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A list of online gambling news articles and analyses written by rab for GamingZion.
Angry Gambling Vandal Jailed

Angry Gambling Vandal Jailed

RabApril 26, 201409:20:28

An enraged gambler has been jailed following his act of smashing up a betting shop in retaliation to apparently being conned by the staff over a dog racing wager. Daniel Halton wrecked three fixed odds betting terminals with a stool when he lost his temper at a branch of Betfred in Manchester Road, Bradford Crown […]

William Hill Announce Slipping Profits

William Hill Announce Slipping Profits

RabApril 25, 201418:45:38

UK bookmaker William Hill has cited two “substantial” loss-making weeks coming from a series of football results as one of the main reasons for a year-on-year drop in profit during the first three months of 2014. The largest British company to place bet on sports in the UK reported that operating profit for the first […]

Amaya Gaming Hot for Investment Despite Stock Price Drops

Amaya Gaming Hot for Investment Despite Stock Price Drops

RabApril 25, 201418:38:46

Amaya Gaming Group Inc, has seen its stock price take a hit after a recent earnings miss, but the company’s long-term outlook was largely unaffected, making the stock now priced-to-buy for investors. The Pointe-Claire-based company, which serves the online and mobile betting and physical gambling industries, looks poised to generate substantial growth through its services […]

William Hill to Close 109 Shops Due to New Point of Tax Consumption

William Hill to Close 109 Shops Due to New Point of Tax Consumption

RabApril 25, 201416:47:31

William Hill have today announced their intention to close 109 of their British betting shops, blaming the financial effects of the new point of consumption tax. The move comes following the March budget announcement, when the British government declared that their new tax on betting shop machines would come into effect at the end of […]

Vietnam Still Debating Casino Business Future

Vietnam Still Debating Casino Business Future

RabApril 24, 201418:59:06

Discussions over the issue of a decree on casino business activities in the country heated up a recent session of Vietnam’s National Assembly Standing Committee held in the capital Hanoi. At the session, most of NA Standing Committee members agreed with the proposal of allowing Vietnamese residents to play in casinos; under the explicit following […]

Alleged Baccarat Cheat Banned

Alleged Baccarat Cheat Banned

RabApril 24, 201418:53:25

A gambler accused of cheating while playing baccarat at SkyCity casino is bewildered by the charges, claiming that he never cheated and has lost $25,000 there in the past year. Petronius Linsao Cortez, 52, appeared in Auckland District Court today on nine charges after spending Sunday night at the casino. Court documents said the Glenfield […]

Five More Websites Added to Bulgarian Blacklist

Five More Websites Added to Bulgarian Blacklist

RabApril 24, 201418:31:24

The Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling have added five more online gambling websites to their blacklist of domains prohibited from operating in Bulgaria. These are just the most recent online gambling sites in Bulgaria to join the list; a total of 203 websites have now been blacklisted by the regulatory body. Bulgarian internet service providers […]

How Paddy Power’s Social Media Strategy Leapfrogged the Competition

How Paddy Power’s Social Media Strategy Leapfrogged the Competition

RabApril 24, 201415:19:08

Capturing the British gambler’s attention is no easy feat for bookies with giants like Ladbrokes and William Hill around, but Paddy Power managed it, utilizing social media. At the start of 2012 Paddy Power had received moderate to poor success with their advertising and brand awareness campaigns; okay some were fruitful, but in the long […]

International Game Technology Links States with Jackpot Network

International Game Technology Links States with Jackpot Network

RabApril 23, 201418:43:36

International Game Technology has announced that it has successfully connected casino properties in New Jersey and South Dakota, in the first commercial multistate Wide Area Progressive jackpot network in the US. The gaming products designer and manufacturers have developed Powerbucks, a multistate WAP that works as an add-on to titles that links progressive pools between […]

Illinois Hopeful for Gaming Expansion

Illinois Hopeful for Gaming Expansion

RabApril 22, 201417:33:52

The latest efforts to expand gaming in the US state of Illinois are being seen by some as the most hopeful chance for success to date. The growing speculation is fueled by the popular belief that that powerful House Speaker, Mike Madigan, might be on board and that Governor Pat Quinn might finally be willing […]