Online Casino and Gambling News: April 2016

UK Health Official: Betting Shops are Making You Fat

This week a UK health official voiced her opinion that betting shops are the chief cause of the country's obesity epidemic, as the shops leave punters without money and thus unable to afford to purchase healthy food.

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State of Washington to Review Restrictive Laws on Gambling

This week the Washington State Gambling Commission has announced that they are preparing to take a look at its restrictive gambling laws and possibly soften its stance on the activity, using the group Spectrum Gaming to conduct a market study for the industry.

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Massachusetts Land Casino Denied Gaming License

A proposed casino resort property in Brockton Massachusetts will not be built after the state's Gaming Commission denied Mass Gaming & Entertainment a gaming license.

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$736,900 IGT MegaJackpots Progressive Hit

The old adage that you can win a jackpot with any spin proved true yesterday, as a punter hit the IGT MegaJackpots Progressive for a huge $736,900 cash prize, coming a day after a punter hit the same jackpot for $978,561.

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Australia Plans to Ban In-Play Sportsbetting

The government of Australia is working on putting a ban on the controversial in-play sportsbetting that has been taking place in-country, eliminating the various workarounds that internet bookmakers have been using to facilitate bets online.

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NYX Posts Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Gambling firm NYX Gaming Group has posted their full year 2015 financial results, noting increases in revenue and profit, but EBITDA falling.

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Nevada Gaming Revenues Slip 3% in March

The state of Nevada has posted their March casino revenue numbers, noting that revenues slipped 3% when compared to the same period last year.

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Tabcorp Faces Money Laundering Charges in Australia

Australian betting firm Tabcorp is in hot water with Australian authorities after it was revealed that the company is facing charges of 61 breaches of money laundering charges.

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$978,561 MegaJackpots Progressive Won

Earlier today a punter playing an IGT video slot won the MegaJackpots Progressive for a huge $978,561 prize.

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Gala Coral Fined Almost £880k in Problem Gambler Case

UK betting group Gala Coral has been handed a hefty fine of nearly £880,000 after they took a large sum of money from a VIP player who was stealing the funds in order to play.

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