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A list of online gambling news articles and analyses written by toms for GamingZion.
The 7 Greatest British Boxers of All Time

The 7 Greatest British Boxers of All Time

Tom S.July 24, 201411:09:39

Ask most people in the world to name you a boxer and they’ll tell you Mohammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Mayweather Jr. All of these boxers have two things in common: not only are they boxing legends, but they’re American. Yet it was the Brits who made boxing what it is today. Who […]

Tyson Fury’s Most Memorable Moments from Stiff Idiots to Stiff Uppercuts

Tyson Fury’s Most Memorable Moments from Stiff Idiots to Stiff Uppercuts

Tom S.July 24, 201411:00:35

While Tyson Fury’s fight with Dereck Chisora may have been tucked away for another day, that didn’t stop Fury from coming out with another of his classics. Continuing in a rich tradition of crazy, ridiculous and downright stupid words and actions, the Manchester fighter accidentally called out the wrong person. But what kind of things […]

The 4 Biggest British Boxing Rivalries

The 4 Biggest British Boxing Rivalries

Tom S.July 24, 201410:48:33

Everyone may know about the big rivalries between Frazier and Ali or Zale and Graziano, but British boxing has thrown up its fair share of rivalries. With Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora set to meet for a 2nd time this month, we take a look at some more of the classics. 1) Frank Bruno vs […]

Beersheba Mob Boss Indicted for Gambling Racket

Beersheba Mob Boss Indicted for Gambling Racket

Tom S.May 21, 201418:13:07

A mob boss in the Southern Israeli city of Beersheba has been indicted over a series of organized crime offenses, including running a gambling racket. The man had been in charge of a number of illegal casinos staffed by strong men who terrified gamblers running late on their payments to the racket. With standard casino […]

Rise of Unlicensed Betting Shops in Tanzania fuels Underage Gambling

Rise of Unlicensed Betting Shops in Tanzania fuels Underage Gambling

Tom S.May 20, 201412:48:01

School administrators fear that the recent rise in betting shops throughout Tanzania is being overlooked by the country’s gambling regulator, the Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT). After a newspaper survey, Tanzanians seem to feel that the shops are not regulated enough to prevent schoolchildren from entering and placing bets on sporting events. These regulatory problems […]

New British Gambling Act Finally Gains Royal Assent

New British Gambling Act Finally Gains Royal Assent

Tom S.May 19, 201417:27:29

The new British gambling act will soon come into force after the Queen gave her royal assent to the bill. This new law is the first change since 2005’s Gambling Act, with the major talking point being the Point of Consumption (PoC) tax. That tax means that any gambling company doing business within the UK […]

140 Billion Reasons Why Government Prohibition of Betting Doesn’t Work

140 Billion Reasons Why Government Prohibition of Betting Doesn’t Work

Tom S.May 16, 201414:38:09

The International Centre for Sports Security and Paris Sorbonne University have released figures that 80% of sports betting is through illegal channels, accounting for an incredible $140 Billion a year. That’s a huge amount of money, and with most of these illegal transactions almost untraceable, the problem is much larger than was previously thought. So […]

Sheldon Adelson Enlists Willie Brown in Online Casino Fight

Sheldon Adelson Enlists Willie Brown in Online Casino Fight

Tom S.May 16, 201412:57:44

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has recruited former Assembly speaker Willie Brown for his fight against online gambling in the US. The move is just the latest in a high profile battle that was reignited with the opening of new, legal online casinos last year. As the former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown brings with […]

Casino Legislation Reignites Debate Over Pachinko Legality

Casino Legislation Reignites Debate Over Pachinko Legality

Tom S.May 14, 201412:49:42

Moves to legalize and regulate casinos in Japan have led to a reopening of the debate surrounding the legality of the country’s Pachinko machines. The game is extraordinarily popular in a country with no legal gambling, and one in six Japanese playing the game. However, it is a game that has remained on the edge […]

Who Will Take Charge as Paddy Power CEO Steps Down?

Who Will Take Charge as Paddy Power CEO Steps Down?

Tom S.May 14, 201412:30:46

Patrick Kennedy has hosted his final AGM as CEO of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, with the question on everyone’s lips: who will take charge of the giant gambling firm now? While Paddy Power’s brand has gone from strength to strength, aided by strong mobile betting figures, they have come under attack for their, at times, […]