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A clueless man drowning in ​​£100k debt after five years betting on sports he knew nothing about
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A clueless man drowning in ​​£100k debt after five years betting on sports he knew nothing about

39-year-old Chris Bilham is boldly speaking out on the topic of gambling addiction, as he struggled with it for five years. At the age of 30, he decided to take a chance and bet money on a football match on an app he had downloaded. Little did he know that wasn’t going to be the last, and he went down a spiral of a destructive gambling addiction that left him with a £100,000 debt and excruciating suicidal thoughts.  

Gambling addictions spike amid the pandemic crisis
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Gambling addictions spike amid the pandemic crisis

For the first time in history, the entire globe shared a comparable struggle - the pandemic lockdown. The deaths from COVID are certainly the main subject of this painful period, but even those who weren’t touched by the virus got a neat old slap in many other ways. Some lost their jobs, others had to stay outside of hospital doors while their loved ones were dying inside, and many took relief in morally forbidden things like drugs and alcohol abuse. This is an undeniable fact, as alcohol sales went up by 60% in the past year, and drug-related crimes began taking over regions all around the earth. 

Request for Internet Service Providers in Australia to block review sites with illegal gambling ads
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Request for Internet Service Providers in Australia to block review sites with illegal gambling ads

Hundreds of illegal online casinos in Australia have been blocked over the years due to illegal operations. Yet, they keep surfacing, and review sites are being less than helpful in terms of eliminating the criminal and civil offenses caused by them. Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) reaches out to the country’s internet service providers for backup, as illegal online gambling activities continue posing risks to problem players and those who underestimate the importance of a gaming license on casino sites. AMCA representatives instruct consumers to report unlicensed gambling services.

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Vaccine lottery scam alert | World Health Organization warns against new scams

Vaccinated folks are awaiting a potential prize draw that could change their lives. And while many have already been randomly selected for various cash winnings and generous perks, thousands of overly excited individuals fell for scams that came with painful, nonrefundable aftermath. It’s easy to think that falling for a scam is a foolish mistake, but con artists never miss a chance to develop a new scheme that can be surprisingly convincing - even to the vigilant eye. This week, the World Health Organization made efforts to alert the vaccinated against compensation scammers impersonating Capital Finance.

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World Poker Tour Champion Dennis Blieden earned a 6+ year prison sentence

Despite the ultimate success in the world of Poker, Dennis Blieden decided to dabble in misappropriation of funds and got the prize of a lifetime - a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence. And if that’s not enough of a punishment, the trickster will be forced to pay $22.7 million in restitution, which is the exact amount he snatched from his former employer for making bets in Poker.

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Scientific Games & Marker Trax join forces | Cashless Gaming

Cashless solutions are gaining massive success in the gambling industry, especially now that Nevada’s casinos are integrating the technologies into their facilities one by one. Scientific Games Corporation has already become a giant in the distribution of cashless gaming to operators, but as they join forces with Maker Trax, another major payment solutions company, the technology is expected to double in its progression.

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