FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 Contact: Lorri Pickens email@example.com, / 920-358-7980 Appleton, WI--- March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and Citizens Against Expanding Gambling is redoubling its efforts to educate the public, elected officials and other opinion leaders about the dangers associated with problem gambling. The Wisconsin Council of Problem Gamblers estimates that more than 300,000 Wisconsin residents are problem gamblers with an average debt of $38,090. Calls to the 24-hour hotline have increased by 281% since...
Matching fruits to make a drink, finding hidden words—the idea is to reward players for their brains and dexterity and not simply for dumb luck. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-26/casinos-bet-on-smoothie-slots-desperate-to-lure-millennials
DraftKings has long argued that its business, a daily fantasy sports game where users can win cash prizes in exchange for cash entry fees, is a game of skill (legal), not a game of chance (illegal). Now, DraftKings is preparing to cross over to the other side. The company is building a sports betting product, says CEO Jason Robins, who hopes that his startup will be ready if and when sports gambling is legalized in the United States. https://www.recode.net/2018/2/2/16964742/draftkings-sports-gambling-product-jason-robins
"DraftKings and FanDuel have an early lead in identifying and serving a population of likely bettors. Both say they would welcome the change. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins told Bloomberg in November that it would consider all its options, including becoming a sports book, if the legal restrictions were lifted.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/spread-of-legal-sports-betting-could-upend-daily-fantasy-sports
This is exactly why WI lawmakers need to oppose the legalization of Daily Fantasy Sports. “A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States.” “Many of the new fantasy sports laws don’t even require states to approve new contests.” “None of these states really thought...
"Problem gamblers – no one knows how many exist or cost to the state. Labour deputy leader Tom Watson derides admission and says his party will ‘ask the questions the government is failing to ask’" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/05/problem-gamblers-no-one-knows-how-many-exist-or-cost-to-the-state
Here is an excellent insight into how the commercial sports gambling operation works by a gambling insider and why the illegal market grows under a system of legalization: https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/its-too-soon-to-start-high-fiving-over-legal-sports-betting/
More than six years after New Jersey voters endorsed legal wagering on football, baseball and other sports events, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could make sports betting — already a multibillion-dollar illegal industry — legal in the state and elsewhere. Read more here.
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Daily Fantasy Sports Ruling Every effort has been met with opposition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the four major professional sports leagues -- Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League -- even as some of the leagues have partnered with daily fantasy sports operations. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of an August 2016 decision of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in...
From a country with widespread online gambling: The Gambling Commission's recent survey of 1,000 U.K. students found that 40% of student gamblers are in debt because of #gambling. Another good reason to oppose Daily Fantasy Sports. Read more here.
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