An alarmingly high proportion of problem gamblers are using off-shore betting firms for ‘micro-betting’ on sports.
New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.
No date has been set for the introduction of a £2 stake limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.
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Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
Slot machines flash bright lights and play musical sounds as you play.
Electronic gambling machines can be highly addictive, and are associated with very high rates of gambling harm. Many of the mechanisms of this potential for addiction are now becoming clearer.
A night at the slots.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house.
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When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
Large proportions of regular internet gamblers use offshore sites.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
Cheating at dice games is possible – but it does require some skills.
A study shows lot boxes in video games meet the psychological criteria to be considered a form of gambling.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
The 2018 World Cup inspires new gamblers.
Online gambling collects a huge amount of data. But instead of personalising offers to keep you hooked, real-time data can be used to prevent problematic gambling behaviour.
States, casinos and leagues could all cash in. Will sports media get a cut of the action too?
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
Fixed-odds betting terminals have been called the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling.
That the government has finally moved to limit the damage is welcome, but there is much still to do.
People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
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With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
Gambling via mobile devices or mobile games has remained largely unregulated in Australia.
The spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere has brought new hazards – in the form of online social gambling.
The U.K., where sports gambling is legal, provides a good source of data for the likely impact in the U.S.
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Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
A screen shows a baseball game next to various betting lines at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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But those hoping for a boon in tax revenues could be sorely mistaken: Sports betting isn't as lucrative as it's often portrayed to be.
Young people in Africa are getting addicted to online betting through their mobile phones.
Mobile money transfers have been a great asset. But the rise of online betting could threaten its contribution.
A game of cricket at Lords Cricket Ground as captured by an unknown French artist in 1865.
Of all sports, cricket is said to be the epitome of fair play. That has a lot to do with its long history.
A gambling commodity.
It's a breed of dog which deserves a better place in society.
The financial services industry is nothing more than gambling, dressed up in the 'professional' clothing of business.
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?