An enormous online gambling market is currently being exploited by just a few operators who have created online casinos that offer their services in Russian.
At present, the number of mainstream operators that have created online casinos that can offer their services to the Russian people is relatively low. This is especially marked when compared to those that operate in English, Spanish or other widely spoken languages. Those who are not taking advantage of this market are missing out on a slice of an industry worth $3.6 billion which is presently unregulated and neither legal or illegal within the Russian Federation.
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While online gambling may be illegal in the United States as a whole, North Carolina may have found a loophole that allows certain forms to be played in the State.
There is one small catch and that’s in the certain limitations that must be imposed. The main one of these is that while players playing online video games and slots games in Internet cafes and similar gaming parlours may play without fear of breaking the law, they cannot play for cash based prizes. A prominent judge in the State has ordered the authorities not to interfere with those businesses as long as they only offer prizes such as incentives like free phone or computer time etc. This way they do not break any laws and may continue providing the service to their customers.
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Despite scientific research to the contrary, a family therapist from California publicly claims, without solid evidence, that more gambling availability causes more problem gambling.
In a recent press release, California therapist Michael Halyard has said that he believes “gambling is ubiquitous” while also claiming that ever more opportunities for gambling means there will be more compulsive gamblers. This is despite also acknowledging that many modern studies have proved that pathological gambling is directly linked with chemical imbalances occurring in the human brain.
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While US President Obama has no official stance on the online gambling debate, his recent comments have been taken as such by his critics.
During a questions and answers session following a talk at Lehigh Carbon Community College, a student asked the President if, based on studies he had made into criminology, he would consider the legalisation of certain drugs, gambling or prostitution to provide a means of stimulating the country’s economy. Obama gave a brief response to this question which he later acknowledged was the kind of question that had been commonly asked by students for several decades. The President said that while he appreciated the boldness of the question that would not be his job strategy.
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