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Benefits of Legalizing Gambling in Developed Countries



Benefits of Legalizing Gambling in Developed Countries
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The morality of gambling has been a matter of contention in society for most of its history. While some people perceive it as a fun activity, others see it as a threat to individuals’ social and economic well-being. Whether you are for or against gambling, and that incudes sports betting, it is crucial to note that both sides of the argument offer valid points. Ultimately, the question you should ask is if the negatives to gambling outweigh the benefits or vice-versa.

Although there have been major steps in countering the negative argument with countries such as the United States and Canada legalizing gambling, some still hold on to the idea that gambling is inherently harmful. The former has created regulatory bodies that control gambling activities. These bodies strike a balance between the activity’s risk and perks by ensuring player safety and security. So what do these developed countries gain from legalized gambling?

Fair and responsible gaming

Countries that hold onto the notion that gambling should be criminalized have systems and policies to punish those who go against the law. Lack of adherence is met with jail-time or fines, and while these might sound like effective deterrents, they are not; gamblers devise ways to go against the rules by either going to underground casinos or playing online.

For the former, this comes with a need for immense secrecy and risks of altercations with the law, which also puts you in danger. On the other hand, the latter offers unmitigated risks as the increase in online casinos means a higher risk of playing on an unreliable platform.

Legalizing gambling ensures that a reputable body governs each casino a player goes to. This way, you are reassured that the authority addresses any aspect of misconduct. Hence, you reduce the risk of losing money or getting scammed. The presence of regulations ensures fair gaming.

Although thanks to the growing online casino industry in Canada and other countries, not all platforms are regulated locally, it is easier to follow up with casinos that don’t adhere to the regulations. You can access a review of Canada online casino options before choosing a gambling platform or leave feedback of any to caution other players of misconduct or let them know about good deals. Thus, legalizing gambling allows the free flow of information that is crucial to the player experience.

Provides avenues to tackle addiction

One of the greatest concerns when it comes to gambling is that it poses an economic risk to the player. Several instances of gambling addictions have been reported, with some people losing their financial resources in a game. This idea of compulsive wagering elicits fear that legalizing gambling opens the society up for more cases.

In essence, this is false. While it might be influenced by access, the rate of gambling addiction is not necessarily dependent on whether the activity is legal or not. People will gamble, whether it is acceptable in the law or not.

Legalized gambling creates room for the creation and provision of resources to deal with addiction. Since gambling is deemed a common and acceptable activity in these developed countries, it is easier for gamblers to seek help when they feel they are overdoing it. Countries with legalized gambling often provide resources to help with addiction, including counseling services or avenues to self-regulate.


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You will find that some platforms that offer online casinos for real money and reviews on its also caution players on the dangers of irresponsible wagering. This is a requirement from regulatory bodies and indicates a casino’s adherence to gambling laws. It helps ensure that while these casinos provide an avenue for you to enjoy your favorite games and make real money, they also ensure the player’s well-being.

Safety and Security

Online gambling offers gamblers the choice to play for free or for real money. When you choose the latter, you will need to provide personal information, such as identification documents and addresses. At times, you might have to use your credit cards to fund your account.

Online casinos use encryption technology to protect your data from external access and fraudulent activity. Legalized gambling helps ensure that if you have an issue, complaint, or are suspicious of authorised access, you can follow up with the relevant authority.

Job Creation

The gaming industry has created over 1.8 million jobs worldwide. This number is from online and land-based casinos. Additionally, when it comes to the latter, the casinos’ traffic seeps into other aspects of surrounding communities. This way, gambling has created jobs both within and without the industry.

While this isn’t necessarily considered a form of job creation, some players graduate to professional gamblers, making the activity their source of income. This form of economic benefit has alleviated some from poverty and allows them to fend for their families.


Cities such as Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Macau are known as gambling capitals of the world. They are not only homes to some of the best casinos, but also sort after travel destinations. Although these cities were initially or are best known for their standing in the gambling world, they have morphed into all-rounded experiences. They have luxury hotels, proximity to attractions, and resources for both leisure and business travelers.


The US government made 43.61 billion dollars from casinos in 2019, while the Canadian government made $1.25 billion and the United Kingdom made £2.9 billion. These sums are from both online and land-based casinos. Legalizing gambling allows for economic growth through tax revenues.


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As the industry continues to witness the growth of the online gambling market, there is an expected revenue increase.


While the good outweighs the bad, the latter is at times too significant to overlook. Some gamblers have lost massively. It is crucial to understand that, like every other thing, an individual’s gambling experience has to do with a lot more than the legality or illegality.

When developed countries legalize gambling, they create avenues for both players to experience the perks of the activity with security assurance. Casinos are also protected.





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Pragmatic Play Multiplies the Excitement with Lucky 6 Roulette



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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is adding a thrilling twist to a casino classic with the debut of Lucky 6 Roulette, its latest live casino release.

The live casino game show maintains the familiar elements of roulette, providing players with their favourite betting types, while introducing six lucky numbers with each game round.

After bets are closed, each lucky number is given a unique lucky multiplier between 50x to 2,088x the player’s bet, boosting the winning potential to exciting new heights. Any players who have placed a straight-up bet on a winning lucky number will be awarded the lucky win with its assigned multiplier prize.

Lucky 6 Roulette joins Pragmatic Play’s rich suite of live casino games, which includes recent cutting-edge adventure-themed game show Treasure Island.

