Switzerland to Block Foreign Gambling Sites – Censorship or A Necessity
Gambling News / 25 July 2018

Gambling can be fun but it can also become problematic hence the term problem gambling. Turn it up a notch or two and you get a whole lot of people wasting their money without ever wanting to stop, or just continuing, regardless of the desire to stop. Problem gambling exists in any country where gambling is legal and is a serious issue. Governments tackle it in different ways, through hotlines, responsible casino owners or even laws, at time. Switzerland just passed a gambling law which will prevent any foreign companies to operate in Switzerland. This law is to take its effect in 2019. What does this mean for gambling in Switzerland? Will Gambling in Switzerland Change? By How Much? After both parliaments have agreed to pass the legislation things will change in Switzerland when it comes to online gambling. This means that for the first time, Swiss companies will be able to offer their own online gambling platforms and at the same time having no outside competition. The aim of this project, according to the government is to deal with problem gambling. In a country where 8.3 million people live around 75000 people are problem gamblers. The country took notice…

Reopening of Former Trump Taj Mahal Casino
Gambling News / 16 May 2018

Formerly the largest casino in the world with 120,000 square feet of gaming space, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino is expected to reopen on June 28 this year. The eighth wonder of the world has had a run of bad luck over the years but under new management it promises to be even bigger and greater. In March 2017, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino passed into the ownership of Hard Rock International. Its chairman, Jim Allen, stated that the new casino would be the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and would have two separate arenas with additional 2400 slot machines. Astonishing 325 million dollars had been invested in the refurbishment of the areas which he promised would have their grand opening in the summer of 2018. It is well-known that Hard Rock International is not the second nor the third owner of this establishment; in fact, it is the twelfth owner. It is quite obvious that this place has had its fair share of problems.   Firstly, there was a bankruptcy problem. On September 10, 2014, Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy. This meant that the Trump Taj Mahal Casino had to shut down unless multiple parties…

Switzerland Is Fighting Gambling Addiction
Gambling News / 13 April 2018

The Swiss Confederation, better known as Switzerland, is one of the most developed countries in the world. It belongs to the world’s top countries in terms of government transparency, civil liberties, economic competitiveness, quality of life, and human development. However, Switzerland has recently been facing a serious social problem – gambling. Namely, according to Addiction Switzerland, there are around 75,000 registered gambling addicts at the moment and the number is steadily growing. Having in mind the total population of Switzerland, this is a big problem since it means that approximately 1% of the population is addicted to gambling.     At first glance, 1% may not seem much, especially compared with countries where gambling is much more widespread, but this is a misconception because not all people who engage in gambling are necessarily addicted. Let’s make it clearer. If a country has 100 cities, 1% would mean that all people who live in one city, no matter if they are children, men or women, are addicted to gambling. In addition, we should take it into consideration that 69 studies on adult gambling prevalence that have been conducted in Europe explicitly say that the lowest gambling addiction rate is 0.12%, and the…