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Two Women Allegedly Made Over £63,000 Running Raffle Racket on Facebook

Two women with a very solid plan to make money and perhaps a shaky grasp of local gambling laws were foiled last month in a glorious but short-lived Facebook raffle scheme. Recently-filed criminal complaints estimate that admins Brittany Winings, 32, and Tiffany Dupas, 26, both residents of the US state of Pennsylvania, made a collective $81,507.40 (£63046.79) in PayPal bids over the course of two months last summer via their group “BID WIN SAVE.” Needless to say, the duo possibly did not anticipate the googling capabilities of the Pennsylvania State Police. The investigation was brief, and the two admitted to administering the page late last year. Read More >>

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Gambling Industry Remains a Bastion of Women in Swimwear

Gambling and gaming industry trade show ICE London has failed to reform itself in the year since it was last shamed for allowing exhibitors to parade women in bikinis about the place, and has been at it again this week – and the industry regulator isn't bothered about fixing anything. Read More >>

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Gambling Watchdog Bans Use of Credit Cards to Fund Accounts

The UK's Gambling Commission is about to do something it would like us to consider good, as from April 14 gamblers will no longer be able to fund online accounts and place bets offline using credit cards. Read More >>

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UK’s Gambling Machines Updated With Calming Time Out Measures

The Betting and Gaming Council is a brand new organisation that's been formed to look after the interests of those who run the controversial modern money-taking devices, and its very first decision is to try to convince a disbelieving public that it's now using intelligent software controls to restrict the playing habits of the most addicted gamblers. Read More >>

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Gambling Regulator Says FIFA and the Loot Box Crowd Are Just Fine

Those hoping the gambling regulator might step in and eliminate the shameful virtual loot box market have been presented with a metaphorical box containing the words "shit out of luck" and an animating crying face emoji, as the head of the Gambling Commission says FIFA and the many other imaginary-free-stuff trading titles do not come under his remit. Read More >>

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Bookmakers Join Rush to Vacate the High Street

High street gambling outfit William Hill is about to leave numerous boarded-up blue holes across the UK's high streets, as it prepares to close as many as 700 of its unkempt man creches. Read More >>

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NHS Opens Child Gambling Clinics for the Loot Box Generation

The NHS is preparing to open a nationwide set of gambling clinics for young people this year, to combat the "scourge" of problem gambling driven by gaming sites and targeted adverts. Read More >>

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William Hill Removes its Tinder Ad for the Wild Suggestion That Money Helps You Get Dates

William Hill has removed its Tinder advert that all but shouts from the rooftops that users will get laid if they bring in the moolah from some well-placed bets, after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) told the company that it couldn't keep it up. Read More >>

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Gambling Crackdown May Target Gaming’s Loot Boxes

Labour's Tom Watson has been a one-man anti-gambling crusader of late, railing particularly hard against the modern form of thievery that is branded as fixed-odds betting. He's now turning his sights on another bizarre form of money-taking system – the beloved video game loot box. Read More >>

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Bookmakers Ban Themselves From Advertising During Live Sport

The TV advert breaks of future sporting events may slightly more bearable from now on, as a consortium of the UK's gambling firms and bookmakers have voluntarily agreed to stop advertising their betting products during live events. Read More >>

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Labour Suggests Ban on Betting Ads During Live TV Sports

The Labour party is planning a post-election crackdown on live TV gambling adverts, with the party saying that any near/distant future Labour government would introduce a ban on betting companies advertising their weird trade offerings during live sporting events. Read More >>

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Cashing in My Personal Data for Chips at a London Gambling Pop-Up

If a gentleman makes his own luck, then I’m no gentleman. Just a month ago, I draw Germany in a World Cup sweepstake only to cheer on a team that would rather roll over to South Korea than give me the satisfaction of winning £70. Read More >>

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Swiss Voters Overwhelmingly Choose to Legalise Online Gambling, But Block All Foreign Sites

Switzerland has elected to allow online casinos, though a newly approved law intends to keep foreign operations from sharing in the take. Read More >>

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13-Year-Old Blew £80,000 Gambling With Dad’s Credit Card

A child, generously described as a teenager due to scraping in above the 13-year-old bar when he committed his crimes, is in trouble. Quite a lot of trouble, thanks to taking photos of his dad's credit cards with his telephone and using the details to rack up a staggering £80,000 online gambling loss. Read More >>

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A Scottish Rehab Centre Has Started Taking in Bitcoin Addicts

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been all the rage for several months now, thanks to the inflated prices that helped a bunch of people get rich. But apparently some people are taking it even further and just can't help but buy more and more crypto for no good reason, and that's why there's one Scottish hospital has expanded its rehab services for cryptocurrency addicts. Read More >>