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With Governor Chris Christie set to decide the fate of a bill later this week which seeks to authorise Atlantic City casinos to offer New Jersey residents access to online casino games, a new study has shown that more than two-thirds of respondents oppose allowing the state’s casinos to offer sports betting over the internet.

The findings of the first major study into problem gambling in Germany since introduction of the State Treaty on Gaming show that over 4 million Germans experience problems with gambling, with less than 25 per cent of problem gamblers receiving adequate support.

British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has concluded in a final report released Monday that British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) launch of its PlayNow.com online gaming site last year failed to adequately protect customers’ personal information.

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has launched peer-to-peer poker on its PlayNow.com online gaming site, with registered players now able to play eight versions of poker against other residents in British Columbia and Québec.

According to a new study by Econsult Corporation, New Jersey’s online gaming bill which is currently awaiting signature by Governor Chris Christie could contribute $472 million in tax revenues to the state and create up to 57,000 new jobs.

As violent protests grip the tiny island nation of Bahrain, aimed at ending the 190 year rule of the Al Khalifa family, UK Spreadbetting firm Spreadex has set it sights on one member of the family in particular, who is accused of defaulting on a quarter million pound gambling debt.

In the third nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain, research by the UK Gambling Commission has shown greater levels of participation - primarily in the national lottery - with nearly three quarters of adults gambling in the previous year.

As part of its commitment to invest AUD$2.4m this year on programmes to assist problem gamblers, the Tasmanian government has launched a new gambling community awareness campaign which will include TV advertisements airing next week on Tasmanian television stations.

The online gambling market grew by 12 per cent in 2010 to US$29.3bn, according to a new report from Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC), with sports betting accounting for nearly half of the online market.

With 36 million people playing its live poker game each month, it is little wonder that social gaming company Zynga is piquing the interest of the world’s gaming companies.

At an Extraordinary General Assembly held on Friday, the Spanish Professional Football League agreed to give the Spanish government until April 3rd to address what it described as the “injustice and legal uncertainties” faced by the sport in the areas of broadcast and betting rights.

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