The UK Gambling Commission says loot boxes are not gambling

The legal battle around loot boxes has been ongoing for years now. When Belgium ruled out that loot boxes are considered a form of gambling in the country, UKGC said they’re going to look into the matter. Now, they’re saying it’s not gambling, and software creators can put loot boxes in their games. Here’s why their decision is questionable, to say the least. What’s a loot box? For those of you who aren’t involved in gaming, it may sound like

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Irish bookmakers panic as the National Lottery wants regulations

Ireland is in the midst of updating its more than archaic gambling laws. However, this process can be worsened if this proposal is added to the final bill. Here’s what you have to know. The battle for the Gambling and Lotteries Amendment Bill Even if you haven’t been following our news section for a while, you must know that Ireland is actively updating its gambling regulation. The law under which the gambling industry runs is over 50 years old and

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Irish Gambling Amendment Bill is making progress

We’re all excited to see the Gambling Amendment Bill to go through parliamentary commissions. During the last week, there’s been a lot of action and controversies that surrounded the legal process. Here’s what you have to know. The independent gambling regulator It’s been discussed a lot, and now we can announce it officially. The officials have finally decided that the country is going to form an independent governmental body to regulate the gambling sector. It’s one of the best possible

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The suicide case that can change gambling

The UK couple is suing the government for their son’s suicide, The Guardian reports. Why do they do this and how it can impact gambling? Read to find out. The death of Jack Ritchie Jack Ritchie was a young healthy lad from Sheffield, who moved to Vietnam to pursue a career in teaching. He was struggling with gambling since he was 17. In Vietnam, he still couldn’t control his gambling habits and tool the wrong decision. He wrote to his

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NHS opens a youth-oriented gambling clinic

The National Health Service is prepared to open doors for underaged gamblers to help fight addiction, The Guardian reports. Why is this necessary and what the clinic is going to do? Read on to find out. The problem with gambling in the UK Gambling is a fun activity and millions enjoy it. From placing a bet while watching a game in a pub to taking part in a poker tournament, gambling gives people the thrill they lack in their daily

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The UK’s gambling giants start giving more

The country’s largest gambling companies show that they’re capable of being virtuous without government intrusion, BBC reports. They now plan to give as much as £100 million per year for charitable causes. Learn why do they do it in this article. The problem with gambling in the UK In the UK, gambling is legal, including online gambling. However, this doesn’t make the market safe for punters. Surely, it makes the share of rogue casinos very minimal, but the dangers of

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Ireland is one step closer towards the Gambling Bill

Ireland has a rocky relationship with gambling. Now, it has made yet another step towards market regulation. Follow the article to learn what’s happening with gambling in Ireland. The gambling laws in Ireland Ireland is one of the most gambling nations, yet it has poorly defined laws. The law that regulates gambling now is over 60 years old. Many Irish people believe it needs updating to make it work in 2019. There are sure a lot of gambling problems that

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UK Labour’s Tom Watson says all casinos should reapply for a license

The Labour party has another go at the casino industry. Tom Watson now says all online casinos should apply for licenses. Why? Let’s find out. What Tom Watson says Here’s what Tom Watson has to say about casinos. More than a third of them are failing customers, the MP believes. Multiple investigations show that top-performing casinos are not serving their customers best. This is why Watson believes all online casinos should apply for a license once more. This will allow

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Ladbrokes is rigging the game, Sunday Mail says

One of the largest gambling companies in the UK, Ladbrokes, is accused of cheating. How can this be, and what did the culprit do? Let’s find out. The era of personalized experiences The trend of the day is personalization. Back in the 1950s businesses tried to find one-size-fits-all solutions. Now, it just doesn’t cut it for the customers. This is why you see Netflix offering personalized recommendations to users. It goes all the way down to showing thumbnails based on

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A BMJ study says the UK needs a tax on gambling

A study published in the British Medical Journal says the UK has to implement a new form of a levy on the gambling industry, The Guardian reports. What’s wrong with all the taxes it’s paying already? Let’s find out. The gambling problem There are plenty of problems with gambling in the UK. For starters, there are over 550,000 people addicted to gambling, and only one NHS clinic dedicated to the issue. The numbers of minors addicted to gambling is also

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