Five friends have escaped jail terms after a jury decided that their friendly poker tournament at the local bar was NOT gambling. Kevin Raley and four other men were arrested last August on charges of professional gambling and illegal gambling after a lengthy undercover investigation by plain-clothed cops. If found guilty of the first charge […]

Church leaders have urged to Government to do a U-turn on plans to increase the maximum prizes on slot machines, including end-of-the-pier-style “crane grabs”. Bishops accuse the Department for Culture of caving in to pressure from the gambling industry. They say doubling stakes and jackpots for Category C “One Armed Bandits” and even greater increases […]

A top British bookie may be close to going “under” … DOWN UNDER! Ladbrokes says it is looking to win the state wagering and gaming licence for Victoria, home of the Melbourne Cricket Club, The Australian Open Tennins Championships and Neighbours. The concession comes up for grabs in London Olympic year, 2012. Ladbrokes says it […]

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