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All Blacks World Cup Run in Question

Ahead of their first matches this weekend, the All Blacks World Cup run has raised some questions. First, the Guardian’s rugby writer, Robert Kitson, suggested that the “mortal looking” All Blacks could be toppled. This comes just three days before the start of the Rugby League World Cup. Kitson believes that New Zealand’s team line-up […]

Think 21 Campaign Age Verification Policy Questioned by Race Books

Think 21, a new underage gambling prevention policy, has recently been questioned by racing industry officials. The strategy, aimed at preventing underage gambling at race tracks and other venues, is not clear about age verification. According to sport betting operators, the age verification at race courses is difficult to enforce under the new campaign. This […]

Australian Gambling Operators Push Sportsbook Texts

Australian gambling operators are once again in hot water with anti-gambling campaigners. Despite restrictions on TV ads and other real-world promotions, gambling operators are now using smartphone text messages for promotions. Advertising materials are fast becoming too regulated but that hasn’t stopped bookmakers from targeting sports fans. By sending private messages, it appears that bookies […]

Hamilton City Council sets SkyCity Application Hearing

The Hamilton City Council will be holding a public hearing on the topic of SkyCity’s expanded pokie selection “later this year”. This announcement follows many other councils’ decisions on gaming machines in recent months. SkyCity Hamilton is one of six land-based casinos in New Zealand, with a license valid for the next few years. Currently, […]

Gambling Studies Used for ‘Fake News’ in the UK

Gambling studies are the newest quotable trend being used for shock value by newspapers. These studies, while backed by research and proper findings, are likely being misquoted for shock value. Recent headlines in the United Kingdom (UK), have used ‘studies’ to back claims that children are being targeted with gambling ads on social media platforms. […]