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Trial programme launched in Scotland to support gambling addicts

Niji Narayan

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A pilot scheme has been initiated in the Scottish town of Aberdeen to support people addicted to gambling.

The GambleAware charity launched a £100,000 campaign to provide people with access to counselling and advice services.

Helpline details will be displayed on buses and there will be adverts on the radio and online websites.

Students will be made aware of problem gambling and how to get help.

It is estimated that about 230,000 Scots either have a problem with gambling or are at risk of becoming addicted.

The pilot scheme has been designed to see how far the GambleAware message can be spread ahead of a wider, national campaign launched in the new year.

Iain Corby, the charity’s deputy chief executive, said: “Only 2% of people with a gambling problem come forward for help.”

“We don’t know if that’s because they don’t know who to turn or, or if they’re just reluctant to.”

“So with this campaign we want to remove the chance that they don’t know how to get help.”

GambleAware offers a range of services for those concerned about their problem as well as their family and friends through fellow charity The RCA Trust.

Mr Corby added: “A lengthy telephone call can be enough to give someone the tips they need to get their gambling under control.”

“Others might prefer an online chat or face-to-face counselling and we can do this over a course of four to six weeks.

“We do offer a 13-week residential rehab programme if it is needed.”

Earlier this year Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart called for the maximum bet on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to be reduced from the “farcical” £100 to £2, highlighting the “tragic consequences” that can arise from gambling addictions.

Mr Stewart said: “I have been quite shocked at how many people have been affected by problem gambling, particularly focusing on people using FOBTs and online apps.”

“I’m very grateful to GambleAware and its other partners, and I’m extremely pleased this pilot is launching in the north-east.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Delaware North Sues Miomni Gaming Over Fraudulent Claims

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Delaware North, the US based casino operator, has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming.

The operator is seeking monetary damages through the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Delaware, including Miomni’s 49% stake in the BetLucky joint venture, which the supplier is apparently refusing to give up. The joint venture was made to launch the BetLucky sports betting platform. Delaware North then terminated the contract earlier this month.

The operator claims Miomni made fraudulent claims to induce it to enter into a joint venture, as well as of wilfully breaching a limited liability company agreement governing the operation of BetLucky.

Delaware North claims that Miomni and chief executive Venner repeatedly claimed to own intellectual property rights to the platform, including the source code for the front end and back end of the platform.

 

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Superbet Submits Application for Online Betting License in Poland

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Last week, the Romanian gambling giant Superbet submitted an application to the Polish  Ministry of Finance for a license to organise bookmaker bets via the Internet.

Superbet has been running bookmaking activities in Poland since 2017. The betting shops of the bookmaker stand at a very high level, but everyone knows that the real strength lies in online betting. It remains to be hoped that “online” will look just as good.

Everything seems to indicate that after several months of expectations, Superbet will launch online sales in Poland. The platform has been adapted to the requirements of the Polish regulator and if everything goes as planned, the company will offer its services online at the end of the year.

 

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Red Rake Gaming travels to the Silk Road with Marco Polo in a new release full of excitement and adventure

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Red Rake Gaming travels to the Silk Road with Marco Polo in a new release full of excitement and adventure
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Innovative casino gaming provider Red Rake Gaming has just launched a new 5×3 reel videoslot that takes players on a journey through Europe and Asia with Marco Polo.

Starting in Venice, Marco Polo’s hometown, the players must reach the free spin feature in order to begin the journey along the Silk Road and increase their winnings.

Powerful Yin Yang symbols lead the player to an interesting choice: choose between a direct win awarded by an exciting abacus or direct entry to the free spins feature. The Marco Polo symbol is also Wild and replaces all the symbols including Yin Yang, which gives the player many more chances to win.

Within the free spin feature is where the player begins to travel across the map getting more spins and new multipliers.

An interesting videoslot with a very careful design that will be presented together with the most outstanding Red Rake Gaming games at the G2E Asia trade fair (Stand D1829) from the 21st to the 23rd of May, 2019.

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