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Is it best to win a war or to avoid one?

Emotive language to get the reader interested, but very relevant to the modern gambling world… read on. This job description for a major gambling company appeared over a week ago: “What will you be doing?  Prohibiting Bonus Hunters from abusing promotions. Ensuring registrations are clean from multiple accounts and fake accounts. Liaising with the Fraud…

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Will the 888 fine change anything for the better?

You bet it won’t! The caveat as per any investment transaction is, “Past performance is not an indicator of future results.”  Despite this warning there would have to be a huge culture change in gambling companies for significant change to happen. What did 888 and very likely others change after the previous fines for PaddyPower…

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Man steals jeans after being too afraid to admit bookies splurge to girlfriend – Newmarket Journal

A different way to lose your pants at the bookies A man stole a pair of jeans from a shop in Newmarket after being too afraid to admit to his girlfriend he had spend her money intended for the garment in a bookies. Source: Man steals jeans after being too afraid to admit bookies splurge…

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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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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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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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