Author: Juan Zapata

UK Gamblers to Be Prevented from Betting Using Credit Cards

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The government of the United Kingdom is considering banning the use of credit cards by gamblers to place bets, a move that if implemented will affect bets worth billions every year. This statement was issued as part of a warning to the Culture Secretary which called for the betting companies and banks to take appropriate action […]

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Rutter’s Selects Penn National as Its Preferred VGT Operator

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Pennsylvania convenience store chain Rutter’s on January 7 announced that it has selected an affiliate of renowned casino operator Penn National Gaming to operate video gaming terminals (VGTs) at its 20 properties. Now, at least 20 of the convenience store’s establishments are expected to receive initial and official approval to features the video gaming terminals […]

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Integrity Fees in the Esports Landscape

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The concept of integrity fees is a topic that is deeply vexed in sports betting particularly in relation to United States-based pro sports leagues such as the NFL, and the MLB. Despite the fact that the notion or idea of integrity fees has been attracting a lot of attention alongside the proliferation of sports betting […]

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YouTube Stars Called Out for Promoting Mystery Box Gambling

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Two famous and massively-followed YouTube stars, Jake Paul and RiceGum who have 17.6 million and 10.8 million subscribers respectively, have recently come under fire from the public for promoting MysteryBrands.com, a site that offers services that resemble gambling, to their young followers. MysteryBrands.com is inspired by the popular YouTube ‘mystery box’ trend where the stars […]

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Gambling Ban Planned for Albania in 2019

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Gambling in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has been cited as one of the key factors encouraging domestic violence and fueling poverty while lining the pockets of petty and corporate criminals in the country. The situation has gotten so bad that the country is now considering some rather extensive measures which include […]

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Michigan’s Online Gambling Industry Is About to Go Live

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December 21, 2018, marked the final approval of HB 4926 by both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. Introduced by Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden, the bill includes provisions for the legalization of full real money online gaming in the state – online sports betting also happens to be in the mix. All […]

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Is Steam Going the Real Money Gambling Way?

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Gaming and gambling are arguably some of the most controversial issues in a number of different jurisdictions across the planet. Already, a number of governments and regulatory authorities have stepped in to examine the relationship between loot boxes in video games and gambling. Well, renowned video game store, Steam seems to be taking a totally […]

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DOJ Reportedly Preparing to Revise Opinion on The Wire Act

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The United States’ Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an opinion that is likely to reverse the opinion that the Wire Act applies to only sports betting and instead have all forms of online gambling included. This apparent reversal of the 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinion could come down this week but its content […]

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How NBA Sports Betting Could Pan Out In 2019

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Betting has been a major topic of discussion since before the United States Supreme Court abolished the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and lifted the federal ban on sports betting in May. A number of states have followed through with their own legislation to regulate their respective sports betting markets but not many […]

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ASA Says Ban Is Efficient, Responds to Sky CEO

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A newly-proposed whistle-to-whistle ban has been seen as a step forward in clamping down on the spreading of gambling among underage individuals as well as exposing risk groups. However, Sky CEO Stephen van Rooyen has disagreed, prompting ASA to step in. Sky Criticizes TV Ads Ban as Inefficient Just recently, the whistle-to-whistle TV ban has […]

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