ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMBLING

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.

Gambling – more losers than winners

2014-11-14 11:57

Fancy betting on the horses this November? Have fun, but be warned – the majority of punters lose money, and there will always be more losers than winners.

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.

Why stay with an ADHD narcissist?

2014-04-08 10:50

This user's husband gambles, cheats on her, and is violent. Yet she says she wants to stay with him. Would you?

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.

Brick-and-mortar casinos vs. internet gambling

2014-02-11 13:11

Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.

Teen brains hyper-wired for rewards

2014-01-15 12:33

A study suggests that teenagers take more risks because the adolescent brain is hyper-motivated when it comes to receiving rewards.

Playing the horses a waste of money

2014-01-04 05:00

In the long run, the majority of horseracing punters will lose money at the track – and there will always be more losers than winners

Playing the horses a waste of money

2014-01-03 11:47

In the long run, the majority of horseracing punters will lose money at the track – and there will always be more losers than winners.

UK hits offshore gambling with levy

2013-08-16 15:17

Online betting companies based in offshore havens to sidestep Britain's gambling taxes will be hit with a new levy.

Human evolution influences gamblers' decisions

2013-03-19 08:37

New research suggests evolution, or basic survival techniques adapted by early humans, influences the decisions gamblers make when placing bets.

Don't blow your money - gambling board

2012-12-19 18:39

South Africans have been warned not to gamble away their hard-earned money this festive season.

South Africans on gambling spree

2012-11-14 11:45

South Africans spent R257.6bn on gambling in 2011, equating to over R8 000 per adult, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

SA casino market growing fast

2011-12-05 16:37

SA had the fastest-growing global casino market in 2010, according to a report by PwC.

Ladbrokes bet on SA pays off

2011-10-24 17:49

The world's largest bookmaker Ladbrokes says there has been solid betting during the Rugby World Cup.

No new gambling options allowed

2011-07-01 06:25

Government says no new forms of gambling or new casinos will be approved - for now.

Gambling revenues double since 2001

2011-06-29 15:15

Revenues earned from gaming doubled between 2001 and 2009 and now stand at R15.9bn, says the Gambling Review Commission.

Gambling on a higher tax take

2011-03-09 10:54

Marc Ashton questions if the proposals in the budget for a higher tax on earnings from gambling are workable or merely pie in the sky.

Gambling on a higher tax take

2011-03-09 10:54

Marc Ashton questions if the proposals in the budget for a higher tax on earnings from gambling are workable or merely pie in the sky.

Clarity sought on gambling tax

2011-03-03 12:09

The National Gambling board wants the Treasury and revenue service to spell out the tax on winnings from gambling announced in the budget.

Illegal online gambling on the increase

2011-02-16 13:50

The National Gambling Board has warned that those offering online gambling face fines and imprisonment.

Ladies' Poker Guide

2011-01-14 12:00

Always wanted to know how to bluff your way to poker victory? Bluff Magazine teaches you how

Man held for illegal gambling machines

2010-10-04 12:03

One man has been arrested after 18 illegal gambling machines were confiscated in Somerset West, says the City of Cape Town.

Parents gambling addicts? You may be too

2010-06-10 11:12

The odds are high that if one of your parents is addicted to gambling, you may be too, according to a new study of Australian twins.

 

The sad tale of money won, money earned and sangrias lost

2014-11-19 10:46

We win some, lose some and even earn some. This blogger talks saving, tax and the value of money.

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.

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.

Teen brains hyper-wired for rewards

2014-01-15 14:50

A study suggests that teenagers take more risks because the adolescent brain is hyper-motivated when it comes to receiving rewards.

Playing the horses – a losing game

2014-01-06 08:00

In the long run, the majority of horseracing punters will lose money at the track – and there will always be more losers than winners.

India's Goa bans local people from casinos

2014-01-03 15:17

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

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.

Social exclusion tied to risky gambling

2013-08-02 16:10

People who feel socially isolated are more likely to take risks with their money, according to a new study.

Casino keeps gambler's jackpot

2013-01-20 13:34
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A Johannesburg casino confiscated a banned gambler's winnings and charged him with trespassing after he hit a jackpot, it has been reported.

Did PwC fudge its gambling report?

2012-12-14 14:49

Regulatory gambling body, the National Gambling Board, has disputed the interpretation of SA’s first gaming outlook report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Web gambling gets boost from Obama

2011-12-26 16:30

The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalise Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue.

Fewer South Africans take to gambling

2011-10-28 17:30

The number of locals who gamble has dropped compared to 10 years ago but poor people are still likelier to do so, says the National Responsible Gambling Programme.

Authorities dig up dirt in horseracing

2011-10-02 14:16

The Competition Commission is set to probe the horseracing industry after it received a complaint from an Eastern Cape horse breeder.

Problem gambling moderates in SA

2011-06-30 06:30

Problem gambling levels have remained relatively constant despite the huge growth in the size of the industry, a new report shows.

SA lauds benefits of gambling

2011-04-18 14:29

Trade and Industry deputy minister Elizabeth Thabethe says the gambling industry contributes to employment and economic growth.

Gambling on a higher tax take

2011-03-09 10:54

Marc Ashton questions if the proposals in the budget for a higher tax on earnings from gambling are workable or merely pie in the sky.

Gambling on a higher tax take

2011-03-09 10:54

Marc Ashton questions if the proposals in the budget for a higher tax on earnings from gambling are workable or merely pie in the sky.

Gamblers' luck runs out

2011-02-23 14:04

If you happen to win the lottery or more than R25 000 at the casino, expect a withholding tax from 2012.

SA man to head global gambling body

2011-01-24 12:21

The International Association of Gambling Regulators has appointed the Limpopo Gambling Board CEO as its president.

Gauteng gamblers coin it

2010-12-08 06:17

Gamblers in Gauteng are apparently getting the best value for their money, the Competition Tribunal has heard.

Piggs Peak shuts shop

2010-08-30 07:36

Online casino operator Piggs Peak has suspended trading with SA clients following a high court ruling.

Gambling addict weeps in court

2009-10-09 22:06

A gambling addict has been sentenced to six years behind bars fir stealing more than R2m from two legal firms while in their employ as a bookkeeper.

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