NSW Police Force Arrests Three Macarthur FC Players Over Alleged Betting Corruption

NSW Police Force Arrests Three Macarthur FC Players Over Alleged Betting Corruption

As announced by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) on Friday morning, Kearyn Baccus, Clayton Lewis, and Ulises Dávila, who play for the A-League team Macarthur FC, are facing charges for their alleged participation in betting corruption tied to the manipulation of yellow cards. If found guilty, the players will be punished for multiple counts of corrupting a betting outcome of an event. The investigation that led to the arrests was helmed by Strike Force Beaconview, and according to the NSWPF, senior player and Macarthur FC captain Ulises Dávila…

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Christchurch Man Accused of Making Over NZ$11 Million by Operating Illegal Lottery

Christchurch Man Accused of Making Over NZ$11 Million by Operating Illegal Lottery

The Christchurch District Court has charged a local man as well as his company for breaching New Zealand’s gambling regulations after the Te Tari Taiwhenua (Department of Internal Affairs) accused the defendant of profiting off of an unlicensed lottery. As outlined by New Zealand’s Scoop, the proceeds exceeded NZ$11 million, and this shocking sum was allegedly earned through the selling of online lottery tickets. The lottery rewards reportedly included prizes valued at over NZ$5,000, such as boats, expensive cars, and more. Prizes of this size cannot be included in lotteries…

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Sandro Tonali Warns Italian Students of the Dangers of Gambling

Sandro Tonali Warns Italian Students of the Dangers of Gambling

With Sandro Tonali’s suspension nearing its end, the football star paid a visit to students at a sports school in Bari, Italy, to speak about his journey to recovering from gambling addiction. The meeting was organised by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Tonali’s gambling struggles came to light not long after he was transferred to Newcastle in 2023 when an investigation led by the FIGC uncovered that he had wagered on football games while playing for AC Milan. This eventually resulted in a ten-month ban from professional football, and he…

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CEO of Alliance for Gambling Reform Criticises P&O Cruises for Potential Irresponsible Gambling Practices Following Death of Passenger

CEO of Alliance for Gambling Reform Criticises P&O Cruises for Potential Irresponsible Gambling Practices Following Death of Passenger

Carol Bennett, CEO of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, spoke with Travel Weekly on the circumstances surrounding the passing away of 50-year-old P&O cruise ship passenger Shane Dixon, who fell overboard after incurring a substantial AU$4,000 gambling debt aboard the ship. Ms Bennett put the responsible gambling measures of P&O into question and told Travel Weekly that the cruise line should be held accountable for what happened. Allegations of Harmful Gambling Inducements Details regarding the situation emerged when the deceased’s brother, Scott Dixon, reached out to the Daily Mail and…

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DIA Finds Auckland Man Guilty of Misappropriating Gambling Grant Funds

DIA Finds Auckland Man Guilty of Misappropriating Gambling Grant Funds

In a press release issued on the news website Scoop, the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) announced the sentencing of Iosefa Ta’alo Ape from Auckland, who was recently caught stealing class 4 gambling machine grant funds. Mr Ape’s punishment involves six months of home detention, with another six months being designated for post-detention. Under the Gambling Act 2003, non-casino establishments in New Zealand are mandated to distribute money earned from Class 4 pokies in the form of grants. According to Hon. Peter Dunne, who served as the Minister of Internal…

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Reported Sponsorship Agreement Between SPFL and William Hill Draws Ire of Inverclyde’s MP

Reported Sponsorship Agreement Between SPFL and William Hill Draws Ire of Inverclyde’s MP

In an interview with the Greenock Telegraph, Ronnie Cowan, currently serving as the Member of Parliament for Inverclyde, expressed his disapproval of the potential £10 million sponsorship deal that the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) is reportedly planning to sign with William Hill. The issue emerged after the sponsorship arrangement between the SPFL and Cinch, a company specialising in the selling of used vehicles, fell apart last year when Cinch exercised its right to terminate the partnership prematurely. The company will officially cease being the SPFL’s sponsor once the 2023-24…

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SPFL to Receive £2 Million Annually From Potential Sponsorship Deal With William Hill

SPFL to Receive £2 Million Annually From Potential Sponsorship Deal With William Hill

Reports have emerged that the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) is about to sign a £10 million sponsorship deal with gambling giant William Hill. As reported by Mail Sport, the arrangement, if finalised, will see the SPFL receive £2 million from the betting company on an annual basis. This will mark a £400,000 increase from the money the SPFL received each year from its previous sponsor, the used-car service Cinch. The agreement with Cinch was made official in 2021 and was supposed to last for five years, but from the…

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Victorian Government Launches Inquiry Into the Monitoring of Gaming Machines

Victorian Government Launches Inquiry Into the Monitoring of Gaming Machines

Victorian residents and organisations alike have been given the chance to have their say on how the state’s government and gambling regulator will continue to oversee the monitoring of gaming machines. Over a decade ago, Intralot Gaming Services Pty Ltd (IGS) was authorised by the then Minister for Gaming to develop and be the provider of a monitoring system for gaming machines. As the arrangement is set to end on August 15th, 2027, the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety is looking to review the said licensing agreement prior…

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Ex-Gambling Addict Handed Suspended Sentence for Multiple Offences as NZ Study Unveils Possible Link Between Drug Addiction and Problem Gambling

Ex-Gambling Addict Handed Suspended Sentence for Multiple Offences as NZ Study Unveils Possible Link Between Drug Addiction and Problem Gambling

The Hull Crown Court has handed Hawbash Ahmed, a former problem gambler whose financial struggles led to him resorting to drug dealing, a suspended sentence of 15 months. An additional 20 days have been designated for rehabilitation. The news comes not long after researchers from New Zealand identified a correlation between substance abuse and gambling addiction. According to details published by the Hull Daily Mail newspaper, Mr Ahmed’s run-ins with the law go as far back as 2017, but the offences he was prosecuted for recently were committed in 2020.…

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Anne Ward Assumes Position of Board Chairman of The Star, Replacing David Foster

Anne Ward Assumes Position of Board Chairman of The Star, Replacing David Foster

This Monday saw an announcement by The Star that David Foster would no longer serve as Chairman of the Board. Anne Ward has taken on the position in his stead. The Star is currently undergoing its second regulatory inquiry by the New South Wales Independent Casino Commission (NICC). The probe commenced this February and is currently led by Adam Bell SC, who was also in charge of the 2022 inquiry that ended with The Star being deemed unfit to hold an NICC licence and the company being mandated to pay…

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