In Nigeria, the gambling industry has seen a huge boom in recent years, benefiting state coffers. One of the most popular games is lotto, but there's a growing addiction among people who are already down on their luck due to poverty or unemployment.
Swiss voters have blocked foreign betting sites in a reform of gambling law, and overwhelmingly opposed the #Vollgeld Sovereign Money Initiative. The Canton of Valais also decided against hosting the Olympics.
An Australian woman is seeking an injunction against a slot machine she says misleads players about their chances of winning. Problem gambling is rampant in Australia, with poker machines widely available in pubs.
The man who attacked a casino in the Philippines was an indebted gambling addict, not an Islamist terrorist, Filipino officials said. The "Islamic State" previously claimed responsibility for the deadly rampage.
A lawmaker has accused Australian casino company Crown of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering. Whistleblower accounts alleged the state regulator covered up criminal behavior.
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