Former execs say Facebook ‘exploits’ psychology to addict users – FRANCE 24


FRANCE 24

Former execs say Facebook ‘exploits’ psychology to addict users
FRANCE 24
A few days later, McNamee wrote an essay for The Guardian in which he argued that Facebook and Google have used “persuasive techniques developed by propagandists and the gambling industry“, combining them with modern technology to maximise their
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Bookmaker trade group backs statutory gambling levy to fund safer gambling in UK – Casinopedia


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Bookmaker trade group backs statutory gambling levy to fund safer gambling in UK
Casinopedia
The ABB backs those calls for “an appropriate, compulsory levy on the gambling industry to fund problem gambling treatment.” Industry groups recognize that action must be taken from within the gaming sector in order to reduce problem gambling, but also
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25000 children in Britain are problem gamblers, report findsThe Guardian
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Tasmania could become first state to blow up the pokies under Labor plan – The Sydney Morning Herald


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Tasmania could become first state to blow up the pokies under Labor plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tasmania would become the first state to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs in a major strike against the gambling industry announced by the state Labor opposition. It comes as a report from the left-leaning Australia Institute reveals Australia
Poker machines out of Tasmanian pubs, clubs by 2023 under Labor promiseABC Local
Tasmanian Labor party vows ban on pubs and clubs’ 2300 pokiesCalvinAyre.com

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Hawaii State Rep Is Drafting Bill Barring Minors From Buying Games With Loot Boxes – Kotaku


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Hawaii State Rep Is Drafting Bill Barring Minors From Buying Games With Loot Boxes
Kotaku
Last year, when game publisher Valve came under fire for empowering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s underground skin-gambling industry, the Washington State Gambling Commission told Valve to get rid of it—but not to get rid of the randomized loot
EA May Not Bring Certain Loot Boxes Back to ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’RollingStone.com
Sarah E. Needleman on Twitter: “https://t.co/SUD4QrRhkg”Twitter

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SBTech Wins Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the SBC Awards 2017 – PR Newswire UK (press release)


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SBTech Wins Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the SBC Awards 2017
PR Newswire UK (press release)
SBTech’s product innovation and powerful sportsbook have once again been recognised by the sports betting industry, with the company winning the Sportsbook Supplier of the Year accolade at the SBC Awards 2017 which took place in London yesterday
bet365 lands fourth consecutive bookmaker of the year award at SBC AwardsSBC News

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Nevada gambling leaders grapple with future of cannabis in casinos – The Cannabist


The Cannabist

Nevada gambling leaders grapple with future of cannabis in casinos
The Cannabist
LAS VEGAS — A committee exploring the effects of recreational marijuana on Nevada’s gambling industry is wrestling with how the state’s casinos might deal with the pot business while not running afoul of federal law. Lured by a potential economic
When the snakes come marching in: Protection for the online …CalvinAyre.com
PPA Begins to Dismantle Latest RAWA Attempt – Legal US Poker SitesLegalUSPokerSites.com

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Latest figures show remote profits are up as shop numbers fall – Racing Post


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Latest figures show remote profits are up as shop numbers fall
Racing Post
Across the entire British gambling industry, the GGY was £13.7bn between April 2016 and March 2017, a 1.8 per cent increase on the figures for the previous 12 months. As bookmakers await crucial news on the government’s future directives relating to
The evolution of online gamblingBusiness MattersBusiness Matters
Double digit growth for UK online gambling but wider industry shows more modest gainsCasinopedia
UK online gambling market expands to £4.7bn | iGaming BusinessiGaming Business
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