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Brazil Gambling Legislation Stalls
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 17th, 2015

Last year, Senator Ciro Nogueira introduced Bill 671-2015 to the Brazilian legislature in an attempt to overhaul a gambling industry restricted solely to horseracing and lottery products. Amongst the changes Nogueira proposed was to allow sports betting products... 

Indiana Clamps Down On Senior Citizens Center Awarding Lucky Dip Prizes
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Two or three times a week a group of around 50 elderly people gather at the Delaware County Senior Citizens Center to play their favorite game, Euchre, a social game similar to Bridge in that four people compete once organized into two partnerships. With micro-stakes... 

Roy Keane Sues Paddy Power Over Image Rights Infringement
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 13th, 2015

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has specialized in producing controversial adverts over the years, with the company responsible for the UK’s most complained-about advert in 2002, and again in 2010 with its depiction of a blind footballer kicking a cat into a... 

Was Gambling Responsible For Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Break-up?
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

After starring together in the 2003 superhero movie “Daredevil”, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner married in 2005 with their union resulting in two daughters, Violet and Seraphina, and a son, Samuel. Ten years of marriage later, however, and the couple have... 

US Soldiers Gamble $100m Each Year On Military Based Slots
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The US has around 3,000 slot machines spread out across its 800 military bases around the world, and each year they generate around $100 million in revenues for the Defense Department. While the amount seems high, the figure in itself would not have caused much... 

Is Online Gambling Legal In Canada?
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, June 12th, 2015

Canada has no federal law governing online gambling, but just like the USA it does permit individual provinces to create and manage their own internet gambling industries. The Criminal Code of Canada does, however, forbid playing at any gambling websites not licensed... 

Chinese Internet Celebrity Charged With Running Illegal Gambling Operation
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

In 2011, Guo Meimei acquired internet celebrity by pretending to work for the Red Cross Society of China, and posting countless images of herself living the high-life, thus implying the charity had been misusing its public donation. Soon after, the charity saw... 

US Man Told $500k Winning Scratch Card A Misprint
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, January 9th, 2015

On December 6th, New Mexico resident John Wines got the biggest surprise of his life after buying a $20 “Ruby 7s” scratch card at a gas station, which subsequently revealed five winning numbers for a massive windfall of $500,625. Unfortunately, Wines’... 

Fantasy Sports Now A Cultural Phenomenon In The USA
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 29th, 2014

Over the past couple of decades fantasy sports have become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon stateside, and each year around 41.5 million US players pretend to be the owners of imaginary football, baseball, and basketball sports teams and gamble billions of dollars... 

PayPal Return A Game Changer For US iGaming
Written by kaus | Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Recently Chris Grove on Online Poker Report stated online processing company Paypal would make a return to US iGaming “in the coming months.” That rumours has now taken a step closer to reality after Chris Krafcik from Gambling Compliance tweeted yesterday: “#NewJersey...