently obliged to pay. Mr Huddleston shared that the…

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Former Sainsbury’s Executive Appointed as Sazka Group’s Advisor on UK National Lottery Licence Bid

Former Sainsbury’s Executive Appointed as Sazka Group’s Advisor on UK National Lottery Licence Bid

The European lottery operator Sazka Group has hired the former Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury – Justin King – as an advisor on its bid to acquire the operating licence for the UK National Lottery. Mr King, who is a veteran in the retail sector, currently occupies the vice-chairman position at Terra Firma, a private equity firm. Prior to the ten years spent at the leader’s position at Sainsbury, he also occupied top executive jobs at Marks & Spencer and Asda. He is the first person appointed to a new…

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Gambling Legislation Amendments in Ireland Finally Start After Years of Waiting

Gambling Legislation Amendments in Ireland Finally Start After Years of Waiting

Amendments to the Gaming and Lotteries Act have already been passed by the Irish Government as part of the country’s interim measure preceding a more serious overhaul of gambling legislation that is expected to commence later in 2021. The Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 was officially brought into force on December 1st, 2020. As revealed by Casino Guardian, the piece of legislation introduces a more consistent licensing application process and includes better protection for underage individuals, as it sets the legal age of 18 as the minimum age for…

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New Zealand TAB Undermines Its Own Policies by Poorly Handling Fake Money Incident

New Zealand TAB Undermines Its Own Policies by Poorly Handling Fake Money Incident

The way the online betting monopoly in New Zealand handles a recent money incident with a local bettor seems to be undermining the company’s own arguments that it offers the only safe option for local punters. The situation occurred after a local punter revealed that he had been having difficulties to get on terms with New Zealand TAB to reimburse him for an amount that the sports betting operator paid out in counterfeit notes. As shared by Bruce Gasson, a high-roller TAB customer, he won a total of NZ$680 at…

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Template Letter Says UK Racing Sector Is to Suffer £60-Million Blow Due to Gambling Reforms

Template Letter Says UK Racing Sector Is to Suffer £60-Million Blow Due to Gambling Reforms

A template letter to Members of Parliament that has been distributed within the sports sector highlights the chance of a £60-million hit that could be inflicted to the horse racing industry in the UK. Reportedly, the letter contains some complaints associated with the potential impact that affordability checks on local gamblers and the calls on British lawmakers to impose further restrictions on the sector. As The Guardian has reported, the author of the letter remains unknown, but it was obviously drafted after the most powerful sports betting operators agreed that…

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Batley and Spen MP Urges UK Government to Tackle Rising Problem Gambling Rates

Batley and Spen MP Urges UK Government to Tackle Rising Problem Gambling Rates

A Batley and Spen MP has called the UK Government to reduce the disproportionate problem gambling rates in the region, describing the issue as a “crisis waiting to happen” among underage individuals. Tracy Brabin said the country’s Government had to act as soon as possible to prevent a whole generation of young people from turning to problem gamblers. Ms Brabin explained that the specialist NHS Northern Gambling Clinic situated in Leeds was doing a great job but more efforts are necessary, especially in terms of protecting children from gambling-related harm.…

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UK Charity Gambling with Lives Insists on Provision of Better Protection for Local Gambling Addicts

UK Charity Gambling with Lives Insists on Provision of Better Protection for Local Gambling Addicts

A British charity organisation claims that despite the increased regulation of gambling in the country that aims at providing protection for gambling addicts but also sees a need for better protection of regular gambles from what it described as “problem bookies”. The local charity organisation Gambling with Lives has reported that there are currently around 340,000 adult problem gamblers on the territory of the country and a further 55,000 children aged between 11 and 16 who face the same problem. The charity claims that, according to research, between 4% and…

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Kieran Trippier’s WhatsApp Messages Could Have Encouraged His Friends to Bet on His Atletico Madrid Move

Kieran Trippier’s WhatsApp Messages Could Have Encouraged His Friends to Bet on His Atletico Madrid Move

Newly-unveiled WhatsApp group messages have shown that the English football player Kieran John Trippier told some of his friends to “lump on” his negotiated move to Atletico Madrid a few days before he left Tottenham F.C. Furthermore, it was revealed that the 30-year-old Trippier rejected the offer for a delay of his personal hearing over the betting charges he faced from the Football Association (FA). This decision was the reason why he missed England’s match against Denmark in October 2020. In December, Kieran Trippier faced a 10-week worldwide ban from…

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