A royal baby is due at any moment – and gamblers are betting on the name. There are also heavy bets on the next manager of Arsenal – but are these sensible bets for bookmakers to take?
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GambleAware – an independent UK charity tasked to “fund research, education and treatment services” to help minimize gambling-related harm in Great Britain – has pronounced itself “pleased” with the record level of donations it received in the year ending March 31, 2018.
GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – comes into force on May 25th. Gambling operators will have a hard job squaring their regulatory requirements with “the right to be forgotten.” But could there be a silver lining?
Daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings is poised to move outside the US and Europe for the first time, with plans to offer DFS contests in Australia. With the Big Bash and Aussie Rules football, it looks like the ideal place.
The US Supreme Court is considering an appeal by the state of New Jersey which could pave the way for legalised sports betting in the States. British bookmaker Paddy Power is poised to take advantage of the move with plans for a dedicated TV channel.
Could artificial intelligence help gamblers to beat the sports betting companies? The virtual Grand National correctly predicted the winner of this year’s race. Is this a sign of things to come?
Tabcorp, trading as Sun Bets, has been fined £84,000 ($114,000) by the UK Gambling Commission for failing to manage the risks associated with novelty bets and allowing more than 100 customers who had self-excluded to open new accounts and start gambling again.
May 25th sees the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation, which will put gambling companies under pressure from industry regulators and from customers anxious to protect their data
Recent figures from Spain and Bulgaria suggest that many countries may soon be turning to gambling to solve tax revenue and employment problems. The move may spark controversy, but tax and employment considerations will win the day
Rank Group has blamed British weather for a decline in visits to its UK casinos and bingo halls, but could the real reason for the decline be something much more fundamental?