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Gibraltar Trying to Prevent Exit of Gambling Firms


Gambling firms based in Gibraltar are considering moving their operations to Malta because of BREXIT. As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar could face consequences of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU). Concerns were raised when 888 Holdings and Bet365 announced intentions to move a few operations to Malta. Spain has reassured Gibraltar after [...]

ACT Gambling & Racing Commission Reveals Rise in Gambling Awareness


The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Gambling and Racing Commission has rolled out their annual report on all things gambling. According to the statistics, ACT gambling law breaches have dropped 88% since 2014. Since the gambling body has turned more to raising gambling-related harm awareness, the figure adds up. In their report, the ACT gambling body [...]

Electronic Arts Releases Odds for FIFA 19 Loot Boxes


Electronic Arts (EA) has released the latest instalment of their popular game, FIFA 19. Following the debut, the game has reached the top of the charts. While this is nothing new for the gaming firm, they added something to the game. For the first time, EA has released the odds of gaining prizes through loot [...]

Apple Wipes Gambling Apps from App Store


This week, Apple has removed hundreds of apps from the App Store. This includes many individually developed gambling apps, which it claims is an attempt to combat illegal gambling. However, there are other apps on the chopping block that were removed without a ‘reasonable explanation’. The company has recently introduced a new App Review policy [...]

Billion-Dollar Crypto-Betting Bust carried out in China


An illegal crypto-betting ring has been arrested in China just before the FIFA World Cup final. Gambling is illegal across China, save for Macau land casinos. According to reports, Chinese police froze US$750 000 (AU$10.13 million) in personal bank accounts. More than US$1.5 billion (AU$2.03 billion) in cryptocurrencies have also been frozen. At least six [...]

Penalty Shoot Outs for FIFA Finals


For many football fans, the FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nail biting. Almost every top team has gone home, including Spain, Argentina and Portugal. These teams were the favourites to win, until they came up against lesser known teams. For many, the group matches were a surprise, with quite a few games ending [...]

Psychologists Link Loot Boxes to Gaming Addiction


Since early 2018, many regulators in Europe have been trying to prove that loot boxes in video games are a form of gambling. The randomness of these in-game rewards has led to debates about the issue the world over. Now, Australian and Kiwi psychologists are weighing on the issue. According to their research, published by [...]

Three Saudi Referees have been booted by FIFA


Two weeks ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, all three Saudi referees have been booted from the tournament. This is because Fahad Al-Mirdasi, the full ref, has been found guilty of match fixing in the Saudi football league. The two assistant referees, Abdulah Al-shalwa and Mohammed Al Abakry, will also be going [...]

Queensland Tourism Minister to visit Gambling Hubs


Queensland Tourism minister, Kate Jones, will be travelling to Macau and Las Vegas with a group of other officials. These officials will be making two trips to the biggest gambling hubs in the world. They are set to meet operators in Macau and Las Vegas this week. However, it’s not quite clear as to when [...]

Victoria sets POCT at 8% for Online Bookmakers


While other Aussie states have voted to impose a 15% point of consumption tax (POCT), Victoria has nearly halved it. Their 8% POCT was announced by the State Treasurer, Tim Pallas. The southern territory, home to Melbourne, could see almost AU$30 million a year in extra taxes. Of course, this might also make Victoria a [...]

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