Thousands of people have become the latest to find they were unlucky when they won the national lottery.
Proposals to introduce Ireland’s first-ever state lottery caused alarm among charity organisations that already ran similar schemes.
Higher prices and reduced chances of winning prizes have proven to be a turn-off for Lotto players as overall sales of all National Lottery games fell by 2.5 per cent last year. The new 47-ball format introduced last September reduced the odds of winning and an increase in the
A loophole that allows gambling websites to offer cut-price bets on the EuroMillions draw, taking money away from good causes, will be closed by the government.
A City trading entrepreneur who funded a lavish lifestyle with the criminal proceeds of insider dealing was handed a record four-year prison sentence yesterday.
THE spread of addictive casino slot machines labelled the “crack cocaine of gambling” would be halted under a Labour government in Scotland, the party has pledged.
Three British gamblers were jailed in Monaco yesterday for perpetrating a roulette table scam of such dexterity that even officials expressed grudging admiration for them.
China has launched an unusually severe assault on the country’s illegal online gambling industry — a prelude, sources say, to a more sustained attack on high-level corruption within the state lottery system.
85% of gamblers in Macau are reckoned to be smokers. The number represents the upper estimate by the casino operators and, given that the casinos have cameras trained on pretty much everyone who comes through their doors pretty much all of the time, it’s probably a fairly accurate assessment.
One of the world’s top poker players created an “air of superstition” at Britain’s oldest casino to conceal how he knew which card would be dealt next in an £8.7 million winning streak, the High Court was told yesterday.