Study reveals online gambling led to *fewer* gambling problems
A report released by the British government's Gambling Commission today reveals that problem gambling has not increased over the last eight years, despite widespread speculation to the contrary.
In fact, there may be fewer problems today than before gambling was legalized in Great Britain on the Internet.
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The first B ...
Sep 19, 2007, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Man refuses $4 million lottery win
According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won 2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it.
The 70-year-old man from Hameln, Lower Saxony, went to the HQ of the German lottery association in Hanover after finding out about his win and told them he did not want the money.
He reportedly said: What would I do with so much money? My wife has already passed away, my parents are dead, I have no children and no other ...
Sep 19, 2007, 2:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Lure of riches fuels lottery craze in China
Jackpot chasers steal millions in cash, only to spend them on tickets
Two employees at a Chinese bank dream of getting rich quick. The only two with the keys to the vault, they steal a few thousand dollars to see whether anyone notices. No one does. So they take more. In the course of a month, they walk away with $6.6 million.
Instead of running away with their mountains of cash, the two do something seemingly illogical.
They buy lottery tickets.
Since police arrested the pair this s ...
Aug 20, 2007, 6:22 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery operator plans $500 million global lottery game
'American states' are in talks to participate in the Christmastime mega-draw
Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, is poised to launch a worldwide draw with a record jackpot of about 250m (US $500 million), now that it apparently won a new 10-year license this week.
The company was named on Tuesday as the preferred bidder for a license to run from 2009, after fending off a bid from Sugal Damani, an Indian rival.
It is the third victory for Camelot, which has run the l ...
Aug 9, 2007, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple nearly victims of lottery scam
A Francestown, New Hampshire, couple already living on the edge came close to financial ruin after almost getting sucked into what authorities suspect was a foreign lottery scam.
We thought the check was our answer to a lot of prayers, said Susan Gadwah, who received notice through the mail last week she was a $450,000 winner in a Canadian lottery, along with a check for $4,700 to cover non-Canadian residency tax deducted from her winnings.
When she went to a Goffstown branch of Bank o ...
Jul 30, 2007, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
Record Irish Lottery win offers escape from hard life
The Cinderella-style magic of the Irish National Lottery was never more evident than on Cork's Bridevalley estate yesterday.
The huge 16 million (US $22.1 million) Lotto jackpot won by Paul and Helen Cunningham and the dream lifestyle it can now offer them stood in stark contrast to the everyday challenges facing people in this most tight-knit of northside communities.
Bridevalley is a proud area where everyone knows and watches out for everyone else and locals are deeply protectiv ...
Jul 30, 2007, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam
The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.
According to Superintendent in charge of St. James, Steve McGregor, two houses regarded as dial up houses, a term used for places where the scam is carried out, have been identified.
The first house located on Sun Valley Road in Glendevon, was the scene of a murder last Friday night, where a several hundred thousand dollars was reportedly stolen.
Mar 15, 2007, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
U.K. Lottery operator wants to create global super-lottery
Camelot will launch the first ever global lottery draw if it wins the right to run Britain's game for another 10 years with players from all over the world generating jackpots of up to half a billion pounds (nearly one billion dollars).
The international lotto would dwarf the existing Euro Millions weekly game, in which nine countries have joined together to achieve astonishing top prizes of 125 million.
The new game would span the globe with some 50 countries already voicing interest i ...
Feb 9, 2007, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Spain nabs con artists in major lottery scam
Spanish police have arrested 43 Africans on suspicion of running a fraud ring in which people were duped into paying money as a handling charge to collect fake lottery winnings.
(Editor's note: See http://www.usamega.com/lottery-scams.asp for a description of this type of lottery scam.)
Authorities estimate the men 42 Nigerians and one Senegalese bilked people out of more than 2 million (US$2.6 million) altogether. They were arrested Tuesday in Seville, and another five Nigerians were ...
Feb 7, 2007, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Antigua gets favorable WTO gambling ruling over U.S.
The United States has suffered a new setback in a four-year-old legal battle with Antigua and Barbuda over U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling, a U.S. trade official said on Thursday.
At issue is an April 2005 World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. prohibitions on online horse race betting. Since then, the U.S. Congress has passed additional legislation to ban certain financial transactions related to gambling over the Internet.
Gretchen Hamel, a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Repre ...
Jan 27, 2007, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum