Gambling News 31st December, 2013

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SCOTS RELIGIOUS LEADER WARNS ON GAMBLING

31st December, 2013 at 23:45:20
Perceptions that gambling is "cool and normalised" a danger, says Moderator

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Lorna Hood, has used her New Year message to sound a note of caution on the proliferation of gambling, warning that the perception of gambling as a "cool and normal" activity has grown and is dangerous, diluting appreciation of the pastime's potential hazards such as problem gambling and debt.

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IMPROVING MOBILE PLAYER ADMINISTRATION

31st December, 2013 at 10:56:34
Playersoft to present a range of products to Las Vegas casino operators in March.

San Diego-based software development company Playersoft has announced that it plans to present its range of mobile player administration products to Las Vegas casino operators at the Gaming Technology Conference in the city March 17 - 19 2014.

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THE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY INTERNET GAMBLING ACCOUNTS CONTINUE TO GROW (Update)

31st December, 2013 at 02:03:58
Latest official numbers put total at 126,231 and counting....

Despite the expected disruption and hiatus of the festive season, the number of New Jersey online gambling accounts continued to grow this week, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

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BOYLE SPORTS HAS BRITISH RETAIL BETTING AMBITIONS

31st December, 2013 at 02:03:58
Irish sports betting group has designs on the UK sports betting market.

According to a recent interview with the Irish Times, Boyle Sports owner John Boyle is eyeing the British retail betting market after acquiring Tom Flood Bookmakers late in 2013 (see previous report).

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SPORTS BETTING CASE LEGAL FEES ESCALATE IN NEW JERSEY

31st December, 2013 at 02:03:58
$2.3 million paid in legal fees as state tries to overturn the PASPA.

Reporter Matt Friedman of the publication Newark Star-Ledger has been doing some arithmetic on the cost of New Jersey's attempt to legalise sports betting in defiance of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) (see previous reports).

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OKLAHOMA TRIBES AND FEDS CLASH OVER ONLINE GAMBLING WEBSITE

31st December, 2013 at 02:03:58
Federal officials block Oklahoma Internet gaming website, tribe sues.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma want to offer online gaming to international players, but they are currently locked in a legal tussle with federal officials.

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