Gambling Revenue Increase Seems to Be More Important for Western Australia’s Authorities than Gambling Addiction Support

Gambling Revenue Increase Seems to Be More Important for Western Australia’s Authorities than Gambling Addiction Support

Gambling revenue in Western Australia has reached a record amount of AU$2.4 billion, although there have been severe lockdown and social distancing restrictions of land-based gambling in the entire country because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Racing and Wagering authority of Western Australia has boosted the funding for marketing and promotional activities by almost one quarter (22%) to over AU$34 million in the past year. According to reports, at the same time, the funding for problem gambling support, education and treatment in the state has fallen by 15% to less…

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Australian Pokies Act As Laundromats to Wash More Than AU$1 Billion, New Media Report Claims

Australian Pokies Act As Laundromats to Wash More Than AU$1 Billion, New Media Report Claims

Clubs and pubs in Australia have been placed under increased scrutiny following reports that their poker machines have served as laundromats and actually facilitated the money laundering of over AU$1 billion. According to a joint report that has recently been released by the local media outlets The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and 60 Minutes, there was evidence that a money-laundering organisation operating out of clubs and pubs in the states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland with impunity, in some occasions took over some gaming rooms in order…

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Derby Problem Gambler Ordered to Pay Back Just £1 to Widow for Abuse of Position and Misappropriation of Over £31,000

Derby Problem Gambler Ordered to Pay Back Just £1 to Widow for Abuse of Position and Misappropriation of Over £31,000

A Derby-based property manager who stole more than £31,000 from a grieving widow and used the money to gamble, has been ordered to pay her back just £1. According to a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Derby Crown Court, Rohan Gorman used fraud to strip his victim of a total of £31,257.73. However, the property manager does not have any property to his name to pay the woman back the money he stole, having spent the entire amount to fund his gambling addiction and chase the big win. As…

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UK Department of Health and Social Care Suspends Over 2,000 Attempts of British Residents to Access Online Gambling Platforms

UK Department of Health and Social Care Suspends Over 2,000 Attempts of British Residents to Access Online Gambling Platforms

It is a relatively common practice for employers to suspend their employees’ access to certain websites, including social media platforms, to prevent them from getting distracted by various stories and gossip published on such websites. The popularity of online gambling activities has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, with many people preferring to enjoy such activities. While most of them do so in their free time, others have made an attempt to participate in online gambling services while at work. According to a new report that Metro released recently, more than…

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MPs and Campaigners Urge the UK Government to Implement £100 Monthly Spending Limit and £2 Online Bets Cap

MPs and Campaigners Urge the UK Government to Implement £100 Monthly Spending Limit and £2 Online Bets Cap

British gamblers could face some new limits when gambling online if the Government decides to take into account the demands of more than 160 Members of Parliament (MPs) for bold reforms to tackle gambling. In a letter to The Telegraph, the MPs and some campaigners, including the former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, the former BBC chairman Lord Grade, and 18 bishops, warned the UK Government that over 55,000 children between the age of 11 and 16 are currently categorised as problem gamblers. They revealed that a Public Health England…

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Gambling Companies Granted Euro 2020 Tickets and Hospitality Worth Almost £7,000 to Newcastle MP

Gambling Companies Granted Euro 2020 Tickets and Hospitality Worth Almost £7,000 to Newcastle MP

Gambling companies in the UK were found to have given hospitality worth almost £7,000 to a Member of Parliament from North Staffordshire by sending him to three of the Euro 2020 matches of England. Aaron Bell MP, who once worked for the British online gambling giant bet365, managed to visit England’s games against the Czech Republic, Denmark and Germany that took place as part of the European Championship in the summer of 2021. The politician, who is a member of the Conservative Party, remained in line with the parliamentary requirements…

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High Participation Rates Make Knowsley Borough UK’s Gambling Capital

High Participation Rates Make Knowsley Borough UK’s Gambling Capital

According to a recent report of Public Health England, Knowsley can be named the gambling capital of the UK. The reason for this title is that more people in the borough regularly gamble than residents anywhere else in the country. Out of a total of 19 areas that have indicated higher gambling activity rates, Knowsley takes the first place, with the borough reporting gambling levels that significantly surpass those of other areas. It comes as no surprise that the borough has a high concentration of gambling individuals as it is…

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WA Royal Commission Finds Fewer People in the State Suffer from Problem Gambling Due to Fewer Electronic Gaming Machines

WA Royal Commission Finds Fewer People in the State Suffer from Problem Gambling Due to Fewer Electronic Gaming Machines

The Royal Commission into Crown Perth found out that Western Australia (WA) has a lower proportion of gambling addicts although the state currently features the largest proportion of gamblers in the country. According to the Commission, the inversely proportional rates are due to the fact there are fewer electronic gaming machines in the state. An expert report ordered by the Perth Casino Royal Commission and carried out by a team of gambling researchers from the CQUniversity also found no strong evidence that Crown Perth’s Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs), also known…

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ACMA Blocks Illegal Offshore Lottery Platforms from Targeting Australian Customers for the First Time Ever

ACMA Blocks Illegal Offshore Lottery Platforms from Targeting Australian Customers for the First Time Ever

On November 17th, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) requested the country’s Internet service providers (ISPs) to suspend two offshore lottery platforms that have been illegally operating in Australia – Red Fox Lotton and We Love Lotto. As revealed by Fiona Cameron, a member of the ACMA, the platforms would become the first lottery websites blocked in Australia, after an investigation of the Communications and Media Authority found the aforementioned websites offer tickets in major foreign online lotteries while at the same time operating their services without a licence…

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The Gambling Industry Gave Away Almost £225,000 as Salaries and Gifts to 28 British Politicians, New Reports Say

The Gambling Industry Gave Away Almost £225,000 as Salaries and Gifts to 28 British Politicians, New Reports Say

Latest reports have revealed that British Members of Parliament (MPs) have received wages and freebies worth more than £200,000 from the country’s gambling industry over the past year. According to reports published by The Guardian, a total of 28 Members of Parliament – 9 members of the Labour Party and 19 members of the Tories – have either received payments or have been given hospitality from gambling operators since August 2020. All the occasions were officially included in the register of members’ interest. They total £224,281. As The Guardian revealed,…

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