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Canadian Sports Betting Laws ‘Mind Boggling,’ in Need of Change Say Politicians and Union Leaders

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Politicians and union leaders are the latest to make a push to finally legalize single-game sports betting in Canada. David Cassidy, the president of the Unifor Local 444 union, confronted Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on the topic during a meeting this week. While acknowledging that gaming law isn’t part of Freeland’s portfolio, Cassidy…Read More

Delta Casino Gets Final Go Ahead Near Vancouver Amid Protests From Neighboring City

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A proposed casino in the Vancouver suburb of Delta has won final approval from provincial regulators, despite opposition from a neighboring community. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) gave the final green light to the new casino and entertainment complex, which will be dubbed Cascades Casino Delta. The facility will combine a 124-room hotel with…Read More

Rams Chiefs Game Moves From Mexico to LA, But Record-High Vegas Point Total Unaffected

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A change of location has done nothing to lower the record-high Vegas points total for the hotly anticipated matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. After consulting with the NFL Players Association and independent experts, officials made the last-minute decision to move the game from Mexico to Los…Read More

Sportradar Inks Exclusive Sports Betting Data Deal With MGM GVC Interactive

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Swiss sports data supplier Sportradar has signed a new deal which will make it the exclusive provider of statistics for MGM GVC Interactive LLC across a number of professional sports leagues. The deal comes just a few months after the formation of the new gaming enterprise. GVC is Britain’s biggest betting corporation, claiming ownership of…Read More

$1.1 Million Casino Fraud Scheme Earns Georgia Woman Two-Year Prison Sentence

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A 55-year old Georgia woman who could have faced as much as 20 years has been handed a two-year prison sentence for defrauding two California casinos, as well as several credit card companies, out of more than a million dollars between 2008 and 2014. Vivian Wang of Alpharetta, Georgia — located about 20 miles north…Read More

British Broadcaster Sky TV Voluntarily Cuts Number of Gambling Ads

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Major British broadcaster Sky TV has announced it will dramatically restrict the amount of gambling advertising allowed on its airways. Starting in August 2019 — just in time for the kickoff of the English Premier League season — Sky will permit only one gambling ad per commercial break. That’s a dramatic decline from the up…Read More

Flashing Lights, Loud Noises in Casinos Might Encourage Problem Gambling, British Columbia University Research Suggests

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New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada suggests that all the blinking lights and dinging bell-like noises in casinos may be as problematic as they are stimulating. A study from UBC researchers indicates that these time-honored basics of casinos everywhere could play a key role in promoting risky gambling behavior….Read More

UK Minister of Sport Resigns, Accuses Government of Bowing to Bookmaker FOBT Interests

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Tracey Crouch, the UK Minister of Sport, has stepped down from her position in protest, citing her government’s “unjustifiable” decision to delay new restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Crouch posted her resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter, saying that there “is no reason why implementation cannot come sooner than October (2019).”…Read More

Washington State Snoqualmie Casino Employee Highway Deaths Spur $1 Million Donation for Road Upgrades

Snoqualimie Casino — located north of Seattle in Washington State — is offering $1 million in funding to help kick-start safety upgrades on a nearby highway where several employees tragically lost their lives. The decision to take action came after two casino employees were killed in a crash while traveling to work along the Tiger…Read More

UK Online Remote Gaming Tax Pump to Pour $1.5 Billion Into Government Coffers

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A new UK online gaming tax will equate to more than a billion dollars in additional levies from non-British internet operators. Finance Minister Philip Hammond unveiled details around the remote gaming duty this week. It will see offshore gaming companies which offer online casino games such as blackjack and virtual slots taxed an additional six…Read More

Hue Jackson Fired as Head Coach of Cleveland Browns, Who’s Next on NFL Coaching Hot Seat?

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After years of losing and misery, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson this morning. The move comes less than 24 hours after the Browns were beaten 33-18 by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the latest in a long line of losses which defined Jackson’s tenure as coach. Reports indicate that many players,…Read More

Albania Votes to Ban Online Gambling, Shut Down Slot Parlors and Betting Shops

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Albanian lawmakers have moved to implement a significant ban on betting activity in the country, voting to outlaw sports betting altogether, while prohibiting betting shops from operating in urban areas. Parliament pushed the measures through with an overwhelming 75-0 vote, one that was boycotted by the opposition party. It allowed Prime Minister Edi Rama’s Socialist…Read More

BC Casinos Will Bring in Cash Babysitters to Oversee Large Cash Transactions

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It seems that British Columbia’s (BC) gaming regulator no longer trusts some of its workers to do their jobs. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has seemingly had enough of the shenanigans at local casinos and has now decided to bring in a third party to make sure all the rules are being followed. The…Read More

Austrian Gambling Addict Wins $2.8 Million Decision as Court Rules Him Incapacitated by Addiction

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When is a gambler not on the hook for his or her losses? When they’re too addicted to quit according to a recent ruling in an Austrian courtroom. The court ordered a gambling company to repay €2.5 million ($2.85 million) in losses the man suffered over a 10-year period during which he was at the…Read More

Casino Artificial Intelligence Technology Takes Hold in Michigan, Will be Tracking Your Feelings

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The next time you walk into the Gun Lake Casino just south of Grand Rapids, Michigan, you’re going to be watched like you’ve never been watched before. Where you go, how you get there, how long you stay there, and even how you’re feeling at the time will be electronically tracked and integrated into a…Read More