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Man attempts ‘to sell baby daughter’ for £18,000 to clear gambling debts | Middle East | News | The Independent

An Israeli man allegedly attempted to sell his three-month-old daughter for almost £18,000 in order to pay off his gambling debts. The man, who has not been named but is believed to be in his 30s, claims he never intended to go through with the 100,000 shekels sale, insisting the offer was a ruse to…

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Ban betting machines, David Cameron’s former speech writer CLARE FOGES says | Daily Mail Online

Yesterday, an influential Scottish Parliament committee declared the fiendishly seductive fixed-odds machines to be ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’, writes CLARE FOGES. Source: Ban betting machines, David Cameron’s former speech writer CLARE FOGES says | Daily Mail Online At last a journalist who tells the truth and highlights the dodgy PR and practices that surround…

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Record surge of violence in Birmingham bookies fuelled by fixed odds machines – Birmingham Mail

Almost one incident EVERY DAY leads to concerns over addiction Source: Record surge of violence in Birmingham bookies fuelled by fixed odds machines – Birmingham Mail ps: It is stated in this article that the UK Gambling Commission is ‘not fit for purpose’.  What do you think about a regulator that has no plans to…

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More bookmaker ‘theft’ from punters

Have a look at this Twitter feed. Absolute disgrace and loads of bookmakers are at it. Bombard the UK Gambling Commission (info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk) and the Association of British Bookmakers (PeterCraske@abb.uk.com) with the link, including your thoughts and feelings by email. More theft from punters  

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Important lessons for the gambling industry on anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls

Source: Important lessons for the gambling industry on anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls This is a very important ruling as it highlights, despite all the PR, that the gambling industry is not in control of its security or of attaining the high levels of social responsibility it often promises.  The instruction to repay loses…

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Crime gangs launder $140 billion through sports betting – www.folsomtoday.net

PARIS Criminals are using betting on sports events to launder $140 billion each year, a report said on Thursday, exposing a lack of effective regulation that allows match-fixing to spread. A number of soccer leagues have been hit by match-fixing scandals in recent years and three Pakistani cricketers were jailed for a plot to deliberately…

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