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Dottys Gaming and Spirits suffers a data breach
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Dottys Gaming and Spirits suffers a data breach

Dotty’s is a chain owned by Craig Estey in Nevada that has 175 locations in the state of Nevada, Oregon, and Minnesota. The uneventful-looking gambling facilities look like a shrunken counterfeit version of regular land-based casinos. Just one of those places one would go to if everything else was closed. Cheap American food like fries, corn dogs, pizza, and other snacks are offered to visitors. But to everyone’s surprise, a cyberattack at Dotty’s leaves 300,000 guests worried about their personal information.

Vaccine lottery scam alert | World Health Organization warns against new scams
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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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Illegal gambling streams on Twitch will now be closely monitored

A USA-based live streaming platform called Twitch (owned by Amazon) was originally designed for users to channel and provide commentary on video games. But of course, not one online platform in the world goes without a few individuals using it for completely unrelated purposes. Even strange ones like ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), fortune telling, ladies in bikinis releasing intestinal gases, and more. But now Twitch has a new "genre" to deal with - channels streaming illegal gambling. 

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Ohio Sports Betting bill concerns | Gambling ads target Youth & minorities

Some forms of entertainment that are permissible to adults must be kept out of children’s sight. With sports betting making its way to Ohio, also come critics who are concern with potentially harmful semantics. Groups are now arguing a bill passed by the Senate this June, as sports betting advertisements appear to target minorities youth. Predatory gambling may make operators an extra buck, but the receiving ends will get a hot burn.

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Hollywood Casino York Grand Opening | Cashless gaming on the rise

Technology is advancing at an overwhelming rate, especially now that the world relies on computerized machinery more than ever. The gambling industry is no exception to such progress. Cashless gaming is one of the leading innovations that won operators’ hearts as the pandemic called for touch-less transactions. Resorts World Las Vegas became the first entirely cashless casino; up next is the Hollywood Casino York in Pennsylvania. Completing its final steps before the grand opening this upcoming August, the facility will offer a wide range of gambling entertainment accompanied by card-less, contactless, and cashless transactions. Barstool Sportsbook included!

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Poker game gone wrong - man gets shot and loses his life

Poker is a game, but since it usually involves money, it could become a lot more than a simple form of entertainment. And if people are willing to flip a table during a game of monopoly with fake cash, imagine the anger that could surface when real money is on the line. A 61-year-old man named Joseph Berry serves as an unfortunate example of how unpredictable people can be when a Poker game goes wrong.

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