ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMBLING

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

2015-04-28 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

Mafia thrives on Italy's gambling addiction

2015-03-12 09:30

Legalising gambling in Italy has been intended to help curb the mafia, but prosecutors say it has only created new opportunities for the mob.

$564m Powerball jackpot split three ways

2015-02-12 12:30

Three lucky ticketholders in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico have won the estimated $564.1m US Powerball lottery jackpot.

Mixed responses to legalising online gambling

2015-01-20 15:02

Readers are divided on whether online gambling should be legalised in South Africa.

Gambling: Firms aim to avoid addiction

2014-11-23 15:30

Britain's £6.3bn gambling industry are looking for a balance to ensure that punters avoid addiction but keep coming back.

Gambling board blew R4m on trips

2014-10-24 14:15

The suspended National Gambling Board spent R4.1m on foreign travel in the past three years, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies explains Gambling Board's suspension

2014-10-18 08:42

Allegations of corrupt activities have prompted Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to suspend members of the Gambling Board.

Japan may delay casino bill

2014-05-15 12:07

Japan may not be able to pass a bill in the current parliament session that would pave the way to legalising casino gambling, lawmakers say.

Burger King impacts GPI results

2014-02-25 13:18

Grand Parade Investments' results show the impact of establishment costs incurred in Burger King, which is consistent with the growth phase of a business.

India's Goa bans local people from casinos

2014-01-03 15:17

Goa is tightening gambling restrictions with some leniency for tourists though.

 

Gambling revenue expected to rise

2015-04-24 14:20

SA’s gambling revenue is expected to increase over the next three years after the opening of a new casino by Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts in Limpopo.

Illegal gambling costing SA millions

2015-02-20 22:00

Illegal gambling has cost the country around R110m in tax revenue, affecting service delivery, says the Casino Association of SA.

Powerball reaches a whopping $485m

2015-02-11 10:06

Gamblers betting on the multi-state Powerball lottery this week could win one of the biggest jackpots in the game's history, as the total climbed to $485m.

Warning issued to SA’s online gamblers

2015-01-19 11:24

Government plans to oppose a bill from the Democratic Alliance that seeks to legalise online gambling in South Africa.

Gambling turnover climbs 7.5%

2014-11-21 05:10

Growth in the gambling industry moderated in 2013 with higher payout rates in certain sectors, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Myanmar set to legalise gambling

2014-10-22 14:30

Myanmar plans to legalise some types of gambling, including casinos for foreigners only in upper-tier hotels, an official says.

UK bookies plan to tighten gambling controls

2014-09-16 08:15

Britain's four biggest bookmakers have committed to advertise more responsibly as part of a voluntary move to self-police, hoping to fend off further regulation.

UK raises tax on gambling machines

2014-03-19 18:02

Britain has slapped a surprise tax increase on high-stakes gambling machines, sending shares tumbling and British bookmakers crying foul of the higher tax.

Gambler to pay NGO R2.3m back

2014-02-15 14:06

A gambler has been ordered to pay back her gambling debts to the charity she worked for.

KZN bets on gambling sector for growth

2013-11-17 12:27

KwaZulu-Natal is betting on huge revenue generation from casino and horse racing taxes as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

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