“Lucky 6 Roulette takes the excitement of live roulette to the next level,” the Chief Operating Officer for Pragmatic Play, Irina Cornides, said. “It’s set in a stunning studio that serves up rich visuals to complement the premium elements of roulette while delivering players six chances to win boosted prizes with each game round.

“Pragmatic Play is always looking to offer new ways to enjoy live casino. Lucky 6 Roulette joins many other favourites in a portfolio that continues to power up new possibilities of play for operators and their players.”

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Rhino.Bet Names Henry Brooke as its Horse Racing Ambassador



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Leading jockey steps into the role for 2023/24 season

Rhino.Bet, a leading brand within Playbook Engineering’s award-winning platform, has announced that Grade 1 winning jockey Henry Brooke (pictured) has become its horse racing ambassador for the 2023/24 jumps season.

Brooke is one of the north’s leading jockeys, whose career high came in 2019 when he won the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Cornerstone Lad. Other notable successes for the former Conditional Champion include wins in the Rendlesham Hurdle and Eider Chase along with three Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase wins on three different horses for three different trainers.

Despite his share of injuries over the past three seasons, the 31-year-old has continued to make a name for himself as one of the leading jockeys on the Northern Racing circuit and his partnership with Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero is propelling him to even greater success. That alliance has included a first win for both parties in France with the talented Gesskille.

“I’m truly excited to be linking up with Rhino Bet,” Brooke said. “It’s putting a huge amount into sponsoring races at Carlisle, Market Rasen, Huntingdon and Nottingham and this ties in nicely with my role as Jockey Club Small Course Ambassador.

“I’m fitter than I’ve ever been as I have ramped up my gym work; cardio, high intensity interval training and strength conditioning topped off with my new ice bath. This training programme is translating into results on the track and I’m sure it will pay off for Rhino.Bet and its investment in me.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Henry Brooke to the Rhino.Bet team,” the Head of Retention for Rhino.Bet, Ceiron Jones, said. “Henry is not only a top jockey but a really nice guy and we’re chuffed he’s chosen to carry the Rhino logo over the jumps this season. We’re continuing to invest in small course sponsorship this season and working with Henry complements that strategy perfectly.”

Being based in Middleham has allowed Brooke to develop working relationships with a number of the North’s leading trainers Brian Ellison and Adrian Keatley. As Rhino.Bet’s racing ambassador, Brooke will be previewing his rides as well as providing punters with unique insight into the life of a jockey as well as carrying the Rhino on his breeches.

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Nordcurrent turns players into fashion designers with UGC marketplace



Nordcurrent turns players into fashion designers with UGC marketplace
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Developer and publisher Nordcurrent has released a revolutionary update to its leading mobile fashion game, Pocket Styler, with the launch of a new creator platform, Pocket Styler Studio. The digital platform allows players to work like real-life fashion designers to create clothing, shoes and accessories to their exact specifications. Once finished, digital designers can market their creations under their own ‘designer label’ name and sell them in-game to millions of Pocket Styler’s players in return for in-game currency, which has never been possible in a mobile fashion game before.

The gaming skins market is a multi-billion dollar industry, with almost 50% of players buying skins with in-game currency and around 40% buying skins with real money, according to Newzoo. But, conceptualising, drawing and polishing collections takes time, and even with Nordcurrent artists supplying over 100 items every couple of weeks, Pocket Styler players still had a thirst for more items inspired by current fashion, movies, and celebrity looks, thus limiting the time players were spending in the game and subsequently Nordcurrent’s revenue.

The integration of user-generated content into Pocket Styler has revolutionized the in-game design process. It has provided players with a wider range of options to choose from while also allowing them to earn in-game currency. This feature has also addressed the creative burden faced by game artists and developers who previously struggled to keep up with the demand for fresh content. Designers now upload over 2,000 original items into the game every day, adding nearly 300 times more content than before the launch of Pocket Styler Studio.

Victoria Trofimova, CEO of Nordcurrent, said: “‘With over 100,000 daily active users, Pocket Styler is one of the world’s most popular fashion games, and now one of the most advanced thanks to the introduction of Pocket Styler Studio. It provides a platform for creators to become professional digital fashion designers who can build their brands and promote their designs globally.

“By empowering players and letting them design and sell their clothing, we hope to inspire the next generation of fashion designers while supporting them as active contributors to the game they love, helping us form a community of designers who play a genuine part in making the game even better.“

Pocket Styler Studio has been in beta since February. Currently, over 1,000 designers are creating items for the game, and another 5,000 designers are expected to upload daily in the first year of launch, creating trillions of outfit combinations and millions of new looks submitted weekly. Nordcurrent is also testing the option of designers earning real currency from their designs in the future.

Designs are saved into a designer’s profile until they are ready to be marketed. Once on sale, individual designers can track their brands’ success by ‘Publishing’ items and assessing how many sell. Players can choose a name for their designer label and earn ‘Gems’, the in-game currency, for every item sold to other players. Pocket Styler Studio is available globally; players must have Pocket Styler installed on their phones and have a free Nordcurrent ID to use Pocket Styler Studio, which can be accessed through a browser.

Launched in May 2021, Pocket Styler is based on attending different in-game events, creating looks based on the criteria of the events, submitting those looks, getting scores, and competing with other players to become “trendsetters” and climbing on top of the leaderboard. The game has 21 million downloads, with 100,000 players spending 10,000 hours on the app and giving 10 million votes to outfits daily.

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