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Singapore government seeks to ban online gambling

In a dramatic move, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has put a new bill before parliament, which could bring the hammer down on remote online gambling in the territory. If the Remote Gambling Bill is ratified, it will prohibit all forms of online gambling, with the exception of those op...

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Singapore government seeks to ban online gambling

In a dramatic move, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has put a new bill before parliament, which could bring the hammer down on remote online gambling in the territory. If the Remote Gambling Bill is ratified, it will prohibit all forms of online gambling, with the exception of those operated by companies “based in Singapore; [that are] not-for-profit; contribute to public, social or charitable purposes in Singapore and have a good track record of compliance with Singapore’s legal and regulatory requirements." This proposed update to the law would not only seek to criminalise remote gambling operators, but players as well. Another gaming market bites the d...

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‘No’ outcome for Scotland nets one lucky pun...

The people of Scotland have preserved the 300-year union between Britain, Scotland & Wales. But for one businessman there was another reason to celebrate.

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‘No’ outcome for Scotland nets one lucky punter £1m!

The nation breathes a sigh of relief as the people of Scotland chuck out Alex Salmond’s dream of independence in a closely-fought public referendum, thus preserving the 300-year union between Britain, Scotland and Wales. But for one unnamed businessman there was another reason to celebrate… The wealthy Londoner allegedly put up £900,000 on a ‘No’ vote at William Hill and will have collected a gargantuan £1,093,333.33 pay-out following today’s result. William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said: "This adds up to the biggest bet of the century on any subject with us - and almost certainly with any bookmaker." Many bookies were already anticipating the failure of Salmon...

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UK gambling law explained: what’s all the fuss...

On the 1 December 2014, the UK government rolled out a series of updates to the way it regulates and collects tax from the gambling industry. This article explains all you need to know.

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UK gambling law explained: what’s all the fuss about?

Image credit: PokerFuse On the 1 December 2014, the UK government rolled out a series of updates to the way it regulates and collects tax from the gambling industry. There are a lot of changes planned, but the most widely-publicised modification was probably the fifteen percent Point of Consumption (POC) tax on offshore gambling operators. Initially, the proposals seem to have the industry in a state of panic, with several gaming brands limiting their UK presence and others pulling out altogether. But just how much do you understand about these transitions? What did they mean for the British gambling industry and, more importantly, what were the consequences for players if their favou...

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Good news for grinders: new UK law WON’T block...

The threat to make the “auto top-up” or “re-buy” feature on poker clients illegal in the UK seems to have diminished.

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Good news for grinders: new UK law WON’T block auto re-buy...

Image credit: Poker.excite The UK's new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 may be causing ructions across the nation’s poker community, but there’s some good news for grinders. The threat to make the “auto top-up” or “re-buy” feature on poker clients illegal in the UK seems to have diminished. Even though sites such as PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Sky Poker have already announced they are to tailor the UK-only versions of their clients to remove this facility, it seems that such moves may have been pre-emptive. Poker grinders were up in arms at the prospect of having to manually top-up their bankrolls while playing on 24 or more...

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Online gambling set to be legalised in New Jerse...

Online gambling in America could be back on the agenda if the Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie gets his way.

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Online gambling set to be legalised in New Jersey?

Image credit: The Nation Online gambling in America could be back on the agenda if the Governor of New Jersey gets his way, the New Republic reports . Chris Christie has filed a motion to the District Court that sets out his plans to ensure that Americans can gamble “without fear of criminal or civil action.” Gambling laws in the U.S.A are some of the strictest around; it is only legal to place a bet in four states – Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana - a far cry from the relaxed gambling laws experienced in much of the Western world. The US government effectively prohibited online gambling through the 2006 ‘Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act...

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