Anti-gambling

  • Cabinet reshuffle could threaten gambling curbs, say campaigners

    Anti-gambling campaigners have voiced fears that new culture secretary, Matt Hancock, will shy away from strict curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals, as it emerged the machines are taking more revenue than ever from British punters. Anti-FOBT campaigners warned that Hancock, who replaced Karen Bradley in this week’s cabinet reshuffle by Theresa May,...
  • Argument Against Gambling

    “The best throw at dice is to throw them away.” —Mark Twain State-run lotteries are the most popular form of commercial gambling in the U.S., with half or more Americans participating in any given year. In 2003 total consumer spending on lotteries was nearly $45 billion or $155 per...
  • How easy is it for kids to gamble online? VERY!

    FIG. 1 How easy is it for kids to gamble online? VERY! FIG. 2 There are thousands of Facebook apps that simulate casino games. Caesars Slots is one of the largest, with more than one million monthly users. FIG. 3 With one click, a child can easily download the app...
  • Restore the Wire Act

    Since 1961, all gambling involving interstate telecommunications, including online gambling, has been prohibited by the Wire Act, which was originally written to strike at a major funding source for the mob. When the Internet emerged, illegal offshore online casinos flourished by targeting young Americans. Congress responded by enacting the...
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