Gambling News 15th December, 2015

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QUICKSPIN RELEASES SECOND STRIKE ONLINE SLOT

15th December, 2015 at 14:00:28
Ten pay-line slot inspired by old school fruit machines.

Swedish online games developer Quickspin has wound up a busy year with the release of Second Strike, a ten pay-line online slot with a theme inspired by the classic fruit machines of old, but with an up-to-the-minute bonus feature.

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JAIL SENTENCE FOR BOOK KEEPER WHO BLEW A MILLION IN ONLINE CASINOS

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Gambling grannie received VIP treatment from online gambling operator, which has paid the money back.

A 57-year-old divorced grandmother and book keeper lived the high life as a VIP online gambler but in reality obtained her money through defrauding her employers, and earned just GBP 3,000 a month, a UK court in Maidstone was told this week.

Full Story: Jail Sentence For Book Keeper Who Blew A Million In Online Casinos »

EUROPEAN ONLINE GAMBLING DISPUTES PROGRAM PLANNED

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Wider disputes resolution platform will be available to online punters next year.

The UK Gambling Commission has announced that beginning February 15 2016 there will be a European Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform, which will allow consumers, traders and Accredited Dispute Resolution providers to file, respond to, and handle disputes (including disputes where the trader and consumer are in different countries within the EU) online.

Full Story: European Online Gambling Disputes Program Planned »

NEW STUDY ON GAMBLING AND GAMING CONVERGENCE PUBLISHED

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Focus on the younger demographic in new Australian academic study.

A new study commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in Australia and covering the convergence of gambling and gaming in digital media has been published by an academic team led by Dr. Sally Gainsbury of Southern Cross University.

Full Story: New Study On Gambling And Gaming Convergence Published »

PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING BILL DELAYED TO NEXT YEAR (Update)

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Fiscal budget debates and late amendments put HB649 on the back burner for now.

Pennsylvania House staffers working for Representative John Payne have advised the online publication Card Player that Payne's HB649 online gambling legalisation proposal, held up by state budget disagreements and late amendments (see previous reports) will not be voted on this year despite having successfully progressed through the committee stage (see previous reports).

Full Story: Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Delayed To Next Year (update) »

COMMERCE CLAUSE CANNOT BE USED TO JUSTIFY INTERFERENCE WITH STATES' RIGHTS

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Scathing attack on RAWA penned by Liberty Perspective's Bruce Fein.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Restoration of America's Wire Act came in for yet another media panning this week when the Washington Times ran an article by Bruce Fein of the Liberty Perspective.

Full Story: Commerce Clause Cannot Be Used To Justify Interference With States' Rights »