This is a great article on the impact that expansive gambling has had on UK's citizens, and what we can expect here in the US if we continue to expand gambling. There have always been gambling addicts. Go back in time to Britain’s official inquiries into gambling in 1978, 1951 or even the 1930s and you will find the same concerns being expressed about the dangers it posed to the public, particularly those on middle or lower incomes. As late...
In his article for Wisconsin Watch, Coutu consulted a statistical expert, who concluded that the lucky streaks among some of the frequent winners of the Wisconsin Lottery defied any reasonable explanation. In all, Coutu found that three of the top 13 frequent winners had close ties to the retailers selling them the winning tickets. Another expert noted in the article that retailers get a cut of the winnings, providing additional temptation to cheat. Read more here
As the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino proposal moves forward, public comments issued to the Bureau of Indian Affairs show mixed reactions to the plan. Those wishing to make public comment may do so by mailing or hand-delivering written comments to Timothy LaPointe, Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, Minnesota 55347 https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/20190604/casino_projectdraws_mixedcomments_?fbclid=IwAR3sS7iicbgSk6Xsmi6ff98sLSMdhATZKhlhod4Bm3DSYYeB5mp7cJsZ-d4
This is what the future of almost every US state looks like and why our fight to stop the expansion of gambling matters more than ever. https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-general-assembly-session-wrap-20190602-story.html?fbclid=IwAR10bSjDF7qTPxLUG4BuFcB2hwjW9qIEy8yehDNc7XYVxNa-K9xAIO_k6mE
In a filing with Grays Harbor Superior Court, the Quinault Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit for damages against Valve Corporation, the creators of the video game Counter-Strike and the software distribution platform Steam, saying that the company is conducting online gambling and is in violation with the Consumer Protection Act." https://www.kxro.com/quinault-indian-nation-sues-video-game-maker-valve/
“Imagine putting up a neon sign for a crackhouse. That’s what a video slot machine is for some people,” Sarah Paul, (a behavior health counselor) said. “It’s a bright, flashy sign for an addict.” “People don’t like to think about gambling addiction. But it can — and very often does — cause the same kind of destruction as drug addiction or alcoholism,” Paul said. “We are seeing people who gamble away entire inheritances. Paychecks. And these are people who we...
What separates commercialized gambling from every other business is it’s a big con game based on financial fraud and exploitation. The grand promises made by casino promoters are simply part of the big con. #nooffreservationcasinos https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/18/northeast-casino-market-saturated-catskills-resort-offers-cautionary-tale/ESutL6sxiGz3hFltbX3FHO/story.html?fbclid=IwAR2nON8kXNabImP6eo-tEfHT4Xv5MD8c8Vc2bYKOc5W-t9bpVftFi921LWY
Much of the money was spent on gambling and cocaine, the lawyers said. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2019/03/21/racine-woman-who-stole-775-000-sentenced-21-months-prison/3223600002/?fbclid=IwAR1Yma75YsHBKszzKEAK1WVzNs6XLFl_F-ncH6PsFB9NOPejh509xJIWkFs
According to the US Census Bureau, there are 8 million more millennials than baby boomers. The problem for the gambling industry is, the younger demographic doesn’t like to gamble nearly as much. They intend to change that. Caesars Entertainment is rolling out a new tactic it a bid to corner a market that has mostly eluded live casinos – the gambling millennial. It’s called The Fan Cave, and it’s pretty much exactly like the “man caves” strewn across thousands...
Fears over children as young as ELEVEN being lured into addiction Experts believe casinos and betting firms are grooming teenage gamers Rank Group has hosted tournaments where players gambled as they took park More betting firms are sponsoring eSports events, which attract young players Casinos and betting firms have been accused by experts of grooming teenage video gamers as the next generation of gamblers. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that FTSE 250 company Rank Group, which owns Grosvenor Casinos...
- Ho-Chunk receives approval for Beloit casino (UPDATE)
- Beloit Group Holds Meeting in Opposition of Casino Project
- Revealed: Betting firms were granted access to database of 28 MILLION children and used it to boost number of young gamblers by up to 15% in one of Britain’s biggest ever data breaches
- “Given the minor contribution of gambling revenues to state budgets, officials might be better advised to rely on broad-based revenues and spending controls rather than the relatively paltry revenues from legal gambling.”
- IGT’s Charles Cohen: ‘2020 will be the year of tribal sports betting’