Gambling & Casino

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By Max Wright/ Jul 30, 2020, 1:39 PM
By Max Wright/ Jul 30, 2020, 1:39 PM

New GC changes affect local and society lotteries

The new rules are now in effect and mean local lotteries must be more transparent, meaning that these smaller operators will function more like The National Lottery. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 24, 2020, 8:57 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 24, 2020, 8:57 AM

The National Lottery is exposing teenagers to gambling

New figures suggest that teenagers under 18 are spending big on lottery games, raising some questions. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 21, 2020, 10:07 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 21, 2020, 10:07 AM

12 Genesis casinos close in the UK after licence suspension

Although we don't know the reason, fans of the affected casinos should act now and withdraw their balances anyway.
By Max Wright/ Jul 17, 2020, 1:37 PM
By Max Wright/ Jul 17, 2020, 1:37 PM

Casinos in England can reopen from August 1st

BGC won’t need to stand for ‘Begging and Gaming Council’ anymore as Boris Johnson announces new plans. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 15, 2020, 3:37 PM
By Max Wright/ Jul 15, 2020, 3:37 PM

Buzz Bingo closing 26 bingo halls, cutting 574 jobs

The closures have been announced just weeks before 12 halls are planned to open across the country. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 15, 2020, 9:24 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 15, 2020, 9:24 AM

NetEnt’s live casino games now available at 888 Casino

If you like your blackjack with a little more Blitz and glamour, it's worth checking out what 888 has to offer. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 14, 2020, 10:11 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 14, 2020, 10:11 AM

Bookies in Scotland can soon return to normal

Does this relaxing of rules post-lockdown mean we might start seeing casinos reopen? I wouldn’t bet on it. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 10, 2020, 10:42 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 10, 2020, 10:42 AM

Slot autoplay and quick spin features could be for the chop

No matter how you spin it, these features make it easier for problem gamblers to spend more, faster. Read more.
By Max Wright/ Jul 8, 2020, 9:38 AM
By Max Wright/ Jul 8, 2020, 9:38 AM

GambleAware say bank blockers need to be standardised

A new study has found that only 60% of bank accounts have the option to block gambling transactions. The safer gambling charity thinks this needs to improve.

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