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  1. The Boycotting of the UK Lottery

    by , 7 April 2014 at 4:59 am
    Camelot are the tender winners of the UK's National Lottery, running games such as Thunderball, Lotto and EuroMillions. The Health Lottery is it's main rival but ran by an independent operator, which setup is questionable.

    The National Lottery have been subject to dips in sales over the last 12 months which is presumably a result of bad press, game ticket price increases and reshuffling of games. The Lotto increased it's cost to play to 2 in 2013 and many people have been talking ...
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  2. New UK Report Slams Biased Gambling Research

    by , 3 April 2014 at 8:10 am
    There has been a new report published about the biased reporting of gambling research. You can find the article here. Basically it relates to the majority of the bodies tasked with gambling related research within the UK obtaining the majority of their funding from gambling establishments.

    The main issue is that some papers have been blocked and revised to meet common interests of the market. The major problem with this is the government use this "independent" research for ...
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  3. FOBT subject to tax increase to reduce profitability

    by , 2 April 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Just thought my latest post may interest some of the UK users, I'm sure plenty will of heard of "Tory Bingo" regarding the reduction of bingo tax from 20% to 10%. The bingo amendments in the budget seems to be well thought out and I hope that the halls will increase over the years - I think it provides a pretty good community service, certainly to the elderly. Many people I know visit bingo for a "night out" rather than going to win money, that's a bonus.

    The post ...
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  4. Euromillions Jackpot Winner From The UK

    by , 21 March 2014 at 4:48 pm
    There has been a vast amount of news this week in relation to the single ticket which matched all the EuroMillions main game numbers and the two lucky stars and for good reason. This very lucky ticket holder has bagged the colossal jackpot of 107.9m (Almost $178m).

    To everyone's amazement this ticket was bought and owned by a individual within the UK who has decided to go public. There has been a long string of news articles about high profile jackpot winners but usually revolving ...
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  5. Do USA Online Casinos Take Profits Away From Land-Based Operation?

    by , 9 March 2014 at 1:51 pm
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    One of the biggest topics lately has been the recent legalization of internet gambling in the United States. Speculation, and often intervention of the big names in the land casino industry have been claiming that this would only take away from their establishments, and decrease the number of jobs in this sector.

    At first glance one would like say, "Yes this must be true." Of course broadening the scope of an industry almost always leads to diluting ...
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