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Gambling turning into crime - New Jersey proposal comes to the rescue

Almost 70% of people in NJ participated in gambling just this last year, and 6.3% are suffering from uncontrollable gambling addictions. It’s a massive issue, considering that suchlike activities trigger parts of the brain that make it far too exciting for the participants to stop, eventually making gambling a habitual chase. What drives the addiction is usually the first successful win, which sets in a feeling of thrill and prompting a hunger for more. That in itself is a recipe for disaster, and the state of New Jersey suffers greatly, not just from addiction but also from gambling-related crimes.

A man who was stupid enough to steal $86K in lottery tickets gets arrested
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A man who was stupid enough to steal $86K in lottery tickets gets arrested

People often take things that don’t belong to them and don’t get caught. Perhaps you can get away with sneaking a snickers bar out of a grocery store or loot change from someone’s unlocked vehicle without ever getting noticed. And even if a security guard notices you pocket a candy bar without paying, chances are you’ll leave with a slap on your wrist. But good luck trying to steal $86K worth of items from a Pharmacy store - you will get busted, and there will be no mercy for such stupidity. 

Anti-smoking group wages war on smoking in casino facilities nationwide
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Anti-smoking group wages war on smoking in casino facilities nationwide

Smoking in a gambling facility is almost an aesthetic to some people. And even looking back at old-fashioned American films with casino scenes, you will see fancy men tossing cards with a cigar in their hand or a group of guys playing jackpot with their cigarettes filling a dark room with gray smoke. In other words, smoking while gambling is almost like a ritual to those who fancy tainted lungs. However, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights foundation is not too happy about it.

Illegal gambling streams on Twitch will now be closely monitored
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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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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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