OPINION: Why smartphone gambling is on the rise among Africa's millennials

2019-11-26 06:01

Smartphones are also affecting several facets of young people’s lives - including the ever-growing community of sports betting in Africa, says Victor Odundo Owuor.

Phumelela results delayed after tumultuous year

2019-10-01 21:30

JSE-listed horse-racing and betting operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure is postponing the release of its annual results for the 12 months ended July 31, it announced on Tuesday.

9 tricks casinos use to keep you spending your money

2019-06-09 16:44

Casinos use sounds, lights, and physical design to lead people into spending more money.

Vietnam police bust $1bn illegal online gambling ring

2019-04-27 19:00

Police in Vietnam broke up an online gambling ring that had handled more than $1bn in bets and arrested 22 people, reports said Saturday.

This is what scientists say makes something truly addictive

2018-07-17 12:46

Video game 'addiction' decision renews debate over whether behaviours can cause same kind of illness as drugs.

People are so obsessed with trading cryptocurrencies that a hospital just launched a programme to treat addictive behaviour

2018-05-31 14:59

Scottish addiction treatment centre Castle Craig Hospital has launched a programme geared to help people who are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies online.

Lottery winner has four days to claim jackpot millions

2017-07-26 11:46

Lottery operator Ithuba Holdings has appealed for the owner of a lottery ticket that won a jackpot come forward before the winnings are forfeited.

SA online gamblers busted, winnings confiscated

2017-05-27 17:40

The trade and industry department has announced the confiscation of the winnings of online gamblers in SA.

‘Money mules’ clean dirty cash

2016-10-16 07:13

People known as “money mules” are increasingly becoming part of the illicit money transfer method in the online gambling and betting sector, said Olwethu Majola-Kinyunyu, a senior editor for the Anti-Money Laundering Journal of Africa.

Tsogo waits on SA rebound while expanding casinos

2016-07-18 11:30

Tsogo Sun is positioning itself for an economic rebound as the gaming and hotels company upgrades casinos in its core market.


How a scientist uncovered the hidden financial risks that regulators missed

2019-10-05 08:30

In the 1970s, university professor Doyne Farmer and two physics students built a tiny computer that could be hidden in a shoe, which could predict where roulette balls would land. At casinos in Las Vegas, they communicated with toe-controlled switches about what bets to make. Their winnings were great, but they quit because "we were nervous about getting our kneecaps broken". Today, Farmer works in global finance.

Watch what happened when a UK father promised his 7-year-old son a PlayStation 5 if he could hit the crossbar 3 times in a row with a soccer ball

2019-06-22 18:32

A lesson to all of the dads out there: If you dangle a next-gen game console as an incentive for doing something, your child will perform miracles.

Tiger Woods had a fantastic response to being asked about the person who bet R1.2 million on him to win the Masters

2019-05-27 10:48

Tiger Woods knew the first bet to win the Masters was a good one. The second one to win the grand slam? Not so much.

#Budget2019: You can bet on a gambling levy - tax experts

2019-02-23 08:30

A "gambling levy", to mitigate the negative effects of excessive gambling, was again proposed in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 Budget speech.

Chinese police busted a R14 billion cryptocurrency dark web World Cup gambling ring

2018-07-14 21:37

Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion, or around R14 billion, in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.

Online gamblers lose big time over illegal winnings

2017-05-28 16:00

Online gamblers have had over R1m confiscated by the state after a court ordered several gamblers to forfeit their illegal winnings to the state.

How my uncle nearly gambled everything away

2016-11-14 14:47

Gambling is an addiction that some people never recover from.

Will 21 be the new legal drinking age in SA?

2016-10-03 19:55

The Department of Trade and Industry has published liquor and gambling amendment bills that aim to limit the social ills associated with drinking and gambling.

Sun International gets nod for Latin American merger

2016-06-01 12:13

Sun International has been given the green light to merge its Latin American portfolio with Chile-based leader in the gaming and entertainment industry Dreams SA.

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