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Police See Through The Ads
- And Smash Gambling Dens

Passers-by see it as mere advertisement billboards but not officers from an anti-vice team who raided the gambling dens behind these structures. The Star Online

Nottingham Boxer Admits Prolonging Title Fight

The former WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch has admitted prolonging a title fight to enable members of his family to benefit financially. BBC News

'Addiction' Choir Gets Royal Visit

The Duchess of Cambridge
became a patron of Action on Addiction in January and previously met former drug users and
recovering addicts during a private visit in Wiltshire.
BBC News

Majority Oppose
Idea Of Hawaii Casinos

A majority of Hawaii voters oppose
the idea of a single or multiple
casinos in the Islands, but would consider shipboard gaming or a state lottery.
Pacific Business News

Gambling Machines
Seized In Grayson Valley

Six patrons were present playing
the machines when Deputies entered the business. They were allowed to leave without arrest. 58 gambling devices were seized.
Alabama's 13

Realtor Accused Of Ripping Off Condo Board To Fuel Gambling

A Realtor who oversaw the Bedford Terrace Condo Assoc. is accused of stealing more than $150,000 by taking out a loan in the association's name and misusing a debit card.

Barnaby Joyce Says Clubs
Haven't Bought Influence

NATIONALS Senate leader Barnaby Joyce says donations from the
gaming industry have not influenced the Coalition's stance on poker machine reforms.

Push For Talks
On Pokies Trial 'Issues'

Canberra's dozens of pokies operators could force a renegotiation of the Government's plan for the city to
host a trial of pre-commitment technology.
The Canberra Times

Wis. Woman Gets 5 Years
For Theft From Blood Center

A Neenah woman convicted of embezzling about $500,000 from
the Community Blood Center in
Grand Chute has been sentenced to five years in prison.

14 Prosecutors Given Boot
In Gambling Scandal

Fourteen Moscow Region
prosecutors have been fired
following last year's multi-million
dollar gambling scandal, chief regional prosecutor said.
RIA Novosti

Star Casino Has
'Extreme' Party Culture

The claims come just days after the NSW Gaming Authority announced an inquiry into the casino, following the sacking of its CEO over harassment allegation. Sydney Morning Herald

Asian Children Face Higher
Risk Of Gambling Addiction

British Asian children who gamble are twice as likely to become addicted
as white children, new research suggests. Nine thousand 11-15 year olds were surveyed.
BBC News

Gamblers Fleeced Out Of
Millions In Bogus Macau Casinos

Police in Macau arrested 16 people over an elaborate scam in which gamblers lost millions of dollars in bogus casinos set up in luxury
hotel suites.
Jakarta Globe

Rising Powerball Jackpots Will Encourage Gambling Addiction

The real issue is that as gambling spreads, so do the number of
people who are addicted. Bigger jackpots have led to record
ticket sales.
Yahoo! News

Democrats, GOP Collude
To Lure People Into Gambling

It seems like America's political
parties have never been more polarized. But when it comes to gambling, they're often playing the same hand.
Christian Science Monitor

Clubs Launch Online Support
For Problem Gamblers

With just the click of a button, problem gamblers living anywhere
in NSW will be able to use a secure website to ban themselves from their local clubs.
Aust. Gaming Council

More Than Half Of Women Gamble

Excluding those who only enter the Lottery, the proportion of the female population who gamble has soared by a third to more than half for the first time. There has been a surge in gambling by women.

Victorian Pokies
Backflip 'Shatters' Costello

Long-time anti-gambling campaigner Tim Costello has savaged the
Victorian government's broken election promise on voluntary
pokies pre-commitment.
The Age

D.C. Council Committee Should Vote Against Online Gambling

It should be an easy vote - and not because the pros or cons of such gambling are obvious. The issue is corrupted regardless if wagering makes sense. Washington Post

Rise In Spending
On Gambling Machines

The Problem Gambling Foundation is disappointed there's been a rise in spending on gaming machines. The latest figures show and increase of more than $26 million. Newstalk ZB