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Gambling addict blew £2million in one night

A millionaire gambling addict is suing The Ritz, after she lost £2million at its casino in a single night. Nora Al-Daher – who is married to a wealthy Omani politician – ran up the huge loss in only a few hours at the famous London hotel’s exclusive club. Mrs Al-Daher, 50, spent the fortune playing… Read more »

EU urges “health” warning for online gambling

The European Commission are to urge countries to force online gambling adverts to display warnings like cigarette packets. The EU executive will make its recommendation to improve controls of the online gambling industry next week, focusing on advertisements to tackle compulsive gambling. Whilst the recommendation is not legally binding, it may force European states to… Read more »

NSPCC launch online game sites

The UK’s leading children’s charity are launching a range a gaming products to raise funds. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) announced on Thursday that they are to create online games to raise funds and awareness to their cause. In June, they launched a weekly lottery, which is licensed by… Read more »

Lionel Messi saves US gambler $350,000

Lionel Messi saved a Las Vegas gambler’s blushes by scoring a late dramatic winner in Argentina’s World Cup match against Iran, after the man bet $350,000 (£205,000) on an Argentinian victory. Lionel Messi curled a stunning finish from outside the penalty area in injury time to seal a 1-0 win in the Group F clash,… Read more »

Spiderman actor is a nasty poker player

American “Poker Princess”, who hosted high-stake underground games for celebrities, claims Spiderman actor Tobey Maguire is a nasty poker player. The New York Post reported that in an excerpt from Molly Bloom’s new book (“Molly’s Game”) – which is published by Vanity Fair – Bloom said that Maguire once asked her to “bark like a… Read more »

Tennis star blows winnings on blackjack

One of the great villains of Tennis, Ernests Gulbis, has claimed that he celebrated his semi-final run at the French Open by blowing his winnings at a Latvian casino. Mr Gulbis, 25, won $557,000 at Roland Garros, after his best performance at a major tournament. “After losing to Djokovic, I returned to Latvia with my cousin… Read more »

British politicians gamble online

British politicians gamble online whilst working in Westminster, according to a freedom of information request. The Mail on Sunday reported that there were 3,844,636 attempts to access gaming websites from Parliamentary IT server between January 2013 and January 2014. Other sites accessed include pornography, dragon role-playing, virtual farming, and an extra marital affair website called… Read more »

Betting company bite on Suárez sponsorship deal

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has been dropped by 888poker, following his infamous bite of an Italian defender. The poker company announced they were severing ties with the Uruguayan on Friday after he was banned from all football-related activity for four months, following his bite of Giorgio Chiellini during a world cup match between Uruguay and… Read more »

Gambling President backs online legislation in Portugal

A leading figure in the gambling industry in Portugal has backed his government’s move to legislate against online gambling. The Portuguese government’s decision was praised by the President of the Portuguese Casino Association, Jorge Armind. Mr Armind said: “It is good that online gambling is getting regulated and becomes a legal form of gambling.” However,… Read more »

UK introduces gambling restrictions

New gambling restrictions will be enforced in the UK later this year, despite protests from the industry. The UK Gambling Act will be implemented on October 1, the UK Gambling Commission has confirmed. The Act will require gambling firms operating in the industry to submit an application to continue with their license by September 16…. Read more »