January 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:23
The Czech Republic has recently made changes to the tax regime for online gambling and the result has not been positive for some sports organizations. Sponsor Czech gambling operator SynotTip has cancelled its high profile sponsorships in protest over the new gambling tax measures imposed recently.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 09:01
There are many studies on gambling that indicate there are factors that stimulate certain behaviours with a recent University of British Columbia study that reveals flashing lights and music in the background encourages risky decision-making by the laboratory rats.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:16
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal is making the point that advertizing online gambling is enriching the betting industry. The use of sponsorships to sell wagering has been around since gambling became popular around the world. The sponsors of many sporting events used to be beer companies and tobacco firms but are now gambling service providers.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 13:02
Cashing in on a game of internet poker can be really easy if the player is using a computer to play and win. Poker Stars is making every attempt to stop the use of bots by its customers and has started to freeze the accounts of high stakes players in a bid to distinguish between human players and robots.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 09:18
It is not as if there haven’t been any stories like the one emerging from Australia regarding match fixing in the professional tennis world but it is sad that the sport is again in the spotlight with remarks from former International Cricket Council head Malcolm Speed.
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:53
The year 2015 didn’t fare well on that score looking back at the scandals like the Olympics etc. Well the best part of the year was not the weather but the US Department of Justice has a lot on its plate what with daily fantasy sports, e sport betting and other internet related gaming issues.